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Archbishop Eamon Martin offers prayers for the victims of the Barcelona attacks

Please see below extracts from the text of a letter sent today by Archbishop Eamon Martin to Cardinal Juan José Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona, in which Archbishop Martin offers his prayers and expresses his sympathies to the people of Barcelona following the attacks of yesterday. In his letter Archbishop Martin said that, “As well as […]

Homily of Bishop Fintan Monahan at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival in Roscrea

Mass offered for the victims and families of the attacks in Barcelona Background The Youth 2000 Summer Festival began yesterday, 17 August at the Cistercian College in Mount Saint Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, and runs until Sunday.  More than 1,200 young people are attending and this year’s festival theme is: ‘Come Closer, Hear My […]

World Meeting of Families 2018 announce appointment of Brenda Drumm as Media and Communications Manager

Ms Brenda Drumm has been appointed as Media and Communications Manager for the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from 21 – 26 August 2018. Brenda has been seconded from her current role as Communications Officer with the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to work […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to launch the one year countdown to the World Meeting of Families 2018

Families from across the country invited to come to Knock WMOF2018 Icon, prayer and preparatory programme to be launched You, or a representative, are invited to attend a press briefing to mark the launch of the one year programme of preparation for the World Meeting of Families, an international celebration of faith, which will take […]

Information for media on the Funeral Liturgy for the late Philip Leahy RIP

At 2.00pm this afternoon the Funeral Mass for the late Philip Leahy RIP will take place in the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ballyhooly, Co Cork, in the Diocese of Cloyne.  Parish priest Father Patrick Scanlon will be the chief celebrant and will preach the homily.  Out of respect for the solemnity of […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the first anniversary Mass for the late Bishop Edward Daly RIP

Bishop Daly knew that his call to holiness led him to walk with broken hearts, to visit those in prison and to stand speechless beside gaping graves Jesus offers a different style of leadership.  He offers the possibility of a transfigured humanity … His last words on the Cross are not a shout of anger […]

Words of welcome and homily notes of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Episcopal Ordination Mass of Father Alan McGuckian SJ

– Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba, Letterkenny, Co Donegal in the Diocese of Raphoe Words of welcome A Bhráithre agus a Shiúracha, Ocht seachtain ó shin is mór an t-áthas a bhí le mothú anseo in Ardeaglais Naomh Adhamhnán agus Naomh Colm agus an scéal nua ag teacht isteach ón Róimh gurainmnigh an Pápa […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the Ordination Mass of Rev Malachy Gallagher

Saint Mary’s Church, Drumagarner, Kilrea, Co Derry “It is profoundly counter-cultural when someone is not afraid of commitment and is deeply in love with the Lord who calls them to walk forward in trust …Your greatest asset as a priest will not be your theology qualifications but that Christ-like heart which people see in you.” […]

Media information for the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Alan McGuckian SJ as Bishop of Raphoe

You, or a representative, are invited to attend the celebration of Mass for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Alexander Aloysius (Alan) McGuckian SJ as Bishop of Raphoe.  Details: Time and date  3.00pm Mass on the Feast of the Transfiguration, Sunday 6 August 2017 Venue Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba, Letterkenny, Co Donegal in the […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for Reek Sunday 2017

“Faith, family and community are very closely interrelated and the neglect of one impinges on the others” – Archbishop Neary Our pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, situated on the western shores in a most scenic setting, brings us into close contact with nature and God’s creation. The setting provides an opportunity to reflect on who we […]

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