Safeguarding Audit

In November 2014 the Passionists in Ireland underwent a review of their Child Safeguarding practice. The review was undertaken by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI). We invite anyone who may have any concerns about safeguarding involving Passionists to contact our Designated Officer, Suzanne Phelan, tel. (00353) (0) 851146391/ ...

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Letter from Fr Joachim for the Feast of St Paul of the Cross 2014

Feast of St Paul of the Cross Letter of Fr Joachim Rego CP, Superior General, for the Feast of St Paul of the Cross, 19 October 2014 Dear Brothers, Sisters and Friends in the Passionist Family, Fraternal greetings and blessings of peace on this feast of our Holy Founder, St Paul of the Cross! On ...

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Ordination of Fr Gareth Thomas CP

Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff ordained Fr Gareth Thomas CP to the priesthood in his home parish of St Illtyd, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday 18 October. Fr Gareth celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving the following day, the Feast of St Paul of the Cross. He is the first Welsh Passionist to be ordained as a ...

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Final Profession of Brother Frank Trias CP

On 14 September, Frank Trias made his perpetual profession of vows at St Mungo’s Church, Glasgow. Frank, a former parishioner of St Mungo’s, joined the Passionists in 2009. After his novitiate at Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, he studied philosophy at Allen Hall (the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster) and is now in his third year ...

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40 Years of Mount Argus Parish

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated Mass at Mount Argus to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of the Parish of St Paul of the Cross. In his homily, the Archbishop spoke about how the Cross frees us to respond in love to Christ ...

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Dutch Pilgrims at Mount Argus

In July a group of pilgrims from Munstergeleen visited the tomb of St Charles of Mount Argus. On the last day of their pilgrimage, they had Mass at the Magdalene Altar where St Charles often celebrated daily Mass. The group was led by Fr Harrie Broers, parish priest of Munstergeleen, accompanied by Fr Martin de ...

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New Postulant at Holy Cross

Antony Connelly began his postulancy in St Patrick’s Province on 8 July. Antony will spend two months in Holy Cross, Ardoyne, after which he will go to the Province Formation Community in Ealing, London. Please keep Antony in your prayers as he continues on his vocation journey. The photograph shows Antony at Mount Argus with ...

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