News & Events

Christmas Vineyard

The Christmas issue of the Vineyard, edited by Fr. Brendan Hoban, is now available in all parishes. It is filled with over 80 pages of beautiful photographs and articles on a variety of events throughout the diocese and beyond. The Christmas issue features a special report on our Diocesan Mission in Brazil which will celebrate...

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Advent Calendar 2017

Sunday, December 3rd is the First Sunday of Advent and marks the beginning of the Church’s new liturgical year. The online Advent Calendar will offer the opening of a virtual door each day during the season of Advent. Behind each door there will be content aimed at assisting people to pray and to reflect on...

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Launch of The Masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada

Peadar Ó Riada, Dr John O’Keeffe and Archbishop Eamon Martin at the launch of ‘The Masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada: Explanations in Vernacular Chant’ by Dr John O’Keeffe A new book exploring the Masses of Irish composers Seán and his son Peadar Ó Riada has been written by Dr John O’Keeffe, Director of...

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Mass for Bereaved Parents

Our annual celebration of Mass for parents/guardians grieving the loss of a child before of after birth or in their young lives will take place in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, on Sunday, November 19th at 3pm. It is always a most moving celebration and remembrance of those who have blessed our lives for a short...

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Amoris – Training for Parish Leaders

Amoris Laetetia (Let’s Talk Family! Let’s be Family!) In preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, there will be a special training night for all Parish Leaders in the Newman Institute, Ballina, on Thursday November 16th at 8.00pm. The training will be facilitated by Mr. Martin Kennedy.

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Icon for WMOF 2018 in St. Muredach’s Cathedral

The Icon for the World Meeting of Families will be in St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina until Friday 10th November. All are welcome to visit and pray. The WMOF Icon will be in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Belmullet from November 10th until November 13th.

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All Saints Day – Remembering Our Beloved Dead

Remembering Our Beloved Dead. The month of November is always a special time to remember our beloved dead. We think of family members, friends and neighbours. We remember with gratitude the love they shared with us and the many sacrifices they made for us. During November, we make an extra effort to attend Mass to...

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An Post issue new stamp

Ireland’s national postal service An Post issued a new stamp in October to mark the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, welcomed the new stamp in a tweet from his account @ArchbishopEamon, inviting the faithful to post a prayer...

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Good Luck Mayo Ladies!

Best of luck to the Mayo Ladies Senior Football Team in the All-Ireland Final. Bishop John Fleming, the people and priests of Killala Diocese send their best wishes to the Mayo Senior Ladies Football Team in their All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park on Sunday. Our good wishes go to the players, the management,...

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

The third World Day of Prayer for the Care of All Creation takes place on Friday 1 September 2017. Many local Church communities around the world also are preparing to mark Creation Time, which also begins on 1 September and continues until 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Creation Time celebrates the...

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