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Pope Francis to visit Ireland in August

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has warmly welcomed the announcement by the Holy Father Pope Francis that he will attend part of the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place from 21 – 26 August in Dublin on the theme, ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’. Pope Francis, who is...

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Christ is Risen! Alleluia! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia, Alleluia!

He is not here, for he has risen as he said. Matthew 28:6 Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated on April 1st, 2018. We rejoice at the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate the great mystery of our faith. Christ is Risen. Alleluia! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia, Alleluia! As well as the...

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The Easter Vigil – Holy Saturday

The Easter Vigil will be celebrated on Holy Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. The Easter Vigil is the oldest vigil in Christianity. The people of God rejoice at the Resurrection of Christ. The celebration of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (the Sacred Triduum) is the high...

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Good Friday – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated on Good Friday, March 30th, 2018. Please check your parish bulletin for details. On Good Friday, we meditate on the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. During the liturgy, the final hours and events in the life of Christ are recalled in the proclamation...

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Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Holy Thursday, March 29th. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. The celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper recalls the great example of service Jesus left us in the Washing of the Feet. At the end of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament...

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Hosanna in the Highest!

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 blessed during Mass and people bring palm branches home to remind them of Christ’s victory over sin and...

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Mass of Chrism – Tuesday March 27th at 6.30pm

You are invited to the Mass of Chrism which will be celebrated in St. Muredach’s Cathedral on Tuesday March 27th, 2018 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 the...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing you a Blessed St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick 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...

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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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