Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud

God of closeness and care – Fr Joe

To those of you who are able and willing to attend Mass in person this week, welcome back. To those still remaining apart for the moment thank you for your perseverance and strength. To everyone else let’s rejoice that the

Prayer to St. Joseph the worker

Glorious St. Joseph patron saint of work – May the light of our souls bless what we do – Let us see in our work the beauty of our creator – May the sacredness of our craft bring joy to

Novena Prayer – Month of May

O Immaculate Virgin Mary Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ with confidence, we come to implore your unfailing help Bearer of life Mother of our Saviour give birth in our hearts to Jesus your Son Who forgives our sins And

A good news day – Fr Joe

All across the country this weekend people are dreaming, making plans, thinking about what they can do, when they can travel and visit family and friends, at the heart of this dream is our desire to be with those we

Bring Flowers of the Rarest – The May Altar

In “The Joy of Love” Pope Francis encourages us to go to Our Lady and to look to her and the Family of Nazareth as a guide and encouragement in our own family lives. Families and schools are invited to

“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45)”

It was (and is) curious that each of the speakers of our recent Lenten talk’s series at Mount Merrion spoke of the Scriptures. How St Therese turned to the “luminous” Scriptures when heavy theological theses were “breaking her head”. How

Good Shepherd Sunday – Fr Joe

When you grow up at the foot of the mountains in Ireland you get to see a lot of sheep. They are dotted all over the landscape, bouncing around in the heather and gorse, bleating all the while. At this

Joy! – Fr Joe

What’s the best expression to use when speaking respectfully of a feisty senior member of the parish? I’m really not sure, so I will simply say, a lady came into the office to ask for a Mass card during the

Help decorate Our Lady’s altar with your artwork

Pray the Rosary in the Month of May

Do you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews who enjoy colouring in? We are looking for colourful pictures to decorate Our Lady’s Altar for the month of May. You can draw your own picure, or download some drawings below. We

KNOCK YOUTH PILGRIMAGE

Saturday, 24th April, 12noon -2pm, via Zoom. This will be a great interactive session for teenagers from across our Diocese to experience pilgrimage together through workshops, small group discussions, fun and prayer. To register for this youth group you will

ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK 2021

Ecumenical Bible Week 2021 is an exciting and successful venture which is now in its eight year and will run from Pentecost Sunday (23rd May) to Trinity Sunday (30th May) 2021. Ecumenical Bible Week (EBW) is led by the Archdiocese

Meeting the Risen Lord

Many years ago, I was blessed to be able to attend one of the 4 golf majors. The parish I was helping out in during the summer was next door to the Belrive Country Club and the US PGA was

Called to both witness and rebuilding – Fr. Joe

I don’t know how much I have in common with the President of the United States, Joe Biden. Obviously, we share a first name, which is a start, then he loves participating at Mass, never missing a chance to start

Church Opening Hours During Holy Week

Journey through Holy Week via webcam

Church at home – Fr Joe

Thank God for Zoom and the webcam! This week, as during the entire pandemic the live streaming of liturgies and prayer from the church has been a lifesaver. For me the absolute highlight of the week, 57 families with their

Parish Triduum 29th, 30th, 31st March

Easter Hope in a time of Pandemic Easter Triduum ‘Catch-Up’, March 29th, 30th, and 31st Monday 29th playback: 10am Mass Evening Prayer Tuesday 30th playback: 10am Mass Evening Prayer Wednesday 31st playback: 10am Mass Evening Prayer Parish Triduum: 29, 30,

Annual Acies Ceremony

Due to Covid 19 the annual ceremony of consecration to Our Lady for members of the Legion of Mary (both active and auxiliary) cannot take place physically. However anyone is welcome to join the ceremony on webcam on Wednesday 24th

Strength in adversity, trust in the power of God – Fr Joe

There has been a lot of commentary in recent days to suggest that our response to the pandemic restrictions are fraying at the edges. People have endured a whole year of isolation, separation, staying at home, measuring the number of

Enrolment ceremony for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Saturday March 20th @ 6pm & Sunday March 21st @ 11.30am Enrolment Ceremony – First Holy Communion The enrolment ceremony for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion takes place this weekend for our Parish schools. We pray with and for