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Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  “Our economic systems are made and maintained by humans, not by external forces beyond our control. The followers of Jesus have a special role to play in promoting healing and forgiveness, despite all that has gone wrong” – Bishop McKeown At this stage in the Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus continues to tell his disciples how their community of believers – which he […]

Media information for the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Martin Hayes as Bishop of Kilmore

Mass to be broadcast on northernsound.ie and cavantownparish.com Contents: Introduction Liturgy Address by Bishop Martin Hayes Overview of the Rite of Ordination Background: Episcopal Crest & Motto and the Diocese of Kilmore. Introduction The Episcopal Ordination Mass for Bishop-elect Martin Hayes will take place today at 3.00pm in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Felim, Cavan, Diocese […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Episcopal Ordination Mass of Father Martin Hayes

Family Rosary Crusade Against Covid19: the last six months have reminded us of the importance of the “domestic Church” – the Church of the sitting room and kitchen!  It has highlighted the vocation of parents as the primary teachers of faith and prayer in the home and family.  That is why I am calling for a […]

Bishop Tom Deenihan to ordain Rev Norman Allred to the priesthood on Sunday

Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath, will ordain Rev Norman Allred to the priesthood during Mass at 3.00pm this Sunday, 20 September 2020, in Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.  Deacon Norman is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, where he worked as a teacher and principal in Saint Joseph`s Secondary […]

Media information for the Episcopal Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect Martin Hayes

Digital broadcast of ceremony on northernsound.ie from 3.00pm on Sunday The Episcopal Ordination Mass for Bishop-elect Martin Hayes will take place at 3.00pm this Sunday, 20 September 2020, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Felim, Cavan, Diocese of Kilmore.  The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, will be the Principal Consecrator and […]

“The priest is called to live fully among God’s people” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Ordination Homily

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF FRANK DRESCHER Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 14 September 2020  “As a young priest, Pope John Paul II wrote a short play entitled “The Jeweller’s Shop”.  It was about a jeweller who week after week from […]

Homily of Bishop Paul Dempsey for Chrism Mass 2020

For the priests present this evening, I want you to take a journey back to your ordination day.  Maybe it was many years ago or, for a few of us, it might have been in more recent years.  We can probably remember those who were there, family, friends, parishioners.  I’m sure there was a palpable sense of excitement, but also perhaps some fear and anxiety.  There are many special moments during the […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin urges Dublin Parishes to “be particularly vigilant at this moment ” to prevent spread of Coronavirus

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to Dublin Parishes CORONAVIRUS ADVICE TO PARISHES   “The Acting Chief Medical Officer has drawn attention to the worrying increase in people contracting the Coronavirus in the greater Dublin area.  He addressed an urgent appeal for strict observance of all the hygiene measures that are needed at this moment. It is […]

“Condemnation without a radical offer of mercy and forgiveness is destructive” – Bishop McKeown

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Today we hear Jesus speaking about the community – and using the same word that he used recently that was then translated as ‘Church’.  Community is not just part of the context within faith can be handed on. Community is part of the […]

Bishop Larry Duffy issues Pastoral Letter for the Season of Creation

Bishop Larry Duffy, Bishop of Clogher, has written a Pastoral Letter to all the people of the diocese and to all people of goodwill concerning the Season of Creation which is being marked throughout the month of September, concluding on 4 October – the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. In the two-part letter, Bishop […]

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