Fr. Paddy’s Blog

Its nearly Spring….. A Time of Hope
January 21, 2021

As the evenings lengthen and new signs of life appear in our gardens, we welcome a new spring. The following ancient story tells how the simple spring air can refresh...

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Outrageous Reference to God……far from funny
January 7, 2021

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland recently expressed shock, over what he says is a “blasphemous” satirical clip broadcast on RTE’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Show, which he...

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Light Brighter than any Darkness
December 22, 2020

2020 has been a tough year. For months on end we have been listening out for the figures: how many new cases today? How many in ICU? How many deaths?...

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Light at the end of the tunnel
December 18, 2020

Saint Matthew, tells us that the Lord had said through the prophet that the virgin will be with child and they will call him Immanuel which means “God with us”....

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The Gift of Generosity
December 10, 2020

Christmas 2020 comes after a most challenging year, a year we will never forget. We see light at the end of the tunnel, but let’s stay safe and be responsible...

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Holy Waiting
December 4, 2020

There are many ways to wait. We know many people today who are waiting for the arrival of a better world. There are those who are waiting for the result...

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Advent- A Time of Hope
November 27, 2020

Current restrictions are about to lift. Whilst we continue to live in this time of pandemic, I’m really looking forward to the resumption of public Masses. Whilst we adhere fully...

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Joe Biden…. A Man of Faith
November 19, 2020

He carries a rosary in his pocket, one that belonged to his dead son, Beau. On Election Day, he went to Mass, as he does every Sunday. In his victory...

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The Giver is Bigger than the Receiver
November 12, 2020

I love this story from Katharine Hepburn’s childhood; it’s beautiful, in her own words.... “Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy...

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When Winter Comes, can Spring be far behinde?
November 6, 2020

November is a time to remember and pray for family members, colleagues, neighbours and friends who have died since this time last year. Those who have gone before us, those...

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The 10 Spiritual Tips for Winter Lockdown 2020
October 29, 2020

1. Life is messy (Covid especially: world-wide mess, winter weather, weariness) The lived experience of life is what makes us who we are. If we lived in a perfect existence...

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November-A Time to Remember
October 22, 2020

2020, has been some roller-coaster, that will be remembered for generations to come, as the year of the pandemic. As we begin weeks of greater restrictions, I pray that healing,...

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