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DON’T GIVE UP ON HER THIS LENT

  This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses upon the Koroma family in Freetown, Sierra Leone who were affected by recent landslides in their area. This tragic event affected the Koroma family in various ways and cost them their home, possessions, work tools and changed the course of this family’s future forever. Click here to download the resources...

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Lenten Message from Pope Francis

  The theme of Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2018 is “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12).  In his message Pope Francis says, “Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and...

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Bereavement Course

  Bereavement Course at the Newman Institute, Ballina “Understanding Grief and Loss – A Journey of Healing”   Tuesday February 27th at 8.00pm – Understanding the impact of grief and loss. Tuesday March 6th at 8.00pm – Exploring what we grieve when we lose a loved one. Tuesday March 13th at 8.00pm – Finding stepping...

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Bishop Fleming launches ‘Listening Process’

A gathering of around 200 people, in the Newman Institute in Ballina last Wednesday night, from the parishes of Killala diocese heard Bishop John Fleming quote Pope Francis’ words on the importance of two-way communication as he launched a ‘Listening to the People’ initiative in the diocese. Bishop Fleming said that, during the months of...

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Invitation to Launch of Diocesan Assembly

Placing Hope in Faith, our diocesan listening process, will be launched on Wednesday, January 31st, by Bishop John Fleming in the Newman Institute at 8pm. Representatives of our 22 parishes will be in attendance but there is an open invitation to all the people and priests of our diocese to attend. Light refreshments will be...

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Today a Saviour has been born for us! He is Christ the Lord!!

Wishing you and all your family members a blessed and peaceful Christmas. As we celebrate the birth of the Lord, may we share with others the love He came to bring.

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Children Donate Gifts to Crib at Carol Services

Children Donate Gifts to Crib at Carol Services Is there anything more heart warming than watching queues of children making their way to the Crib with their gifts during the singing of Silent Night? It is always a moving experience as their gentleness and generosity help all of us to focus on the true meaning...

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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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