WORLDWIDE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
VERBUM CARO FACTUM, VENITE ADOREMUS, DOMINUM
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The foundation stone for our parish church was blessed by His Holiness, Blessed John Paul II on the occasion of his visit to Maynooth in 1979. The church opened in April 1980. The church is built in the shape of a dove. Its patron, St. Colmcille, is known as the “Dove of the Church”.
“Brethren, the “Happy Easter” I wish you is that today an Angel rolls away our stone and we allow ourselves to encounter Him. May it be thus”. (Cardinal Bergoglio, Easter Homily, 2008)
Mass during Week: 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Confessions: After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday; Before 7.00 p.m Mass Saturday evening and on request.
Mass on Trinity Sunday -
Sunday, May 26th, 2013:- 7.00 p.m. (in anticipation, Saturday evening), 8.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 12.30 p.m., and 7.00 p.m.
First Communion at 9.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. Masses
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Dr. Brendan Purcell, former lecturer in philosophy at UCD, has raised serious concerns about the Abortion bill before the Oireachtas. Citing Saul Bellow’s Dean Albert Corde from The Dean’s December, Fr. Purcell referred to the bill’s creating ‘zones of incomprehension’. He asked whether those who drafted the bill intended ’to dull our consciousness when they wrote: “The judgment in Tysiac v Poland is of particular relevance in setting out the detailed requirements envisaged by the court”?’
Fr. Purcell’s letter in The Irish