News archive 2016

Christmas Message 2016 from Monsignor Michael Ryan

At this special time of year we celebrate the coming of our Saviour, who came into our world in the humblest of circumstances and was welcomed in the first place by poor shepherds who were the first to be told the good news that faithful Jews had longed for, for...

Christmas greetings of Bishop Fintan Monahan 2016

First Christmas in Killaloe With great delight and happiness on my first Christmas season as new bishop of the Diocese of Killaloe, I have the privilege to offer a seasonal greeting and blessing. A Time to look back The festive season of Christmas is a time to look...

Christmas Message 2016 from Archbishop Michael Neary

At Christmas, God comes to us as a child, vulnerable, wordless, dependant and he evokes a love from us that is free, faithful and joyful. Christmas is very much a family time.  In a busy world family can easily be neglected.  Time spent with family is very...

Message for Christmas 2016 from Bishop William Crean

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light On those who have walked in the shadow of death a light has shone”  (Is. 9:2) This hope and vision of the new dawn that the Messiah brings to the world is what makes Christmas so special.  It is a wonderful...

Christmas message 2016 from Bishop Leo O’Reilly

Christmas greetings to you wherever you are  today.  Every family has their own particular way of marking Christmas, their own traditions and rituals which are often handed down from parents or grandparents. Still, we are all united in remembering and celebrating the...

Christmas Message 2016 of Bishop Donal McKeown

Over the last few weeks I have been struck by a range of different stories. On the one side there are many stressful and shocking situations around every corner and around the world. On the other side, there are great people and groups who can laugh in the face of the...