Father Paddy’s Blog

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  • Christmas 2022 …. A time to Prioritise
    by Declan Kelly on December 2, 2022 at 11:05 am

    In the northern hemisphere, Christmas comes in an extraordinary time of the year. In our most vulnerable and darkest days, we are invited to indulge in a light that is brighter than any darkness, in a hope that is greater than any fear, in a bigger picture, that reminds us “God so loved the world, The post Christmas 2022 …. A time to Prioritise appeared first on Portlaoise Parish.

  • Advent.. A Time to be Patient
    by Declan Kelly on November 25, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    It should be no secret to anyone that we do not know the date of Christ’s birth, and so the Church baptised a Pagan feast. The Pagans saw the world as a great cosmic struggle between the powers of darkness, and the powers of light. They noticed that at different times, darkness seemed to be The post Advent.. A Time to be Patient appeared first on Portlaoise Parish.

  • Finding Balance on Social Media
    by Michelle Conroy on November 18, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Social media is a great thing. It’s a very clever use of technology which allows us to connect with a wide circle of people in many different locations all over the world. It’s a great way to get news, updates, and personalised information that you ordinarily wouldn’t get. However, there is a limit to its The post Finding Balance on Social Media appeared first on Portlaoise Parish.

  • The Weight of the Glass
    by Michelle Conroy on November 11, 2022 at 8:57 am

    The Art of Letting Go is about deciding to stop making the same mistakes and choosing to take a different path. It has been said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I totally agree. When we hold onto things that weigh us down, that negativity turns The post The Weight of the Glass appeared first on Portlaoise Parish.

  • Ratheniska Children’s Choir Permission Form
    by David Vard on November 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Ratheniska Children’s Choir Consent Form The post Ratheniska Children’s Choir Permission Form appeared first on Portlaoise Parish.

  • Discern and change we must….
    by Declan Kelly on November 4, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Recently, Cardinal Mario Grech, speaking in relation to the universal Synod warned against “The Danger of Keeping Silent”. The Synodal process is a time for speech, a time to let the voice of the Church speak and bring forward the issues, the problems that inhabit our Synodal Church. Last week Pope Francis, named Fr. Niall The post Discern and change we must…. appeared first on Portlaoise Parish.