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  1. I would like to locate a Video about two Irish Priests (actual brothers from the same family) who were filmed in their area (maybe Africa).

    The Video was about 30 minutes. and the brothers had a very wide area to cover to visit their parishioners.

    The video was shown on EWTN some years ago- I contacted EWTN and they mentioned it might be the Pallettines —-but I am not sure about that.

    Would appreciate a response …thank you.

    Bridget Hunt
    Santa Monica

    • Dear Bridget,
      I have just read your query.
      I don’t think this video was about Pallottines. We have had several sets of brothers from the same family who were members of our Province but never working in Africa at the same time. The last remaining pair are both now in their 80s and while one of them did work in Africa up until 1992 the other brother worked in the US.
      God bless and I hope that your search is fruitful.

      Derry Murphy, SAC.

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  3. A very deep and thoughtful reflection. We have a great opportunity to be truly ourselves and to live out our own spiritual life, to grow and to recognise that we have a deeply spiritual and caring community.

  4. He was the gentlest soul I have ever come across. He did give his all in everything. I fondly remember our conversations and the deep eye contact he made with everyone he spoke to.

  5. Just came across this on Facebook when I needed peace. Thank you, Fr Eamonn, especially for giving my father peace and my mother great comfort. We think of you often.

  6. I am saddened at Fr Noel’s demise but, I have hope that we shall meet him again. When he was our Parish Priest, I learnt a lot about what it means to be just and the joy of doing good.
    Everlastingly at it!

  7. Comments on Facebook:

    Monica Boggan Beautiful homily. God bless you Fr Jamie.

    Dolores Atwood Beautiful soul! I had an experience two weeks ago. I agreed with you 💯 father.

    Sarah Jordan Very well said

    Terry Buckley Great homily.

    Joan Lafferty Lovely homily Fr Jamie ,hope you all had a lovely day in knock

    Kathleen Flanagan Lovely homily Fr Jaimie .x

    Cathy Desmond Powerful homily by Fr. Jaimie, and a beautiful service. Fantastic day in Knock!

    Irene Carden Moran That’s beautiful thank you for sharing

    Bernie Healy Great homily, lovely day in Knock

    Therese Devaney Chris Garrett

    Anne Grant Well said

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  9. Congratulations to Phil as I sit here my mother Anne, she is very proud!! ❤️

  10. Congratulations and well done to you all, especially my lovely brother Phil. xx

  11. John McCarthy Congratulations to all and hello to all our Pallotine friends, God bless.

    Binay Barwa Congratulation. God bless you

    Mairead Downey Congratulations and God bless you all ❤️🙏🙏

    Joan Lafferty Congratulation to all May god continue to bless you and your ministry

    Kathleen Germaine Brennan Thank God for all those who answered God`s call to priesthood.

    Chris Haslam Congratulations to all of you. What an achievement, service to God for 50 years. Such a blessing to us all. Thank you all as well

    Lidia Hanusiak Congrats to all❗
    God bless you☘🌷

    Michael John congratulations for your 50 years of service to our Father, especially Phillip Barry my uncle

    Joseph Cormican All great workers for the Lord, thanks for all your years of dedicated service.

    Oliver Savage Congratulations all

    Catherine Ryan Congrats to all. Great achievement

    Don Buckley Congrads to you all ..❤

    Caroline Verdon Congratulations all especially to our cousin Father Donal xx

    Sue Tokley Shirley Hegewald

    Susan Mooney Congratulations Donal & John

    Regina Forrest Congrats to you all

    Pablo Bocca Uno de los mejores equipos!!!!

    Zachary Andrew Warchoł Ad multos annos.

    Christopher Keeffe Congratulations Fr Donal.

