Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud

“It’s death? It’s life? I do not care! Jesus, my joy is to give you love.”

I’ve only been to Lisieux once, it was a slightly strange mission. I went with an American friend who had brought a little portion of a beloved partners ashes to be scattered there. It was a little surreal making a

Grateful for the witness and example of a generation, and all they have taught us

Carrying the coffin of my uncle John from the hearse to his grave on Tuesday felt like the end of an era. He was 87, a wonderful man, bursting with energy and full of love and goodness. He was the

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Congratulations to all the young people in our local parish schools who have made or are making their First Holy Communion in these coming days.

More than 50 years ago Archbishop Mc Quaid saw a need…

Each year when the appeal is made for Crosscare we are reminded of the many ways the Church in Dublin is at the service of the poor and people in need here at home. The range of services Crosscare offers

Pope Francis’s invitation for the Season of Creation

During this Season of Creation, Pope Francis is inviting everyone to pray for “an environmentally sustainable lifestyle”. Pope Francis urges us to take the opportunity to reflect on “the way we eat, consume, travel, or the way we use water,

Crosscare Annual Collection for 2021

The Annual Crosscare Collection, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin will be taken up at all Masses in the Diocese on the weekend of the 18th & 19th September. It will replace the usual Share collection. Through

Congratulations to all the young people in our local parish schools who have made or are making their Confirmation in these coming days. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit guide them and direct them in their lives.

Reawakening the life we share – Fr Joe

The last trip I made before Covid was a two-night visit to Munich to visit my niece, her husband and two children. I always enjoy seeing them when they visit Ireland but with so many people to see and so

The Legion of Mary – Centenary celebrations

The Legion of Mary started in Myra House, Francis Street, Dublin on 7 th September 1921 with just 15 people in the room. At last count (before Covid) there were 4 million active members who met weekly and did assigned

Doing things in a familiar way, with great hope and expectations – Fr Joe

Good news is always welcome and it has been great during the week to hear about the plan for reopening society as we learn to live with the residual of Covid. The expression ‘new normal’ is being used to describe


GUIDED PILGRIMAGES ON THE LOUGH DERG PILGRIM PATH will be offered on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a


DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE “LOURDES AT HOME 2021” A VIRTUAL JOURNEY TOGETHER Sanctuary Theme 2021: “Lourdes: A place of Grace, of Hope and of Resilience” Wednesday 8th September (Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Opening Mass at 7.30pm in

Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition

“One possible next step for communities and parishes might be to consider signing the ‘Healthy Planet—Healthy People’ petition. Endorsed by the Holy See, this petition, aimed at the UN Climate Conference (Cop 26), advocates for an agreement that limits warming to

Archbishop Dermot Farrell publishes pastoral letter on the climate crisis

Archbishop Farrell’s Pastoral Letter: The Cry of the Earth—The Cry of the Poor At this time every person on our planet is confronted with two interconnected crises: the coronavirus pandemic and the ecological crisis. Both define our age. Both require

Shine a Light on Climate Justice Candle

With the blessing of Eco-Congregation Ireland, Kilmacud Parish has been invited to host the Climate Justice Candle during the Season of Creation. The candle is travelling from parish to parish in Ireland and is a wonderful symbol that unites us all as we reflect on