M. Jean Bijasson. RIP

The Irish Chaplaincy is saddened to learn of the death today of  M. Jean Bijasson, longtime parishioner and friend of the Aumônerie and former board member and Treasurer of the Fondation Irlandaise. We extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to Geraldine, to their children and grandchildren and sorrowing family, friends and associates during this […]

Community Picnic 23 June 2019

It is that time of year again and the chaplaincy community summer picnic will take place this Sunday the 23rd of June after Sunday mass. I would ask all who are participating in the picnic to please bring enough food for yourself and something to share with others…sweet or savoury…all are welcome…!! I am looking […]

Chartres Pentecost Walking Pilgrimage 2019

It is that time of year again for the annual Pentecost Walking Pilgrimage to Chartres which takes place officially on the 8th of June until the 10th of June. As usual the Irish chaplaincy will have a mass on the 7th of June for the Irish and Scottish pilgrims coming to the event, other pilgrims […]

A Reflection for Eastertide

A Reflection for Eastertide: Our world and our contemporary culture, is in need of Easter’s Redemption! We live in a world where love and happiness are so often confused and drained of their true value. Love is often reduced to a thing of convenience or a fortunate emotion. Happiness is most often mistaken with a […]

Notre Coeur

A member of our congregation, Christine Taylor was moved after the tragic events of Notre Dame, she composed this beautiful poem below . Notre Coeur I take a walk, in a familiar area. I know the streets, the shops, the memories on every corner. The overwhelming feeling of … wrong… is new. The sun should […]

Notre Dame Cathédral

  Ile de la Cite is the spiritual and historic center and the oldest district of Paris, it was wounded on the evening of the 15th of April with the horrible news that Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire.  Notre Dame is such a symbol of Paris and France, to see this beautiful monument of […]

Do you want to fast this Lent? A thought from Pope Francis for Lent Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and trust in God. Fast from […]

St. Brigid’s Day 2019

On Sunday the 3rd of February we celebrate St.Brigid of Kildare, Patron of Ireland with the blessing of the St.Brigid’s crosses.  After Mass there will be the usual tea and coffee offering but we ask you bring some extra goodies to share to help us celebrate St. Brigid’s day in full.  

St. Brigid’s Day

St. Brigid You were a woman of peace. You brought harmony where there was conflict. You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast. May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world. Inspire us […]