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Homily notes of Mgr Eoin Thynne for the New Year’s Day Mass 2015 I wonder how many people here this morning think that the future will be better than the past, and all problems can be solved if we put our minds to it.  I wonder how many people not here, those on the streets, in hostels......

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On behalf of the Defence Forces Chaplaincy Service I am delighted An Cosantóir* has again afforded me the opportunity to send Christmas greetings to you, the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann and your families. Having commemorated the centennial anniversary of the commencement of World War 1, where men and women gave their lives......

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Thanks to the DF Audio Visual School for their good work in preparing the videos below from the Carol Service held at Arbour Hill on 10 December 2014 Some of the pieces available through the DF Youtube Channel include:   Flowers of the Forest – Pipes & Army No 1 Band   In Flanders Fields – Comdt Ronan Dillon......

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Life is Precious – Pass it On! At the age of 28, Paul Giblin was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012. In recent months, following his fourth batch of chemotherapy, Paul and his friends have been raising awareness of the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry in recent weeks. The IUBMR is part of The Irish......

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Lt Cian Clancy (1 Artillery Regiment) describes a truce in the trenches during Christmas 1915. This song captures the uniting power of the most popular of all Christmas carols. It reminds us that a ceasefire allows the humanity and innate kindness of good people to shine in a time of darkness. Perhaps the sentiments expressed here by Cian......

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Seasonal favourites including “Little Drummer Boy”, “Jingle Bells” and “God Rest ye merry, Gentlemen” were provided by the Pipers from the DF School of Music during the 2014 Carol Service at Arbour Hill. “The Little Drummer Boy” speaks of a child’s wish to provide an uplifting melody for the Christchild while “God rest ye merry,......

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The annual Defence Forces Carol Service will be held on Wednesday 10 December in Arbour Hill Church. The ceremony will begin at 20:00hrs. The Army No 1 Band will be joined by soprano Celine Byrne, the Mornington Singers and by the Galway Tenors for an evening of seasonal music, prayer and reflection. This year’s theme is......

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23 October is the Feast of St John of Capistrano* – the patron saint of Military Chaplains. Today is a suitable occasion to thank our Defence Forces colleagues, friends and the extended military community for your prayers and prompts which help us in our work. Please continue to remember us in our work at home and overseas. Cardinal......

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The key phrase of today’s Gospel “you have treated them the same as us” finds an echo in the ears of people who think their hard work has not been valued by an employer – or children whose “that’s not fair” expresses their annoyance that their parent or teacher has favourites. Today’s Gospel image of the vineyard......

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  The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by a resolution of the UN General Assembly and has been observed every 21 September since 1982. (update) To mark this year’s Day of Peace, a Service of Prayer was held for all Irish men and women who are serving with the United Nations. It began......

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