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Irish leave for World Youth Day

Slí Eile’s Noelle Fitzpatrick is leading a 15-strong group of young Irish pilgrims to Sydney, Australia, for World Youth Day 2008 (WYD08), which takes place from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July. Attracting even more visitors to Australia than the 2000 Olympics, WYD08 will see over 125,000 young people respond to Pope Benedict’s invitation to celebrate their faith around the ...

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Slí Eile volunteers go far and wide

After ten months of preparation, more than 30 young adults are setting off across the world on Slí Eile volunteer programmes. One group will leave on 2 July for St Ann’s Jesuit Parish, Kingston, Jamaica – an inaugural event for Slí Eile, which has never run programmes there before. On 4 July, another group will head off for Lusaka, Zambia, ...

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Clongowes star named ‘Young gun’

Gareth Ó Súilleabháin, who plays under-15s rugby at Clongowes, has been selected as a Young Gun (most promising young Irish rugby player) by Emerald Rugby Magazine, Ireland’s leading rugby magazine. Gareth was an outstanding full-back on the College’s junior rugby cup-winning team this year. A native of Westmeath, he is currently a boarder at Clongowes.

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Ballymun Gospel Choir’s big year

The Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass is taking its summer break after a busy year which included a televised mass for RTE, appearances at Farmleigh House and the Irish Premiere of the Poverty Requiem, as well as the recent end-of-year concert for the Simon Community. The Gospel Mass will return at Ballymun’s Virgin Mary Church on 14 September at 7pm. Auditions ...

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Pioneer Golf Classic

The Annual Pioneer Golf Classic takes place in Clontarf Golf Club, Dublin, on Friday, July 4, 2008. This fundraising event is open to both Pioneers and non-Pioneers alike. The cost per team of four is €400. Those not in a position to enter a team can sponsor a Tee or Green at a cost of €150 each. Support is welcome, ...

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Joe Palmisano’s ordination

Irish School of Ecumenics student, Joe Palmisano SJ, had his priesthood ordination in Fairfield Connecticut on Saturday 14th June 2008. Joe was joined by his Superior, Fergus O’Keeffe, SJ and two other companions from Ireland, who were warmly welcomed by the New England Provincial, Tom Regan. Over 100 Jesuit priests attended, as well as Bishop Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut and ...

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Novices in Galway

Two Jesuit novices from Birmingham, Grant Tungay in first year and Wouter Blesgraaf in second year, are on work experience in Galway until Saturday, July 19th. They are working with Sr. Margaret McFadden, LSA, who organizes activities for children in Bohermore/Rahoon area – a disadvantaged area of Galway- and subsequently organizes holidays for the same families. In their spare time ...

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Morrissey book ready

Fr. Todd Morrissey SJ has completed his latest book on “Irish Jesuits in Hong Kong, China, Macau, and Singapore, 1926-2006.” A long work with over 100 photos, it is being published by the Jesuit Francis Xavier Press and will be launched in 2009, to mark the 90 years since the foundation of Wah Yan College. It is hoped to have ...

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Whelan on Kenya

Gerry Whelan SJ is back from Rome to spend the summer in Dublin. He attended the Province retreat last week and is currently helping out in two parishes in Dublin. Although currently teaching fundamental theology in Rome’s Gregorian University, he spent the last six years as pastor of a poor parish in Nairobi, Kenya. In the last year Gerry has ...

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