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Inchicore Lourdes Novena 2019

The Annual Lourdes Novena, is celebrated from the 2nd to the 11th of February in the parish of Mary Immaculate Inchicore, and was well attended each day. A special celebration of the anointing of the sick took place on Saturday 9th February during the Novena.   As well as the morning mass and evening novena service, led by Fr Brian de Búrca...

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Gospel Reflection for 24th February 

Love your enemies… Liking something is easy enough; it doesn’t ask too much of us. People like their own favourite biscuits or sweets. The prefer or like their favourite television programme. Loving something or someone is another matter altogether! In the gospel this Sunday, Jesus asks us to love; not just or even our friends,...

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Letter of the Superior General to the Congregation for “Oblate Day”

February 17th is known throughout the Oblate World as “Oblate Day.” It is the anniversary of day when the Congregation and its Constitutions were formally approved by Rome. This Letter from Our Superior General, Fr Louis Lougen OMI, was originally published at omiworld.org The letter of Dear Brother Oblates, and all our Brothers and Sisters...

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Gospel Reflection Sunday 17th February Beatitudes

The Beatitudes; Jesus’ Manifesto! All politicians have their own catchphrases, slogans and manifestos. These tell us who they and what they stand for. Perhaps, just perhaps, Jesus is somewhat similar. When he stood up in synagogue, he proclaimed for all to hear, “I have come to bring the Good News to Poor”. Jesus could not...

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St Brigid’s Day

La Fhéile Bride, the feast of St Brigid, female patron saint of Ireland was celebrated with a special liturgy in St Michael’s church, Inchicore, on Friday, 1stFebruary. Many legends and traditions relating to Brigid were recalled and shared by the congregation, with special mention of her closeness to creation and her care and reverence for...

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Living the mission of St Eugene at Christmas time

The various Friends of St. Eugene groups have been quietly getting on with the building up of the Kingdom of God by supporting their communities through Friendship, Prayer and Service in their daily lives as they strive to be faithful to the charism and mission of St. Eugene and the Oblates. Here is a couple...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage Update and New Dates for 2019

For as long as most of us can remember the 17th of September finds us making our way to Lourdes as part of the annual Oblate pilgrimage. This year brings with it new pilgrimage dates, 14th – 19th September. This change was brought about by the increasing difficulty in sourcing airlines that are prepared to...

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Death toll in Jolo church bombings now 27 with 77 injured

Death toll in Jolo church bombings now 27 with 77 injured JOLO, Sulu – Philippines The death toll in the Jolo Cathedral bombings has reached 27 dead and 77 have been injured. Of the fatalities, seven were soldiers and 20 civilians who were inside the Church and those outside and across the street during the secondary...

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Memories of Fr Danny

Memories of Fr Danny By the Students and Staff of English Martyrs School, Towerhill 01/21/2019 Over a period of 10 years, Fr. Danny (officially known as Fr. Francis Daniel) has served at Tower Hill, London, both the parish of English Martyrs and also the local primary school which shares its name with the parish. He...

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Synod of Bishops on Youth

  The Synod of Bishops released an English translation of the final document of the 2018 session on young people, faith, and vocational discernment. The document encourages young people to seek an authentic encounter with God, instead of adopting a morally relativistic outlook on life. The document highlights the spiritual and religious experiences of young...

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