National holiday puts St Brigid in the spotlight

        I LOVE this time of year; a time to embrace brighter evenings and early mornings. Already...

Fr Paddy Byrne: Daily reflection can enrich our lives

            ST IGNATIUS of Loyola’s (1491-1556) great insight came while he was convalescing after a serious...

Pope Benedict XVI: a humble servant of the Lord

            IN THE annals of papal history, Joseph Ratzinger, who has died aged 95, will...

Sunday, 08/01/23 - 7:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Humanity defines the true spirit of Christianity

              WE ARE about to celebrate Christmas once again. For the vast majority, I’m...

Sunday, 18/12/22 - 7:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: The gift of generosity this Christmas

          TIME moves by very quickly. Where has 2022 gone? I sincerely pray that the Lord’s...

Sunday, 11/12/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Padddy Byrne: Our model of Church is on its last legs

          RECENTLY, Cardinal Mario Grech, speaking in relation to the universal synod, warned against ‘the danger...

Sunday, 06/11/22 - 7:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: ‘I was hungry and you gave me food…’

          HUNGER is a problem that has plagued humanity for millennia and it continues to haunt...

Sunday, 23/10/22 - 7:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: You need a busload of faith to get by

YOU don’t just wake up one morning, light streaming in from the window, birds fluttering about and jump from your...

Sunday, 16/10/22 - 7:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Seven simple ways to find peace of mind

    PEACE of mind is a feeling of being safe or protected, it is the absence of worry. It’s...

Sunday, 09/10/22 - 7:30am Read More

FR PADDY BYRNE: Guardian angels are always ready to help

              STEVE Montgomery was heading home from a painting job when something crazy happened....

Sunday, 02/10/22 - 7:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: As a Church, together we are stronger

            THERE has been much discussion and commentary regarding feedback from our national synod. The...

Sunday, 28/08/22 - 7:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Community activist Brother Kevin … a living saint

      A SMALL number of public figures are instantly recognisable by their first name. One of them is...

Sunday, 21/08/22 - 7:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: God is with us every minute of every day

      A MINISTER passing through his church in the middle of the day decided to pause by the...

Sunday, 14/08/22 - 8:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Harvest time reminds us of God’s bounty

          TIME seems to be moving extremely quickly. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived....

Monday, 01/08/22 - 11:11am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Stay positive and never give up

      THE following contributions awaken a sense of hope and encouragement for us all and are well worth...

Sunday, 24/07/22 - 8:01am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne – Summer: a time to rest our bodies and mind

            THE month of June is a wonderful time of year … long, bright days...

Sunday, 12/06/22 - 8:07am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Anything that you have to control, controls you

          THERE are many variations to this story, but it’s quite instructive. In South America, Africa...

Sunday, 29/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Silence is often the best form of prayer

  IT’S good to think of prayer, not just as saying prayers or speaking to God but as listening to...

Sunday, 08/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: There is no recession in the Lord’s love

          EASTER is a time of hope and new life, an opportunity to begin again in...

Sunday, 17/04/22 - 10:25am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Make time to share a meal this Easter

    THIS is Holy Week, a sacred time when, through ritual and symbolism, we remember and give thanks for...

Sunday, 10/04/22 - 9:00am Read More