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Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop Noel Treanor

“As we walk amid passing things, You teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures.” (Advent Liturgy) The darker nights of winter reveal for all of humanity the mystery of the heavenly lights. Against the backdrop of this dusky canvas, the stars above illuminate the earthly globe […]

Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop William Crean

My friends, I am grateful for this opportunity to reflect on this past year as we celebrate anew the birth of the Saviour. It is good to experience the recovery in the economy and the employment it brings.  Though we know the “rising tide” is not lifting all the boats.  Very many are under great […]

Joint Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop John McDowell and Monsignor Joseph McGuinness

Generally at Christmas time there is one centre of unity that predominates in our minds; the unity of the family …. we look to the Holy Family at Christmas as a kind of example or pattern of family life.  “For without Him nothing was made that has been made…” John 1:3 Looking around, both close […]

Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop Tom Deenihan 

Christmas cannot be reduced to a ‘Happy Holiday’ or a celebration devoid of Christ. Let us try to keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas and let us try to imitate, as best we can, the generosity of the God who became man for us.  – Bishop Deenihan As Christmas approaches, I pray God’s blessing […]

Maynooth Christmas Carol Service to be live-streamed from Saint Patrick’s College Chapel

200th anniversary of Silent Night to be marked at Carol Service and in special exhibition   The annual Christmas Carol Service from Maynooth College Chapel will be lived-streamed by Shalom TV tonight, Tuesday 18 December from 7.30pm to 9.00pm giving audiences around the world a chance to participate in one of the most widely appreciated […]

Joint Christmas Message by the Archbishops of Armagh

A very happy Christmas to you all. There is no place quite like home – especially at Christmas time.  Many people who are working and living outside of Ireland are already counting the days before coming home to spend the festive season with their families and loved ones.  These days will be amongst the busiest […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin visits Iraq and urges support for Trócaire’s Christmas Appeal

Please see below link to personal interview with Archbishop Eamon from Batnaya, norther Iraq Archbishop Eamon Martin has urged the public to support Trócaire’s Christmas 2018 Appeal during his meetings this week in Iraq with families who are being helped by the Trócaire. Archbishop Martin is currently in Iraq to visit families displaced by conflict […]

Information from Vatican Television on worldwide telecasts for Pope Francis during Christmas 2018

Please see below information provided by Vatican Television regarding the worldwide telecasts of the public liturgies to be celebrated by Pope Francis during Christmas 2018:  Celebration: Christmas Eve, 24 December 2018: Midnight Mass presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. Celebration time 20.25 – 22.30 approximately  UTC/GMT Christmas Day, 25 December 2018: Christmas […]

Statement by Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, on the appointment of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

Statement by Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, on the appointment of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher The people and priests of the Diocese of Clogher will have good reason to remember the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2018. They rejoice today as they hear that Pope Francis has favoured them […]

Statement by Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, on the appointment of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

I have no doubt that the choice of Monsignor Larry Duffy to be Bishop of Clogher will be most welcome throughout the diocese and an occasion of joy and uplift of spirit for all who know him. He has served with distinction in all areas of our diocese – Enniskillen, Ederney, Castleblayney, Monaghan, Clones, and […]

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