From Father Peter’s Desk

From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 7th June, 2018

Last Sunday was the feast of Corpus Christi. At the Family Mass many of the First Communion children participated wearing their Communion outfits, they read the prayers of the faithful and presented the sheep they had received in November as a reminder of two of the titles that Christ holds: The Lamb of God The...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 29th May, 2018

Art work decorated the Church; choirs came for practices, children rehearsing and parents preparing… Yes indeed it was the First Holy Communion celebration of our Parish. People came from all over Ireland and indeed from further afield to witness the wonder, the beauty and the innocence of the children receiving the Eucharist for the first...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 23rd May, 2018: Mary Of The Angels

Many have asked me why I have not spoken clearly about the referendum in the church over the last few months. There were several reasons. Firstly, because I wanted the Church to be a prayerful space where people can hear God, hear about God and speak to God. Secondly because I wished that people would...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 16th May, 2018

The Feast of the Ascension is the feast day of our Parish. It is a mobile feast, occurring forty days after Easter. Here in the Parish we marked the day by gathering in the Parish Centre after each Mass and sharing a cup of tea with our neighbours …and of course by eating a Holy...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 9th May, 2018

The extended Parish Choir has been preparing itself for the upcoming concert on Ascension Sunday, practices and more practices… and they were good already. The first steps in the implementation of data protection laws were taken through the meetings with those who come on a regular basis to weekday Mass. The Parish office is bracing...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 1st May, 2018

The Parish Pastoral Council met again to discuss the on going events in the Parish, to look towards the future and give voice to the concerns, suggestions and commentaries of parishioners. There was a general review of Lent and Easter and notes were taken for next year’s liturgies. The implications of the new law on...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 24th April, 2018

We got the sunshine … the school children from Queen of Angels and St. Olaf’s had the most beautiful days for their confirmation. And they thoroughly deserved them as they were excellent in the preparation and in the realisation of the ceremonies. So much credit has to go to the teachers and the schools for...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 17th April, 2018

Lent and Easter: FINAL REPORT The Spiritual Fitness programme Lent 2018. Families, individuals and friends decided to use the Spiritual Fitness programme for Lent 2018 as a preparation for the World Meeting of Families. Some of the ideas were just fabulous…. Some families have commented that it was the most meaningful lent they had lived...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 27th March, 2018

The Suggestion Box strikes again 3: Dear Parishioners another 12 suggestions and notes were placed in the suggestion box One was accompanied with a photograph and one was a thank you note. Before responding we would like to explain how the suggestions are dealt with: 2 people (not clergy) from the PPC* open the box,...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 21st March, 2018

The First Confessions were had in the Parish in preparation for the First Holy Communions. A crowded Church witnessed the boys and girls receive their second sacrament… enhanced by their artwork, their singing, and their interpretation of the Gospel. The Altar for St. Patrick’s day was decorated with light and shamrock running from the altar...

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