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EASTER MESSAGE FROM BISHOP LEO O’REILLY

EASTER MESSAGE 2016 Bishop Leo O’Reilly At Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We celebrate it this year in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and also in the context of the centenary of the 1916 Rising. We remember also this year the centenary of the Battle of the Somme during the...

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KILMORE DIOCESE WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

The Bishop of Kilmore, Most Reverend Leo O’Reilly, has announced the appointment of Ms. Carina McGinnell as the new Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Ms. McGinnell is a native of the parish of Denn and studied in Loreto College in Cavan before undertaking third-level and post-graduate studies at the Mater Dei Institute...

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REFLECTION FOR PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (19:28-40) Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. Now when he was near Bethpage and Bethany, close by the Mount of Olives as it is called, he sent two of the disciples, telling them, “Go off to the village opposite, and as you enter it...

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REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

People can be so cruel to one another.  The joy of life is often stolen from us by people seeking to entrap us or pass judgement on our actions or those of others.  Here Jesus encounters such people with a narrow judgemental mind-set ready to punish the woman in order to achieve their own political...

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday

In this Year of Mercy, the parable of the Prodigal Son, one of the most human and emotional encounters in the Gospels, is so fitting for reflection.  When we stray away from the Lord, no matter what we have done, we are confident and assured he will always accept us back through the Sacrament of...

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Diocesan John Paul II Awards 2015

POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARDS PRESENTED IN THE DIOCESE OF KILMORE  55 young people from across the diocese of Kilmore were recently presented with their Pope John Paul II Awards at a special ceremony in the Chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop-Emeritus of Armagh, a native of the...

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Taking our Hearts to the Lord – A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus in the first part of today’s gospel, responds to the stories of the atrocities committed by Pilate’s cruelty and those eighteen who were killed by the  collapsing tower of Siloam, by first focussing on the victims of these atrocities. Jesus challenges the assumptions of his listeners who would have supposed that the victims were...

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

An eight week course in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 2 March from 7:00p.m. to 9:15p.m.  Course Fee: €270.  To enrol or for further information, please contact Helen on 087 4129385 or by email tohelen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie

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Further Safetalk Opportunities

There will further SAFETALK Training opportunities in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 15 March and Wednesday 13 April from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.  on both days. 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...

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

  Do we truly believe the promises of our baptism,  that we are to share in Christ’s mission and His radiant glory?  This passage invites us to enter this mystery. On Tabor Jesus was so present to, and so immersed in God, that “the aspect of his face was changed”.  We are also told that...

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