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Lord Increase Our Faith

Posted on
Friday, May 24th, 2019

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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A prayer for students

Posted on
Friday, May 17th, 2019

As we move through the month of May thousands of students prepare for exams. Exam-time brings with it many mixed emotions and feelings. Soon it is time to sit the Junior, Leaving Certificate and Third Level exams. Exams can be stressful occasions when young people can feel pressure and anxiety. The Leaving Certificate is an important milestone in the lives

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Vocation is a way of life….

Posted on
Friday, May 10th, 2019

Vocation is how we live our lives as followers of Christ. Vocation is much more than a job or career, its a way of life, a pathway where best we can be in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Vocation to Priesthood and religious life is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Easter also called Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus the

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Mary – Queen of the May

Posted on
Friday, May 3rd, 2019

May is marked with “alleluias” as we celebrate the Resurrection and live into the Easter joy we proclaim. May is also marked by the church in its dedication of the month to Mary. Mary’s “yes” to God’s invitation forever changed the course of    history. Today, Mary offers us three essential pathways for living our faith.

Mary shows us how to

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Divine Mercy – a sacred gift

Posted on
Friday, April 26th, 2019

How can anyone argue against Divine Mercy Sunday?

Divine Mercy is hope wrapped up in a loving God, ever ready to embrace us and forgive even our gravest sins. Believing in God, but not in Divine Mercy, would be a depressing and burdensome faith to bear.

At the core of the Gospel story of the good thief is unconditional love

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Easter Brings Hope

Posted on
Friday, April 19th, 2019

“He is not here, he is risen”, is the signal message which the women receive as they make their way to anoint this dead body of Jesus. That the Lord is truly risen is a fundamental element of the Christian faith.

The Old Testament readings at the Easter Vigil liturgical celebration are all about how God created every dimension of

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13 STEPS TO BRIGHTER DAYS

Posted on
Friday, April 12th, 2019

13 steps to brighter days……

Take just a few minutes and apply one of the tips below and see how it brightens your day.

1. One minute of appreciation.

Take a minute, sit down and just reflect on what you appreciate and those who you love. Give thanks for the many things we may take for granted especially health of

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