Thought on Sunday

Try this Retreat!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 16th September 2018      Have you ever made a retreat? Maybe at times you thought of it. Maybe at times, you long to get away from all the depressing news. Even the recent World Meeting of Families and the joy of Pope Francis’ visit was...

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What is happening to our Church?

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 9th September 2018                              Much is being written about the sickness of our church not just in Ireland but all over the world. In Ireland mass attendance is falling, schools are dropping religious education, vocations are drying up and lay people are not being...

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Fr. Sylvius

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 2nd September 2018      For the last ten years, Fr. Sylvius crossed the car park, every Thursday and Saturday morning, to hear confessions. He was always anxious about it – this crossing – and with good reason, especially in recent years. The wind seems to...

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Birthday of Saint John the Baptist

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 24th June 2018      When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She exclaimed, “As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy” (Luke...

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God is constantly training us

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 17th June 2018        In the Scriptures, God is constantly wanting to train us and educate us into his own family life and love. And what we gradually come to see is that God teaches us best in the things we wish to God...

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A Desperate Plea for Help

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 10th June 2018       (I wrote about Colette Nolan in June of 2017. Here she writes with great honesty about her experience of cancer and all she’s learned from the experience) “When diagnosed with cancer, you get to experience something that normally only happens once...

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Let Jesus Shine on You! 2

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 2nd June 2018      In Africa, I was always amused to see people carry great big multi coloured umbrellas and not for the rain, but for the sun! And it was very wise indeed, even for Africans! We long for summer sun and when it...

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God rejoices eternally in intimacy

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 27th May 2018        The Mystery of the Trinity is the mystery of a God who does not live in splendid isolation but a God who rejoices eternally in intimacy. This week I share with you this shortened version of an article by scripture...

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The Spark of God

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 20th May 2018      The following is a ‘Prayer on Sunday’ rather than a ‘Thought on Sunday’ Thoughts do help but only in so far as they lead to prayer or flow from prayer. I hope this prayer helps you to focus on the Holy...

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A question on Ascension Day

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 13th May 2018      John Hogan was one of Ireland’s greatest sculptors. He was born in Tallow, Co. Waterford in 1800 but lived and worked in Rome for many years. One of his works is on display in the atrium of our still new house....

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