Fr. Paddy’s Blog

St. Brigid’s National Holiday
January 27, 2023

I love this time of year, a time to embrace brighter evenings and early mornings. Already there are signs of the new spring. Snowdrops, emerging from the winter soil. I'm...

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Reflection Enriches Life
January 20, 2023

St. Ignatius of Loyola’s (1491-1556), great insight came while he was convalescing after a serious injury. God was communicating within him through his daydreams initially, leading him away from selfish...

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Blue Monday
January 12, 2023

The third Monday of January 2023 has been branded Blue Monday. It begins what many describe as the most depressing week of the year. It is a gloomy time for...

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Pope Benedict XVI……..A Humble Servant of the Lord
January 6, 2023

In the annals of papal history, Joseph Ratzinger, who has died aged 95, will be remembered principally as the first pope in 600 years to retire, rather than to die...

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Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Mass Times
December 24, 2022

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The Gift…….The Christmas Child
December 22, 2022

Christmas 2022 is here. Yet another year has passed with all its many changes and immense challenges. Yet, the Christmas message remains timeless. ‘The Word became flesh and lived for...

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Céad Míle Fáilte
December 15, 2022

We are about to celebrate Christmas once again. I'm sure for the vast majority, this Christmas, will be greatly enhanced as we live in a post pandemic world. It's hard...

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The Gift of Generosity This Christmas
December 8, 2022

Time moves by very quickly. Where has 2022 gone? I  sincerely pray that the Lord's rich blessing will be given to you and your families this Christmas. Christmas, is a...

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Christmas 2022 …. A time to Prioritise
December 2, 2022

In the northern hemisphere, Christmas comes in an extraordinary time of the year. In our most vulnerable and darkest days, we are invited to indulge in a light that is...

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Advent.. A Time to be Patient
November 25, 2022

It should be no secret to anyone that we do not know the date of Christ’s birth, and so the Church baptised a Pagan feast. The Pagans saw the world...

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Finding Balance on Social Media
November 18, 2022

Social media is a great thing. It’s a very clever use of technology which allows us to connect with a wide circle of people in many different locations all over...

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The Weight of the Glass
November 11, 2022

The Art of Letting Go is about deciding to stop making the same mistakes and choosing to take a different path. It has been said that insanity is doing the...

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