Sunday Gospel Reflection – 5th Sunday of Easter
Saturday, 14 May 2022
God makes all things new Where is the risen Lord to be met?  The liturgy each Sunday in this Easter season directs our thoughts to the various situations where the...
Gospel Reflection for Palm Sunday – Jesus the Wounded Healer
Saturday, 09 April 2022
Jesus the Wounded Healer On Passion Sunday each year we have what people refer to as the long gospel, properly called The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  This year...
Holy Week and Easter Schedules 2022
Saturday, 09 April 2022
Holy Trinity, Cork Holy Thursday Mass : 7.30pm Good Friday Stations: 12.00noon Commemoration of the Passion: 3.00pm Holy Saturday Vigil Mass: 7.30pm Easter Sunday: 8.00am; 9.30am; 11.00am; 12.30pm   Rochestown, Cork...
Sunday Reflection – The Grace of Confession
Sunday, 20 March 2022
The Grace of Confession Lent is a season of preparation for Easter when we will renew our baptismal promises to reject the wiles of Satan and to commit ourselves afresh...
Blessings on the Feast of St Patrick
Thursday, 17 March 2022
The Irish Capuchin Franciscan Friars would like to wish you every blessing on the feast of St Patrick. Thank you for your continued generosity and support. As we honour our...
Sunday Reflection – Listen to Him
Saturday, 12 March 2022
Listen to Him Last Sunday we were with Jesus on the Mount of Temptation.   Today we see him on the Mount of Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36).  It’s such a contrast of...
The Capuchin Friars ministering in Ukraine
Saturday, 05 March 2022
Since our very foundation in 1525, the Capuchin Friars have been called to serve the people of God in some of the most difficult and challenging situations including times of...
Gospel Reflection – Lent prepares us for Easter
Saturday, 05 March 2022
Lent prepares us for Easter When I take a passage of scripture for reflection, I begin with my pencil to underline words that strike me.  For the First Sunday of...
Gospel Reflection – Your words flow out of what fills your heart
Saturday, 26 February 2022
Your words flow out of what fills your heart On this Sunday we have the third extract from the great sermon on the plain where Jesus sets out the ideals...
Be Compassionate as your Father is Compassionate – Gospel Reflection
Saturday, 19 February 2022
Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate This Sunday our Gospel (Luke 6:27-38) picks up from last Sunday when we were introduced to the Sermon on the Mount which is...
Brother Silvester speaks to The Echo about the upcoming closure of Rochestown Friary
Saturday, 19 February 2022
  Recently Brother Silvester O'Flynn OFM Cap (Guardian of St Francis Friary, Rochestown, Cork) spoke to Donal O'Keeffe of The Echo to tell a little of the history of the Capuchins...
Gospel reflection – Awareness of God & Sin
Friday, 04 February 2022
Awareness of God and of sin The days are lengthening, daffodils are here and there is encouraging news about control of the Covid pandemic.  Is there any possibility that the...