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A REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

A REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT: Jesus said in great distress, with a sigh that came straight from the heart, ‘Where have you put him?’  They said, ‘Lord come and see.’  A death in a family  or close-knit community always brings a time of  grief and  transition.  While most of us deeply appreciate...

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THE PERMANENT DIACONATE IN THE DIOCESE OF KILMORE

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE IN THE DIOCESE OF KILMORE:  A programme for the training of men for the Permanent Diaconate will begin in St. Angela’s College in Sligo next October. The Diocese of Kilmore hopes to send candidates for training. If there are any men between the ages of 35 and 55 who feel that they...

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Evening of Lenten Prayer & Reflection

Evening of Lenten Prayer & Reflection There will be an Evening of Lenten Prayer and Reflection in St. Mary’s Church, Glenfarne (near the Rainbow Ballroom) on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7:00p.m. led by Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services. All welcome.

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A Prayer for Mother’s Day

A Prayer for Mother’s Day: God with a mother’s heart, You gather us as your children. You comfort and hold us in your warm embrace. When we hurt, your arms enfold us. When we are afraid, your wings protect us. When we are hungry, you feed us with the bread of life. God with a...

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Catholic Grandparents Association Retreat 2017

Catholic Grandparents Association 1st Annual Retreat/Conference ​ 26th & 27th April 2017​       THEME – Helping our Children and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularised times Venue – Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village  Dublin 24 Day only and overnight ​attendance ​options available  Inspiring talks, lively discussion  ​ ​ – Speakers including...

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Earth Hour 2017

  EARTH HOUR 2017 Earth Hour will be marked around the world on Saturday 25 March. In Ireland, it will be observed from 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Earth Hour is all about inspiring people to take better care of the planet and in practical terms if means making the effort to turn off lights/power for one...

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A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

In this Sunday’s Gospel,  Jesus reveals to a man born blind both the gift of sight and the light of faith which brings salvation.  Furthermore John, great dramatist that he is, presents the story in the light of a great irony, i.e. that those who consider themselves to be living in the light of faith...

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John Paul II Awards Presented to Students from St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill

Ten students from St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School in Cootehill were presented with their John Paul II Awards for 2016 at a special ceremony in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Wednesday 21 March last. The awards were presented by Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services, assisted by Carina McGinnell, Diocesan Director...

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A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

A tired Christ crosses the boundaries of social convention to engage a thirsting soul and in the process comes to touch the  hearts  and minds of an entire  village.  The ‘living water’  he  alone can offer and that can turn into ‘a spring inside’ finds its way into another woman’s heart and from there reaches...

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2017

Saint Patrick the Migrant  “Saint Patrick is so emblazoned with symbols of his Irishness that we forget he is an immigrant to Ireland. Not unlike the Holy Family and many families today, he was an undocumented migrant, a refugee, a slave, a member of a diaspora and a returnee. Yet somehow he transcended all of...

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