Fr. Paddy’s Blog

Lent, a Time to Grow
Lent, a Time to Grow
February 16, 2024

We live in an instant culture. Perhaps the greatest challenge of our time is to acquire the gift of patience. We don't do waiting very well. Easter eggs are readily...

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Blessings On All Who Care For The Sick
February 9, 2024

February 11th, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and also World day of Prayer for the sick. Behind many hall-doors in our  Parish and throughout the length and breadth...

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Deep Peace
February 2, 2024

The person who has probably done most in the Christian world to promote the idea of concentrating on our breathing as a form of prayer is the Indian Jesuit Tony...

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1500 Anniversary of St. Brigid of Kildare, Abbess, Co-Patron of Ireland. 
January 26, 2024

This week we reach the midpoint of winter, marked by the cross-quarter day of Imbolc. Traditionally, Imbolc begins at sundown on February 1st and continues through February 2nd. Imbolc is...

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The Last Priests of Ireland
January 19, 2024

Ardal O’ Hanlon, played one of the most famous fictional priests of all time as Father Ted’s lovably dim Dougal McGuire. He was hilarious, but there was always more to...

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Reflect On The Past….Focus On The Future
January 11, 2024

As we continue to make early footprints into 2024, already we see signs of brighter evenings and earlier mornings. The small stretch, offers hope, early snowdrops and green shoots awakens...

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Happy New Year 2024
January 5, 2024

I pray that 2024, will be a blessed and healthy one for us all. Every New Year brings with its expectation, uncertainty, hope and a degree of anxiety. 2024, invites...

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Peace and Joy-Christmas 2023
December 22, 2023

An absence of peace is not the only lack the world and indeed all our communities suffer. As pastors, we are aware of many other ills plaguing our people. The...

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2023 Christmas Carol Service
2023 Christmas Carol Service
December 21, 2023

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Christmas 2023
December 15, 2023

I recently heard a funny little story of a mother who complained one day to her own mother that it was getting harder and harder to get her    teen-aged...

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Visiting The Crib
December 8, 2023

I love visiting the cribs in various churches this time of year. Many of you, have by now placed your crib, in a sacred place at home. Saint Francis of...

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Irelands Lonely
December 1, 2023

An Irish pub's Christmas video of a lonely, old man has left people in tears. Viewers were "bawling” after watching the heart-wrenching video for Charlie's Bar in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh,...

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