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Advent Calendar

Click Advent Calendar and use our resources as you prepare for Christmas.

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All Saints Day – November 1st

Remembering Our Beloved Dead.

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Mission Sunday 2018

  Sunday, October 21st is Mission Sunday. Every parish throughout the world will celebrate Mission Sunday. It is a time for us to look beyond our own situation to the needs of our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world. We all play our part in spreading the good news of the Gospel...

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Bereavement Course – The Newman Institute

A Bereavement Course will commence at the Newman Institute, Ballina on Tuesday November 6th at 8.00pm and will continue on Tuesdays, November 13th, 20th and 27th.  The course, Understanding Grief and Loss – A Journey of Healing, will be presented  by Monica Morley, Director of the Knock Shrine Family Centre and Broadcaster. To book your...

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Day for Life 2018

  Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life focuses on the theme of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Click...

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Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday, October 7th. Ceremonies commence with the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm followed by concelebrated Mass at 3.00pm Bishop John Fleming will be the Principal Celebrant. All welcome.

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Looking after your mental health

A Mindfulness Course will commence again this Autumn on September 18th and 25th and October 2nd and 9th from 7pm to 9pm at the Newman Institute, Ballina. The course is delivered by Dr. Anne Caulfield and Ms. Derval Dunford. Cost €60. Limited places. To book a place, please call 096-72066 or email admin@newmanii.com

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Foundation Course in Counselling at Newman Institute

  A Foundation in Counselling Course will commence in early October at the Newman Institute, Ballina. The course will be delivered by Dr. John Canavan and Mr. Cathal Kearney. A limited number of places are available. Please contact admin@newmanii.com or ring 096-72066. See brochure and application form

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Message from Pope Francis ahead of WMOF 2018

Pope Francis has released a short video in advance of his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families 2018. Please click here to watch video message.

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Preparing for Pope Francis – WMOF Diocesan Opening Ceremony

  All people are invited and welcome to our Diocesan Opening Ceremony for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in St. Muredach’s Cathedral on Tuesday, August 21st at 8.00pm. The opening ceremony will involve all parishes in our diocese. Two representatives from each parish will be involved – one will carry a parish banner in...

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