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Kildare & Leighlin Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Posted on
Friday, July 13th, 2018

St Bernadette, of Lourdes once said “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces… never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. That’s the beauty of being alive… We can always start all over again. Enjoy God’s amazing opportunities bestowed on us. Have faith in Him always”

From July 16th-21

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A Very Clever Dog!!

Posted on
Friday, July 6th, 2018

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day, the dog starts chasing butterflies, and before long, he discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.

The dog thinks, “Boy, I’m in

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The Gift and Challenges of Internet According to Pope Francis

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Friday, June 29th, 2018

Pope Francis recently remarked that “The Internet is a gift of God, but it is also a great responsibility.” Francis says that ”Communication technology, its places, its instruments have brought with it a lengthening of horizons, a widening, for so many people”. He adds “It can offer immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity,” but explains it must be used in

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Living Signposts of Hope

Posted on
Friday, June 22nd, 2018

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The

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First Communion-Sacrament or Pantomime?

Posted on
Friday, June 15th, 2018

Current debate and reflection regarding school patronage is both necessary and relevant.

Recent Census statistics however regarding the vast majority of citizens subscribing to faith membership needs serious analysis. What exactly does it mean to be a member of a faith community at this time in our present culture?.

Are Sacraments for the vast majority of people Rites of passage,

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Lord Increase Our Faith

Posted on
Friday, June 8th, 2018

You don’t just wake up one morning, light streaming in from the window, birds fluttering about, and jump from your bed with exuberance declaring “I have a faith!”

No, it’s more like a slow crawl from your bed as you try to slam on the snooze button one last time.

Getting faith isn’t easy, even though people put the phrase

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The Royal Sermon

Posted on
Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, born in Chicago, was selected by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to present the sermon at their Saturday wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Curry, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, began his sermon during the wedding by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words.

“We must discover the

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