News & Events

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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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 [email protected]

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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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