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Centenary Prayer of Remembrance Somme Commemoration National War Memorial – Islandbridge, 09 July 2016   Father Seamus Madigan (Head Chaplain, Defence Forces, Ireland) An tAthair Seamus Ó Madagáin (Ard Séiplínigh, Óglaigh na hÉireann)   In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen.   From the Gospel of John Chapter 16, Verse......

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Commemoration of British Soldiers who died during the 1916 Rising Grangegorman Cemetery 26 May 2016   Rev Seamus Madigan HCF & Rev Andrew J Totten MBE QHC   Rev Seamus Madigan HCF   In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen.   From the Gospel according to Mark             (4:35-40) With the......

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Office of the Head Chaplain DFHQ McKee Barracks Dublin 7 Dear fellow soldiers of the Irish Defence Forces, I take this opportunity to wish you and your families every blessing and grace during this Easter Season of 2016. This is an extraordinary time for Ireland. As we commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the 1916......

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Prayers offered by Fr Séamus Madigan HCF at Dublin Castle on 01 January 2016 Moladh go deo le Dia – Praise God forever! On this day of commemoration, celebration and New Year’s resolutions, we thank you Lord, for all the people of Ireland, at home and abroad. Merciful God: In our commemoration, we remember all......

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  “May you rise each day aware of the sacred gift of life. May you open your eyes each morning to the miracle that is yourself.” (A Donegal blessing)   The 2016 Chaplaincy Calendar is now available in all barracks and from chaplains overseas. The two themes of this year’s calendar at the 1916 commemorations......

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