A Lenten Prayer

A Lenten Prayer

Heavenly Father, this Lent we ask your grace.

To fast from judging others and

feast on what makes them special,

To fast from unkind words and feast on kindness,

To fast from jealousy

and feast…

Ash Wednesday

A Prayer to begin my Lenten journey

Loving Jesus,

as I place on my forehead the sign of your saving cross

You say to me, repent and believe in the Gospel.

Walking into Lent my heart is set on you.

May my fasting…

Prayer to St Brigid of Kildare

Prayer to St Brigid of Kildare

1st February, 2021


Oh Brigid, Mary of the Gael,

may your protection never fail.

Spread your mantle over me,

where ‘ere I am, where ‘ere I be.

Cover me with God’s joy and peace,

let my faith and hope never cease.

Shine your light

where there is darkness,

When evil darkens our world, give us light.

When despair numbs our souls, give us hope.

When we stumble and fall, lift us up.

When doubts assail us, give us faith.

When nothing seems sure, give us trust.

When ideals fade, give us vision.

When we lose our way, be our guide!

That we may…

When God

When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty,

trust him fully,

either he will catch you when you fall

or he will teach you how to fly.



Difference is of the essence of humanity

“Difference is of the essence of humanity.

Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict.

The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most

fundamental principle of peace – respect for diversity.”


John Hume (1937-2020)

Acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace…

New Year Wishes

 New Year Wishes

Our two churches in Clane & Rathcoffey continue to remain open for private prayer and reflection at this Covid-19 lockdown period. Our masses continue to be livestreamed on our Parish web-cam at

While our Parish shop is closed, people can book Anniversary Masses at 045-861 393, as the phone…

Blessing your Home in 2021

Blessing your Home in 2021

A Christian tradition called ‘Chalking the Doors’

With a piece of chalk write the following on the door of your Home

20 + C + M + B + 21

C = Casper

I thought of you with love today

But that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday

and days before that too.

I think of you in silence

I often speak your name

All I have our memories


Our Parish Lotto suspended

Our Parish Lotto is now suspended during this Covid lockdown.

Many thanks for your support!