“The Infant in the Crib”

“The Infant in the Crib” – Christmas has become in the market-place a festival of light in the dark despair of midwinter, a darkness relieved by city neon, electronic reindeer scampering across store-fronts, bare branches loaded with thestrange fruit of electric bulbs, a fairyland to children’s eyes. Not so visible now amid all the glitter […]

Christmas Day Mass

Christmas Day Mass on Thursday, December 25  will be held at 11h30 in Chapelle Saint-Patrick. Everyone is welcome. There will be no Mass on Sunday, December 28.  

Advent Carol Service 2014

On Saturday, December 13 the Advent Carol Service will take place at 17h00. After the service, refreshments will be served such as mulled wine and mince pies. Everyone is welcome! It is advisable to arrive well in advance to be sure to get a seat in the chapel.  

“Advent Waiting”

“In today’s world of internet and mobile phones, we have become hopeless at waiting! Emails demand immediate responses. Google is expected to provide immediate answers to all our questions. Rare are those moments of excitement and joy upon receiving a long awaited letter from a loved one abroad. Yes, waiting is seen as a major […]

Irish Language Week Celebration

An Ghaeltacht-sur-Seine is the Irish language club founded five years ago to practice and promote the Irish language here in Paris. They have organised a week of diverse activities to celebrate the practical everyday use of the language. Whether you are fluent, learned Irish many years ago at school or would like to try it […]

Paris Honours Irish

A plaque has been unveiled in the courtyard of the Irish College Paris dedicated to the “Irish men and women who served the cause of the liberation of France”. During a special ceremony relatives of 50 Irish men and women gathered to remember those who worked for the French Resistance during World War II. More […]

September Reflection

September here in Paris has been a month of beautiful sunshine. The city’s many parks are abuzz with Parisians and visitors alike, all making the most of this wonderful end-of-summer heat. For now, it seems that all the rushing and stress of normal everyday city life has been put on hold. Even the grumpiest of […]

What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons …Most of all, I would like it to enter every heart, for it is there that God wants […]

Lassus Scholars Choir to Sing in Paris

During the weekend of July 12 – 13, 2014 the Lassus Scholars, a choir of the Dublin Choral Foundation directed by Dr. Ite O’Donovan, will be singing concerts of sacred music at Eglise de la Madeleine, Eglise Saint-Eugène Sainte-Cécile and our own Chapelle Saint-Patrick. Admission to the concerts are free and everyone is welcome to […]