Fr. Paddy’s Blog

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April 15, 2021

Tommy Tiernan has inched ahead of Ryan Tubridy in the battle for RTÉ’s weekend viewers after his most recent show clocked up 12,000 more audience members than the chat-show host....

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Easter is a Way of Life
April 8, 2021

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

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Easter- A Time of Hope
April 1, 2021

It has been a tough year since last Easter, and many people, Christians and others, have found ways of making the best of a bad job by helping one another...

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A Sacred Week
March 25, 2021

This is our Second Easter, in Lockdown. As restrictions continue, our television rooms have now become the place where we can participate in Mass, say our prayers and receive spiritual...

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Forgiveness and Healing
March 18, 2021

A woman, pushing on in years, boasted to her pastor that she did not have an enemy in the world. He was very impressed. What a wonderful thing to be...

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St. Patrick…. An Icon of Hope
March 11, 2021

Will we ever forget last St. Patrick’s day. Lockdown had just began, we faced a very uncertain future. Most of us felt frightened and anxious. Living in a pandemic, over...

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We Need Each Other
March 4, 2021

Carole King’s fabulous song Tapestry begins with these words: ‘My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view, a wondrous woven...

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Stir Yourself
February 25, 2021

Brendan Kennelly’s poem Begin launches us into our Spring-time. This past week has seen changes in the weather. The extra light each morning and evening is most welcome. We used...

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Renewing Faith, Hope and Love; Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2021
February 18, 2021

In his message for Lent 2021, Pope Francis focuses on the three theological virtues inviting us to “renew our faith, draw from the living waters of hope, and receive with...

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Lent- A Time for True Prayer
February 11, 2021

Lent in lockdown is perhaps enough penance for any of us!! Living through a pandemic brings huge challenges, not just physically but also emotionally and indeed spiritually. Many find comfort...

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Be Not Afraid
February 4, 2021

Fear and anxiety about a possible future event or circumstance is often a greater suffering than the suffering we endure when (and if) the feared event or circumstance actually occurs....

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The Hill We Climb
January 28, 2021

Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, has become an international voice of hope. She is a hugely inspirational woman. Her voice is prophetic, in a time we...

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