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Short Notices

Much satisfaction has been expressed by members of the Milltown Park community with the quality of the facilities in the new building into which they moved just before Christmas. In the photo, standing in front of the new community house, are (from left to right): Seamus Duggan, Joe Starr (both Duggan Brothers, the builders), Eileen Ellis, Kevin Bates (architect), Kevin ...

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Integrating migrants in Limerick

‘Integrating Limerick’, a two-year plan for the city and county drawn up by the Limerick Integration Working Group, was launched on Friday 5 May by Minister for Integration John Curran TD. Eugene Quinn, Director of JRS Ireland and Joint Chair of the Group, explained the need for the plan at the launch: “The rapidly changing face, and indeed faces, of ...

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News from the Noviciate

Ronan McCoy, currently studying in the Jesuit Novitiate in Birmingham, has sent us the following update. “We would like to thank you all for your prayers during our Spiritual Exercises. The retreat was, for each of us, a wonderful experience, which will shape our futures in different ways, and we six novices who made it were privilaged to share it ...

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Trekking for the homeless

A 60-kilometer trek across the rough terrain of Iceland – that is the challenge which the Peter McVerry Trust is posing to anyone who would like to help them raise money for homeless services in Dublin. Seán Connolly and Lesley Hanna (pictured here) are former trekkers for this cause, and they remember the event with great fondness. The trek took ...

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Forthcoming events

11 March: ‘Clerical sex abuse – moving on’, lecture by Prof. Patricia Casey in St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, 8pm 11 March: ‘The Recession and God: Where do we go from here?’ – speakers are Gerry O’Hanlon SJ and Dr Nat O’Connor, in Manresa, 8pm. Free admission. 15 March and every Monday: Soul Journey – weekly guided prayer in Gardiner ...

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Nine days of grace

There has been a great turn-out so far for the annual Novena of Grace, taking place in many churches throughout Dublin, Galway, Limerick and the rest of the country. Some parishes have guest Jesuit speakers for the nine days (March 4-12). In the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar, curate Fr Frank Sammon SJ invited John Callanan SJ, Peter McVerry ...

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Studies on power and accountability

‘Power and Accountability in Ireland’ is the theme of the spring edition of Studies, the Jesuit quarterly journal. According to editor Fergus O Donoghue SJ, “It’s time for us to stop agonising over the past and make a calm analysis of the present, with the aim of defining our national goals and setting a course for the future”. This edition ...

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Belvedere -‘Focus’ on homeless

RTE presenter Aidan Power went back to school recently to team up with students at Belvedere College and launch Focus Ireland’s new education module for secondary schools. The aim of the free learning resource is to break down stereotypes and inform students about homelessness and housing needs in Ireland. The charity said Belvedere College was the perfect venue to launch the pack as the students hold an annual sleep-out ...

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UCD chaplaincy celebrates all religions

UCD chaplaincy opened its doors and its heart to the variety of religions represented on campus as part of International Week, on Monday 22 February. Christians of various denominations, along with Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Baha’is, gathered to share on the essence of their belief. According to UCD Chaplain Leon O Giollain SJ, the atmosphere was one of mutual appreciation and respect, ...

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Sli Eíle’s marathon man!

Padraig Swan, Director of Sli Eíle, is on the run again! Last year he raised over €100,000 running various marathons. In 2010, though, he wants to clock even more miles and raise even more money for Sli Eíle’s work with the homeless, prisoners and youth. According to Padraig, “I have entered the race of my life on May 30th when I will ...

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