Archive | News archive 2013

Pro Cathedral Begins Unwanted Gifts Collection

Press Release December 26th 2013 Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest charities? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to exchange unwanted Christmas gifts this week – but […]

Homily at Midnight Mass and Christmas Message of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Christmas 2013 10pm Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 24th December 2013 “We come to celebrate the birth of Jesus, that moment when the God who had existed before all ages took on human flesh for our salvation. In Jesus Christ, God takes on human flesh and he teaches us both who God is and what it means […]

Bishop Philip Boyce Christmas Message 2013

“Mary give birth to her first-born Son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger” (Lk 2: 7). When we think of Christmas, this is the image that flashes before our mind the Mother Mary and the Child Jesus in the unadorned surroundings of a cave and manger at Bethlehem. We are […]

Message for Christmas 2013 by Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne

“Today I commend and thank all the individuals and groups who have given so generously of their time and resources to ensure that so many on the margins know that they are cared for and continue to be close to our hearts” – Bishop Crean My Friends, “The Joy of the Gospel fills the lives […]

Christmas 2013 message from Cardinal Seán Brady to the People of Ireland

“I invite all of you, but especially public representatives and all who believe in a more just and compassionate world, to support the call of Pope Francis for an all-out concerted action to end world hunger by the year 2025” – Cardinal Brady The celebration of Christmas recalling, as it does, the coming into the […]

Archbishop thanks parishioners for extraordinary response to food appeal

Press Release Sunday December 22nd Please see below, for your information, a copy of a letter from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, read at Masses throughout the Archdiocese this weekend. At the end of November, the Archbishop launched the first ever Dublin Diocese Food appeal following a request from staff at Crosscare’s food bank, who were struggling […]

ACCORD forced to cut its Maynooth central office staff due to 42.4% cut in Government funding

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service has experienced a significant reduction in Government grant aid over the past four years. By the end of 2014, ACCORD will have experienced a reduction of 42.4% in Government grant aid, representing a total funding loss since 2010 of €3,621,140. This means that for ACCORD central office in Maynooth, the […]

Christmas Message from Bishop Noel Treanor – Christmas: God’s gift of hope

Christmas Message from Bishop Noel Treanor – Christmas: God’s gift of hope Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity, speaks of the relationship between God and humanity.  Christmas is the feast of the birth of God as a human child, born of a young woman, Mary. Christmas tells of God becoming a human person and entering […]

Christmas Schedule of the Holy Father, Pope Francis 2013

Christmas Schedule of the Holy Father, Pope Francis 2013 The Holy Father Pope Francis will preside at the following liturgies during Christmas 2013: Tuesday 24 December: Midnight Mass presided over by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Basilica. (20:30 – 22:30 GMT). Wednesday 25 December: Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord. At midday from the […]

Bishop Crean deeply saddened at the death of Father Joe McGuane

Bishop William Crean has expressed his deep sadness at the death of Father Joe McGuane following an accident yesterday evening.

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