News & Events

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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Amoris: Let’s Talk Family, Let’s Be Family!

Pope Francis believes that in a world where humanity is often wounded, mistreated, and dominated by a lack of love, the family is the “yes” of God as Love. In spite of all the pressures and difficulties it faces, Pope Francis believes that the family is still good news for today’s world. In 2016, he...

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Diocesan Launch of WMOF 2018

The Killala Diocesan Launch for the World Meeting of Families 2018 will be held on Sunday September 3rd at 1.30pm at the Newman Institute, Ballina. All are welcome to this very important event at which Bishop John Fleming will formally mark the beginning of our preparations for the WMOF in August 2018. The Diocesan WMOF...

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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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