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Comment from Monsignor Joseph McGuinness on the publication today of the itinerary for the Papal visit to Ireland and the Programme for the World Meeting of Families 2018

We are looking forward with great anticipation to the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August, and we will be participating with joy and enthusiasm in this great international event. As a cross-border Diocese, it was a heartfelt wish for us that the Pope could have visited the […]

Publication of the Programme for the Pastoral Congress, and Papal schedule, for the 9th World Meeting of Families

The Holy See Press Office publishes today (11.00am Irish time) the itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August.  The theme for the event is Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.  Please see details of Pope Francis’ itinerary below. Please […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan announces diocesan appointments for the Diocese of Killaloe

Bishop Fintan Monahan today issued the Diocesan Clerical Appointments for 2018. The appointments reflect the ongoing work of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan – Builders of Hope. They are the fruit of much consultation between Bishop Fintan, the Pastoral Planning Team, the Clergy and a series of public meetings held across the Diocese in March and […]

Media diary notice for announcement of Pope Francis’ itinerary for his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Publication of programme for the WMOF2018 Pastoral Congress The World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place in Ireland from 21 – 26 August next.  Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to the WMOF2018 on 25 and 26 August.  You, or a representative, are invited to attend a media briefing and photocall to mark […]

Conference to explore young people’s attitudes to religion and education

A conference exploring new research which gives a voice to young people at post-primary level on religion, education, religious diversity and religious education will take place this weekend, 8 and 9 June, in Dublin City University.  It will offer space for those interested in religious education in Ireland to hear what young people, at both […]

Homily of Bishop John Fleming at the Funeral Mass of Seán Calleary RIP

• Cathedral of Saint Muredach, Ballina, Co Mayo, Diocese of Killala The poet, John Donne, in his poem No man is an Island paid a tribute to human concern and community involvement. Part of it reads: “No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the Continent, a part of the […]

Ordination of Reverend Martin Shanahan to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe

See homily of Bishop Fintan Monahan below for the Ordination Mass of Father Shanahan Background The Reverend Martin Shanahan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe yesterday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, by Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe.  Bishop Monahan preached the homily at the Ordination Mass which was celebrated in […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty at Mass for the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin’s pilgrimage to the national Marian Shrine in Knock

A family gives us recognition, an identity, family and diocese roots us, we belong somewhere, we belong to someone … We gather 79 days from the beginning of the Ninth World Meeting of Families in Dublin I suggest here in Knock today one of the oldest (Corpus Christi) Processions originates in our own diocese in […]

“Being Missionary Disciples” – Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Armagh diocesan pilgrimage to the National Marian Shrine in Knock

Everyone has their favourite Gospel passages, and the Gospel story we have just heard for Trinity Sunday is one of mine. It’s the big ‘finale’ to Matthews Gospel: Go make disciples; I am with you always!  You almost expect to see the credits rolling and hear the orchestra crescendo to THE END, but, of course […]

Information for media on the Funeral liturgy for Bishop Christopher Jones RIP

Please see below liturgical information for the Requiem Mass of the Most Reverend Christopher Jones RIP, Bishop Emeritus of Elphin.  Mass will be celebrated today, Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 1.30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo in the Diocese of Elphin. Celebrants Chief Celebrant will be Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, […]

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