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Diocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass 2021

A Diocesan Mass for Post-Primary Students, Teachers, and Parents/Guardians to mark Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated in the Cathedral of SS. Patrick & Felim, Cavan, at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday 27 January 2021.  The celebrant will be Bishop Martin Hayes. The Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed by logging on to www.churchservices.tv/cavancathedral 

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Social Media/Parish Newsletter Resources for January 2021

 

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Irish Bishops’ Conference statement: “Welcoming Vaccines for the Common Good”:

Irish Bishops’ Conference statement: “Welcoming vaccines for the Common Good” The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcomes the encouraging news that a number of vaccines for COVID-19 are at an advanced stage of preparation and are likely to be available for use in the near future.  The Catholic Church recognises that safe and effective vaccination is...

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Sunday of the Word of God – 24 January 2021

  Sunday of the Word of God 2021:   In his Apostolic Letter of 30 September 2019, ‘Aperuit illis’ Pope Francis established that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be the Sunday of the Word of God. He had already proposed something similar at the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Sunday...

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Resources for Catholic Schools Week 2021 –

Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. As we live through an unprecedented time of challenge and uncertainty, our faith and our resilience can be tested. We can ask questions like ‘Will things ever be the...

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Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 –

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18 -25 January. The resources for this year have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation...

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Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of the Sick – 11 February 2021

  “You have but one teacher and you are all brothers” (Mt 23:8). A trust-based relationship to guide care for the sick Dear brothers and sisters, The celebration of the XXIX World Day of the Sick on 11 February 2021, the liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, is an opportunity to devote...

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The Penitential Prayer of Pope Francis during his celebration of Mass in Phoenix Park on 26 August 2018 – 

The Penitential Prayer of Pope Francis during his celebration of Mass in Phoenix Park on 26 August 2018 –  Yesterday, I met with eight survivors who have suffered abuse of power, of conscience and sexual abuse. Taking up on what they said to me, I want to place before the mercy of the Lord these...

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Counselling Service for Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes –

Counselling Service for Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes – The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was established by Government in 2015 to provide a full account of what happened to women and children in Mother and Baby home institutions during the period 1922 to 1998. A Collaborative Forum was also established to...

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Accord’s New Advertising Campaign: ‘If you can’t talk to each other…talk to Accord’

The largest counselling service in Ireland, Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG (Accord), supported by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has launched a multi-channel advertising campaign – across digital platforms, social media, local newspapers and radio – to offer hope (support ) to individuals, couples and their families, where relationships are experiencing tension, anxiety...

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