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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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Bishop Fleming’s SVP Christmas Appeal 2019

Pope Francis recently challenged all of us with regard to our concern for the poor.  Quoting Psalm 34, “this poor one cried out and the Lord heard”, the Pope then went on to ask, “How is it that God in Heaven can hear the cries of the poor but so many people watching or standing...

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Taster in Theology Series – Newman Institute

Professor Salvador Ryan will facilitate the third in our series of lectures on Church History on Mondays, November 11th, 18th and 25th from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at the Newman Institute. Cost: €80.  Booking essential. Phone 096-72066 or email [email protected] Click here for poster.  

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Bereavement Course – Newman Institute

A four week Bereavement Course will be delivered at the Newman Institute, Ballina, on Thursdays, November 7th, 14, 21st and 28th at 8.00pm. The course will be facilitated by Monica Morley, Director of Knock Family Centre and Broadcaster.

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Day for Life

About Day For Life Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.  This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 6...

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Dr. Mary McAleese to address ACP Conference

The Association of Catholic priests will host a conference entitled “Women and the Church – Equality of opportunity?” on Saturday, October 5th. Please click here for full details.

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Pope’s appeal to pray, reflect and act to safeguard creation

“Now is the time to rediscover our vocation as children of God, brothers and sisters, and stewards of creation.” Those were the Pope’s words in a message released for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is observed on 1 September. Taking inspiration from the Book of Genesis, Pope Francis describes...

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