One of the first issues considered by the Second Vatican Council, and the matter that had the most immediate effect on the lives of individual Catholics, was the revision of the liturgy. The central idea was that there ought to be greater lay participation in the liturgy. Bishop Leahy reflects, in a video interview, offers a reflection on the importance of Sacrosanctum Concilium.
World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. October is the traditional month of universal mission since 1926. Mission Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday 20 October.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin and the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory will jointly host a stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois from 24 – 26 September 2013. Those attending the ploughing championships are invited to visit stand T326 where a warm welcome will await.
Please watch this important choose life message from Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh
A series of seven leaflets are available which are designed to introduce people to the full National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland.
I am a priest who needs to learn a great deal about the story of this diocese, its geography, its people, its priests, its traditions and its history – be patient with me as I embark on a journey that will take me to every parish in this Diocese, to listen to the Spirit speaking through the faith and example of committed priests and parishioners.
World Communications Day is a very important date in the Church calendar because it was the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican Council and it has been celebrated each year since on the Sunday before Pentecost. It will be celebrated this year on Sunday 12 May.
In this video Father Willie Purcell shares his own vocation story and journey to priesthood and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.
In this video interview, Monsignor Jim Cassin speaks about his vocation
The World Day of Prayer for Vocations or Vocations Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday 21 April 2013. The theme chosen for 2013 is: “Vocations as a sign of hope founded in faith”.