Mission in Ministry – A Reflection on ‘the Sacrament of Healing’
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Mission in Ministry – A Reflection on ‘the Sacrament of Healing’

Mission in Ministry 2020: “as the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Healing at Knock Shrine.” The national Marian Shrine at Knock is where the apparition of Our Lady took place in 1879. Our Lady appeared with Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist. It is the only major apparition where our Lady did not speak or…

Mission in Ministry at Knock Shrine, Ireland: ‘That They May have Life in Abundance’
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Mission in Ministry at Knock Shrine, Ireland: ‘That They May have Life in Abundance’

Mission in ministry at Knock Shrine is based very much on being available and accessible to people who are attempting to taste the possibilities of life in abundance. Pilgrims come to the National Shrine at Knock from all over the world. Ireland at this time of its history represents the world in a way that…

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Ireland: Vocations Crisis Prompts Reflection on Future of Ministry
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Ireland: Vocations Crisis Prompts Reflection on Future of Ministry

In Fr Byrne’s opinion, this is a temporary fix “pressing a pause button to keep the system functioning” and instead what is needed is a debate on the wider issues such as “how can we supply ministry when it is no longer possible to provide clergy”. “We need a radical reappraisal in Ireland – an…

Twinning: Growth of Partnerships between Parishes in Ireland and Africa
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Twinning: Growth of Partnerships between Parishes in Ireland and Africa

Twinning relationships or partnerships between parishes in Ireland and in African countries are a growing form of modern missionary endeavour at a time when the number of Irish missionaries serving in Africa and the global south is declining. One such partnership is that between Ballineaspaig Parish (often called Dennehy’s Cross Parish) in Cork City and…

Meet an Irish Missionary in Sindh, Pakistan
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Meet an Irish Missionary in Sindh, Pakistan

The hour-long call will include prayer, a short introduction and a question and answer session. The Columbans hope this will be a real encounter, not just an event to watch, so numbers will be limited. Fr Liam was born in Ireland and now lives in Hyderabad, located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. He is…

Ireland: The Covid-19 Story from the Mill Hill Missionaries at St Joseph’s, Dublin (Part 2)
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Ireland: The Covid-19 Story from the Mill Hill Missionaries at St Joseph’s, Dublin (Part 2)

We had a number of members in isolation. Each phoned the doctor and explained their symptoms and we took the temperatures and let the doctor know if there were any of concern.  Each one in isolation required meals so three times a day trays of food were prepared and brought round to the rooms of…

Ireland: The Covid-19 Story from the Mill Hill Missionaries at St Joseph’s, Dublin (Part 1)
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Ireland: The Covid-19 Story from the Mill Hill Missionaries at St Joseph’s, Dublin (Part 1)

In the late afternoon of the 26th March we found out from the hospital that one of our members who had been admitted a few days previously was Covid 19 positive.  Already some members had been in isolation in their rooms from the 16th of March.  Writing tonight, some 13 members were in isolation at…

Archbishop Neary of Tuam, Ireland: Central Question amid current Coronacrisis is: Do You Believe?
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Archbishop Neary of Tuam, Ireland: Central Question amid current Coronacrisis is: Do You Believe?

For the Church in Ireland this has come at a time of weakness unparalleled in its recent history. And yet the challenge was met. Parishes organised Masses on webcam and radio. Many priests and bishops took to ministry via online and digital media with flair and creativity. A tired Church, wearied by relentless change, found…

Rockstar Bono Witnesses to his Faith in Jesus
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Rockstar Bono Witnesses to his Faith in Jesus

Bono, the lead singer of U2 rockband, speaks candidly of his faith in Jesus, the place of prayer in his life, relating to God.

Father James O’Donoghue MHM   RIP
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Father James O’Donoghue MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 14th of April, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 85  of Father James (Jim) O’Donoghue Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Fr. Jim O’Donoghue was born on the 27th of May, 1934 at Cahirciveen in the County of…

Ireland: New Director for World Missions Ireland
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Ireland: New Director for World Missions Ireland

We are thrilled to introduce you to Fr Michael O’Sullivan M.Afr., the new Director of World Missions Ireland! Fr Michael, a fluent French and Arabic speaker, was selected for the role after returning to Ireland following more than twenty-five years of missionary service in the Middle East. Michael is a member of the White Fathers of Africa and originally…