Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests
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Ireland: Dramatic Decline in Number of Priests

More than 21% of Ireland’s entire population of parish priests and brothers — both serving and retired — have died in just three years. The Association of Catholic Priests says that parishes are going to have to be amalgamated, churches closed, and fewer Masses held. Fr John Collins, one of the ACP’s directors, said: “The…

Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER NORBERT SOROHAN  who died at  Franciscan Convent, Burnley on 1st January 2022 Anna Mary Philomena Sorohan was born on 8th April 1931 in Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland,  the eldest of twelve children to her parents John and Mary Sorohan.  The first of her…

Christmas Greetings
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Christmas Greetings

Wishing a truly Luminous Christmas to all visitors – regular and occasional – to this website of the Mill Hill Missionaries. And may Peace be yours in abundance in the New Year. God has come. God is there in the world. And therefore everything is different from what we imagine it to be. . ….

Knock Shrine, Ireland: A Mill Hill Missionary’s Inspiring Experience
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Knock Shrine, Ireland: A Mill Hill Missionary’s Inspiring Experience

Christmas 2021 Seasonal Greetings from Knock Shrine Another year has run its course and we are another year into the pandemic which teases us between thinking we have done well, to having us feel will it ever end. I guess we shall just have to live with it for a long time to come. I…

Synodal Church as Mission – A Reflection
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Synodal Church as Mission – A Reflection

Mission in Ministry: 2021 The Synodal Church is “Moving In Society Sincerely Inviting Other Narratives” Mission in Ministry is all about sharing in the narratives of other people within other faiths and none, within other cultures and on new horizons.  It is living in generosity the great commandment of love. Mission in ministry in synodality…

Irish ‘Godfather of Kenyan Running’ Receives Award
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Irish ‘Godfather of Kenyan Running’ Receives Award

An Irish missionary and athletics coach, known as “the Godfather of Kenyan running” has been awarded by the Irish government for his work coaching athletes in Kenya. Colm O’Connell, a Patrician Brother, is to receive this year’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award that recognizes the contributions of the Irish diaspora. He is among 11 recipients of…

Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding. Final
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Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding. Final

Reflection on a Presentation given by Justin Humphreys “Towards a Theology of safeguarding September 2021” “Prohibitive and Positive Concerns: How is a robust Theology of Safeguarding a gift to the Church?” The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) continues to explore a Theology of Safeguarding through a series of presentations by various…

Season of Creation: Dublin Archbishop Pastoral Letter on Climate Change
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Season of Creation: Dublin Archbishop Pastoral Letter on Climate Change

“We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our only home – this planet – is under threat. Our lifestyles, and the economies which support them are contributing significantly to climate change, and to the crisis it is causing: the many wildfires raging in these days, the melting of…