PRESS RELEASE 29 March 2011 Archbishop Dolan’s statement concerning media speculation on St Patrick’s College Maynooth The Apostolic Visitator for the Irish seminaries, Archbishop Timothy M Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has sent his regards to the seminary community in Ireland, along with the following brief statement. “After hearing of the recent report by the [...]
PRESS RELEASE 23 March 2011 Maynooth seminary responds to incorrect media reports Monsignor Hugh Connolly, President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, said today that speculative media reports suggesting that the national seminary may close “are without foundation”. Monsignor Connolly said, “There are 72 men studying for the priesthood in Maynooth, making us the largest seminary [...]
Some frequently asked questions about Mass cards and a video interview with Bishop Colm O’Reilly
A summary of Church teachings regarding Mass Offerings March 2011 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Frequently asked Questions About Mass Cards Full text here … An Explanatory Statement on Mass Offerings At the October 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Bishops approved the following message which summarises the Church’s position on Mass [...]
At the October 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Bishops approved the following message which summarises the Church’s position on Mass Offerings. MESSAGE FOR PRIESTS AND FAITHFUL Various misunderstandings about the tradition of Mass offerings and clear dangers of exploitation of the Mass can easily emerge. For this reason, the Irish Bishops [...]
THE OFFERING GIVEN FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MASS Can. 945 §1. In accord with the approved practice of the Church, any priest celebrating or concelebrating is permitted to receive an offering to apply the Mass for a specific intention.§2. It is recommended earnestly to priests that they celebrate Mass for the intention of the Christian [...]
PRESS RELEASE 26 September 2010 Catholic Communications Office statement on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass “Mass is a community sacramental celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus. We would encourage people not to absent themselves from the Eucharist where we re-enact the Last Supper and the Paschal mystery, following the [...]
Watch video of the address by Archbishop Timothy Dolan at a seminar in Maynooth to mark the Year for Priests.
Fr Thomas Norris, Professor at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, talks about the life and message of St John Vianney, patron saint of priests worldwide.
As part of the Year for Priests, the Bishops of Ireland arranged a visit of the Relics of St John Vianney to Ireland from 25 – 29 April