News & Events

The Easter Vigil – Holy Saturday

  The Easter Vigil will be celebrated on Holy Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. The Easter Vigil is the oldest vigil in Christianity. The people of God rejoice at the Resurrection of Christ. The celebration of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (the Sacred Triduum) is the...

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The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – Good Friday

  The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016. Please check your parish bulletin for details. On Good Friday, we meditate on the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. During the liturgy, the final hours and events in the life of Christ are recalled in the...

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Mass of the Lord’s Supper

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Holy Thursday, March 24th. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. The celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper recalls the institution of the Eucharist, the Priesthood, and the great example of service Jesus left us in the Washing of the Feet. At...

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Palm Sunday – March 20th, 2016

  Palm Sunday will be celebrated on March 20th, 2016. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. On Palm Sunday we commemorate the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem, when people welcomed him, and waving palm branches, sang “Hosanna”. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the most important week in the Church’s liturgical year. Palms are...

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Mass of Chrism

  You are invited to the Mass of Chrism which will be celebrated in St. Muredach’s Cathedral on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 at 6.30p.m. Bishop John Fleming, the people and priests of Killala Diocese will gather to celebrate the Mass of Chrism, during which the priests of the diocese will renew their priestly promises and...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    According to Patrician scholar, Máire B. de Paor, the evidence of St Patrick’s Confession favours Silva Focluti, the Wood of Fochaill, on the western shore of Killala Bay, as the location of the six years Patrick spent in captivity in Ireland. If that’s the case then the presumption is that when Patrick returned...

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Mosaic of Apparition unveiled at Knock Shrine

  A spectacular mosaic depicting the Apparition at Knock in 1879, was unveiled at Our Lady’s Basilica at Knock Shrine on Sunday 28 February. The mosaic, illustrated by well-known Irish artist PJ Lynch, depicts in incredible detail the Apparition scene, as described by the 15 official witnesses. It has been crafted by a team of some...

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Lent 2016

  Lent begins on Wednesday 10 February 2016. The Meaning of Lent The English word ‘Lent’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Lencten, meaning ‘Spring’. In other languages the word comes from the Latin, Quadragesima – a period of 40 days.  In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of...

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Lent 2016 – Message from Pope Francis

  In his message for Lent 2016, which begins on 10 February, Pope Francis has asked us to live Lent more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy. He said: “God’s mercy transforms human hearts; it enables us, through the experience of a faithful love, to become merciful in turn. In...

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Bishop Fleming’s Pastoral Letter – Jubilee Year of Mercy

  Pastoral Letter-Holy Year Jubilee of Mercy

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