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Homily of Bishop William Crean at the Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Eamon Roche

The recent tragic deaths of the young people with the collapse of the balcony, in Berkeley CA, led to a natural outpouring of sympathy for their families as they mourned the loss of their son or daughter in the Springtime of their lives – hope and aspiration gave way to the sense of huge loss […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Mass on the occasion of his investiture with the pallium

  Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Saturday 4 July 2015 The pallium reminds me that God expects a lot from me, but He gives me all the grace I need to do His will, and to be prepared to sacrifice my own will and desires in order to follow His way. But we will need to […]

Comments of Monsignor Seán Heaney, Vicar General, at Requiem Mass for Lorna Carty RIP

  12 noon on Saturday 4 July 2015, Church of the Assumption, Robinstown, Co Meath. The following is a message that Monsignor Seán Heaney read at the end of the Funeral Mass of Ms Lorna Carty RIP: I wish to convey to the Carty and Harlin families Bishop Michael Smith’s regret that he is unable […]

Homily of Father Noel Horneck, PP, at Requiem Mass for Lorna Carty RIP

12 noon on Saturday 4 July 2015, Church of the Assumption, Robinstown, Co Meath. The following is the homily of Father Noel Horneck, PP, Dunderry, for the Funeral Mass of Ms Lorna Carty RIP: Declan, Simon, Hazel, John & Amy, Ruth, Jim, Brian, Ronan, We are all so sorry. We feel along with you today. […]

Ordination for the Diocese of Cloyne

Rev Eamon Roche will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Cloyne on Sunday 5 July at 2.30pm in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork by Bishop William Crean. Eamon is a native of Castlemartyr in East Cork. Born in March 1971, he attended St Joseph’s NS, Castlemartyr, and received his […]

Homily of Fr Liam Devine PP for the Funeral Mass of Larry and Martina Hayes, R.I.P.

“The language of silence has an eloquence that defies definition. All true prayer is silent and we believe that as we gather to pray and show respect and sympathy at this double Funeral Mass, that God’s tears mingle with Irish, Tunisian, British, German and Belgian tears and all those affected by last Friday’s tragic deaths.” – […]

Welcoming the Stranger

Bishop John Kirby’s address at the Irish launch of Welcoming the Stranger – Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957 by Patricia Kennedy

St Laurence’s, DIT Campus, Grangegorman, Dublin  Please see below the text of an address to be delivered this evening by Bishop John Kirby, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Emigrants, at the Irish launch of Welcoming the Stranger – Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957 by Dr Patricia Kennedy. In the book Patricia Kennedy […]

Irish Church Music Association Summer School to begin tomorrow in Maynooth, Co Kildare

  Theme: Pilgrims for Christ The Irish Church Music Association Summer School begins tomorrow Thursday 2 July in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare and will run until Sunday 5 July. The Summer school provides musicians from around the country and beyond with an opportunity to sing and pray together, learning the best music of past […]

Bishop Michael Smith extends sympathy and prayers to the family of Lorna Carty RIP

This afternoon Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, presided at the ordination Mass of Father Robert McGivney (28) who was ordained to the priesthood at 3.00pm in Saint Mary’s Church in Navan, County Meath. During the ceremony Bishop Smith acknowledged the widespread grief and sadness in the locality following the tragic death of Lorna Carty […]

Bishop Doran expresses his sympathy on the deaths of Larry and Martina Hayes RIP

I was very sad to hear this morning that Larry and Martina Hayes, parishioners of our diocese, were among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence in Tunisia last week. I offer my deepest sympathies and prayers to their daughter, their extended family and their neighbours and friends in […]

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