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    Corpus Christi Procession

    CORPUS CHRISTI  It’s quite likely that no words in our Church’s Liturgical vocabulary are more regularly spoken than these.  The languages may differ but the   meaning is solid and real. “The Body of Christ”.  Amen. The Body of Christ – what does it mean to us and for us? It’s about Jesus giving himself without […]

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    Transfiguration Urlaur Lake

    Earlier this evening, March 11th, when going to Mass in Urlaur I noticed a most glorious sunset and sky. Though tight enough for time, I bypassed the Church and went to Urlaur Lake.  I’ve been here long enough to know that when the sky is right, Urlaur Lake is at its best.  I wasn’t the […]

  • Reflections
    Transfiguration Thought

    It’s a sight to behold when someone “shines” on a given day. A bride for example, seems to catch all, even her husband-to-be, by surprise as she walks down the aisle on her wedding day. A child in a school play, who finds the lines and delivers them with enthusiasm and innocence, shines brighter than […]

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    Scams and sharing

    Did you ever get one of those emails asking you to share your bank details so that someone can lodge a few million euro in your account and, in return, will give you a percentage of the fund? What brought that on?  You might well ask.  I just got one as I’m working on the […]

  • Remembering Deceased Priests

    During the week the graves of priests buried beside Kilmovee Parish Church were cleaned, re-lettered and re-chipped.  It seems an appropriate time to remember these men, and other priests who ministered in the parish and are now gone to their Eternal Reward. It might be a good time to recall their names, alongside a prayer: […]

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    A pilgrim’s thought

    “To hear the whisper of the Lord, you must turn down the volume of the world.  Find time to disconnect from everything around you and be still in His presence.”   A visitor/pilgrim to Lough Derg wrote these words.  He or she attached no name but shared the words later with the staff there.  They […]

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    Bulletin Thought!

    Sharing the few words from this week’s parish bulletin.  I found myself  thinking the other night about the parish and its people.  It is truly a great parish and, with Fr John, I feel blessed to be here.  There is so much goodness around us and so much good happening.  I was nonetheless thinking about […]

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    Honduras with Trocaire

    TROCAIRE VISIT TO HONDURAS On November 3rd, I travelled with a group from Ireland to visit Honduras.  The trip, organised by Trocaire, was intended to introduce us to some of Trocaire’s projects and people there.  The Lenten Campaign 2017 will feature Hounduras and we had the opportunity to visit the location and people around which […]

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    Remember in November

    Consider taking a Pledge for November Speak with one of the priests of the parish or contact www.pioneerassociation.ie

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    Pope Francis’ Message for Mission Sunday

    MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2016 Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual […]