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Launch of World Meeting of Families

The National launch for the World Meeting of Families will take place at Knock Basilica on Monday August 21st at 3.00pm. All are welcome. Visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie for more information. The Diocesan launch for the World Meeting of Families will take place in the Newman Institute, Ballina on Sunday September 3rd at 1.30pm. All are welcome.

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Congratulations to our Jubilarians

Congratulations and best wishes to our Jubilarians of 2017. Fr. Aidan O’Boyle (Silver Jubilee), Monsignor Kevin Loftus (Golden Jubilee), Fr. Peter O’Brien (Golden Jubilee), Fr. Tony Barrett (Golden Jubilee), pictured with Bishop John Fleming. We wish them many more years of health and happiness!

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Official Hymn for WMOF 2018

    The official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018 was launched today in Dublin at an event attended by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. The hymn called A Joy For All The Earth was written by Irish composer Ephrem Feeley. A Joy For All The Earth was...

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Irish Church Music Summer School

    This year’s summer school music team includes: Orla Barry, Ephrem Feeley, Fr Liam Lawton, Sharon Lyons, Derek Mahady, Columba McCann OSB and Bernard Sexton. Workshops at this year’s summer school will include: Music by Irish composers Parish Cantor Training World Meeting of Families 2018 Singing the Mystery of Faith. There will also be...

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World Communications Day 2017

      The World Day of Social Communications will be formally celebrated on Sunday 28 May 2017 – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – which falls on the Sunday before Pentecost Sunday. Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust...

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Pope Francis goes door to door, blessing homes in Rome suburb

  Like parish priests throughout Italy do during the Easter season, Pope Francis spent the afternoon of Friday 19 May going door to door and blessing homes. Continuing the “Mercy Friday” visits he began during the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis chose a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb. The Mercy Fridays see the...

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Exam Prayer

    Please remember in your prayers all students who are preparing for examinations at this time. Exam Prayer  Lord, I know you are with me and love me. Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study. Help me to focus on my books and notes. Keep me from all...

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Volunteers invited to sign up for WMOF 2018

    At least three thousand volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organising of the ninth World Meeting of Families which Pope Francis asked Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to host in Dublin in 2018.  This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21 to 26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the...

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Vocations Sunday – May 7th, 2017

    The World Day of Prayer for Vocations (Vocations Sunday) will be celebrated on Sunday 7 May on the theme ‘Led by the Spirit for Mission’. Mass for Vocations Sunday will be broadcast on RTÉ One Television at 11.00am on Sunday next, from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook in Dublin.  Read the text of the...

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      Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11.00am on Saturday 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church, Dublin. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and he will be assisted by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. The Church of Ireland Archbishop...

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