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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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Bishop Fleming Opens Door of Mercy

  Bishop John Fleming has opened the Door of Mercy in St. Muredach’s Cathedral.  In his Pastoral Letter to the people and priests of Killala Diocese, Bishop Fleming said:  “By making this year a Year of Mercy Pope Francis is also saying to each one of us; no matter how long it is since you...

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Bishop Fleming to Open Door of Mercy in St. Muredach’s Cathedral

    The Jubilee Year of Mercy commenced on December 8th, 2015 and will conclude on Sunday November 20th, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.  Pope Francis opened the Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica on December 8th, and bishops in every diocese will open a Door of Mercy in their Cathedral on...

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Enniscrone Church Golden Jubilee Publication

  On Friday evening November 20th, Bishop John Fleming was the Principal Celebrant at Mass to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, Enniscrone.  Bishop John celebrated Mass with the priests of the parish, Fr. Eddie Rogan C.C. and Canon John George McHale P.P., together with a number of...

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