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  • The miracle of life September 22, 2016
    The miracle of lifePope Francis holds a baby during a September 16 visit to the neonatal unit at Rome’s San Giovanni Hospital. Photo: CNS […]
  • Pilgrims of peace in the Holy Land September 22, 2016
    Pilgrims of peace in the Holy Land by Michael Kelly September 22, 2016 Irish Catholics walked in the footsteps of Christ in prayerful solidarity, writes Michael Kelly Some of the 175 pilgrims at the baptismal site at the River Jordan. All photos: Pádraig Ó Flannabhra It’s not every day that a plane load of Irish pilgrims depart Dublin airport for a direct fl […]
  • Child protection commission training of bishops is a ‘big step forward’ September 22, 2016
    Child protection commission training of bishops is a ‘big step forward’ by Greg Daly September 22, 2016 The sole Irish member of the Vatican commission responsible for child protection has said the commission’s involvement in the training of new bishops is “a big step forward”, and praised increased child protection awareness in the developing world. Marie C […]

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Jubilee Year of Mercy


After a very productive meeting on Thursday evening, it has been decided to introduce the following events in our parish.

During Lent, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary will be prayed after Masses in St. Columba’s Church, and will be available for all parishioners either in the chapel or using our Webcam.

24 Hours of Adoration will be held in each chapel.

In St. Columba’s, it has been proposed to hold 24 Hours of Mercy on Friday 4th and Saturday the 5th March, starting at 5.00 p.m. on Friday and ending at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday.

24 Hours of the Passion will be held in St. Mary’s on 24th – 25th March, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Relfelctions on what Jesus was dealing with during these hours of the passion will be available.

In both chapels, groups are asked to take responsibility for an hour. It need not be a religious group, i.e., cards, bingo players, etc!

A pilgrimage to Kerrytown Shrine has been proposed from each chapel, carrying the images of the Divine Mercy, meeting at the shrine together to pray, on the 15th May this year.

The images of the Divine Mercy in each church will be set afloat throughout the houses of the parishes from Ash Wednesday onwards, so that the year of Mercy has a tangible presence in each townland, in as many homes as possible. A page will be available in each Chapel so people can ask for the image when it reaches their townland. Watch this space 4 more!