Sunday, January 29, 2017

No Prayer Goes Unnoticed

This excerpt appeared in a meditation based on 1 Samuel 1:9-20 at and repeated in a pastor's reflection at

"In the face of seemingly unanswered prayers, it’s tempting to move away from God instead of towards him. It’s tempting to give up on him and remain locked in sorrow and frustration and perhaps even anger. But God does work when we pray. Our prayers may feel inadequate, and our faith may seem too small. 

But our Father sees to it that no prayer goes unnoticed. No act of faith or trust—however small—goes unrewarded. He doesn’t need us to be perfect before we come to him. What good would that do anyway? We would have no needs to bring to him!

This is one of the greatest blessings of prayer: you can come to the Lord no matter who you are or what you have done. He welcomes you with open arms, even when you don’t think you deserve it. He loves to hear what is upsetting you, and he loves to offer you his help and his grace."

Note: Matt Talbot understood this and he would say to others, "If I can do it, so can you with the grace of God."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dublin Diocesan Matt Talbot Website Update

The Dublin Diocesan Matt Talbot website is back online at

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dublin Diocesan Matt Talbot Website is Not Currently Available 

The official Venerable Matt Talbot website at has been unavailable since earlier this month.

indicates that there are website problems, which we hope are resolved shortly. We believe this website is the finest single source of introductory information about Matt Talbot.

Matt Talbot Dublin Diocesan Committee Facebook page at, however, is functioning.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Matt Talbot Inspired Sermon

In the Fall 2014 issue of The Franciscan Times, pages 24-25, at
John Brockmann shares how a convocation in Morristown, New Jersey and Matt Talbot inspired his sermon on the 16th Sunday After Pentecost.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Free Pocket Prayer Book Reminder

Although previously noted nearly four years ago at, this forty page resource available at  continues to provide hope, support, and the will to carry on for those struggling with addiction, their families and friends, and those in treatment, recovery, and denial. 

The content and prayers are also relevant for those who do not perceive to be affected by addiction.

Friday, January 6, 2017

The First Matt Talbot Novena Mass of 2017

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The “First Friday of the Month Matt Talbot Novena and Prayers for Healing Mass” will be held this evening (6th January 2017) at 7:30 pm at St. Agatha’s Parish, North William Street, Dublin 1.  Very Rev. Brian Lawless, Vice-Postulator for the Cause for Canonization of Venerable Matt Talbot, is the priest of this parish.

“We pray especially for those suffering from any form of addiction, those in recovery, their families and the wider community affected by alcohol and drug misuse.” 

For further information please visit

All are welcome.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Learning About Venerable Matt Talbot With Your Help

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Fresh Start

Today is the tomorrow you talked about yesterday. 
Likewise, this year is the next year you referred to last year.