    Mary Hennessy Rena Ryan Siobhan O’shea Judy Campbell Michael John Uncle Phil ❤️

  12. Congratulations to all, but especially to Fr Phil Barry

  13. Fr Noel and I go back to the summer of 1972 when we both as seminarians worked in Normansfield Hospital, Teddington as auxiliary nurses from June to September. What laughs we had over some of the more humorous situations we encountered there. It was the most memorable summer holiday I had during my time as a seminarian and all thanks to Noel. My brother priest you have gone before me but you will forever be cherished in my memories.
    Fr Kieran Gardiner

  14. Fr. Noel. has contributed alot to the person I am today. He was our priest at Dagorretti, Ngando, Kenya. He was one of the pioneers of the parish. We used to have Mass in the open. Today it is a Parish with many outstations. By then i was a young teenage girl. My best memories of him are the Esther Vigils. He really reached the souls of many youths. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

  15. It has been lovely to read about Fr. Noel and the memories you have. Fr. O’Connor as we knew him came to our parish in Greenford in the very early 1980’s. He had a kindness about him – this aura – that you knew he was a genuinely good and kind man. Fr O’Connor was so good to the youth of the parish – my sister and I belong to the Junior Legion of Mary and the Junior Pioneers, along with several of our friends. Fr. O’Connor would take us up to London for day trips – Harrods – we all bought a pencil just to get a Harrods bag! Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park – out on the Serpentine on the rowing boats. He would take us to Westminster Cathedral on a Sunday morning to get supplies for the repository shop. There would be about six of us jammed into his Mini. After our visit to the Cathedral, we gathered all our pennies together and shared chips from McDonalds. It was such a treat. We have so many great memories of Fr. O’Connor – he had great time for everyone and made each person feel so special. He would take time to visit parishioners, sit in the garden with a cup of tea or play football as one of my friend’s recalled when she texted me when she heard the sad news. When we were told he was leaving our parish, everyone was so sad but we knew that he would inspire and help so many people at his next parish which he did. I remember we had a leaving party for Fr. Noel and we bought him the 7″ single of Eddie Grant’s I Don’t Want to Dance – he loved that song and whenever I hear it on the radio, I always smile. We would exchange Christmas cards and St Patrick’s Day cards over the last few years and it was always lovely to receive his cards. There are many posts on Facebook on the Greenford Group Pages – all remembering Fr. Noel with great fondness and kindness. He left a lasting memory for all who knew him. We were blessed to have known Fr. Noel and will always remember him with love and kindness.

    • Thank you Nicola for your lovely messages remembering Noel,RIP. His 5 years in Greenford were important years, there he “cut his teeth” as a priest and this time marked the remainder of his 41 years of ministry.
      You painted a very vivid picture of who he was and how he was in those years.
      May he enjoy the eternal life of our living God.

      God bless

      Derry Murphy, SAC.

  16. It has been lovely to read about Fr. Noel and the memories you have. I won’t be able to write as eloquently but hope I can convey how much we treasure the memories of Fr. Noel. Fr. O’Connor, as we knew him, came to our parish in Greenford in the very early 1980’s. He had a kindness about him – an aura – you knew he was a genuinely good and kind man. And always with a smile on his face. Fr O’Connor was so good to the youth of the parish – my sister and I belonged to the Junior Legion of Mary and the Junior Pioneers alongside several of our friends. Fr. O’Connor would take us up to London for day trips – Harrods – we all bought a pencil just to get a Harrods bag! Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park – out on the Serpentine on the rowing boats. He would take us to Westminster Cathedral on a Sunday morning to get supplies for the repository shop. There would be about six of us jammed into his Mini I think he had. After our visit to the Cathedral, we gathered all our pennies together and shared chips from McDonalds. It was such a treat in those days to go to McD’s. Fr. O’Connor had great time for everyone and made each person feel important and special. He would take time to visit the parishioners in the parish, sit in their gardens with a cup of tea or play football as one of my friend’s recalled when she texted me when she heard the sad news. He loved Black Forest Gateau and my sister would make him one every few months which he absolutely loved. When we were told he was leaving our parish, everyone was devastated. We understood he was needed in places afar and that he would inspire and help so many people at his next parish, which he did. I remember we had a leaving party for Fr. Noel and we bought him the 7″ single of Eddie Grant’s I Don’t Want to Dance – he loved that song and whenever I hear it on the radio, I always smile and think of him. We exchanged Christmas and St Patrick’s Day cards over the last few years and it was always lovely to receive a card from him. There are many posts on Facebook on the Greenford Group Pages – all of which remember Fr. Noel with great fondness – after all the years that have passed – what a legacy to leave behind and he was only in Greenford for a few years. We were blessed to have known you Fr. Noel and will always remember you with love and kindness. Rest in Peace.

