March 25, 2020

Blog: Corona- Seeing Light in the Darkness

“Corona” is a word that is currently resonating in our ears through every news bulletin and the casual conversations we engage in. Previous to this pandemic I only ever heard it being used in beer advertisements or in reference to a member of a Dublin band. Unfortunately, now the connotations […]
February 11, 2020

The Irish Inter Church Meeting – Thursday 29 November 2019, Newry

THE IRISH INTER-CHURCH MEETINGThursday 21st November 2019Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry.The Irish Inter-Church Meeting: Developments and PerspectivesSpeaking Notes of Fr Kieran McDermott, Co-Secretary Irish Inter-Church Meeting In planning this year’s gathering the organisers suggested that it might be no harm that at the beginning of our meeting a brief presentation would […]
February 11, 2020

Opening Address of John Paul II Awards, Fr Kieran Mc Dermont 4 Feb 2020

Pope St John Paul II Awards4th February 2020 - St Paul’s, Arran QuaySpeaking notes of Fr Kieran McDermott I extend a very warm welcome to you all and to members of your families, your local faith communities schools and parishes who have supported you in this endeavour.Welcome to the representatives […]
May 16, 2019

Christus Vivit – Graduation Mass Homily 2019 – Bro Martin Bennett Ofm Cap

Graduation Mass 2019 – Rochestown College, Cork (Brother Martin Bennett Ofm Cap)I was leading a Parish retreat a few years back in Clondalkin, West Dublin and the retreat began with us considering a question – the question was this: why do grandchildren love spending time with their grandparents? The parents […]
April 2, 2019

Gelaine Elises – From DCU and Lucan South Parish Reflecting on WYD Panama

Dare to say ‘Yes’By Gelaine Elises  Dublin airport wasn’t at its typical bustling state. The passengers strolled with rolling wheels shadowing their footsteps and with tired eyes, walked in a lethargic fashion to their gates. It was a crisp January morning, 3am to be exact, and I waited in the […]
April 2, 2019

Anna Brosnan from DCU reflecting on WYD Panama

In January of 2019 I attended World Youth Day in Panama with the much appreciated support of DCU. I was in a group of 30 people from the Archdiocese of Dublin. It was a faith forming experience which will stay with me forever. We flew into Tocumen Airport at 9pm on […]
April 2, 2019

Christina Malone, Clondalkin Parish Pastoral Worker Reflects on her WYD journey of Dare to Say Yes

Today i am sharing my Lenten challenge of opening up and receive God's love and mercy. After an amazing experience in Panama when I experienced God mercy and healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation I have been feeling strengthen to take on lent in a new way this year. I […]
April 2, 2019

Natalie Doherty Reflects on WYD and the impact on her work in Kilnamanagh Parish

WYD PANAMA 2019 The group of 30 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin left in the early hours of Friday 18th January and flew to Paris where we got our connecting flight to Panama. It was a full day’s travel going to, and coming back, but spirits and excitement were […]