Clergy

Maynooth seminary responds to incorrect media reports

PRESS RELEASE 23 March 2011 Maynooth seminary responds to incorrect media reports Monsignor Hugh Connolly, President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, said today that speculative media reports suggesting that the national seminary may close “are without...

A Guide to Mass Offerings

A summary of Church teachings regarding Mass Offerings March 2011 | Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference Frequently asked Questions About Mass Cards Full text here ... An Explanatory Statement on Mass Offerings At the October 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal...

Explanatory Statement on Mass Offerings

At the October 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Bishops approved the following message which summarises the Church’s position on Mass Offerings. MESSAGE FOR PRIESTS AND FAITHFUL Various misunderstandings about the tradition of Mass offerings...

Canon Law regarding Mass Offerings

THE OFFERING GIVEN FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MASS Can.  945 §1. In accord with the approved practice of the Church, any priest celebrating or concelebrating is permitted to receive an offering to apply the Mass for a specific intention.§2. It is recommended earnestly to...

Sixteen new seminarians commence priesthood studies for Irish dioceses

PRESS RELEASE 22 August 2010 Sixteen new seminarians commence priesthood studies for Irish dioceses - please see below table of seminarians by diocese Today sixteen men begin formal studies for the priesthood for Irish dioceses. Covering a wide range of ages – from...