Archive | News

Bishop Leo O’Reilly offers prayers for the Hawe family

“It was with great sadness that I heard the news today of the deaths of the five members of the Hawe family, who lived in Barconey, in the parish of Castlerahan in our diocese. “As Bishop of Kilmore and patron of Saint Mary’s National School, Castlerahan, I know that I speak for all people of […]

Homily of Bishop Noel Treanor calling for greater respect for the Jewish community

Homily delivered by Bishop Noel Treanor at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast on Sunday 28 August,  in which he addresses the recent destruction of Jewish graves within Belfast City Cemetery, calls for a greater respect for the Jewish community and discusses the broader issue of racial discrimination and xenophobia within an increasingly multi-cultural and multi-religious Ireland. Homily  As suggested in […]

Bishop John Buckley offers prayers on the death of Mr Peter Barry RIP

Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross, said that he was saddened to hear today of the death of Mr Peter Barry. Peter Barry, Bishop Buckley said, “was a man of great integrity and faith who, following in his family tradition, was deeply committed to public service.  Peter Barry was a hugely respected figure […]

New Times Require New Institutions – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Homily at the final Mass in the Mater Dei Institute Chapel

Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Mater Dei Institute Chapel “In the second half of the nineteenth century the geography of this part of Dublin was changing and was being marked by a growing and extensive presence of Catholic Institutions. It was a clear sign of courage and purpose by the […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin offers prayers following earthquake in Central Italy

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, issued the following statement in response to the human tragedy caused by the earthquake in Central Italy today: Archbishop Eamon said, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the deaths today of so many people due to the earthquake in Central Italy.  Following the […]

Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this week welcomed fourteen new seminarians to start their training for the priesthood. The Trustees of the College met yesterday in Maynooth to discuss the needs of the students and staff.  They acknowledged the generosity and openness which motivates young men to consider a vocation to the priesthood and to apply […]

 Bishop MacDaid reflections on Irish Saints and on the Great Famine

Introductory remarks at Mass of the Saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Basilica, Lough Derg Reflection on The Great Famine and its consequences for our people at the blessing and opening of the Famine Memorial Garden in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh  On Saturday 20 August, Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher, delivered reflections on Irish Saints and […]

International GAA Clubs Provide Network of Support to the Irish Abroad

According to a recent report launched by Crossscare Migrant Project, international GAA clubs are increasingly providing a vital network of support to Ireland’s emigrants around the world. Crosscare Migrant Project initiated this project in association with the GAA to capture the experiences of Irish emigrants globally. Based on a survey of over 80 GAA club […]

Irvinestown Parish to mark the opening of Famine Memorial Garden this Saturday

Over recent years the people of Irvinestown (parish of Devenish) have created two new beautiful gardens to mark and honour various aspects of the Christian heritage and the shared past of the local community.  Tomorrow evening, they will mark the official opening of a Famine Memorial Garden adjacent to the Sacred Heart church.  The ceremony […]

Bishop MacDaid announces clerical changes for the Diocese of Clogher

Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher, has announced the following clerical appointments for the Diocese of Clogher which will take effect from the weekend of 2 – 4 September 2016: Very Rev Canon John McKenna PP Trillick to be PE Trillick Very Rev Sean Nolan PP Errigal Truagh to be PE Donaghmoyne Very Rev Terence […]

The IEC provides external links as convenience to our users. The appearance of external links does not constitute endorsement by IEC of the information, products or services contained therein.