Jean O’Sullivan Memorial

Fr Hugh and the Irish Community at the Chapelle St Patrick extend their deepest sympathy to our dear friend Derry O’Sullivan and his family on the death of Jean. A reception will be held in the Centre Culturel on Saturday 24th of September. The event will commence with a commemorative gathering in the Chapel at […]

Community Picnic 24 of September 2017

Dear Friends First, I would like to thank everyone for their kind welcome, support, and good wishes since my arrival to the Chapelle St. Patrick as your chaplain. We have decided to have a community picnic on the 24 of September after mass, it will be a further opportunity to meet everyone. I would ask all […]

La Rentrée

There’s something magical in the air in France each September – a renaissance after the August shut-down, a new beginning after long days on the coast or a slow summer pace of lifeat rural retreats. In the blink of an eye, life in France changes. Children go back to school, people return to work and […]

We are Christ’s Body!

We are Christ’s Body!                          Une chose est claire dans l’Evangile de ce soir. Dieu n’agit pas comme un gestionnaire de ferme qui fait le contrôle de sa propriété pour déterminer combien d’ivraie y pousse ! En effet, Dieu est beaucoup plus préoccupé par les mauvaises […]

Our Generous God

Our Generous God.                    The seed scattered by the sower in today’s Gospel reading fell on four different terrains –the edges of the footpaths… on patches of rock…among thorns… and on rich fertile soil.  Soil in the Holy Land is scarce. Its often sandy and shallow, sometimes […]

Chartres Pentecost Walking Pilgrimage 2017

  Three days from Notre Dame Cathedral Paris to Notre Dame Cathedral Chartres Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th June. All are welcome On Friday 2nd June 18H00 in the Chapelle Saint Patrick, there will be a Mass with the Irish pilgrims coming for the annual Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage. All Masses during the pilgrimage will be […]

“Céad míle fáilte” to Mons Hugh Connolly

“Céad míle fáilte” to Mons Hugh Connolly On Sunday 28th May, Bishop Noel Treanor visited the Irish Community for Mass at the Irish College. Bishop Treanor wished the outgoing chaplain, Fr. Dwayne Gavin, every good wish as he returns to the Diocese of Meath in September. During the same Mass Bishop Treanor welcomed the incoming […]

A New Wave of Light!

A New Wave of Light! A sort of Mexican wave has been sweeping across the earth every day since the beginning of the world. I suppose you could call it a Mexican light wave! For the last few hours, since the dawn started breaking in the East over Japan until the sun rises later over […]

From Prison to Praise!

From Prison to Praise!   Sweltering hot days are rare enough here in Ireland,as we all know. And on the rare occasion we do get them, the whole country comes to a standstill as we all try to make the most of the sunshine. I remember one such day when I was a teenager. It […]

It is good to be here!

It is good to be here!     Carlo Caretto, l’Italien et fondateur des Petits Frères de l’Évangile, est devenu un des plus grands maîtres spirituels du Vingtième siècle. Après vingt ans de service auprès des jeunes de l’Action catholique italienne, Caretto décide de renoncer à sa vie dans le monde et de se retirer […]