News & Events

Vineyard Diocesan Newspaper

      Please forward articles and photos for our next edition of the Vineyard to Vineyard Editor, The Newman Institute, Ballina, Co. Mayo   or email vineyard@newmanii.com

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Holy Hill Hermitage

  Visiting Sunday is the first Sunday of the month.   Mass is celebrated at 12 noon.   All are welcome to join us and stay for a visit and a cup of tea.    Newcomers will have the opportunity to avail of a tour.   For more information visit www.holyhill.ie    

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The Wholeness as a Person Counselling Course

  The Wholeness as a Person Counselling Course will be held in the The Newman Institute, commencing in October.   Course Director: Dr. John Canavan  

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Launch of New Diocesan Website

    Welcome to the web pages of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala. Situated in the West/North-West corner of Ireland, we are a diocese with a long tradition of the Christian faith.  The diocese takes in North Mayo and portion of West Sligo and its roots are at the very heart of the Christian...

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Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in the Universal Church. This Holy Year of Mercy will begin on 8 December to commemorate both the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council, which called the Church to proclaim the Gospel to the world...

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Laudato Si – Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on Care For Our Common Home

The Vatican has published the text of the new Encyclical Letter from Pope Francis which is called Laudato si. For the full text of the Encyclical please click here – Laudato Si – ENGLISH TEXT   The Encyclical takes its name from the invocation of Saint Francis of Assisi, “Praise be to you, my Lord”...

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St. Muredach’s Cathedral Restoration

Phase One of the restoration of St. Muredach’s Cathedral is now complete. This work is focused on an examination of the source of the dampness which has damaged the ornate ceiling. The ornate ceiling was put in place some fifteen years after the cathedral was built in 1829. It rests on columns inserted into the cathedral...

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Fr. Brendan Hoban publishes New Book

Fr. Brendan Hoban publishes new book entitled, Tracing the Stem  

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Study at The Newman Institute

Autumn Courses at The Newman Institute: Cert in Theology and Community Involvement – One Year Part-time – leading to Diploma and Degree, Accredited by NUIG Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – one evening per week – share your views, join the discussion and enjoy the experience in a friendly and joyful atmosphere....

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Refurbishment of Moygownagh Church

There’s something very precious about a church, particularly an old church. It was once just a  building with four walls and a roof but it became in time the still centre of a parish, a spiritual home, a sacred space, a place made holy by what has happens within it: the Masses said, the Baptisms...

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