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Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday 2017 released

Theme for 2017: Led by the Spirit for Mission


Now is a time of mercy: Pope Francis issues new Apostolic Letter

Pope Francis has asked the whole Church to celebrate, on the second to last Sunday of the liturgical year, the World Day of the Poor.


Advent Calendar 2016 is now live

Advent Calendar 2016


Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly publishes pastoral letter inviting people to ‘Come to the table’

I wish to issue an invitation to all to join me on a journey of discovery for some and a journey of rediscovery for many, of getting to know the Bible better – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly


Irish dioceses mark conclusion of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy

Irish dioceses are set to mark the conclusion of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy with Masses of Thanksgiving over the next two weekends.  These Masses will be celebrated ahead of the formal conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy which will be led by Pope Francis in the celebration a special Mass of Thanksgiving […]


Archbishop Eamon Martin invites families to participate in a Novena for Mercy in the Family

  To mark the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on 20 November, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, has invited families to participate in a special Novena of Prayer by saying a prayer together for Mercy in the Family each evening for nine evenings. In his message to the parishes of the Archdiocese […]


Bishops invite faithful to join Pope Francis in praying for people of Syria

Faithful encouraged to use hashtag #PeacePossible4Syria


Short film on marriage and family

Short film: The Joy of Love in Marriage and the Family


World Meeting of Families 2018 launched in Dublin

On Saturday last, a special conference marking the Catholic Church’s celebration of family and family life took place in DCU Saint Patrick’s Drumcondra Campus in Dublin. Guest speakers included the co-chairs of the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin […]

mission sunday

Mission Sunday 2016: ‘Every Christian is a missionary’

Bishops ask the faithful to support the country-wide collection for our missionaries which will take place on World Mission Sunday on 23 October.

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