Christmas Reflection

Christmas is a feast of the interior light, a rekindling of the spiritual spark within us, amid the bleak cold, damp and dark of winter. This year, as every year, we shall hear the Christmas carols inviting us to ‘behold our king’, not in a palace, but in an outhouse. Though the words sound well […]

Rev Desmond Knowles RIP

The Irish Chaplaincy Paris and the priest and parish community of the Chapelle St Patrick at the Collège des Irlandais wish to convey their deepest sympathy to the family, friends, the Bishop of Dromore and priests of the late Rev. Fr. Desmond Knowles. Fr Des served our Irish faith community in Paris on two separate […]

We often miss Advent’s power because these December weeks are full of Christmas parties and preparations for Christmas. Each year, the busyness of this season serves to distract us from having an Advent Tide that truly prepares us for the celebration of Christmas, with all its meaning.The thing about the Christian year is that it […]

November: A time for Remembering our Departed Loved Ones.

A time for Remembering our Departed Loved Ones. Native American tribes are renowned for their elaborate and colourful quilts. Often the memories of the tribes are woven into large quilts used in religious ceremonies indeed these native peoples are believed to be among the best quilt makers in the world. What many people do not […]

Advent Carol Service 2017

On Saturday, December 16th,  the Advent Carol Service will take place at 17h00. As usual, after the service, refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!  

Carol Service 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, a Chairde, We are now full into the swing of this year’s rentrée and as you expected, preparations for this year’s Carol Service are well under way.  Our first rehearsals will be starting in two weekends time. As usual, we extend a very warm and open invitation to all who wish to participate […]

October – The Month of Mission.

October is traditionally a time for remembering the Church’s Mission. For a comparatively small country, Ireland has an enormous missionary footprint across hundreds of cultures in all corners of the world. The work of the missionary, which was once almost exclusively the preserve of priests and sisters who dedicated themselves to this task, is now […]