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I joined the Redemptorists in 1982. I was 24 then and considered a “late vocation” since most of my classmates were school-leavers of 17 or 18. I was ordained in 1991 and have been giving parish missions for twenty four years now. I was based in Limerick in the 1990s from where half of my work consisted in giving Secondary School Retreats. I was assigned to the Dundalk Redemptorist Community in February 2000 and moved to Esker in August 2014. Why do I give missions? Why go from place to place preaching the Word of God? For Redemptorists in Ireland this is surely our core ministry. We have a responsibility to the Church in Ireland to continue offering this form of renewal, parish and personal, on our island today. I am convinced that preaching parish missions is a worthwhile way of supporting and encouraging Irish Catholics in living the Christian life in this new century.
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I was born in Limerick and at 19 joined the Redemptorists in Galway. After a couple of years there, I left for India where I continued my studies and was ordained in 1966. Nearly ten years later I returned to Ireland. Apart from two years in Nigeria in the 1990s, I have been working in Ireland, spending nine years in Galway (Athenry) and seven years in Dublin (Marianella) and fourteen years in Cork. I am now a member of the Limerick Redemptorist Community. Most of my assignment in Ireland has been working on parish missions and some solemn Novenas. It is a work that I value greatly and feel privileged in doing. The mission weeks are graced as they offer an opportunity for the goodness in people to find expression in faith, acceptance and renewed friendship. Evermore nowadays, the mission event becomes an occasion when parish groups and councils are recognised, accepted and encouraged as they become more and more involved in their parish life. In the middle of the winter times of our lives and the life of the country, events like missions and solemn Novenas bring a bit spring, a bit of good news, perhaps a lot of good news.
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