2021 Virtual Fun Quiz   Via Kahoot

The Mission Development office would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent quiz. The quiz was a huge success which raised much needed funds to assist the poor and marginalized in Africa where Covid-19 is having devastating effects.

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Our sincere thanks to our Committee member Mr Stephen Sheerin for organising this fundraiser on our behalf.

Sr Geraldine Henry


Daughters of Charity

Where we are

We are women who have responded to the Call of Christ to live out our baptismal commitment by reaching out in His name to the people at the margins of our society. With the help and collaboration of many others we contribute to the provision of Child and Family Services, Pre-Schools, Education, Specialised Services for Young People, Services for People with Intellectual Disability, Health Care Services, Services for Older People, Services in Parishes, Family Resource Centres, Services for People who are Homeless, Vincentian Partnership Programmes, Mission Outreaches, Marian Services, Services to the wider Community and Provincial Administration.


MINISTRIES

The Daughters of Charity have provided services to persons with intellectual disability in Ireland for over a century. Today these services are based in Dublin, Limerick and Tipperary and include community-based residential services...

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MISSIONS

The Daughters of Charity are present in 21 African Countries. The Irish Sisters have worked in Nigeria and Ethiopia since the early 1960’s and now the young Nigerian Sisters have branched out to Ghana and Burkina Faso giving us contacts in all these mission areas...

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Sr Anna 15th January

Mission Update November 2020 - Click to read

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Hello Everyone!“I don’t think my head is in the right space for lent this year father!!”... Thus spoke a parishioner with a wisdom that would shame Solomon himself! Words, however, I think we could all echo this year.Our heads are ... frazzled and discombobulated (I promise that is a word!!) We are fed up, worried, harassed and dejected enough with this pandemic not to mention the approach of Lent. “Have we not been on a year long Lent?” I hear you ask (apparently I can now read minds!!) A year of fasting from human contact; a hug, a kiss, a ... dare I even say it? ..... shake hands, remember those? Fasting from Mass, sports, concerts, theatre, music festivals, college, school, work, holidays abroad, meals out, visiting family and friends and the myriad of other wonderful things we do as human beings to keep our minds, bodies and souls engaged and fed from the oasis of life. A year of praying that this will all be over soon, then well ... over in a year, then settling for sometime within our lifetime!! I jest, but it feels like that at times, doesn’t it?We pray, not because “well, what’s the harm?” Or “we can lose nothing by it”, but because we enter into that most essential aspect of our human nature – relationship. We speak to God through prayer and therefore build a relationship with Him. Relationship draws out from us the good of the other. I defy you build a relationship with anyone without trying to communicate with them in some way.So it is with us and God. Prayer is our way of communicating with God and Lent offers us the possibilty, once again, of building a closer relationship with Him. It is thanks to God and our scientists that we have a vaccine to look forward to in improving things – prayer did help there, the words of Tennyson express this better than I: “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of: Wherefore, let thy voice, rise like a fountain for me night and day.”So, what of Lent this year? Yes, we have been through a tough year and it will be tough for another one to come, our heads might not be in the normal space to contemplate prayer, fasting and alms giving but...we would miss it if we didn’t engage in some self reflection. I would encourage us to view Lent this year as an exercising of our souls in the same way as we exercise our bodies to keep us healthy and as we exercise our minds by reading, listening to music or contemplating art. It will help to get our heads into the right space of meeting the challenges of the year ahead.Join us for some of our Lenten programmes on www.knockshrine.ieKeep well and safe,Fr Richard ... See MoreSee Less
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  • “When you leave prayer and Holy Mass to serve those in need, you are losing nothing, because serving those in need is going to God and you should see God in them.”

    St Vincent
  • “Say little, do much”

    St Vincent
  • “Good works are often spoiled by moving too quickly.”

    St Vincent
  • “If we want to please our good God, we must not look so much to what we want to do, but to what He wants us to do.”

    St Louise
  • “Do not believe that things will always be as they are now.”

    St Louise
  • “You are well aware that changes are always difficult, and that it takes time to learn new ways of serving skilfully and well.”

    St Louise
  • “If God is the centre of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.”

    St Vincent
  • “God makes use of the humblest instruments for the extraordinary operation of His grace.”

    St Vincent
  • “Charity is not charity if not accompanied by justice.”

    St Vincent
  • “The least esteemed by men are perhaps the best loved by God.”

    St Louise
  • “The greater the work the more important it is to establish it on a solid foundation. Thus it will not only be more perfect, it will also be more lasting.”

    St Louise
  • “Speak to God with great simplicity and familiarity, God only wants our hearts.”

    St Louise

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