A Prayer For a New Day

O God, you who make things new, again and again, enliven the thoughts of my mind, revitalize the cells of my body, and cause a fresh outburst of praise to surge in my heart so that I might taste the Life that is truly life this day. In the name of the one whose face […]

A Prayer for Children Going to School

Dear Jesus, you who promise to be with me always, I pray that you would be with me today as I go to school. Bless my going and my coming. Bless my learning and my playing. Please protect my heart from fear. Please keep me safe. Please give me good friends. Give me joy this […]

Help Us Enter the New Year

God of all time, help us enter the New Year quietly, thoughtful of who we are to ourselves and to others, mindful that our steps make an impact and our words carry power. May we walk gently. May we speak only after we have listened well. Creator of all life, help us enter the New […]

Building Hope Prayer

We continue to pray for the Building Hope initiative in the Dublin Diocese, especially for the success of the new parish partnership that includes St. Teresa’s, Dolphins Barn and Rialto Parishes. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us. St. Laurence O’Toole, pray for us. St. Kevin, pray for us. St. Brigid, pray for us.

Homily by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Christmas 2022

Christmas 2022 – Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at 9pm Mass at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin The response of the world in which we live, the reaction of our culture, is to make the story of Christmas into a fairy story: “…and they all lived happily ever after.” However, the story of Jesus, even the […]

The Story of the Poinsettia

One Christmas Eve, a young Mexican boy was walking to his local church. Because he was very poor, he couldn’t afford a present for the baby Jesus in the crib. This made him really sad. All of a sudden, while on his way to the church, an angel appeared to him and told him to […]

Prayer to St. Anthony (Feast Day 13th June)

Prayer to St. Anthony Help me to find Anthony, glorious servant of God, famous for your merits and powerful miracles, help us to find what was lost. Give us your help in times of temptation; and enlighten our minds in searching the will of God. Help us to find again the life of grace, which […]

Pope Francis: The Double Direction of Lent

We may think that we give glory to God only by our worship and prayer, or simply by following certain ethical norms. It is true that the primacy belongs to our relationship with God, but we cannot forget that the ultimate criterion on which our lives will be judged is what we have done for […]

Reading and Hearing The Word of God

When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.

We Remember Them

At the rising of the sun and at its going down we remember them.   At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter we remember them.   At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring we remember them.   At the blueness of the skies and in […]