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Archbishop Eamon Martin to join Church leaders from Ireland for commemoration of the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme

Tomorrow on 1 July, at 14.30hrs, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, will join Church leaders from Ireland and up to three thousand people to participate in a ceremony of worship at the Ulster Memorial Tower, Thiepval, France, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme.  Archbishop Eamon’s participation in tomorrow’s commemoration […]

Young faith leaders from the Diocese of Clogher to lead summer pilgrimages

Vibrancy and hope of Clogher’s youth organisation highlighted On Saturday evening last, 25 June 2016, at the Vigil Mass in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, over 200 young people from across the Diocese of Clogher were ‘sent out’ as diocesan representatives and leaders on a number of pilgrimages over the coming weeks.  The young people are […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown at the ordination of Rev Christopher McDermott

“The role of the priest is changing, not mainly because there are fewer of them but because the needs of the world have changed.” – Bishop McKeown  The Scripture readings proclaimed today throughout the world, for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time give us great nourishment on this ordination day. They are typical of the […]

Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Mass to remember Veronica Guerin RIP

13th Sunday of the Year 2016 MASS ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF VERONICA GUERIN RIP Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Kinsealy, 26th June 2016 “Michael Francis was the Catholic Archbishop of Monrovia in Liberia from 1981 to 2011. He founded the […]

Bishop Donal McKeown welcomes delegates to the European Laity Forum Study Assembly

Saint Mary’s Oratory in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth It is good to be able to welcome you here on this day when we celebrate the eve of the birthday of Saint John the Baptist – who suffered for speaking the uncomfortable truth to powerful people – and are aware of the UK poll on membership […]

Name Announced for New Amalgamated Roscommon Primary School

As announced last September, Scoil Mhuire NS and Abbey NS are to amalgamate following a recommendation made by the two school boards to Bishop Kevin Doran, and with the support of the vast majority of parents. Today, Bishop Doran has announced that the New Primary School that will be formed in Roscommon Town following the […]

Media diary notice: Mass for the Festival of Saint Oliver Plunkett

The Festival Day of Saint Oliver Plunkett is celebrated in Saint Peter’s Church, Drogheda, this Sunday 3 July.  This year the organisers are pleased to welcome as homilist Father Sean Henry PP Trim, Diocese of Meath. The 2016 procession, culminating in the celebration of the Festival Mass, will commemorate the 96th  anniversary of the beatification of […]

Bishops express support for persecuted Christians, refugees and migrants

Prayers offered at Mass during June to express support and solidarity for the plight facing child, women and men refugees Following the Summer General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (7 – 9 June), bishops published the following statement expressing support for persecuted Christians, refugees and migrants. Today, 20 June, is United Nations World […]

Diocese of Meath welcomes newly ordained priest Father Conor McGee

  Diocese of Meath welcomes newly ordained priest Father Conor McGee See pictures below from yesterday’s Ordination Mass Father McGee to celebrate his first Mass today in Tullamore at 18.30 Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, has welcomed the newest priest to the Diocese of Meath following the ordination in Tullamore parish yesterday of Father Conor McGee.  […]

Annual Pilgrimage to Saul: Bishop Noel Treanor and the UK referendum on Europe

Speaking notes for the homily delivered by Bishop Noel Treanor Background Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down & Connor, yesterday (19 June) led the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Saul in Co Down.  In his homily, Bishop Treanor addressed the forthcoming UK referendum on Europe which takes place this Thursday on 23 June.  Please see homily […]

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