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Bishop Fintan Monahan urges safety for young road users this June long weekend

Bishop Monahan to lead a Blessing of the Roads ceremony at the Cathedral in Ennis To date in 2022, 71 people have died on roads in the Republic, an increase of 27 lives lost over 2021 As we look forward to enjoying this June long weekend in the Republic, Bishop Fintan Monahan asks of all […]

“This diocesan phase of the Synodal Pathway represents the largest consultation ever to take place in the Catholic Church” – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Pentecost Sunday marks Day of Prayer in dioceses for Synodal Pathway  This weekend in parishes across the island of Ireland, prayers will be offered in thanksgiving for the diocesan phase of the Universal Synod.  This phase has involved individuals and groups coming together to listen, discern and engage in meaningful sharing, and a renewed commitment […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Feast of Saint Kevin 3 June 2022

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin  Saint Kevin (c. 498-618), was “the gospel clothed, as it were, in a body” (Alban Butler).  In honouring him as a model of living the gospel of Christ, we celebrate all the people of faith of our diocese who have sought holiness, and have been nurtured in that search over the […]

Shrine of Our Lady of Clonfert formally recognised as a Diocesan Marian Shrine

“We also look forward to the development of the Shrine as a fount of rich spiritual sustenance for future generations and in particular as a spiritual refuge and healing for those who, like the statue itself, have been wounded as they travel the journey of life.” – Bishop Duignan   The Bishop of Clonfert and […]

“Pope Francis’ World Communications Day message informs our journey on the Synodal Pathway” – Archbishop Martin

To mark World Communications Day on Ascension Sunday, which falls on 29 May, Pope Francis’ communications message this year addresses the theme of listening with the ear of the heart.  The Holy Father is inviting all of us to reflect on how listening – which is both sincere and deep – can have a profound […]

“We cannot afford to be slow learners on the vital issue of sustaining creation” – Bishop Martin Hayes

Form eco-awareness groups and register for webinar on the Laudato Si’ film-documentary The Invitation Next week is Laudato Si’ Week marking the seventh anniversary of the publication of the bestselling and accessible encyclical letter by Pope Francis addressing everyone’s responsibility to care for our common home.  Ahead of Laudato Si’ Week, Bishop Martin Hayes highlighted that Laudato Si’ remains central to the universal Church’s […]

Bishops launch nine days of Prayer for Life


Homily of Bishop William Crean for Vocations Sunday 2022

‘If we dismiss our past as a source of shame and embarrassment only, we risk depriving a new generation of connection with deep wells of spirituality’ – Bishop Crean Just over 100 years ago a poem by T.S. Eliot was published – entitled “The Waste Land”.  It’s a long complex piece of reflection which was […]

Bishop Denis Nulty welcomes Pope Francis’ message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022

I warmly welcome Pope Francis’ message encouraging the elderly to persevere in hope and to embrace their great power to transform the world through prayer and a revolution of tenderness – Bishop Nulty Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family, has welcomed today’s publication of Pope Francis’ message for […]

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday

Mass to be broadcast this Sunday on RTÉ television and radio “I encourage the faithful to read the Holy Father’s message and to pray for vocations, synodality and harmony in our Church.” – Bishop Cullinan The 2022 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated this Sunday, 8 May.  Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of […]

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