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Novena to St Patrick 2014
Today, Sunday 9th of March, we begin our Novena of Prayer to St Patrick which will end on St Patrick's Day
You can follow the daily Novena prayers by clicking on the image above here.
We are delighted to bring you news of two priestly ordination this year. Kufre-Abasi Thomas Afangide will be ordained on 1st March in his native Nigeria. His classmate Raphael Sankhulani Mwenda will be ordained later in the year.
Kufre-Abasi is pictured here on the day of his ordination as a Deacon last August. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Maurice Crowley SPS of Kitale Diocese in Kenya.
The Report of the Review of Safegaurding Practice in St Patrick's Missionary Society undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) was published on Tuesday 10th December.
Towards Healing is an organisation which provides telephone counselling as well as a counselling and psychotherapy referral service for people who have suffered physical, emotional or sexual abuse when they were children, by persons working for the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Freephone 1800 303 416 from anywhere in Ireland Freephone 0800 096 3315 from Nothern Ireland and the UK
Conscious of the growing awareness that care for the earth is an essential part of any involvement in work for justice and peace, at our headquarters, in Kiltegan in Co Wicklow, St Patrick's Missionary Society has installed a wind turbine, which should supply all our needs for electricity on the compound. After a number of hurdles to be cleard along the way it began generating for the first time on Friday 4th January, to much excitement amongst the community. We look forward to an especially green new year.
For those who know the compound, the camera pans around and shows a view of the bell tower of the College.
Justice and Peace
You can read something of the work of one of our priests, Fr Kevin O'Hara, who has worked for many years in Nigeria in ministry for Justice and Peace. He works with the Shareholders Alliance for Corporate Accountability which is concerned with the wellbeing of those affected by the work of multinational oil corporations.
See the SACA website.
Justice Peace and the Integrity of Creation
Read a new article on the devastating effect on millions of people worldwide of the global arms trade and warfare here.