  17. I was lucky enough to give Fr. Noel tin whistle lessons a few years ago, and also some painting lessons. He had quite a dab hand with the brush. The chats and tea during those times showed me what a gentle soul, and filled with good humor he was. The world is a lesser place without him. May God embrace Noel’s wonderful soul.

    • Thank you Marc for that lovely message. Noel loved his painting in latter years, he found the space and time to give expression to spirit through it.
      God bless
      Derry Murphy.

  18. Noel attended St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar in the last couple of years.
    Myself and colleague Ema work in the Art Room of the hospital and Noel visited us each day when he was receiving treatment.

    He was inspired by Tipperary, Irish nature and especially Hares (which he would always point out if I was mistakenly saying it was a rabbit!) which he taught me a lot about.
    I’m currently reading a novel about Tipp called “Knocknagow” because he was enthusiastic about it.

    We will really miss Noel more than we can articulate.
    We continued to accept him into the Art room each day for many months afterwards, even though he wasn’t continuously receiving treatment here in the hospital, and we really think he flourished with his creative mind here. He even gave Origami a try!

    We really hope that this helped him in the last couple of years.
    Rest in peace, Noel. Everytime I draw a hare I will think of you.

    • Thank you Lee for that lovely piece on Noel. I lived with him in Dundrum and know how important the visits to the Art Room in St Luke’s were to him, he would not miss any of the Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays if he could help it. Thanks to Emma and you for welcoming him, for assisting him with is productions while there and for providing him with a place where his spirit could explore beyond the mundane and the routine of sickness.
      God bless
      Derry Murphy.

  19. Thank you his beautiful tribute to Father Noel. Every word is true. Father Noel was my parish priest in Makiungu in the 80’s. He was very good to me and helped the patients in the hospital spiritually. when there was little hope they would get better.

  20. His body was in the Pallottine chapel one morning. I learned it was Fr. Noel`s about whom Fr. Monson had spoken -a companion and true missionary. May his good soul enjoy peace and rest in the Lord.

  21. A lovely human being who I’ll miss greatly. So compassionate, loving and gently. Rest in peace faithful servant.

    From my hometown in Wyandotte Michigan USA. St. Vincent Palloti parish.

  22. What a beautiful reflective article you have written echoing
    the gospel message which touches into your own life at this
    moment Thanks for that.

  23. The first time my husband and I met Fr Noel. Another Pallotine Fr TJ Moloney brought him to our Home in Deaborn Hts Michigan. (When he first came to Wyandotte Mich ) I made him a Cup a tea from Irish Tea. He just raved about it He Said that like Tea in Ireland. I never for got that. My Husband came from county Offaly near Tipperary county so he loved that. He was away so special to be around. We Miss him ☘🇺🇸🇮🇪

  24. From Francis Okubasu Adams

    Fr Noel was my novice master in Arusha Tanzania. His smile was charming. May he rest in eternal peace.

  25. From Mary Scott

    May the peace of our Lord be with him always. Fr. Nole was so kind and caring to everyone . i remember when he came in to St. Joe’s he put his Notre Dame hat on my head and said ill get on my way back. I will miss him so. Rest in peace my dear friend . until we all me again !🙏🙏🙏😥

  26. From Betty Bond Mendenhall

    He came and blessed my home. I was very grateful. May he Rest In Peace.

