Fare Thee Well

(From 2 July 2013) We have spent the entire week saying goodbye. Saturday evening, we celebrated a beautiful and emotional Mass: it was Fr. Martin Doyle’s last Mass as curate of Clonard Parish. He has served here for 14 years, and is taking a sabbatical to study in California before his next assignment. I can […]


This past weekend, each member of Teach Bhríde had the opportunity to speak at one weekend Mass to thank the members of Clonard Parish. Fr. Denis and the parish members blessed us and sent us forth as we near the end of our service year. I thought I’d share with you what we shared with […]

Weird & Wonderful Weekend

It’s been another packed weekend at the Teach! Of course, for a little over a month now, “packed weekend” has meant “we have lots of fun things to do with friends,” not so much “retreats and workshops and rehearsals” like earlier in the year. But this was a strange weekend for a few reasons. First, […]

A Weekend of Good Craic (and bad puns)

Well, the weekend has been packed with fun things and spending time with lots of friends! Last Thursday I went to our friend Stasia’s house for an impromptu session with her trad group – one of my favorite things to do! Even after living here for nearly two years, I am still amazed at how […]

Singin’ in the Spirit

What an eventful weekend! Nick already covered the Scoil Mhuire and Kennedy Park Confirmations, but I’ll just add a bit. The music was beautiful. The decorations were lovely. The students looked well in their new clothes for the occasion. But, best of all, the sixth class students received the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of […]

Ministry of Presence

Last week, I went with Sr. Alma to lead teacher in-services on Meditation with Children at two different primary schools in Co. Wexford. During these in-services, we explain what Christian Meditation is (in both the John Main and Thomas Keating traditions), talk about its benefits and fruits, lead a couple of short meditations, and give […]

Passiontide Prayers

As you all know (if you’re an avid reader of ours), last Sunday night all of us took part in Clonard’s very first Passion Play. I’m going to let Emily do most of the gushing about it in her post on Friday, but I’m going to tell you a little about it. First,  it went […]