Who Are You Looking For?

Who are you looking for? This striking question put to the soldiers in the garden of Gethsemane begins the drama of his arrest, his trial, his crucifixion and resurrection that we have been commemorating for the last few days.Who are you looking for? Jesus of Nazareth, they reply. The soldiers, along with the chief priests […]

Pope Francis announces a Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis announces a Jubilee Year of Mercy: Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy. It is journey that begins with a spiritual conversion. For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary Jubilee that is to have […]

Irish National Day Celebrations & Events

Dear all, As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I would like to remind you that our Annual Mass in honour of St. Patrick will take place at the Church of St. Étienne du Mont on Sunday, March 15 at 16:15 pm. The Church of St. Étienne du Mont is situated on Place Sainte-Geneviève, just two minutes […]

Greening of Paris

Sacré Cœur Basilica and a number of other iconic sites in Paris will turn green for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around March 17, 2015. Sacré Cœur Basilica Embassy of Ireland Centre Culturel Irlandais Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland Paris Publicis landmark building on the Champs Elysées A full list of all the venues going green […]

St Patrick’s Day Mass 2015

Please note for your diaries that we will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a Mass at 16:15 on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Eglise Saint Etienne du Mont, 75005 Paris. We return to our local parish after two years celebrating St Patrick’s Day in the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral (2013) and Sacré Cœur (2014). We will […]

St. Brigid’s Day on February 1

Just to remind you that we will celebrate the feast of St. Brigid on Sunday next on February 1, 2015. You are very welcome to Mass here at the Chapelle St. Patrick at 11.30 am. As mentioned on Sunday, all are welcome to stay around afterwards for a picnic. Please bring enough sucré and salé […]

“France Mourns”

“France Mourns” – As I sit at my desk to write, I am aware of a helicopter hovering noisily somewhere in the sky overhead. Normally, the noise of helicopters, or the sirens of the Emergency Services would come and go unnoticed by everyone here. Such noise is part-and-parcel of daily life in Paris, as in […]