Notices

A Message from Fr Dan: Advent:

This weekend we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. The word ‘Advent’ means ‘coming’. The celebration of Advent is particularly welcome to those who know themselves to be poor, and who look forward to something greater to come. The season of Advent lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas.

 

The first two Sundays…


A Message from Fr Dan: Christ the King:

This weekend we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. An old priest said after the Vatican Council, ‘My Christ used to be Christ the King, but now he has to be Christ the Carpenter’. Yet in this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus says to Pilate; yes, I am a King. For this I was born and…


‘Son of John B. Keane, author and columnist Billy Keane to appear at art sale & auction in New Ross’

On Wednesday 23rd November, Billy Keane, journalist and son of John B. Keane, will appear at a fundraising art sale & auction in the Brandon House Hotel.  Billy will speak on ‘Growing up in Listowel in the Keane Household’.

The sale comprises over 180 original pieces from artists across Ireland, which have been generously donated…


A Message from Fr Dan: Hope:

Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” You don’t get out of bed in the morning without hope. We have hope in many things. Hope in God, hope in family, hope that our efforts will bear fruit, hope we’ll overcome a sickness, hope that…


A Message from Fr Dan:

The film Kramer V Kramer which I saw for the first time in 1980 made a deep impression on me. Made in 1979 the story of the film centres on a family with one child. The husband, Ted, is a very successful designer in a company where he is about to be made a partner.…


A Message from Fr Dan: Praying for our Dead:

What happens when a person dies? We have many consoling images and beautiful stories that shield us from the reality of death. But what is that reality. Beliefs and views vary. Many modern-day humanists believe and proclaim that we cease to exist at the moment of death. Nothing remains but our memory of our dead…


A Message from Fr Dan: All Saints:

Somehow, it’s difficult for us to imagine saints as ordinary people. We would not think of a saint as wearing a uniform, an apron or a pair of overalls. A kitchen apron or a nurses’ uniform do not fit into how we imagine saints would look. Saints should be a bit unusual! Indeed, many of…


A Message from Fr Dan: ‘Love one another as I have loved you’

‘Love one another as I have loved you’, says Christ. The way of Jesus is made known to us by the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. In presenting the way of Jesus to us, the Church has given us lots of rules and regulations and practices to help us to know what Jesus…


A Message from Fr Dan: Looking forward to Mission Sunday:

Two weeks from now on the 23rd October we will be celebrating Mission Sunday. Mission Sunday reminds us each year of our missionaries working in the countries of Africa and Asia and across the world caring for the poor and the marginalised. They need our prayers and support. We think especially of those who work…


A Message from Fr Dan: Saint John Henry Newman:

On Saturday 9th October the Church will celebrate the feast of Cardinal Newman. John Henry Newman was born in London in on the 21st February,1801. He was the eldest of six children, three boys and three girls. His father was a banker and Newman was educated locally before entering Trinity College, Oxford. A brilliant student,…