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Taking Our Hearts to the Lord – A Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

The three temptations and the forty days’ fast of Jesus are set in a wilderness, and they recall the forty years of Israel’s testing in the wilderness.    Unlike the Israelites, who were not always faithful to God, Jesus completed the time of His testing, by remaining true to his vocation as Son of God....

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Approaching Easter – A timely reflection by Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Chair of the Board of Management

Easter falls early this year. While Christmas has a certain sentimental glamour attached to it, people as they grow older often discover a deeper appreciation of Easter. With the exception of the ubiquitous chocolate eggs, Easter is not colonised by commercialism to the extent that Christmas is. The story of the passion of Jesus Christ...

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Pioneer Lenten Challenge 2016

   Pioneer Lenten Challenge = Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent.  Make your Lenten pledge by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie and joining online, by contacting your local Pioneer centre representative, or contacting Raymond O’Connor on (01) 874 9464.  Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or...

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Turning Our Hearts to the Lord – Lenten Scripture Reflection Group

  Turning Our Hearts to the Lord – Lenten Scripture Reflection Group begins on Thursday evening at 7:30p.m. in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan and then continues every Wednesday evening during Lent for about 45 minutes.  Each evening, there will be prayer, a reading of the Sunday Gospel and a commentary on it, reflecting on its connection with life today and praying...

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Death of Deacon Damien Kivlehan RIP

Sincere sympathy and condolences are extended to the wife, sons, daughters, mother and extended family of the late Deacon Damian Kivlehan Born 18th June 1953, Sligo. Married 1972 Ordained to the diaconate on 5th October 2014. Assigned to Baileborough deanery 2014. Died 26th January 2016. Reposing at his home on Thursday from 12 noon to...

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SAFETALK TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

SAFETALK TRAINING – Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre – Wednesday 10 February 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. SAFETALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016

There are a limited number of places available for those aged 18-35 on the Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Poland next July.  Fare: €800 approx.  If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible, please. Kilmore-WYD-Poster WYD 2016 Application Form WYD 2016 Additional Information

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome to mark Year of Mercy

There are still a number of places available on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy. Fare: €799 per person sharing.  If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible, please.    Fr. Ultan McGoohan will be the Pilgrimage...

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Vacancy for Diocesan Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

The Diocese of Kilmore is looking to employ an enthusiastic and experienced person as Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  The post will be full-time and for a two-year contract initially (subject to review thereafter).   Outline of Post: To develop, design, co-ordinate and deliver faith programmes throughout the Diocese of Kilmore which...

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A Seasonal Message for Christmas 2015

It is hard to believe that the end of another year draws near. The Church is in the season of Advent but the commercial world is fully focused on Christmas. Inevitably we too are drawn out of Advent and into the Christmas spirit. Curiously, we expend so much energy in the run-up to Christmas –...

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