  27. From Diane M. Smith

    He possessed such a tender and loving soul. Looking into his eyes brought me peace for sure. Wyandotte, Michigan.

  28. From Irene Carden Moran

    What a very special story you shared with us so touching for which I thank you, I love the fact that you said the Divine Mercy at the time you beloved friend was leaving this world. May his gentle soul now rest in peace

  29. From Peter O’Connor

    Wow, as a nephew of Noel I feel such great pride on hearing your words about him. They obviously come from a very honest and pure place in your heart. I will be honest and say that my granmother was the well that we all drew our faith from. Thank you everyone who expressed their condolences, it means so much to his family that Noel meant so much to so many.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts about Father Noel. It helps to bring him back a little. I made tea for Noel at our MMM home in the Bronx, but could not find the Barry’s tea we had someplace and gave him Lipton. Even 2 bags of it was not as good as Irish tea. Noel told me he had to fly to his Mission Appeals in the USA because he could not get a cup of decent tea anywhere.
      He was very good to me as a Parish Priest in Makiungu in the 80’s. We were very spiritually and humanly looked after.
      One day, A Muslim man was dying and I asked him if he would liked to be blessed by Father Noel who was usually found in the hospital looking after the sick patients. The man said yes and I know Noel gave him God’s presence and peace. Thank you Father Noel.

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  31. That is really lovely with some lovely images and brings back some lovely memories. It certainly was important to him who beat who in hurling. May he Rest in Peace.

  32. May the good Lord receive FR NOEL,S soul in heaven I thank God for your life here at ST VINCENTPALLOTTI parish at Esso Arusha Tanzania we will miss you very very much Fr
    MUNGU AMETOA MUNGU AMETWAA
    JINA LAKE LIHIMIDIWE AÀMEN

  33. Thanks for sharing your very special and precious visit to your friend Fr. Noel. Though it wasn`t easy it must have left you with a loving memory to be cherished.

  34. What a shock to read that Fr.Noel has gone to heaven.
    I met Fr.Noel when I was going through treatment at the Beacon hospital,his sense of humour helped me so much.
    May he rest in peace.

  35. Oh is my friend Fr. Noel gone! “A priest whom you always see a charming face on him! A marvelous pastor, full of Christ’s zeal to loving his sheep! Very rich with Homiletic instructions” May the Risen Lord Jesus, rest you in his eternal peace!

  36. May his good soul rest in peace;He was a good and open mindend servant of God;missing his daily morning mass in that tinned church cum church office,such memories will continue to click in my mind for long,how together with Shosho (Cucu) were dedicated to serve and ensure success of the activities of the Dagoretti parish

  37. Thank you for sharing this beautiful part of Father Noels life. He was such a blessing to me when my mother was ill. He will be missed dearly. ❤

  38. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. Fr. Noel touched so many lives. He had a way about him that made you feel like you were one of his closest friends. He shared so many stories with me. I treasure every moment that we shared together.

  39. My deepest sympathy to all of fr Noel family friends and his pallottines community may his gentle soul R.i.p
    A wonderful person the bed of heaven to him

  40. Hi Almighty Father in heaven and around us, I, as one of the many son’s and daughters of Padre Noel from Kenya and in this distressed moment,express our love,concern and appreciation for the short time Fr. Noel showered us all with true love of a father in Dagoretti corner-Sacred Heart parish. I’ve lost a friend,a father, a catechist, spiritual guider,the list is endless,you were and still close to my heart. Though, you might not be here with us physically but we rest assured that together with your Patron saint. Vincent Pallotti, we shall continue praying for one another soul till the end of times in heaven. May your soul rest in peace baba paroko.

    From Jackson Ndege

  41. May the good Lord receive Fr. Joel’s soul in Heaven. I thank God for your life here on earth. Rest in Peace my Father and friend.

