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20th October

October 20th : Gospel Reflection for this Sunday

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday October 20th – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Don’t give up or give in Up until recently, one of my brothers ran marathons. He would run one full marathon and an half one each year! He was asked to speak to a group of runners who were preparing...

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Day for Life 2019

Theme for Day for Life 2019 pastoral letter

The Scourge of Domestic Abuse – theme for the 2019 ‘Day for Life’ pastoral letter ‘Day for Life’ is celebrated each year across the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales.  It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the value of human life at every stage and in every condition.  This Sunday,...

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Sorcha Dempsey-Roberts and one of the children in the Sandra Jones Centre, Zimbabwe, July 2019

Zimbabwe 2019: They asked only one thing of us – to love…

Zimbabwe 2019 My name is Sorcha Dempsey-Roberts. I am 19 years old and live on Anglesey in North Wales. I was fortunate enough to get a place on this year’s missionary experience trip to Zimbabwe 2019. The excitement of finding out that I had been successful in gaining a place on the trip was quickly...

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World Day of Prayer for Creation September 1st

Season of Creation The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual “World Day of Prayer” for the care of Creation. The Season of Creation is celebrated throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of...

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Bishop Ray Field

A thank you to Bishop Ray Field

A thank you to Bishop Ray Field  Bishop Ray, retired at the end of June as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin after reaching his 75th birthday. Bishop Ray has long been a good friend of the Oblates and has been leading our Lourdes Pilgrimage since 2002.   In addition to his support for the various Oblate...

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English Martyrs Primary School

English Martyrs Primary School 50th Celebration: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone for English Martyrs Primary School. A Jubilee Planning Group is organising several events to mark the occasion starting with a Mass on June 21st with Bishop Nicholas Hudson. A Memories Booklet is planned and if you...

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Remembering Fr Michael Guckian

Fr Michael Guckian OMI 1938-2019 Roscommon-born Michael Francis Guckian entered the Oblate Novitiate in Ardagh, Co. Limerick in September 1956, and made his first vows there one year later. He then moved to Dublin to study philosophy at UCD, as part of the student community at Belmont House. Three years later, he went to the...

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A Message from the Philippine Consulate

The funeral of the late Fr Michael Guckian OMI PLEASE ATTEND THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FR MICHAEL GUCKIAN WHO SERVED THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 33 YEARS The Philippine Consulate Dublin was saddened to hear the news of the tragic death of Fr Michael Guckian on May 11th 2019 caused by a hit-and-run...

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Fr. Michael Guckian RIP

It is with great sadness the Oblate Community announces that the death has occurred of Fr. Michael Guckian OMI. Fr Michael died aged 81 on Saturday the 11th of May following an accident in his home country of Roscommon.   Michael was born in 1938 in County Roscommon in the West of Ireland, and was...

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Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

Lourdes-style pilgrimage can help stress

Lourdes Pilgrimage: Send stressed employees on Lourdes style pilgrimages or retreats, say experts  Feeling stressed at work? Have you considered taking time out for a retreat or pilgrimage to Lourdes? Because this might be just what you need according to a recent study.  A three year study finds that religious trips to spiritual destinations or...

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