This Week's Newsletter
Publishedon Saturday 10th June 2017
We prayerfully remember all those who are
Recently Deceased & all whose Anniversaries occur at this time.
“May they rest in peace. Amen.”
A Few Words from Fr Joe
Few words from Fr Joe - Welcome Fr Donie O’Connor MHM!
Archbishop Martin has appointed Fr Donie as a curate to assist in Kilmacud, Mount Merrion and Clonskeagh Parishes. This is great news for the people and priests of the parishes and we will do all we can to make Donie feel at home here. Some years ago, Donie left a message on my answering machine in a happy uplifting voice with a lovely Kerry accent, “Hi I’m Donie and I’m available to assist in any way I can.” Since that time, I have got to know Donie well and admire his great faith, joyful approach to ministry, interesting homilies and friendly approach to parishioners and priests alike. I asked him to say a little bit about himself and here are his words
“When I returned from my mission work in East Africa a few years ago I began to search for another parish community experience here in south Dublin. I remember ringing around the different parishes letting them know that I was available to help. The response from the first two parishes was the same – ‘we will take your name and get back to you’ – they never did. Then I rang Fr Joe Mullan, his response was so different – ‘drop down for a cup of coffee and a chat’. Joe gave me a gracious welcome and made me feel at home. He had me working in the parish the following day. To me that’s church because church is about hospitality.
I am so grateful and feel so blessed to be joining your team and community. I believe ministry is never about competition but cooperation. I look forward to sharing my stories, gifts and talents with yours- together building and elevating the community as we celebrate with passion the joy of the Gospel.”
Donie – is a Mill Hill Missionary, from Killarney, Co. Kerry. He has worked in Kenya and Uganda.