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Oblate Honoured with ‘Housing Hero’ Award

People who work in housing and homelessness across Ireland have been recognised for their contribution to local communities and the wider economy, at the prestigious CIH Housing Awards 2019, held at Titanic, Belfast on Friday 22 February. The awards aim to recognise the outstanding people and many diverse housing organisations that make a real difference...

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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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Beautiful New Calendar for 2019

You may have seen these beautiful calendars in your parish over the past few weeks. They were produced by Colum Keating and Fr Leo Philomin. The calendar features some beautiful imagery of the various Oblate projects, events and missions from around the province over the past 12 months, alongside some quotes from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation:...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, As 2019 begins I wish you all a very Happy New Year. It will be a year full of challenges for our world, for our church and for us a Congregation. Let us embrace these challenges with a spirit of faith confident that the Christ who we have welcomed once again at...

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Gospel Reflection for 16th December

John the Baptist comes with a message for us… It would be fair to say that we all have our own favourite image or picture of God or Jesus. In the Old Testament God is described as wind, fire, a shepherd, a mighty rock and a shield, among others. In the gospels, Jesus spoke of...

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Death Notice Of Father Paul Byrne OMI

It is with great sadness that the Oblate Community announces the death of Fr Paul Byrne OMI OBE (Dublin) – (peacefully), in the wonderful care of all the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross (late of Inchicore). Beloved son of the late John and Lavinia and brother of the late Dick; deeply regretted by...

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Gospel Reflection 11th  November

God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9.6) The Gospel this Sunday is a one of contrasts; a widow and the Scribes, the poor and the wealthy, the powerless and the powerful, humility and showing off to impress. It is no secret that Jesus and the Scribes or the Pharisees did not get on very...

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Gospel Reflection for the 1st. Sunday of Advent

  This Sunday we begin a new season in the liturgical calendar of the Church. Today, we begin the great Season of Advent. There are two messages that we will hear over the next four weeks. One message and set of values will come to us from the media and the shops. We will be...

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Gospel Reflection for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In his letter to the Hebrews, St. Paul reminds them and us today to remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this, some have entertained angels without knowing it’. This was exactly what the woman in the first reading did for the Elisha the Prophet. She welcomed him and made him feel at home...

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Gospel Reflection for Sunday Oct. 16th

In several places in the bible, especially the gospels we read about widows. In Jewish society where influence and power mattered, widows were poor and vulnerable. Often they could not care for or defend themselves and so had to rely on others to take their side and defend them. However, the widow in this Sunday’s...

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