I have arrived back to something akin to normality from a series of different engagements in Ireland and England. I want to send out the last newsletter of the year.
Firstly, I would like to congratulate Niamh, Juliet and Matthew on their confirmation. Your commitment has given us all great joy and hope and has confirmed the faith of the entire Chaplaincy community. We now pray that the Spirit may continue to guide and direct you!
Thanks also to all those who did so much work in the liturgical and hospitality ministries on the day. It was a great celebration and another memorable day. Thanks not only for your work on that day but for the great liturgical and hospitality ministries that have become the hallmark of the Chaplaincy.
Bishop Treanor was on his first official visit to the College. I think we would all like to thank him for his support and obvious enthusiasm about the mission of the Chaplaincy. I would like to thank all those who came to meet him in different contexts. Thanks particularly to Père Jacques Olier and Mgr Rimbeau for their support and to Mgr Jérôme Beau, bishop with responsibility for our area, who came to join us despite a very busy schedule. The support of the Diocese of Paris is something we appreciate greatly and we look forward to many future moments of solidarity and friendship. Thanks to Fr Aidan for his presence and to all in our sister community of St Joseph’s for their support.
Our new website is now up and running. Thanks to Bernard and Michael and all the team at Parish websites in Ennis for their help!
For those of you who may not have visited it yet, the address is
There will be Mass on each Sunday of July (i.e. 15, 22, 29). Then the Chaplaincy closes for the month of August. We start the New Year with Mass on the first Sunday of September, 2 September. As always, everyone is welcome!
Finally, congratulations to Galway on their Leinster Final win. I hope this puts an end to those of you who have phoned or sent messages ever so casually to ‘find out’ if I knew who had won! This cat wishes the Tribesmen the very best!
Fr Sean Maher
THE IRISH CHAPLAINCY