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Fr. Michael Morrissey

Fr. Michael Morrissey Celebrates Golden Jubilee Anniversary

St Mary’s Church was packed to capacity on Sunday, August 25th, when Fr. Michael Morrissey formerly of Islandmor celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. He was assisted by Canon Willie Fitzmaurice, Fr. Eamonn O’Brien and Fr. Oliver Plunkett, formerly of Croom, who will also be celebrating his golden jubilee this year. Canon Fitzmaurice congratulated Fr....

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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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Newman

 A connection between St. John Henry Newman and the Oblates

 A connection between St. John Henry Newman and the Oblates Saint Anne’s is one of the oldest Missions in Birmingham. Founded in 1849 it was given into the charge of the Oratorian Fathers, with John Henry Newman (later Cardinal) as the first parish priest. Born in 1801, in the City of London, he was the...

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Oblate Jubilee Celebrations

Oblate Jubilee Celebration 2019 Twelve Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate celebrated significant milestones last month with their Oblate brothers, their families, friends and parishioners. Each was marking a special anniversary of his ordination or profession. Our Provincial, Fr Oliver Barry presided over the beautiful ceremony held in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Inchicore on August...

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Christians in the Arab World and Interreligious Dialogue

Christians in the Arab World and Interreligious Dialogue

The Parish of St. Joseph’s, Colwyn Bay recently hosted an evening titled “Christians in the Arab World and Interreligious Dialogue”. The evening was led Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald. The text of his presentation is attached. Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald (born 17 August 1937) is a British Roman Catholic prelate of the Catholic Church and an expert on Christian-Muslim relations. He...

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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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Digital Pilgrimage Day 5 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Wednesday 18th September  Today during mass in Lourdes all our pilgrims will have the opportunity to be anointed with the Holy Oil of Healing. The Anointing with Oil is one of the seven sacraments of the Church. In the letter from St. James we read; ‘If...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 4 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. Today in Lourdes our pilgrims will celebrate and take part...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 3 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. Monday 16th September Today in Lourdes our Pilgrims will be...

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