News & Events

Good Friday – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

  The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated on Good Friday, April 14th, 2017. 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...

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Mass of the Lord’s Supper

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Holy Thursday, April 13th. 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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Mass of Chrism – April 11th at 6.30pm

  You are invited to the Mass of Chrism which will be celebrated in St. Muredach’s Cathedral on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 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...

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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...

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National Mass of Thanks for Organ Donors

    To mark Organ Donor Awareness Week 2017, a special Mass will be celebrated at Knock Shrine on Sunday 2nd April at 12 noon. This day is being organised in solidarity with those who are waiting for or have received organs and in thanksgiving for those who have donated organs. It is also to...

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Easter Vineyard & Diocesan Directory

  The Easter issue of the Vineyard will be available in parishes this weekend. As well as containing 80 pages of beautiful photographs and articles on a variety of events throughout the diocese, this issue also contains the Killala Diocesan Directory. In his editorial, Fr. Brendan Hoban acknowledges the good wishes, support and positive feedback from...

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Celebrate 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 the presumption is that when Patrick returned...

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Bishop Fleming’s Lenten Pastoral Letter

  Read Bishop Fleming’s Pastoral Letter – Lent 2017.

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Ash Wednesday – March 1st

  Repent and believe the Good News!! Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1st. The season of Lent provides us with another opportunity to draw closer to God. Sometimes we only associate the word ‘repent’ with being sorry, but from a faith perspective, to ‘repent’ also means turning one’s heart and mind towards God and...

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Trócaire Lenten Resources

  Lent begins on Wednesday 1 March. Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church has developed a new series of educational resources for use by schools and youth groups.  Trócaire’s Lent 2017 educational resources focus on climate change, climate justice and climate for Early Years to Post-Primary classrooms, as well as Youth groups/programmes....

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