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Accord to celebrate 60 years of supporting marriage and relationships

You or a representative are invited to attend the Accord anniversary gathering – Cruinniú – which will take place tomorrow.  The theme of the event is ‘What Makes People Tick?’.  Details are as follows: Where                        Aula Maxima in Saint Patricks College, Maynooth, Co Kidare. When                          9.00am until 6.00pm. In attendance             Bishop […]

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

“I pray that Queen Elizabeth’s faith in the Risen Lord will be of comfort to many people, and especially to her grieving family at this sad time.” – Archbishop Eamon Martin Like so many people here on the island of Ireland and around the world, I was saddened to hear of the death today of […]

Bishop Denis Nulty seeks to discover Ireland’s favourite hymn

“As someone who enjoys and appreciates singing in church, I am really looking forward to finding out what hymns people most like. As well as hymns many of us grew up with, there have been plenty of new hymns introduced in recent decades and it will be exciting to discover which one people like best.” […]

Words of Bishop Donal McKeown and homily of Father Michael Canny at the Funeral Mass for Joseph Sebastian and Rueven Joe Simon

The Funeral Mass for Joseph Sebastian RIP and Reuven Simon RIP takes place at 11.00am in Saint Mary’s Church, Ardmore Parish, Diocese of Derry.  The Mass, Eucharist, is being conducted according to the Rites of the Syro-Malabar Church, incorporating the music and Malayalam language of India.  The celebrant is Reverend Father Clement Padathiparambil, National Co-ordinator, […]

Information for media on the Funeral Liturgy for Joseph Sebastian RIP and Reuven Simon RIP

The Funeral Mass for Joseph Sebastian and Reuven Simon will take place tomorrow, Friday 2 September at 11.00am in Saint Mary’s Church, Ardmore Parish, Diocese of Derry.  The Mass, Eucharist will be conducted according to the Rites of the Syro-Malabar Church, incorporating the music and Malayalam language of India.  The celebrant will be Reverend Father […]

“Listen to the voice of Creation” – Pope Francis 

Season of Creation 2022 invites us to listen to the voice of Creation and to those who suffer the impacts of climate change Resources for parishes and schools available on catholicbishops.ie “We cannot simply leave it to governments to solve these immense problems [of climate change].  Humility calls on each one of us to share […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin to mark the beginning of the Season of Creation 2022

“We cannot simply leave it to governments to solve these immense problems [of climate change].  Humility calls on each one of us to share both the burden and the search for solutions.  In our personal lives at home, and in our schools, parishes and communities, the challenge rests with each and all of us.  Pope […]

Church leaders call for cost of living crisis action

With projections for the autumn pointing to a worsening situation for many households across the island of Ireland, as a result of the unfolding cost of living crisis particularly for those who are already vulnerable and living in poverty, the leaders of Ireland’s main churches have said that they are deeply concerned by what they […]

Homily by Bishop Larry Duffy for the Clogher Pilgrimage at the Knock Novena

“You are the Church – you are the present and future of our Church.  We can adopt two contrasting attitudes.  One, where we become discouraged and lament the present situation and fail to have hope and complain.  Or we can be filled with hope because God is ultimately in charge” – Bishop Duffy Homily The […]

Bishop William Crean announces clerical changes and appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne

Bishop William Crean has accepted the resignation from office, on the grounds of retirement, of the following priest in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect at noon on Saturday 17 September 2022: Very Rev Canon Donal Leahy, PP, Kilworth to retire and reside in Saleen and be available on request to minister in […]

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