Advent Carol Service Preparation

Advent Carol Service practices will begin soon. The practices will take place after Mass on the following Sundays: October 6, 13, 20 November 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8.  We hope that those who want to be involved in the choir for the Advent Service might be able to make those practices.


On Sunday, September 22, we prayed for Syria in a particular way and the collection was offered for the relief of refugees in Syria. During the week previous to this appeal, Fr Sean was in Angers to help with a retreat in the Bon Pasteur. There he met two sisters who were working in Syria, one […]

Notices for September 14, 2013

Dear Friends   I hope that life is beginning to settle for everyone after a refreshing summer break. Autumn seems to have begun and we look forward to the events that will take place between now and the end of the year.   Advent Carol Service practices will begin soon. The practices will take place […]

Notices for July 25, 2013

Dear Friends This Sunday, July 28, we shall celebrate the last Mass of this academic year. The Chaplaincy will then close until September 1. I would encourage as many as possible to attend this Sunday as we give thanks to God for an historic and memorable year in the Chaplaincy. We will also remember friends […]

Notre Dame Mass DVD is Available

A DVD of the full Irish Pilgrimage Mass of March 16, 2013 in Notre Dame Cathedral is now available. This is a very valuable souvenir of such a memorable occasion. You can order it from Christine Oglesby in Ireland by contacting her in the following ways: Faith Development Services, Cathedral Parish Centre, College Street, Carlow […]

Notices for June 9, 2013

Dear Friends   I hope this message finds you all well.   Some events for your diary for this month:   On Saturday, June 15 at 15hoo, there will be an informal concert of Sacred Music in the Chapelle Saint Patrick with the Choir of Saint Chad’s College, Durham. It should be a beautiful event and […]

Invitation to Holy Ghost Fathers Weekend

The Holy Ghost Fathers based on Rue Lomond is the closest neighbor to the Irish Chaplaincy at the Collège des Irlandais and over the years they have provided us with tremendous support. We have a very strong mutual relationship with them. They have invited members of our Irish Chaplaincy Community to join with them for […]


There is a beautiful story in Canon Sheehan’ book Glenanaar about the trial of some men on trumped up charges. These men have been charged by dishonest magistrates, they have been brought before a crooked judge and a prejudiced jury. The scene is set very well: the men stand in the dock, frightened, cowed down, […]

May Events of Interest

Dear Friends   I would like to draw your attention to some events over the coming weeks that might be of interest:   The Embassy is organising a number of cultural events for the Europe Day celebrations on May 9-10 on the parvis at the Hôtel de Ville. The free open air concert by Altan at […]

Prison Visits Ministry

An Irish citizen who finds himself/herself in prison in a foreign country can be in the most isolated, marginalised and vulnerable of situations. They may face a range of difficulties including unfamiliar legal system, restrictions on communication, language barriers, unfamiliar food and culture, few (if any) friends in the country, not many visitors, distance from […]