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Joint Statement from the Department of Education and Skills and the Archbishop of Armagh regarding Scoil Náisúnta Bhrigdhe, Faughart, Co Louth

The Department of Education and Skills and the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, had a very constructive meeting on Friday last, 6 July in relation to Scoil Náisúnta Bhrigdhe, Faughart, exploring ways to address the wishes of all concerned.  There was a substantial exchange of information and views on the processes and practical issues involved and the Department […]

Cast of thousands to lead global celebration of families in Croke Park

WMOF2018 Festival of Families to feature The Riverdance Troupe, Nathan Carter, Dana Masters, Daniel O’Donnell, Celine Byrne, The Begley Family, Holy Family Deaf Choir & Deaftones, and Patrick Bergin Five families to share their stories with Pope Francis Families from 116 countries are set to be entertained at the WMOF2018 Festival of Families event in […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA announces clerical appointments for the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA has today issued the following Diocesan Clerical Appointments for 2018.  These appointments will take effect from Saturday 18 August 2018: 1. Very Rev John McGrath, PP Mullinahone, to be AP Cashel & Rosegreen, resident in Rosegreen 2. Rt Rev Mgr Christy O’Dwyer, PP, VG, Cashel & Rosegreen to be AP Templetuohy […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for the celebration of the Aifreann na Clainne Mass (of the family)

11.00am Mass broadcast from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin, on RTÉ One Television, on RTÉ Longwave Radio 252 and on digital RTÉ Radio 1 Extra  Music accompaniment and background Mr Tom Conroy, a composer who lives in Portarlington in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, composed the music for this Aifreann na Clainne Mass.  […]

Remarks of Bishop Donal McKeown at the Unity of Purpose public rally on Fahan Street, Derry

“You cannot claim to love your country and at the same time cause pain and destruction to the people who live there … Nothing can be built with petrol bombs or stones thrown in anger … Tonight we have gathered, not to condemn anyone, but to build bridges” – Bishop McKeown Remarks The last week […]

Information for media on the ordination of Rev Seán Mulligan to the Priesthood

Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, Sunday 1 July 2018 Media Advisory At 3.00pm yesterday, the Diocese of Clogher and the Parish of Tydavnet, celebrated the Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev Seán Mulligan a Deacon of the diocese. The ordaining prelate was be Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor and a native of Tyholland, […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the Funeral Mass of Father Patrick Burke RIP

“As we reflect on and give thanks to God for the generous priestly ministry of Patrick we realise how he incorporated into his own ministry so much of the apostles Peter and Paul whose Feast-day we celebrate today” – Archbishop Neary We gather this afternoon with heavy hearts as we pray for and entrust Father […]

49th Irish Church Music Association Summer School opens in Maynooth this week

Theme: Faith, Hope and Love Workshops and classes will reflect the events planned for each of the three days of the Congress of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in the RDS from August 22 to 24. Over 100 singers and musicians from around the country are expected to attend the 49th  Annual Irish Church […]

Homily of Archbishop Micheal Neary for the ordination of Rev John Regan to the Pallottine Order

I welcome you all as we come to celebrate this special day in the life of John Regan, his family, the life of the Pallottine Order and the life of the people of John’s parish of Kilmeena and Westport.  Welcome to the Provincial, Father Jerry Murphy, the Director of Formation, Father Michael Irwin and the […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the re-dedication of the Church of Saint John the Baptist (the old Parish Church) at Knock and the Shrine

In welcoming you all on this historic occasion I extend a very warm welcome to his Excellency, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and representing the Holy Father at our ceremony this evening. In Penal times, a thatched Church existed on the site of today’s parish Church.  This Church of Saint John the […]

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