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Knock National Novena to return to its traditional format next week

Knock National Novena to return to its traditional format next week Dr Nicola Brady to speak on the Irish contribution to the Universal Synod Knock Shrine to hold a ‘Special Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine’ with Ukrainian families and hosts in attendance Anniversary of the Apparition on 21 August will involve a Family […]

Bishop Alan McGuckian announces clerical changes and appointments in the Diocese of Raphoe

Bishop Alan McGuckian announces clerical changes and appointments in the Diocese of Raphoe   Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe, has announced the 2022 clerical changes and appointments for the Diocese of Raphoe.  Bishop McGuckian said, “around Pentecost Sunday this year we launched our Diocesan Pastoral Plan Forward Together; Ar Aghaidh le chéile.  The […]

Bishop Fintan Gavin publishes pastoral letter transforming parishes in Cork & Ross into mission-centred faith communities

Putting out into deep waters (Lk 5:4) Transforming parishes together into mission-centred faith communities – A pastoral letter from Bishop Fintan Gavin for the faithful of the Diocese of Cork and Ross See below the list of names of priest appointments to serve in the first phase of 12 ‘Family of Parishes’ to minister in […]

Bishop Noel Treanor ordains of Father John O’Laverty to the priesthood

Background The Diocese of Down and Connor warmly congratulates Father John O’Laverty who was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Noel Treanor on Sunday 31 July, in Saint Patrick’s Church, Legamaddy (Parish of Bright, Killough). Please find below a press release about the Ordination which includes a copy of the homily delivered by Father Martin […]

Bishop Martin Hayes announces clerical changes and appointments in the Diocese of Kilmore

Bishop Martin Hayes announces clerical changes and appointments in the Diocese of Kilmore Upon consultation and reflection upon the pastoral needs of the people of the Diocese of Kilmore, Bishop Martin Hayes has made the following appointments, effective from 3rd September 2022, Very Rev. Donald Hannon, CC Arva to retire. Very Rev. Peter Casey, PP, […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin writes on behalf of Northern Bishops to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission over treatment by the Belfast Telegraph

Archbishop Eamon Martin writes on behalf of Northern Bishops to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission over treatment by the Belfast Telegraph   The Archbishop of Armagh, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has written to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission seeking its advice and comment over the refusal of the Belfast Telegraph newspaper to publish, as a paid […]

Latest road fatalities figures “shocking” – Bishop Fintan Monahan

Latest road fatalities figures “shocking” – Bishop Fintan Monahan    “I am thinking of the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’ which encourages us to act responsibly and care for the stranger” – Bishop Monahan Road users called to “Summer Safely” following 95 road deaths and 673 serious injuries Bishop Monahan will offer 10.00am Mass for […]

Archbishop Francis Duffy to celebrate Reek Sunday Mass as Croagh Patrick pilgrimage returns to normal

Archbishop Francis Duffy to celebrate Reek Sunday Mass as Croagh Patrick pilgrimage returns to normal This year’s Reek Sunday to focus on modern version of Saint Patrick’s wonderful Confession (Testimony) This weekend the annual Reek Sunday and Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage will return to the traditional format for the first time since 2019.  You, or a […]

Archbishop O’Reilly publishes Pastoral Letter on renewal and the future of Church life in Cashel & Emly

“As with the other dioceses in Ireland we are moving into a new way of being Church in our country.  This new way will in fact, open new possibilities of participation for members of our faith communities” – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly Please find below a Pastoral Letter published by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA, Archbishop of […]

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