Amis, Cairde, Friends …. Welcome.

Welcome to our Chaplaincy website. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Our current chaplain is Msgr. Hugh Connolly, a native of Burren near Warrenpoint Co Down, he is a priest of Dromore Diocese. A former student of Abbey CBS, Newry Fr Hugh was ordained from Maynooth in June 1987 and later successfully completed Studies in the Gregorian University, Rome. Afterwards he taught on the Faculty at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth for some two decades during which time he also served for two terms on the Fondation Irlandaise. During this period, he developed a great attachment and affection for the Collège des Irlandais. He was delighted to return here as Chaplain therefore in September 2017.

Fr. Hugh is always happy to meet any of the Irish Community in Paris and to offer any pastoral assistance whenever necessary. The work of Chaplain includes everything from signing Passport applications through baptismal and marriage preparation, hospital and prison visitation and of course celebrating the weekly Sunday Mass in the beautiful Chapelle Saint-Patrick as well as lending a hand occasionally with the pastoral needs of our local parish St. Etienne du Mont.

The Catholic Church in Ireland has had a presence in the Latin Quarter for over 400 years. Since 1770, the centre of that presence has been the Collège des Irlandais and its Chapelle Saint-Patrick on the Rue des Irlandais.

The recently renovated Collège now houses the Centre Culturel Irlandais and the Chapelle Saint-Patrick continues to be a centre of worship and pastoral outreach to the Irish in Paris.

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