Author Archives: Paul

Carrickleck First Holy Communion 2020

Congratulations to the First Holy Communion class of 2020 from Carrickleck school who celebrated their First Holy Communion this weekend. This was an historic and special occasion , being the first time the school community celebrated a First Holy Communion … Continue reading

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A Summer Solstice Blessing

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Looking back

Thanks to Patsy Hand for his photos of the famous Chestnut Tree at the Wishing Well, now no more, along with the train from Kingscourt in 1970, alas also no more.

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A Prayer for Grandparents and Grandchildren missing each other

Missing You – a prayer for grandparents and grandchildren on missing each other Lord, I am missing their tiny hands in mine I miss their wrinkles and their smile I am missing their visits and our weekly walks I miss … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sean

A very Happy 70th birthday to Sean Ward of Mount Saint Joseph on the special occasion of his 70th birthday this weekend.

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Irish Chaplaincy Contact Service

Irish Chaplaincy offers contact service for anyone in Ireland with concerns about vulnerable older family or friends isolated in London The Irish Chaplaincy in London is a registered charity which provides an outreach service to three main groups: elderly Irish … Continue reading

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Meath Diocese Prayer Resource

A prayer-leaflet has been prepared for families and parishioners around the diocese of Meath during these days of social distancing. It is available for download from this link: Meath-diocesan-resources-March-2020 and is accessible for parents, godparents, families, parish staff and all … Continue reading

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Papal Trip to Ireland

© Vatican Media ‘Young people and children must talk with grandparents to carry history forward. Please, don’t discard the grandparents’ After * The Holy Father’s Catechesis Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Last weekend I undertook a trip to Ireland … Continue reading

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Statement from Bishop Michael Smith on the forthcoming referendum

“A Truly Compassionate Society Values All Life” Statement from Bishop Michael Smith  on the forthcoming referendum In a few weeks time, the people of Ireland must make a decision that will have a profound impact on the kind of society … Continue reading

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‘Cherish every life’ – Bishop Donal’s address to Public Meeting in Buncrana – Sunday April 8th 2018

It is good to see so many people here this evening. Thank you for coming. The numbers involved in our conversations demonstrate just how close this issue is to many people’s hearts. As the local bishop, I have been asked … Continue reading

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