News & Events

Children Donate Gifts to Crib at Carol Services

  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...

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New Vineyard in Demand

    The recently published new look Vineyard is in big demand throughout the parishes of Killala Diocese. Following the launch in November, every parish received increased allocations. After the first weekend, many parishes were looking for extra copies. In his editorial, Fr. Brendan Hoban notes that “in the early days Vineyard was a black and...

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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 Lord’s coming at Christmas.  Advent...

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Launch of Cathedral Fundraising Draw – November 25th

    Dear Parishioner, I would like to invite you to the launch of the St. Muredach’s Cathedral Fundraising Draw in the Newman Institute on Friday, November 25 at 6pm. To begin the next phase of the restoration work on St. Muredach’s Cathedral – the painting, the rewiring, new lighting, new fire alarm system, new...

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Bishop Fleming launches new look Vineyard

  Bishop John Fleming launched the new look Vineyard at the Newman Institute, Ballina on Friday, November 18th. People, priests and religious from around the Diocese of Killala attended the launch. In his editorial, Fr. Brendan Hoban notes that “in the early days Vineyard was a black and white tabloid-size paper and in later years...

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Remembering Our Beloved Dead

  The month of November is always a special time to remember our beloved dead. We think of family members, friends and neighbours. We remember with gratitude the love they shared with us and the many sacrifices they made for us. During November, we make an extra effort to attend Mass to remember our dead...

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Mission Sunday – October 23rd, 2016

  World Mission Sunday World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. Since 1926, the Church has traditionally remembered its universal mission during the month of October. This year Mission Sunday will be celebrated globally on the 23rd October 2016. The theme is ‘Every Christian is a missionary’. Throughout...

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Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

  The Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine in Knock takes place on Sunday October 2nd, commencing 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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World Day of Prayer

  The second World Day of Prayer for the Care of All Creation takes place on 1 September 2016. Many local Church communities around the world also are preparing to mark Creation Time, which begins tomorrow 1 September and continues until 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Creation Time celebrates the joy of creation...

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Canonisation of Mother Teresa – September 4th

  On Sunday September 4th, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be declared a Saint of the Church by Pope Francis on the eve of the 19th anniversary of her death. The Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office has unveiled a special postage stamp which it is releasing two days before Pope Francis officially declares Mother...

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