Sheila Johnson

Occasionally when I go into the hospital (Glan Clwyd) to visit some parishioners, I bump into Sheila Johnson. She is the R.C. Chaplain to the hospital, and is a parishioner at St. Mary’s, Rhyl.  I am extremely grateful for her dedicated service to the ill and indeed the dying in the hospital.  Trying to negotiate the frequent blockages on the […]

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Thoughts on the Abortion Referendum in Ireland

I well remember the 2002 referendum in Ireland on abortion. On the day before (5th March 2002) I was present at a meeting in which Cardinal Desmond O’Connell, leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, spoke to a gathering of Catholic School Administrators in St. Patrick’s Training College in Dublin. Addressing the subject of the Referendum he said “The referendum […]

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Fr Frank Inducted as Parish Priest of St Joseph’s

Tuesday evening saw the parish community of St Joseph’s united once more for a beautiful Mass to mark the induction of Father Frank Ryan as Parish Priest of St Joseph’s. The Right Reverend Peter Brignall, Bishop of Wrexham, presided over the packed celebration and joined us for a gathering afterwards in the presbytery.  The special mass also featured a renewal […]

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