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Bishops express their sympathy following the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishops Eamon Martin and Dermot Farrell to attend Funeral Mass in the Vatican Archbishop Noel Treanor, Apostolic Administrator of Down & Connor Together with the laity, religious, and clergy across the Diocese of Down and Connor, I am saddened to learn of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Prior to his papal election, Pope […]

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

This morning, the last morning of the year, our heavenly Father brought Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI home to the house in which—as the Lord Jesus himself assures us—there are many rooms (see John 14:2). We pray for Pope Benedict’s eternal rest, and give thanks for all that God wrought through his ecclesial service as Pope, […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin offers prayerful condolences on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishop Martin to host media briefing in the Synod Hall of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, at 2.00pm today, 31 December 2022. Books of Condolence available in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, and on, Facebook page @IrishCatholicBishops, Twitter @CatholicBishops and on Instagram: CatholicBishops. In response to the announcement by the Holy See of the death of […]

Book of Condolence for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Please click on the image to write your Condolence.

Homily for Midnight Mass of the Nativity celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin

Live broadcast of Christmas Mass by RTÉ and the European Broadcasting Union will take place at 11.00pm from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh “We think tonight of families who are wounded or separated by war and violence, by mistrust or relationship breakdown.  In a special way let us pray for families in Ukraine and Russia and […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for Midnight Mass at Sligo Cathedral

“Every member of the human race, young or old, man or woman, with or without disability, born or unborn, of whatever race, creed or sexual orientation is by virtue of his or her humanity and child of God, through the birth of Jesus Christ” Homily I wonder if you can remember what you were doing, […]

Homily celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Christmas 2022

Homily The response of the world in which we live, the reaction of our culture, is to make the story of Christmas into a fairy story: “…and they all lived happily ever after.”  However, the story of Jesus, even the story of his birth, is not a “happy ever after story.”  The arrival of the […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s message for Christmas 2022

Bishop Kevin Doran’s message for Christmas 2022

Christmas Message Each year on Christmas morning, after Mass at Sligo University Hospital, I am invited to bring Holy Communion to some of the people in the wards. Quite often, I finish with the maternity unit, where I get to meet some of our newest parishioners and their mothers. I never cease to be amazed […]

Bishop Tom Deenihan’s message for Christmas 2022

“May the Prince of Peace comfort Private Rooney’s family and colleagues and may he, too, sleep in heavenly peace” “I have been struck by the people I have met in various parishes who have told me that they have not returned to church after COVID … do not become isolated.  If you believe the Church […]

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