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Homily of Bishop John Fleming at the Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock for Rosary Sunday

“Prayer at times of difficulty and distress has shown itself in the practice of turning to Mary in prayer and, in particular, in praying the Rosary … Simplicity is the key to saying the Rosary today” • “We grieve the loss of life due to abortion; over six thousand in the past year alone.  We seek, […]

Bishop Denis Nulty to ordain three Permanent Deacons during October

• New ordinations brings to eleven the number of Permanent Deacons ministering in the Diocese is Kildare & Leighlin This month of October will see the ordination by Bishop Denis Nulty of three candidates to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin. In October 2013 the first Permanent Deacons were ordained for […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin encourages all to read Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis’ letter to all of humanity on fraternity and social friendship  

Text, summary and video resources accompanying Fratelli Tutti now available on www.catholicbishops.ie Pope Francis’ third encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti (All brothers and sisters), a call to solidarity for all of humanity to live in fraternity and social friendship, was published after the Holy Father prayed the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square, Rome, today, the feast day of Saint Francis […]

Church’s ‘Day for Life’ message calls for a culture of life

See ‘Choose Life’ video message by Bishop Kevin Doran on catholicbishops.ie This Sunday, 4 October, the Church in Ireland marks the Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition.  Day for Life is celebrated each year by the Catholic Church in Ireland, […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin announces clerical appointments for the Diocese of Dromore

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore, today announced that in the coming months a new Diocesan Pastoral Council will be formed, built upon five Pastoral Areas of the Diocese. A meeting of clergy and representatives of the Parish Pastoral Councils of the Diocese of Dromore took place in Banbridge in February […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin announces clerical appointments for the Archdiocese of Armagh

Archbishop Eamon Martin today announced the following clergy appointments for the Archdiocese of Armagh, which will take effect from 3 October 2020: V Rev Canon Michael Crawley, PE, AP, to retire V Rev Fergus Breslan, AP, to retire V Rev Peter Kerr, PE, AP, to retire V Rev Seán McEvoy, PP, to retire from pastoral […]

Fifteen “Partners in the Gospel” Catechists Commissioned for the Diocese of Elphin  

Fifteen volunteer catechists were commissioned for service in the Diocese of Elphin, by Bishop Kevin Doran, at Mass in Sligo Cathedral yesterday, Sunday 27thSeptember. Known as “Partners in the Gospel”, the Catechists are lay parishioners from all walks of life and from parishes all over the Diocese, who have completed an intensive four year formation […]

Thirteen new students begin their studies for the priesthood for Irish dioceses

For 2020 – 2021, thirteen new seminarians have begun their formation and academic programme for Irish dioceses.  New students are currently in formation in the Pontifical Beda College, Rome, with others undertaking the propaedeutic programme in the Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Dundalk, Archdiocese of Armagh; Royal English College, Valladolid, Spain; and, Royal Scots College, Salamanca, Spain. […]

“The Legion of Mary can be a powerful support to young people and help them harness their generosity and joy in the service of people in need” – Archbishop Neary

Homily for Mass at the national pilgrimage of the Legion of Mary which will celebrate its centenary in 2021 I welcome you all as we celebrate the National Pilgrimage of the Legion of Mary to Our Lady’s Shrine here at Knock.  I greet the President of the Legion of Mary, Mary Murphy and the Officers […]

Homily of Bishop Martin Hayes at the ordination of Thomas Small to the priesthood

God calls; there is ‘a still small voice’ that calls each one of us – a calling that is there before we are born.  God calls each one of us…”Before, I formed you in the womb…” as we hear from Jeremiah in our chosen First Reading. “Before you came to birth I consecrated you;… “.  […]

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