Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 8th September

The shadow of the cross is never too far away from any of us. Seldom is it deserved and never is it welcome. The Lord didn’t embrace it either. It was laid on his shoulders and he journeyed and, indeed, fell beneath its weight. Along the way, he received support – the forced support of…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 25th August

That “Love Thy Neighbour” Thing…. I Meant That – God Neighbor/Neighbour – how we spell it isn’t the issue really. It’s about having an awareness of people and especially of their needs. This is not to be mistaken for nosiness but a sincere interest in people and their welfare. In a parish like ours, thanks…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 11th August

Last year I went to visit my aunt for a few days. She lives in Richmond, Virginia and has a great sense of what matters to her. She is not, in any sense, materialistic but one who has a deep sense of sentimentality and of what holds value for her. She was washing the dishes…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 4th August

During the week, I visited a home where a newborn baby had arrived. His mother was sitting beside me, holding her little boy and I took his foot in my hand. It seemed so small and yet everything it needed to be was there. Perfection. It made me think a little about life, how precious…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 28th July

This weekend, we will celebrate Mass in three of our Parish Cemeteries: Culmore, Naomh Mobhí and St Brigid’s and, on Monday we will celebrate Mass at Urlaur Abbey – there remembering, all buried in the Abbey Grounds. On Thursday last, we gathered in St Patrick’s Cemetery to celebrate Mass there. These Masses are very important…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 21st July

When Jesus visited the home of Martha and Mary, what did he expect to receive there? It’s most likely fair and accurate to say he expected to feel welcomed and wanted. Chances are, he also expected to be fed. We know the house that is good for food and Jesus was no different. In the…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 14th July

Where are we in this story? The wounded one left on the side of the road? The ones who passed by, hurried and failing to respond? The one who “takes pity”? This is a story of NOW. It is a story about choices. CEMETERY MASSES 2019 Please note the following dates for Cemetery Masses: ST…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 7th July

Last week, I was at a retreat in Killenard, Co. Laois. Being involved in this work has become a part of my life and I have to say I enjoy it. On retreat, I meet people – priests, religious and lay – who want to spend a bit of time in prayer and reflection around…