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 – 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 :...
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...
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...
Gospel Reflection – Greater Days Ahead
Thursday, 06 May 2021
Greater days ahead Our Gospel today, John 15:9-17, is a continuation of the statement of Jesus, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”   The context is the discourse of...
Gospel Reflection for Vocations Sunday 2021
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Vocation of all Christians The Fourth Sunday of Easter each year is known as known as Vocations Sunday.  The Gospel is about Jesus, the Good Shepherd, calling his flock, leading...
Opening the Door to Christ – St Conrad of Parzham
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Today (21 April 2021) we mark the feast of one of our Capuchin brothers, St Conrad of Parzham. St Conrad is probably not so well know in Ireland however his...
Gospel Reflection – Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Encountering the Risen Lord As we noted at the start of Lent, the number forty is usually associated with a period of preparation.  Following the forty days of Lent, there...