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Holy Week, the Easter Triduum 2014

This feature includes video reflections by Bishop Denis Nulty on the Easter Triduum, details of ceremonies including Dawn Masses which will be held around the country and informaiton on Pope Francis’ Easter schedule.

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Dawn Masses for Easter Sunday

‘On the first day of the week, at early Dawn they went to the tomb….’ he is not here, he is risen’. (Luke 24, 1, 6) Many Irish dioceses and parishes will host Dawn Masses on Easter Sunday morning. Dawn Mass is a very spiritual opportunity to celebrate Mass while watching the dawn break over the countryside. […]

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Canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II

Blessed Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonised on April 27 2014, Divine Mercy Sunday.

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’24 Hours for the Lord’

The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation wrote to dioceses across the world in February of this year, inviting them to take part in the ’24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative.

Stations of the Cross

Father Paul Clayton Lea from the Archdiocese of Armagh offers a reflection on each of the Stations of the Cross

Emigrant Information Pack 2014

Emigrant Information Pack 2014

The Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants has produced an Emigrant Information Pack to assist those considering emigration. This pack includes a section on each of the main receiving countries, with information about visa and immigration requirements, advice on obtaining accommodation, employment and healthcare, and contact details for relevant organisations.

Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

Some background information on Saint Patrick, the text of St Patrick’s Breastplate in Irish and English and in a video interview Professor Salvador Ryan responds to the question: ‘Who was St Patrick?’

Pope Francis Anniversary

The First Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Pontificate

To celebrate the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis to the chair of Peter, the Vatican have created an archive presenting highlights from the first year of Pope Francis’ ministry.

Pope Francis’ Letter to Families

Pope Francis’ Letter to Families

  Pope Francis’ Letter to Families issued from the Vatican on Tuesday 25 February 2014: Dear families, With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of […]

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World Day of the Sick 2014

Tuesday 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is the World Day of the Sick. The theme of this year’s message from Pope Francis for the World Day of the Sick is: Faith and Charity: “We Ought to Lay Down Our Lives for One Another” (1 Jn 3:16). The full text of this year’s message follows: […]

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