News & Events

Grow in Love – In-service update

  Now is a particularly significant time for primary school Religious Education as it marks the introduction of the Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland as well as Grow in Love, the new Religious Education programme. The roll out of Grow in Love is on a phased basis beginning with the Junior...

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St. Muredach’s Cathedral Restoration – An update

    Encouraging Financial News about the Cathedral Restoration Work.  The total amount collected for the Cathedral Restoration work up to the end of September 2015 is €457,913.87.  Thank you to all who have fundraised or contributed so generously.  The following is a breakdown of the monies received: Killala Diocesan Contribution: €250,000 Cathedral Restoration Envelopes:...

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Fundraising Concert for St. Muredach’s Cathedral

St. Muredach’s Cathedral Choir present An Evening of Winter Classics in the Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina in aid of the Cathedral Restoration on Saturday November 28th at 8pm. Also featuring the choir of St. Mary’s Secondary School. Tickets cost €15 and are on sale in the Pastoral Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  ...

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Bereavement Programme of Events at Knock Shrine

  Bereavement Care at Knock Shrine.   During the month of November those who have lost loved ones know only too well what a lonely and difficult experience it is to deal with grief. At such times it is important to remember two things: one, help is available; and, two, understanding what we’re going through...

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Laudato Si

    Bishop Fleming is holding three evenings of reflection on Laudato Si. On Care of our Common Home.   They will be held in The Newman Institute, Ballina on Monday, October 19th; The Broadhaven Hotel, Belmullet on Tuesday, October 20th; and in Holy Hill Hermitage on Wednesday, October 21st. The reflections will be delivered...

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Killala Diocesan Priests’ Retreat 2015

  The Diocesan Priests’ Retreat was held in Star of the Sea Retreat Centre, Mullaghmore in mid October.   A trip to Inishmurray was organised and Mass was celebrated on the ancient Christian site.

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Mission Sunday – October 18th, 2015

  Since 1926, the Church has traditionally remembered its universal mission during the month of October. This year Mission Sunday will be celebrated globally on 18 October. Bishops have welcomed the message of Pope Francis for Mission Sunday, and for his invitation to reread and reflect on the contents of Ad Gentes, the Second Vatican...

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World Meeting of Families – Dublin 2018

  Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. He made the announcement at the concluding Mass of the World Meeting of Families which ended in Philadelphia this evening. It was the final stage of Pope Francis’ historic trip to United States. Tonight’s Mass in...

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Launch of new Catholic religious education curriculum and programme

  On Monday 28 September Bishop Brendan Leahy, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics launched the new Catholic Preschool and Primary School Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland (2015), and its related religious education programme Grow in Love in the Presentation Girls’ School, Maynooth.  This is the first time in the history of primary religious education...

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Day for Life – October 4th, 2015

  Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 4 October on the theme ‘Cherishing Life, Accepting Death’. Day...

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