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Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth marks fiftieth anniversary of Carol Service with new musical compositions

Lyric FM to broadcast Maynooth carols over Christmas Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Christmas Carol Service, which is taking place over the next three nights in Maynooth College Chapel, with newly commissioned seasonal music. Four choirs will participate in this year’s Carol Service – the Maynooth University Choral Society […]

Information from Vatican Television on worldwide telecasts for Pope Francis during Christmas 2019

Please see below information provided by Vatican Television regarding the worldwide telecasts of the public liturgies to be celebrated by Pope Francis during Christmas 2019:  Celebration: Christmas Eve, 24 December 2019: 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 2019: Christmas […]

Message from the Bishops in Northern Ireland to voters ahead of the Westminster General Election

It is twenty years this month since the Stormont Assembly assumed the full powers devolved to it.  The damaging consequences of the prolonged, ongoing failure to restore the institutions of the Agreement are becoming increasingly clear, especially their impact on the most vulnerable in society.  As the people of Northern Ireland return to the polling […]

Statement of the Winter 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below details of issues discussed by the bishops during their meeting this week:  Meeting Government ministers in Dublin on refugees and migrants Homelessness – ‘In six months a lot can change’ Support for Trócaire […]

Dublin Diocese begins process of significant change in Sacramental Preparation

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said training must begin immediately to prepare volunteers in parishes to support families in preparation for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation. For some time a consultation has been taking place throughout the Archdiocese in an effort to strengthen the bond between family, parish and schools in preparing […]

Pastoral letter by Archbishop Michael Neary on prayer

Launch of the Prayers For My Family prayer card On the first Sunday of Advent, Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, launched a pastoral message on prayer and an accompanying family prayer card.  The new prayer resource, Prayers For My Family, was made available (in English and Irish) at weekend Masses across the diocese and […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly appeals for information about the damaged statue on the cathedral grounds

The following statement will be delivered during 10.30am Mass this morning by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly: “Archbishop Patrick Leahy (1806-1875) was Archbishop of Cashel & Emly from 1857-1875.  He was the archbishop who undertook the building here of the Cathedral of the Assumption, in Thurles.  He participated in the First […]

Bishop Kevin Doran encourages pilgrims to attend Eucharistic Congress in Hungary

· “Budapest was a place of suffering for Jews and Christians alike” – Bishop Doran · National Eucharistic Congress Adoremus 2020 to take place at Knock Shrine next June Bookings are now open for the official Irish pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in, Hungary, from 13 – 20 September […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly to appeal for information about the damaged statue on the cathedral grounds

You, or a representative, are invited to attend a press briefing in relation to the damaged statue of Archbishop Patrick Leahy on the grounds of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Details: Date and Time:          Sunday 1 December 2019 at 11.15am Venue:                        On the grounds of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Liturgy of Witness

Saint Patrick’ Cathedral, Armagh “Martyrdom is not just a phenomenon of past but continues, and is even increasing, in today’s world.  Eighty per cent of all acts of religious persecution around the world today are being committed against Christians” – Archbishop Eamon Martin Background Last night large crowds gathered in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, to […]

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