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Fr. Benny McHale – Enneagram Part 1

Fr. Benny McHale returns to the Newman Institute, Ballina to deliver Part 1 of the Enneagram Programme. Dates: Wednesday, March 25th and Thursday, March 26th,  Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd. Time: 8.00pm to 10.30pm Cost: €60. Booking essential. Ring 096-72066 or email [email protected] Please click here for full details and poster.

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Care for the Earth – Our Common Home

Sr. Patricia Lynott and Ms. Anne Sheeran will take Pope Francis’s Laudato Si: Care for our Common Home to speak about our relationship with the God of the earth in these challenging times. Dates: Wednesdays, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March, 2020 at the Newman Institute, Ballina. Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm (including tea & coffee)...

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Taster in Theology – Church History

Professor Salvador Ryan will return to the Newman Institute, Ballina for the fourth series of lectures on Church History. Dates: Mondays, February 10th, 17th and 24th from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Cost: €80. Booking essential. Ring 096-72066 or email [email protected] Please click here for full details and poster.

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Placing Hope in Faith – Stage 3 – ACTION

The Killala Diocesan Placing Hope in Faith programme enters its third stage in 2020 – ACTION. Our listening process began in 2017 with a wide-ranging consultation process in the form of anonymous questionnaires, the results of which were independently analysed by the Institute for Action Research in Kerry. Over 300 delegates representing all the parishes...

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St. Vincent de Paul thank Children of Killala Diocese

Is there anything more heart warming than watching queues of children making their way to the Crib with their gifts during the singing of Silent Night? It is always a moving experience as their gentleness and generosity help all of us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Children in a number of parishes...

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Christmas Message from Bishop Fleming

My friends, At the end of this calendar year, as we approach the great celebration of the birth of the Saviour, I am happy to extend a word of thanks to all of you. 2019 has been another very busy year in the diocese of Killala. Placing Hope in Faith – a listening process which...

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Thomas Finan – Collected Writings

Canon Thomas Finan, a priest of the Diocese of Killala for 55 years and a former Professor of Ancient Classics in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, is an original and unique voice in the Irish cultural landscape. This book is a selection of the vast collection of his writings, both academic and occasional, chosen and edited...

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Christmas Vineyard pays tribute to 25 years of Brazil Mission

The Christmas edition of the Killala Diocesan Vineyard Magazine will be available in all parishes this weekend and includes news and articles from parishes across the diocese. It also includes a special article on the Killala Diocesan Mission in Brazil as it celebrates 25 years.  

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Advent Calendar

Please click here for Advent Calendar The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.  Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the...

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John Henry Newman: A Saint for our time? – An Open Lecture

To celebrate the canonisation of John Henry Newman,  the Newman Institute invites you to an Open Lecture,  John Henry Newman: A Saint for our time? by Fr. Brendan Hoban, Diocesan Historian, Writer and Broadcaster. Venue: The Newman Institute, Ballina Date: Wednesday, November 20th Time: 8.00pm Free Admission. Light refreshments served. Click here for poster.

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