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Knock Shrine – Updated Opening Hours from 11 May 2021

  Knock Shrine will re-open to the public on a phased basis from Tuesday, May 11th 2021. Public Masses and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will resume on Tuesday, May 11th. Please note that there will be limited capacity for attendance at public Masses at this time in adherence with current public health guidelines. All other facilities at Knock Shrine will re-open on...

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Vocations Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter 2021

  Sixth Sunday of Easter – 9 May 2021 “God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son, so that we could have life through him.” Are you open to the call to be sent into the world as a priest or consecrated religious, that others might live in...

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New digital and radio ad campaign to support Accord’s first online counselling service –

  Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin and President of Accord CLG has launched Accord’s first online counselling service to support individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships.  To support this initiative, Accord has commissioned a new digital media and local radio advertising campaign across the country – see list below – to...

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Pope Francis invites Knock Shrine to join marathon prayer initiative in May to end pandemic

Archbishop Michael Neary has welcomed the inclusion of Knock, the international Marian Shrine, as one of thirty shrines around the world invited by the Holy Father Pope Francis to be part of the Holy Father’s marathon of prayer for the end to the pandemic.  Archbishop Neary said, “The International Shrine of Our Lady of Knock...

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Fr. Bernard Fitzpatrick R.I.P.

Rev. Bernard Fitzpatrick R.I.P. 5 January 1941 – 30 April 2021 Your prayers are asked for the happy repose of the soul of the late Fr. Bernard (Benny) Fitzpatrick who passed away on Friday 30 April 2021. + Born – 5 January 1941, son of Patrick Fitzpatrick and Mary Lynch, Rathcorick, in the parish of...

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Preparing a May Altar at Home

As we approach the month of May – the month dedicated to Mary – we invite you to prepare a May altar at home. This old tradition of honouring Our Lady in our homes during the month of May has been passed down through the generations. You can create a space for your altar on a...

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Vocations Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 2021

  Fifth Sunday of Easter – 2 May 2021 “It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a priest, sister or brother? Love demands truth and action.  If you are...

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COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls...

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Bishop Martin’s Homily for Vocations Sunday 2021 – Virginia, Co. Cavan

Homily for Good Shepherd / Vocations Sunday – 25th April 2021 delivered by Bishop Martin at the 11.00am Mass in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Virginia, Co. Cavan. We are in a fog – not knowing our way ahead – being tested, tested in faith and I believe we will come out stronger.  In our...

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Very Reverend Fintan McKiernan, P.E., R.I.P.

Very Rev. Fintan McKiernan P.E. R.I.P. 15 February 1942 – 21 April 2021 Your prayers are asked for the happy repose of the soul of the late Fr. Fintan McKiernan who passed away suddenly on Wednesday 21 April 2021. + Born – 15 February 1942, son of John McKiernan and Catherine Meehan, Cross in the...

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