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800th anniversary of the Canonization of St Laurence O'Toole. 10th May – 12th May 2025. Three-day Pilgrimage with Fr Ivan Tonge. Details attached here:Anniversary Pilgrimage 2025  

Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion

From Friday 21st June and until further notice we will be have a Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion on Fridays at 10.00 am. There will no Mass on those mornings. Exposition will take place as usual after the service until 11.30 am.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly: 28th July 2024

Pope Francis established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly which took place for the first time on Sunday 25 July 2021. Second time on Sunday 24 July 2022. Third time on Sunday 23 July 2023. Fourth time on Sunday 28 July 2024 The World Day for Grandparents...

Pathways: Exploring Faith & Ministry

Have you ever wanted to know more about your faith? Are you looking for a course that can help you grow in your ministry? Pathways is an Adult Faith formation programme run by the Archdiocese aimed at all adults, members of PPCs and those in parish ministry. It is a 2...


In his homily for the Feast of St Kevin at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Monday, June 3, Archbishop Farrell said: The Church is called to work actively towards restoring a living heart to our cities. The centre of a city – its heart – needs people, and people need worthy...

Reflection on Today’s

Gospel Reading

Wednesday, Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Today’s first reading is one of the great call stories in the Jewish Scriptures. When Jeremiah hears the call to be the Lord’s prophet to the nations, he becomes aware of his own inadequacy, the many obstacles in his life that could hinder his response to the Lord’s call, especially his youth. However, the Lord assures him that if his heart is open to the call, then he will be with Jeremiah to protect him, even placing his words in Jeremiah’s mouth. In the parable in today’s gospel reading, there are many obstacles to the growth of the seed that the sower sows with such abandon. Yet, in spite of those obstacles, some of the seed falls on soil that is receptive and the harvest from that soil is beyond all reasonable expectations, even a hundred fold. The Lord continues to scatter the seed of his word today. He does so with abandon, so that it reaches as many people as possible. There will be great obstacles in the lives of many that will prevent the word from taking root in their hearts and bearing fruit in their lives. Yet, if the Lord finds some hearts that are receptive to his word, as the heart of Jeremiah was, he will be able to work through them for the good of others in ways that go beyond all expectations. In the words of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, his ‘power at work within us’ will be able ‘to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine (Eph 3:20). We need never get discouraged by the failure of so many to hear the word, including our own failure to hear and receive it fully, because of all the good that the Lord can do through those who do hear his word and take it to their hearts.