Damien Exhibit

Damien Display

Damien's Feast Day on May 10th 2013 saw the blessing of a new display dedicated to Saint Damien at our Sacred Heart Church, Sruleen, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.    'In the Footsteps of Saint Damien" comprises 12 displays with  accompanying prayers that traces Damien's life from Infancy to Canonisation.  The final display is adjacent to a first class relic of Damien that came from Molokai and was generously given to us by our bothers in the Hawaiian Province.  You are welcome to visit the exhibit at any time if you are passing by Newlands or the Green Isle Hotel.

Sruleen Holy Land Pilgrimage

Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Establishment of the Sruleen Parish
4th - 11th November 2013Colour Poster 2
Spiritual Director: Fr Michael Ruddy sscc
3 nights in Galilee ; 4 nights in Jerusalem
Fully inclusive cost per person sharing : €1,475.   Single Room Supplement : €370. 

DAY 1 08.40hrs:    Check in at Dublin airport for flight BD 122 to London, departing at 10.40 am and arriving at 12 noon. Connect with flight LY 316 to Tel Aviv departing at 15.35 and arriving at 21.15. Meet driver & guide, and transfer to Tiberias. Check into hotel for 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.
DAY 2:    Drive along by the Sea of Galilee to the Mount of Beatitudes for Mass and full reading of the Beatitudes. Boat trip across the Sea of Galilee to Ein Gev, with relevant readings. Return to Capernaum to visit the old Synagogue and see St Peters house. Nearby, visit the church of the Primacy by the sea-shore, and the church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3:    Morning drive to Yardinet – Baptism site on the river Jordan, and renew our Baptismal Vows. Continue to Mount Tabor and ascend by taxi for Mass at the church of the Transfiguration. Enjoy the view of the Armageddon Valley. Drive to Cana and visit the church of the Wedding Feast – site of Jesus’ first miracle. Renewal of Wedding Vows for married couples on the trip. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Basilica of the Annunciation for Mass, see the Cave – home of the Holy Family, St Josephs workshop, and Marys Well. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4:    Drive along the Jordan Valley into Jericho. Here we can see the Mount of Temptation and the Sycamore tree of Zacchaeus. Continue to the Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth, and enjoy a “dip”. Drive by the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to Jericho for our Mass, and visit Tomb of Lazarus. Arrive at hotel in Jerusalem, for 5 nights.
DAY 5:    Drive to nearby Mount of Olives for group photo, and view the Old City. Visit the Ascension Dome, Pater Noster church, Dominus Flevit, Assumption church and Grotto and the Garden of Gethsemane. Afternoon visit church of St Peter in Gallicantu – church of the Cock-Crow, for Mass. See the dungeon where Jesus was held on Holy Thursday night. Walk around Mount Zion and visit the church of the Dormition, Tomb of David, and Room of the Last Supper. Return to hotel for dinner.
DAY 6:    6am Mass in the Holy Sepulchre. Return to hotel for breakfast. Morning in the Old City. Visit church of St Anne and Pool of Bethesda. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Rock of Calvary. Visit the Western Wall. Afternoon drive to Ein Karem to visit the churchs of the Visitation and John the Baptist. Visit Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Dinner and overnight at hotel. After dinner, visit the Jerusalem shopping mall.
DAY 7:    Drive to Bethlehem and visit the Shepherds Fields. Visit the church of the Nativity and see the birthplace of Jesus and the Holy Manger. Mass. Visit the Milk Grotto. Return to Jerusalem and visit the Model of Old Jerusalem and Shrine of the Book. 5pm Holy Hour in Garden of Gethsemane. Final dinner at hotel with presentations.
DAY 8:    Early breakfast and transfer to Tel Aviv airport for flight LY 315 to London departing at 09.15 and arriving at 13.35. Connect with flight BD 123 to Dublin, departing at 17.30, arriving at 18.50.

Organised by MARIAN PILGRIMAGES    19 Eden Quay, Dublin 1 Ph. 01-8788159

Return flights – Dublin/Tel Aviv/Dublin
3 nights at the Prima Hotel, Tiberias, with dinner, bed & breakfast.
4 nights at the Rimonim Shalom Hotel, Jerusalem, with dinner, bed & breakfast.
All travel in modern, air-conditioned coach with English speaking guide throughout.
All admission charges as per itinerary. Boat trip on Sea of Galilee.
Taxi up and down Mount Tabor. Tips for Hotels, Coach Driver & Guide.
All airport & local taxes.  Comprehensive holiday insurance.
1 piece of checked-in luggage per person (20kg).
Prices subject to any significant difference in currency rates, and fuel surcharges. 

Booking forms available from:  e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone  01 4570032

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God not Greed

Ultan Naughton (38) worked for a number of years at a New York discount brokerage house.

But while many dream of bagging the big job and even bigger wage packet that is the norm in New York's financial district – it turned out to be a nightmare for Ultan. Read More

Diaconate Ceremony - Neilstown - 3rd. Feb 2013

entrance 1Br. Ultan Naughton sscc,, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Ray Field, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin. The ceremony took place at in the Church of St Peter the Apostle in Neilstown, Dublin 22. Bishop Brendan Comiskey presided and the concelebrants included Fr. John Dunphy and Fr. Abraham Pathackal PP and PC for the Rowlagh Neilstown parishes, along with a number of the members of Ultan's religious community. Br. Ultan is presently completing his studies at St. Patricks College, Maynooth while working in Neilstown parish on a pastoral experience for the last number of months.

Photo Left L/R: Br. Ultan Naughton, Retired Bishop Brendan Comiskey sscc, Bishop Raymond Field, Fr. Derek Laverty, Saced Hearts Provincial and Deacon Tito Perreira, Acton parish, West London.

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Photo Right L/R: Fr. Pearse Mullan sscc (CC, Sruleen) Fr. Abraham George Pathackal (PC Rowlagh/Neilstown), Fr. Alberto Toutin sscc (Chile), Fr. John Dunphy (Administator Rowlagh/Neilstown) Fr. Jerry White sscc (CC Clontibret, Co. Monaghan) 


prostratePhoto Left Br. Ultan Naughton sscc, prostrated before the altar during the singing of the Litany of the Saints.



Photo Left Br. Ultan Naughton sscc making his pledge of Obedience to the Church. 





Some members of the Choir and Vesting. 

SSCC Mission to Tonga

Fr. Chris Kaitapu ssccClyde GuerreiroPaul ZaconeSubal00






    Fr. Paul Zaconne          Fr. Subal Francis Nayak.                                                                Fr. Clyde Guerero           Fr. Chris Kaitapu 

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Provincial of the USA Province Fr. Jonathan Hurrell,  traveled to Tonga to formally sign the contract between the Bishop and the Congregation for our new mission there. During his stay, he will also finalize the purchase of our new residence and greet Fr. Chris Kaitapu, ss.cc., who will serve as parochial vicar and missionary priest at St. Michael and St. John Marie Vianney, Missions of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Nuku’alofa.  Joining Chris over the next several months to make up this new community will be Clyde Guerreiro, Paul Zaccone and Subal Nayak. We are also extremely grateful to the Tongan Community in Hawaii who will be helping us fund this mission. We look forward to a wonderful new ministry and presence for all of us in a place where we are so welcomed!

India Sem

tonga-largemapMeanwhile in India (another mission of the US Province) despite some minor, “to-be-expected” delays, work on the candidate formation house in Bangalore continues to move ahead. The construction is progressing well and the hoped-for completion will be even sooner than expected. It is anticipated that the new house will be officially opened on June 16, 2013.  We ask your prayers that these mission ventures may be truly blessed in the years ahead. 

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