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Kilburn Advent

Kilburn prepares for Advent

Kilburn Prepares for Advent. Kilburn parish went to great effort last weekend to prepare the parish church for the beautiful season of Advent, as we get ready for Christmas and prepare a way for the Lord.  The Kilburn parish confirmation group were also busy at work. They designed their own beautiful advent wreathes to take...

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Christmas Nativity Crib

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on the Nativity Scene

Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. He signed the Letter during his visit on Sunday afternoon to the Italian town of Greccio – an Italian village where Saint Francis created the first Nativity Scene in 1223.  Here is the full text of the Holy Father’s letter, which...

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Spanish Oblate Martyrs

Spanish Oblate Martyrs

Spanish Oblate Martyrs – Memorial 28th November On 17th December 2011, Pope Benedict XVI beatified 22 Spanish Oblate Marytrs and 1 Spanish layman who were murdered in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. The anti-religious tensions in Franco’s Spain saw the persecution of many priests and religious. And for this reason, the Oblate seminary in...

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Confirmation group Kilburn hears from Tracy Hanson, mother of Josh Hanson

Kilburn Confirmation Group hears message of hope from bereaved mother

Kilburn Confirmation Group hears message of hope from bereaved mother The Kilburn Confirmation Group of the Sacred Heart parish, Quex Road, came together last week for their monthly meeting. This time we were joined by Tracey Hanson, the mother of Josh, who was stabbed to death three years ago. Tracey established the Josh Hanson Trust...

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Christmas cards for Immigrants detained at Detention Centres in the UK

Christmas cards for Immigrants detained at Detention Centres in the UK Christmas cards for Immigrants: the members of the Friends of St. Eugene group in Tower Hill have been raising awareness of the needs of people who are being detained indefinitely in detention Centres across UK. In collaboration with the locally based Jesuit Refugee Service...

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Smiling Danny & Wife - High Tea at TH

High Tea at English Martyrs Tower Hill – Friends of St Eugene

High Tea at English Martyrs Tower Hill “Good company, great food and a sing-song too.” During October 2019 – the month of mission as requested by Pope Francis – the Friends of St. Eugene in Tower Hill had organised another meal for local people. It was a follow up to our successful Christmas Lunch event...

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Fr Louis McDermott: Celebrating 50 years of Mission

On Sunday November 11th, the parishioners of St Michael’s Parish Inchicore held a joy-filled and meaningful celebration of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Fr Louis McDermott OMI. Fr Leo Philomin, moderator of the Inchicore pastoral area was the main celebrant with Fr Louis at Family Mass at 11.30am. The Mass and celebrations following were attended...

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New Horizons - An event with Fr Frank Morrissey

New Horizons – An Event with Fr Frank Morrisey OMI

New Horizons – An Event with Fr Frank Morrisey OMI The Oblates are please to announce an upcoming two-day event called New Horizons in the Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Crewe with Fr Frank Morrisey OMI. Some of the topics that will be explored during the event are ‘Building community, nurturing belonging, whose responsibility?’ and ‘We...

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A tribute to Fr Eugene Clerkin OMI

A tribute to Fr Eugene Clerkin OMI From the Oblate Province of Southern Africa  Fr Eugene Clerkin OMI came to South Africa soon after his ordination in February 1963. His first appointment in 1964 was to the Zulu mission at Inchanga, close to Durban. During his missionary life in South Africa, he served in several...

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November we Remember

Prayers for November

Prayers for November: In November we remember – the month where we remember and pray for our dearly departed family, friends, and neighbours, is quickly approaching. We invite you to send in the names of those you would like us to remember in our prayers throughout the month. Please email your petitions to communications@oblates.ie or...

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