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HOMILY OF NEWLY ORDAINED FR. CHARLES LAFFERTY SAC: First Mass of Thanksgiving

I just went for the readings of today, not because of laziness on my part, but I truly believe that whenever we come to celebrate these sacred mysteries God’s Word will always have something to say to all of us. Some times when we read or listen to the scriptures we can paint an idealistic…

Anniversaries July 4th

04 Rev. Charles McCarthy 1905-1932 04 Patrick Dwyer (student) 1913-1935 04 Rev. Alfred Leaden 1919-1976 04 Rev. Alfred Kelly 1933-1976 04 Rev. Peter Dufau 1908-1976 04 Salvador Barbeito (prof student) 1949-1976 04 Jose Emilio Barletti (student) 1952-1976   Into your hands I commend my spirit:   you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth. (Psalm 31)

Anniversary July 3rd

Rev. James Carroll 1925-1996 As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bodies shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the Lord is with his servants (Isaiah 66)

ORDINATION OF FR. CHARLES LAFFERTY SAC: Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown

Ordination of Rev Charles Lafferty St Mary’s Church, Ardmore, Derry June 29th 2017 Bishop Donal McKeown In St Peter’s Square in Rome in front of the Basilica, there are two huge statues of Saints Peter and Paul. St Peter bears the keys and St Paul the book of the scriptures. And it is on these…

Anniversary June 29th

Rev. Vincent Shalvey 1932-1998 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have…

Fr. Bill Hanly SAC R.I.P.

Fr. William (Bill) Hanly, SAC, died peacefully following a long and progressive illness on the evening of June 27th at 19.10 in the excellent and tender care of all the staff at St. Theresa’s Nursing Home in Thurles. Fr. Bill had been in the care of the staff at St. Theresa’s since September 2012. As…

HOMILY OF NEWLY ORDAINED FR. LIAM O’DONOVAN SAC, First Mass of Thanksgiving, Feast of Corpus Christi

I have to admit that there was a time when I struggled with belief in the mystery we celebrate today: that the bread and wine at Mass are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist,  body, blood, soul and divinity. Like the Jews in the gospel…

Homily for the Ordination of Liam O’Donovan SAC by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

The Giving of Self I was struck by your choice of Gospel for this your ordination.  It is a sobering text. Peter getting on in years is told by Jesus that he will from now on not go where he wishes but will be shown the way, little by little, as to where he is…

Feast of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Homily – Rev. Liam O’Donovan SAC

About 12 years ago I was finishing off my college degree and struggling under the pressure of essays, projects and exams. Even though I was fairly lukewarm in my faith, I decided to pray to Our Lady. I said, “Mary, if you help me out with all this work I’ll give your thing a chance.”…

ASCENSION: SEPARATION AND UNION – A Farewell Homily by Eamonn Monson SAC

It’s providential that we are saying farewell to each other on the feast of the Ascension, the day when Jesus and His disciples said goodbye. Somehow, I feel that our parting is graced by the Ascension, is lifted up with Jesus and then it becomes a sacred and holy experience, an experience in which separation…

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