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15 July, 2017

Newsletter for the Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Sunday 16th July 2017 Orange Book Page 102 Do Not Be Afraid: In the Holy Spirit, Bravely! “I can’t explain it, but I know that He is God” said one. “Just a holy man,” ventured another. “Or maybe a legend?” a third suggested. It was the first day of the […]

9 July, 2017

Newsletter for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Sunday 9th July 2017 Orange Book Page 99 Dear friends, The last few weeks have been particularly hectic at OLSS & St Josephs. 13 FHC children at OLSS (18th) 25 FHC children at St Joseph’s (2nd) 26 young adults for Confirmation (OLSS&StJ) with Bp Patrick last Thursday (6th). A retreat […]

1 July, 2017

Newsletter for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2017

Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Sunday 2nd July 2017 Orange Book Page 96 “I’m only Human-ist”  In an unusual moment of quiet my old friend announced: “At last, I have discovered who I really am”. Now, if being half way to the age of 112 still counts as middle age, his discovery was not before […]

24 June, 2017

Newsletter for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2017

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017 During the month of May, as we made our way down the River Shannon, in every town and village that we passed on the three consecutive Sundays, children were making their first Holy Communions. In the streets at Sunday lunchtime, the pubs and restaurants were overwhelmed […]

17 June, 2017

Newsletter for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI Sunday 18th June 2017 Orange Book Page 83 You are what you eat! ♬ “When I find myself in times of trouble”♬ or so Paul McCartney sang 47 years ago “Mother Mary comforts me”. I discovered this likewise long ago in the CofE. With the passage of time it was just one ingredient […]

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