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Climate Change and Earth Hour!

This year we celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, 25th March 2017  from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.   Please  let us join to celebrate this worldwide movement and switch off our lights for an hour on Saturday. Landmarks such as Big Ben, the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower are switched off...

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70 Years of Religious Missionary Commitment

The Columban Sisters in Magheramore, Wicklow, Ireland, celebrated the 70 years of Religious Commitment of Sisters Carmel Mongey and Joan O’Donovan. CONGRATULATIONS!!! ” Till the end of my days, O Lord, I will bless your name. Sing your praise, give you thanks, All my days.”

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+Sister Francesca Garvey, RIP

+Sister Francesca Garvey passed away peacefully in St. Columban’s on the Lake Home, Silver Creek, NY, USA, on Sunday, 12th March 2017.  Funeral Mass on Saturday 18th March 2017 followed by Internment in the Convent Cemetery.   Lord, we ask you to receive our Sister Francesa into the eternal joy of your Kingdom. As she endeavoured...

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International Women’s Day 2017 Theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

“On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and...

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REFLECTION for Lent 2017

What are you giving up for Lent?  The old favourites surface – sweets, ice-cream, favourite snacks, cigarettes.  Some people forego the cinema while others will go without alcohol for the duration.  The challenge of Lent may inspire people to brave the early morning cold to attend Mass during the week.  Helping an old neighbour or...

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Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017

  The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.   Dear Brothers and Sisters,   Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12),...

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+ Sr. Mary Bernardine Rush,RIP

    +Sister Mary Bernardine Rush passed away peacefully in St. Columban’s Nursing Home, Magheramore, Wicklow, on Tuesday, 31st January 2017. Removal of Remains  on Thursday, 2nd February  at 5:30pm to the Convent Chapel, Magheramore, Wicklow. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30am followed by Internment in the Convent Cemetery. Lord, we ask you to receive our...

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A Moment to Examine our Conscience

2016 HAS been a year of dramatic change in national and world affairs.  For many of you it will have been just as dramatic at a more personal level- perhaps through a change of job, the birth of a child or the loss of a loved one. We should see this as a spiritual moment-a kind...

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+ Sister Damien Rooney, RIP

  + Sister  Damien Rooney  passed away peacefully in St Columban’s Nursing Home, Magheramore, Wicklow, on Thursday 29th December, 2016.                                                                               Removal of Remains on Friday, 30th December at 5.30pm to the Convent Chapel. Funeral Mass on Saturday, 31st December at 11.30a.m, followed by Interment in the Convent Cemetery.     Lord, we ask you...

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Christmas 2016-New Year 2017

To you, our dear Friend and Partner in Mission May you and your loved ones, experience the gift of ‘God with us’, as you share food, companionship and joy in celebration of his coming; and may your New Year be filled with the blessing and peace of his presence. Because of your witness, the message...

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