Gospel Reflection – 17 Sunday, Year B – The Loaves and Fishes
Thursday, 22 July 2021
  Five Loaves and Two Fish Today we commence five Sundays when our Gospel is taken from Chapter 6 of John which is all about the bread of life.  The...
Celebrating the Gift of Grandparents – 24/25 July 2021
Monday, 19 July 2021
[caption id="attachment_4446" align="alignleft" width="328"] Image by Günther Simmermacher from Pixabay[/caption] Pope Francis has encouraged all parishes around the world to celebrate the gift of grandparents and the elderly this coming...
Gospel Reflection (16 Sunday, Year B) – Come Apart and Rest A Little
Monday, 19 July 2021
  [caption id="attachment_4440" align="alignleft" width="275"] Image by Bananayota from Pixabay[/caption] I will always remember the first time I had to preach to a Sunday Mass congregation.   All the prayers at...
Gospel Reflection – Sharing in Christ’s Mission
Thursday, 08 July 2021
  Sharing in Christ's Mission When Jesus sent out the apostles to extend his mission, he said more about their lifestyle than what they might say (Mark 7: 7-13).  As...
Br Donatus McNamara RIP
Monday, 05 July 2021
We regret to announce the death of our Capuchin brother Donatus McNamara. Donatus died today at the hospital run by the Assisi Sisters in Makeni, Zambia. May he rest in...
Sunday Gospel Reflection – Ordinary Little Nazareth
Friday, 02 July 2021
Ordinary Little Nazareth When Jesus returned to his hometown, Nazareth, his reception was disappointing to say the least (Mark 6: 1-6).   People had heard about extraordinary things he did in...
Funeral Mass for Br Matthew Gormley OFM Cap.
Friday, 25 June 2021
Brother Matthew Gormley's funeral takes place this morning (25th of June 2021) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Here is the link to watch the Mass at 9.45am Irish time :...
Free Event: Living with grief amidst a global pandemic
Monday, 21 June 2021
This online seminar explores the complexities of living with grief during a pandemic. Information will be provided on the grief process and the range of supports available in the Dublin...
Sunday Reflection – Tempest of the Heart
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Tempest of the Heart About ten years ago we celebrated the Year of Faith and the logo chosen as a symbol of the times was the boat tossed about in...
Gospel Reflection for the 11th Sunday, Year B – The Power of Little Seeds
Thursday, 10 June 2021
The Power of Little Seeds There are many priests, teachers and parents who feel totally inadequate in the face of today’s society.  The answers of yesterday seem to have no...
St Francis and the Eucharist
Sunday, 06 June 2021
Blessings on this great feast of Corpus Christi ! In 2012 we published a series of short reflections on St Francis and the Eucharist on our Vocations Blog in time...
Corpus Christi: The Body & Blood of Christ
Friday, 04 June 2021
The Body and Blood of Christ The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is a celebration of the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Eucharist.  It is...