  42. May the soul of my Boss Parish Priest at st. Vincent rest in Peace. I will miss his sense of humour.

    • He always had a lively and lovely short morning mass;what about the few feast he organized for us in the House

  43. You’ve summed Helen up beautifully Fr. Eamonn, huge thanks ❤… she was so special to us all. United in prayer for this special lady xx

  44. please pray for martin Lawrence for healing and strength and for my family for peace and happiness healing

  45. I love The verses of ” Grotto” there is so much in each wee verse that speaks of your early spiritual story including fun, joy,spirituality and of course devotion to Mary.
    To sum it up in one word Beautiful!

  46. I love “Grotto” there is so much in each wee verse that speaks of your early spiritual story, including fun, joy, spirituality and of course devotion to Mary-an Mhaighdean Beannaithe. Beautiful!

  47. Thank God for his life and for his generous response to his Pallottine call to serve Him. May the Lord have mercy on his soul.

  48. greetings of the Risen lord am Sylvester makau leaving in nairobi currently working with physical planning firm here in the county iwould like to join your congregation for brother hood kindly advice

  49. I thank God for Fr. Thomas`s life. May the Lord reward him for answering the call to Priesthood and for and for his years spent in the Pallottine order.

  50. Thanks Eamonn for this illustration of reverence and humility which we all need to keep in mind as we prepare for the ceremony of the washing of feet.

  51. May the Lord have mercy on his soul! and may his spiritual legacy be a continual inspiration to those who knew him!
    germ

  52. Please pray that God will give me the Grace to forgive my sister the pain she has caused me.

  53. Dear fr
    I am inquiring about the retreating march.
    What does it entail.
    Is it family tree?
    Is there any spaces left ?
    What is the price ?
    Thank you
    Caroline

    • Dear Caroline,
      Many thanks for your query.
      Best to contact the College in Thurles and they can give you the information. Telephone 0504 21202.

      God bless.

  54. Delighted you’re in Lourdes, Eamonn Please pray for my intentions.My sister Ita fell today and got some stitches in forhead. Also pray that I’ll grow close to the Lord and Our Lady May you too increase your great love for Mary. With. Love Ger

  55. greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ please I will like to know how to forward my letter to the vacation director due to the love I developed after reading about the pallotine fathers

    • Dear Edward,

      I have received your query. It depends on the country you are living in, can you tell me where you live and I will direct you to the vocations director.

      God bless.

  56. A great day for all Pallottines and may their prayers and intercessions be answered and may many be drawn to follow Christ as priests, brothers sisters and lay people

  57. Happy Feast Day Fr Derry.
    May the love of God
    Urge you on
    Amen
    Sarah Jordan

  58. Thanks for the opportunity to join with you in prayer and to be part of the Novena prayer. May you all have a happy day. I congratulate you on the wonderful photography early in the morning! Have a happy day!

  59. Thanks for including in this Novena, may we all be united in prayer and be strengthened by our joining together in prayer. Thanks also for commentary on your beautiful Morning experience.Praise the Lord for his wonders.

  60. Its a privilege to join with the Pallottine Fathers,Sisters, Brothers and associates. May Our Lady Queen of apostles intercede for us all.

  61. Lovely to get to know Vincent Pallotti`s spirituality and to join with all his followers in prayer Thank You.

  62. Thanks for the prayer using St Vincent’s words and Pope Francis’ document. Bless you. 🌷

  63. I ask you to bless me, my community my family now as I present my petitions to God.

  64. Interesting reading–I`ve taught children of all ages for the Sacraments but I always go back to my early teaching days when in a country school they received Communion in Senior Infants these wee kids were so open to the love of Jesus that they have been etched on my heart ever since.

  65. Grazie del profondo messaggio. Veramente, Jesus trovando posto di nascere e crescere nel nostro cuore, Lui si fa presente nel mondo e permite lo svilupo della justizia e pace. Buon Natale a tutti/e.