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New Resources for the Month of November

  The Northern Pastoral Network (comprising of the Archdiocese of Armagh and the Dioceses of Clogher, Derry, Down & Connor, Dromore, Kilmore and Raphoe) has prepared a simple resource for prayer at home during the month of November which can be accessed at the following link: november-a-month-to-remember-npn The short booklet highlights the month of November...

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Bishop Hayes reflects on Living with COVID-19

Reflecting on living with COVID-19.   Our reality now. These are difficult times as we move to living with COVID-19 by way of necessary public health guidelines.  We are called to respond, once again, to stem the increasing number of positive cases in our communities.  Individuals and communities have made, and will continue to make,...

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Modifications to November Indulgences for 2020 –

  Modifications to November Indulgences for 2020 – The Office of the Apostolic Penitentiary in Rome has announced modifications to the Plenary Indulgence for the deceased during the month of November. Many of the Church’s pastors have requested an adaptation to the requirements to obtain the Plenary Indulgence for the deceased in the month of...

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An Interview with our new Bishop:

An Interview with our new Bishop: Francis Keaney, our Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, recently interviewed Bishop Martin Hayes about his new appointment, his life experience and his hopes for the future.

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Prayer Resources for use during the Coronavirus pandemic

Prayer Resources for use during the Coronavirus pandemic:  The following prayers and resources are offered to assist the faithful during the threat of the coronavirus: Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Creator Lord, Father of our human family, you created all human beings equal in dignity: pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit and inspire...

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Fratelli Tutti – Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship

Fratelli Tutti – Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, on Saturday 3 October 2020 during a visit to Assisi. The Holy Father celebrated Mass at the tomb of his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi. The phrase ‘Fratelli Tutti’ is taken from the writings of St. Francis, one...

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Do not lose heart – A message in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 

Do not lose heart – a message in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference  Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the people of Ireland have endured testing times with courage, resilience, and compassion. Individuals and communities have made great sacrifices for the protection of life, health and the Common...

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‘Care at the End of Life’ – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Statement:

‘Care at the End of Life’ – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Statement   Background Following its recent Autumn General Meeting, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference have released the following statement entitled Care at the End of Life: Statement Human dignity is inherent in every person from the first moment of his or her existence.  Even under...

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A Message following Last Sunday’s World Mission Sunday: 

A Message following Last Sunday’s World Mission Sunday:  On behalf of Pope Francis and the poorest and most vulnerable communities in our wider Church family, thank you for supporting World Mission Sunday last weekend. Your kindness and prayers for our overseas missionaries and the people they serve are always appreciated and greatly needed.  To donate...

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Statement of the Autumn 2020 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference:

Statement of the Autumn 2020 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference   In accordance with the public health restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered this week for their Autumn 2020 General Meeting via video-link, instead of the usual location at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  This was the...

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