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Reflection by Archbishop Eamon Martin for Red Wednesday 2020 in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh

Cathedral to be lit up in red to honour martyrs who have died in prison for the faith (see pictures attached) “The threat of unjust imprisonment is one of the most prevalent and frightening forms of intimidation and persecution of Christians throughout the world.  This year our Red Wednesday prayer service calls it out” – Archbishop Martin […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches Ireland’s only online Advent Calendar

See catholicbishops.ie #SharingHope #LivingAdvent Archbishop Eamon Martin has today launched the 2020 online Advent Calendar, which will go live on www.catholicbishops.ie on the first Sunday of Advent, 29 November next. Now in its seventh year, the unique online Advent Calendar offers resources for the parish, school and for families which can be accessed behind a […]

Bishop Leahy urges ‘no slacking off’ and yes to ‘diligence’ over next 10 days

Focus needs to remain on protecting vulnerable as we move to Christmas Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has appealed to the public to dig deep for two more weeks and not to become immune to public health regulations. In a return to the weekly statements at the end of Sunday Mass that Bishop Brendan Leahy […]

“The Executive’s announcement to close churches in Northern Ireland is a great disappointment” – Archbishop Eamon Martin

The following statement is in the name of Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland: The unexpected news announced late last night that churches across Northern Ireland are to close for two weeks from 27 November has come as a great disappointment, and is contrary to the assurances given to faith […]

Treadlitir: COVID19 – Idir dhúshlán agus dheis d’ár gcreideamh – Ard-Easpag Neary

Cruinnithe Creidimh Dhá Mhí Dhéag ó Shin Cothrom an ama seo anuraidh, bhí muid díreach i ndiaidh an tAifreann bliantúil a cheiliúradh do lánúin phósta agus iad ag ceiliúradh cothrom lá a saol pósta. Ócáid álainn is ea í ina dtugann muid aitheantas do na mná agus fir chéile atá ina n-eiseamláirí iontacha de ghrá […]

“Covid-19 is a challenge to our faith – and an opportunity for faith” – Archbishop Neary

Pastoral letter available in English and Irish Summary Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, has issued a Pastoral Letter on the Covid-19 pandemic (see below).  In it, he acknowledges the current challenges with which people are contending and offers a message of hope. Archbishop Neary recognises that one of the most challenging aspects of the […]

Archbishop Neary encourages online petitions for Mass of Remembrance for those who died from Covid-19

People are invited to post online petitions which will be prayed for during Mass Mass livestreamed at 12.00pm, Sunday, and broadcast at 2.15pm on the RTÉ News channel Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, will celebrate a Mass of Remembrance this Sunday, 22 November, for all those who have died from Covid-19 during 2020.  The Mass will […]

COVID-19 has created poverty in new guises – Bishop Leahy states on World Day of Poor

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has highlighted the need for society to support people who have unexpectedly found themselves facing unforeseen challenges as a result of COVID-19, from bereavement to financial. Speaking on World Day of Poor, Bishop Leahy said that the pandemic has caught society unprepared and flung it into a sustained period and […]

“Our Church doors may be closed for public worship, but the message of Jesus Christ belongs not just within buildings.” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2020  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin, Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2020 Saint Paul reminded us in our first reading that his ministry was a ministry of service for Jesus’ sake.  He himself was simply the earthenware jar charged to carry the treasure that is the saving power […]

Remembrance: Church leaders reflect in special video message

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday in Northern Ireland tomorrow (8 November) the leaders of Ireland’s main churches have come together to reflect at this particular time in a specially recorded joint video message. Filmed separately in their studies, offices and places of worship last week, the leaders of the Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and […]

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