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Lourdes Pilgrimage needs young helpers

Lourdes is a fabulous place. For finding inner peace. For making great new connections with like-minded people. For helping people who just need a hand to enjoy the pilgrimage — and for getting as much back from the good experience. Here’s a short video about the Cork and Ross Pilgrimage which I produced for the […]

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Restoring an orchard

The lawing front of the house where I live was once an orchard. Locals tell of getting bags of apples from people like the late Canon Bill Murphy. Unfortunately, one of his successors had the apple trees cut down and a lawn took their place. I noticed this year that as part of a plan […]

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Ode to Ballineen Post Office

On Friday, the 14th of August, 2018, the tree of life in the Ballineen area lost one of its limbs as the local Post Office closed for the last time. But the life-blood of the community still flowed and soothed the loss with support and camaraderie, jokes and memories, tea and sandwiches, wine and closing […]

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New blog-site for Enniskeane Parish also takes online parish donations

The thing about blogs is that they are relatively easy to get up and going but not as easy to sustain! But … I have recently spent a bit of time developing a new WordPress site for the Parish of Enniskeane. It has an innovation in built: a facility for visitors to make online donations […]

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Planning ahead for parishes

In recent years, parishes of the diocese have begun to work more closely together to build up the Kingdom of God in each area. This is also happening in other parts of Ireland. Our diocese has been subdivided into 16 groups of parishes and each group is called a “pastoral area”. Bishop Buckley formally established […]

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Back in the west …

It’s been a while since I posted. A lot has happened since. Key items to note are the Silver Jubilee of my Ordination which I celebrated in late May with family, friends and neighbours. I was really privileged to know and experience the kindness and support of so many people. Then a few weeks later, […]

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