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…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 30th June

This has become quite a week in Kilmovee Parish, with musicians and want-to-be musicians converging for days of sharing and learning tunes and musical instruments as well as singers singing and learning songs, not to mention dancers learning new steps. I am sorry to be away for the opening Mass of this year’s Summer School…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 23rd June

The Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Kilmovee on this Sunday afternoon, June 23rd, at 4.00pm. We invite as many as possible from the parish to attend and especially welcome children from the First Communion Class of 2019 to join us in procession. The procession will start and conclude in Kilmovee Parish Church with…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 16th June

Dear Fathers, On this Trinity Sunday, we celebrate too, Fathers’ Day and maybe that relationship between father and child has a place in today’s feast. To be a father, it seems to me, is to make of a person three persons – the man, the father and the spirit that exists between him and his…

Kilmovee Parish Bulletin – 9th June

They were locked in a room and burdened with fear, joined one with the other in continuous prayer. “The Advocate”, he told them, “would descend from on high” but why he had to leave them they still wondered why. Below them people gathered with them Mary prayed; it was her desire their fears be allayed…