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New Co-Ordinator for Ecumenism

Brian O’Leary SJ has been appointed the new Province Co-ordinator for Ecumenism, replacing the now Provincial, Tom Layden. He says his role will be “to keep the ecumenical dimension of the Church’s life and Jesuit ministeries before the eyes of the Province during the weeks and months ahead”. One of his first tasks concerns the Week of Prayer for  Christian ...

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New head at JCFJ

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has a new director: John K. Guiney SJ, who will also continue to be director of the Jesuit Mission Office. For the past fifteen months, the duties of the JCFJ job were performed admirably by Eoin Carroll, who was Acting Director and has now returned to his previous post as Advocacy and ...

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Forthcoming events

11, 18, 25 January: ‘Steps-2-Serenity’ – series of 3 evenings in Manresa offering an opportunity for anyone in a 12-step programme prayerful reflection and meditation. For further information, phone 01-8331352 19 January: ‘Movies that Matter’, Series 3 – ‘The Inner Journey’ continues fortnightly in Manresa until 30 March, 7.30pm to 10pm. Further information from 01-8331352. 20 January: Launch of JCFJ’s ...

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Collecting in the cold

The Annual Belvedere College Sleep-Out and Fast 2010 raised  €111,000 for charities for the homeless: Fr. Peter McVerry Trust, Focus Ireland and Home Again Society. Facing the worst conditions ever seen in these 25 years, over 50 past and present students slept rough for 3 days and 2 nights on Dublin’s O’Connell Street and College Green in Christmas week. With ...

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Short Notices

Jesuit schoolboys Ed Byrne (Clongowes, pictured) and Gonzaga’s James Fitzpatrick worked hard for Ireland’s rugby Under-18s against England.  Ed scored a sweet try under the posts. James’s tackling and tactical kicking were superb. It was not enough.  With ten minutes to go, Ireland led 12-10, but they ran out of puff and went on to lose 12-29. Pity. On the next two Sundays, ...

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Centres of reconciliation

Reconciliation, and the support of community effort, have always engaged Iona, the small Jesuit group in Portadown. In the last two months all four of them travelled to Limerick to study parallel efforts there, especially in Moyross where another Jesuit, Tony O’Riordan, is a curate. Back in Portadown the community welcomed a visit from the Migrations Officer of the Conference of European ...

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Our man in S.F.

Perceptive readers will have noticed that the report on Declan Deane’s funeral in California, USA, was from Donal Godfrey; they may wonder what this Cork-born Jesuit is doing in the land of the Lotus Eaters. It is a good moment to ask the question. For the last three years he has been Executive Director of University Ministry in the Jesuit Univesity ...

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Tom survives a battering

Galway-born Tom McGivern SJ was locking up Chula House in Lusaka, Zambia, on Thursday evening when he was set upon by a thug demanding money. Tom had very little, and the exasperated thief bashed him over the head with an iron bar. The community found him slumped on the floor. He needed ten stitches to his head, but after observation ...

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The hills are alive with the sound of music

From the centre of snow-bound Munich, Irish Jesuit Niall Leahy (Niall Senior, not novice Niall) has given us a glimpse of an attractive pastoral side of his ministry. He has been working in St Michael’s Jesuit church for the last four years. The summer offers him a particular joy in the Masses on the Almen in the foothills of the ...

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Gonzaga galaxy

This is the year that the Gonzaga class of 1972 (25 boys) came into its own, with an unusual range of services to the country.  Two of its lawyers  head respectively Ireland’s solicitors (who include three other class members) and its barristers. Their classmates include a Limerick farmer who is an activist (and Ph.D.) in environmental protection; a tree surgeon; an architect who is active in ...

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