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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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Survey on Sacraments – Archdiocese of Dublin

Listening 2019 The Archdiocese of Dublin is seeking the views of parents, teachers, priests and parish personnel and the wider faith community on how we might improve the way we prepare and celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. As many people as possible are invited to take part in this on line...

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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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Fr Paul Byrne OMI 1932-2018

Paul Byrne was born in Inchicore, Dublin on the 8 August 1932, the first child to John and Lavinia Byren (née Nightingale). After secondary school CBS Synge Street and then Belcamp College Paul entered the novitiate at Ardagh, Co. Limerick in September 1951. Four years later, after completing a BA at UCD, he began thological...

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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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Tribute to the Late Fr Paddy Dwyer OMI

The funeral mass and burial of Fr Paddy Dwyer took place on the 28th of December 2018 in the House of Retreat, Inchicore, Dublin.  Many fellow Oblates, family members, House Staff, nursing and Caring Staff and local parishioners filled the Oratory. I was privileged to be among them. It was also very appropriate that two...

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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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