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Sunday reflection – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday, 02 October 2023
  Actions speak more loudly than words There’s more trouble down the farm today.  In last Sunday’s Gospel it was grumbling over wages in the vineyard.  This Sunday (Matt 21:28-31),...
Sunday Gospel reflection – The seeds of Wisdom
Saturday, 15 July 2023
Seeds of Wisdom   “The reason that I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding.”  Jesus knew that people would...
5th Sunday of Easter – Gospel Reflection
Saturday, 06 May 2023
The Way, the Truth and the Life If I am conscious in my last hours on earth, my wish is that somebody will be at my bedside reading today’s Gospel,...
Gospel Reflection – Vocation Sunday
Friday, 28 April 2023
Vocation of all Christians The Fourth Sunday of Easter each year is known as Vocations Sunday.  The Gospel is about Jesus, the Good Shepherd who called his flock to follow...
Mission Secretaries gather in Rome
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
  Our Provincial Minister, Br Seán Kelly, and our Mission Secretary, Br James Connolly, are attending a meeting of Capuchin Mission Secretaries in Rome. Brother James is seen here presenting...
Pray continually and never loose heart
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Pray continually and never lose heart The message of today’s Gospel (Luke 18: 1-8) is clearly expressed in the opening line. Pray continually and never lose heart.  We are prepared...
Sunday Reflection – Gratitude is the heart of Prayer
Saturday, 08 October 2022
Gratitude is the heart of prayer Luke, more than the other writers, is the evangelist of prayer. This Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 17:11-19), the story of the healing of ten lepers,...
Gospel Reflection – The Unadorned Table
Saturday, 01 October 2022
  The Unadorned Table There are ten meals in Luke’s Gospel and each one is not only a table of food but also a table of the word … just...
Sunday Reflection – The proper use of money
Saturday, 17 September 2022
  In the past I often heard people complaining that too many Sunday sermons were about money.  I don’t hear it nowadays, probably because the parish newsletter and parish council...
Gospel Reflection – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – The Cost of Discipleship
Saturday, 03 September 2022
The Cost of Discipleship Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. “If anyone comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children,...
Funeral arrangements for Brother Edwin Flynn OFM Cap
Monday, 29 August 2022
Brother Edwin's funeral Mass takes place in Holy Trinity Church, Cork on Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 11am.  The Mass will be live-streamed on:
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...