Vincentian Family Schools Formation Day

FamVin Schools Formation Day Concluding the day with mass in the College Chapel       Our recent FamVin Schools Formation Day took place in St. Vincent's Castleknock College recently. The day was held on the Feast of St. Vincent dePaul.             Candles representing each of our Vincentian Family Schools     There were five Vincentian Family Schools in attendance, including St. Louise's Comprehensive College Belfast, Holy Faith Clontarf, St. Mary's Holy Faith Glasnevin, St. Paul's College Raheny, and St. Vincent's Castleknock. A huge thank you to Castleknock College for hosting ...[Click title to read more]

2023-10-02T01:13:28+01:00October 2, 2023|

Season of Creation

Let Justice and Peace Flow ‘Join the flow of justice to abate global boiling and to protect our common home’. This weekend marks the end of the Season of Creation, 2023, which started on September 1st and ends on October 4th - the feast of St Francis of Assisi. The Season of Creation is an international celebration of God’s handiwork, an open invitation to the entire people of God - to see what God has made, know what is good and demand for it to be protected. Each year a theme from scripture is selected - this year it is ...[Click title to read more]

2023-09-27T00:37:06+01:00September 27, 2023|

DePaul Welcome Fr. Novak from Ukraine

DePaul Welcome Fr. Novak from Ukraine   At the invitation of the CEO Depaul Irleand, David Carroll, members of the Vincentian Family attended a Mass celebrated by Fr. Vitaliy Novak CM, a missionary of the Congregation of the Mission living and working in Ukraine. He is President of the Board of Depaul Ukraine an organisation which is part of the worldwide Vincentian Family. The Mass took place in Backlane chapel. During Mass Fr. Vitaliy reflected on todays gospel (Luke 6: 6-16) which was about Jesus healing the man with the withered hand. He spoke about how we Vincentians are called ...[Click title to read more]

2023-09-18T17:55:09+01:00September 18, 2023|

AIC St. Peter’s Phibsborough Update

AIC - The Ladies of Charity - St. Peter’s Phibsborough   This ministry group has been relaunched with a new emphasis on reaching out to people who experience loneliness or who may be new to the parish. The first event included an invitation to daily Mass goers to a cup of tea after Mass. The members will reflect on how to progress their ministry based on responses received to activities organised. Today AIC is a 150,000 strong body of women volunteering to combat poverty in 53 countries across five continents, and their mission is to represent the compassion of Jesus ...[Click title to read more]

2023-08-15T10:38:24+01:00August 15, 2023|

Irish Volunteers across the African Continent

Summer Update from Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) VLM – Summer 2023 VLM is delighted to report that we have had a busy summer with a total of 22 volunteers travelling to Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. This has only been possible thanks to our most valuable partnerships with the Vincentian Fathers and Daughters of Charity. Please read on below for a snapshot of their experiences and if you would like more information about volunteering feel free to contact us at Castleknock College Schools Immersion, Kenya This summer twelve students and two teachers from St Vincent's Castleknock College took part in the VLM ...[Click title to read more]

2023-08-04T16:07:06+01:00August 4, 2023|

Young Vincentians off to World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2023   Last Wednesday saw 26 young people from three Vincentian Schools, St. Paul’s Raheny, St. Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin and Holy Faith School Clontarf gathered in St. Peter’s church in Phibsborough, home of the Vincentian Family for a meeting to send them out to World Youth Day in Lisbon. Fr. Eamon Devlin CM, St. Peter's Parish Priest,introduced the meeting by speaking about St. Peter’s church and said that so far there is in the church a saint representing each century, since the foundation of the Vincentian Charism in 1617. He said that there was space for ...[Click title to read more]

2023-07-30T12:50:36+01:00July 30, 2023|

New Chapter for Caritas College Ballyfermot

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINNGS - CARITAS COLLEGE BALLYFERMOT   On Thursday 18th May 2023, the staff and pupils of Caritas College gathered for a celebration of the Eucharist to mark the closing of their school. Monsignor Dan O’ Connor, was the chief celebrant and was joined by Fr. Piaras Mc Lochlainn PP, Fr. Simon Mundisiye and past priests of Ballyfermot  Fr. Joe Mc Donald and Fr. Joseph Ryan. During his homily Monsignor Dan O’ Connor acknowledged the enthusiasm with which the Daughters of Charity seized the opportunity to open a second level school in Ballyfermot at a time when free second ...[Click title to read more]

2023-06-11T13:31:29+01:00June 11, 2023|

Laudato Si Week

Laudato Si Week Pope Francis put environmental concerns at the centre of his agenda in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si', 'On Care For Our Common Home'. The documentary, The Letter, sends Pope Francis message to a creation in crisis. Laudato Si' week, named after Pope Francis's 'creation' encyclical, aims to make us think about ways to care for Earth, our 'common home'. The documentary The Letter highlights the issues around environmental change in an imaginative and thought-provoking way, says Down and Connor's Ephata Laudato Si' group Laudato Si’ week is a great way to remind ourselves of the key message ...[Click title to read more]

2023-05-30T18:07:04+01:00May 30, 2023|

Vincentian Family Schools Day

FamVin Schools on the Feast of St. Louise The most recent Vincentian Family Schools Day was held on Tuesday 9th May. The day was kindly hosted by St. Louise's Comprehensive College, Belfast. First year students from St. Paul's College Raheny, Holy Faith Clontarf, St. Vincent's Castleknock College and Caritas College Ballyfermot, along with their teachers, attended the day. The day marked the celebration of the feast of St. Louise de Marillac, co- founder of the Daughters of Charity with St. Vincent de Paul. This year is the 200th Anniversary of St. Louise’s Lumière an experience during which she experienced God’s ...[Click title to read more]

2023-05-13T21:36:03+01:00May 13, 2023|

Daughters of Charity Renew Vows

            The Vows of the Daughters of Charity                               Sr. Pauline Lawlor DC   On 25th March, feast of the Annunciation, the Daughters of Charity all over the world will renew their vows. This will not be simply a renewal of devotion, but, as their vows will have expired the night before, they will be free to choose to commit themselves to God by making them all over again. Our vows differ from those of most religious in so far ...[Click title to read more]

2023-03-26T18:04:32+01:00March 26, 2023|
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