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Emigrant Pack 2016

    The Emigrant Information Pack 2016, produced by the Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants and containing practical information which will assist emigrants in making informed decisions and support them while they are away, is now available to download. Click here for Emigrant Information Pack 2016 The Council for Emigrants (formerly Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants...

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World Communications Day – Sunday May 8th, 2016

    The 50th World Day of Social Communications Day will be formally celebrated on 8 May 2016 – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – which falls on the Sunday before Pentecost Sunday. Pope Francis has chosen Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter as the theme for 2016. Welcoming this year’s message,...

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Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love

  The second Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis was published on Friday 8 April 2016. Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) is Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family. Amoris Laetitia runs to 261 pages and is divided into nine chapters as follows: Chapter One – In The Light The Word Chapter...

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Easter Sunday

  He is not here, for he has risen as he said. Matthew 28:6 Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated on March 27th, 2016. 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...

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The Easter Vigil – Holy Saturday

  The Easter Vigil will be celebrated on Holy Saturday, March 26th, 2016. 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...

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The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – Good Friday

  The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016. 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, March 24th. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. The celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper recalls the institution of the Eucharist, the Priesthood, and the great example of service Jesus left us in the Washing of the Feet. At...

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Palm Sunday – March 20th, 2016

  Palm Sunday will be celebrated on March 20th, 2016. Please check your local parish bulletin for details. 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...

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Mass of Chrism

  You are invited to the Mass of Chrism which will be celebrated in St. Muredach’s Cathedral on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016 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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    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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