Homily for the funeral Mass of Fr. Noel O’Connor, SAC, 16th May 2019. A very warm welcome to our Community chapel, we gather here several times daily to pray and to celebrate Mass. We are gathered for our final Mass Continue reading FR. NOEL’S FUNERAL: Homily by Fr. Derry
Judas leaves the warmth and light of the Upper Room, separates himself from the grace of the Eucharist, and goes out into the cold night to betray Jesus for whom this must have been one of the most difficult moments Continue reading JOY BEYOND SORROW: Mental Health Awareness Week
Monsignor James Ryan 1851-1939 He will wipe every tear from their eyes.There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain Revelation 21:4
It’s one of those moments when solitude bites – that most blessed gift of God that I treasure. It’s when loneliness overwhelms me and there is no one there to absorb it with me, no human face-to-face physical presence. And Continue reading REMEMBERING NOEL: A Child at Rest
Our brother Noel died peacefully in the Hospice in Blackrock this afternoon at 15.15. Noel was transferred to the Hospice on Tuesday of last week and he spent the last days surrounded by care, compassion and companionship. Michael Irwin and myself, along Continue reading FR. NOEL O’CONNOR SAC R.I.P.
Rev. Thomas Maher 1883-1941
Brother James McCartan 1901-1992
As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world, and for their sake I consecrate myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth.’ (John 17)
She is one of the most beautiful expressions of womanhood I have ever met and in that she was also a most beautiful expression of who God is. With her I felt safe and redeemed, loved and admired. As I Continue reading Helen Mahon UAC R.I.P.