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Mother’s Day

Gracious God, we thank you for the great gift of our Mother. We thank you for the unconditional nature of our Mother’s love; a love that nurtures us at every stage of life; a love that forgives, heals, and reassures; a love permeated with gentleness and profound care; a love so powerful and beautiful. On...

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Lenten Lecture

You are invited to a Lenten Lecture on the impact of Trócaire’s work overseas: tackling poverty, defending human rights and working for justice. The lecture will be given by Mr. Seán Farrell, Director of Trócaire’s International Division. Where: The Newman Institute When: Wednesday March 14th Time: 8.00pm Admission Free. All welcome.

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Church Music Workshop – The Newman Institute

A Church Music Workshop for parish choirs will be held at the Newman Institute on Wednesday March 7th at 7.30pm. Music for use throughout the year will be included as well as the Official Hymn for the World Meeting of Families, ‘A Joy for all the World’ by Irish composer Ephrem Feeley. To register, please...

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DON’T GIVE UP ON HER THIS LENT

  This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses upon the Koroma family in Freetown, Sierra Leone who were affected by recent landslides in their area. This tragic event affected the Koroma family in various ways and cost them their home, possessions, work tools and changed the course of this family’s future forever. Click here to download the resources...

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Lenten Message from Pope Francis

  The theme of Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2018 is “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12).  In his message Pope Francis says, “Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and...

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Bereavement Course

  Bereavement Course at the Newman Institute, Ballina “Understanding Grief and Loss – A Journey of Healing”   Tuesday February 27th at 8.00pm – Understanding the impact of grief and loss. Tuesday March 6th at 8.00pm – Exploring what we grieve when we lose a loved one. Tuesday March 13th at 8.00pm – Finding stepping...

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Bishop Fleming launches ‘Listening Process’

A gathering of around 200 people, in the Newman Institute in Ballina last Wednesday night, from the parishes of Killala diocese heard Bishop John Fleming quote Pope Francis’ words on the importance of two-way communication as he launched a ‘Listening to the People’ initiative in the diocese. Bishop Fleming said that, during the months of...

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Invitation to Launch of Diocesan Assembly

Placing Hope in Faith, our diocesan listening process, will be launched on Wednesday, January 31st, by Bishop John Fleming in the Newman Institute at 8pm. Representatives of our 22 parishes will be in attendance but there is an open invitation to all the people and priests of our diocese to attend. Light refreshments will be...

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Launch of The Masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada

Peadar Ó Riada, Dr John O’Keeffe and Archbishop Eamon Martin at the launch of ‘The Masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada: Explanations in Vernacular Chant’ by Dr John O’Keeffe A new book exploring the Masses of Irish composers Seán and his son Peadar Ó Riada has been written by Dr John O’Keeffe, Director of...

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Amoris – Parish Programme

Amoris Laetetia (Let’s Talk Family! Let’s be Family!) In preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, a Four Week Programme on The Joy of Love for Families continues in the Newman Institute on Thursdays March 8th and 15th at 8.00pm. All welcome. Admission Free.

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