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Very Rev. Eugene Clarke P.E. R.I.P.

Very Rev. Eugene Clarke P.E. R.I.P. Retired Parish Priest of the Parish of Kilmore (Ballinagh & Drumcor) 10 June 1931 – 1 January 2021 Your prayers are asked for the happy repose of the soul of the late Fr. Eugene (Gene) Clarke who passed away on Friday 1 January 2021, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother...

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A Christmas Message from Bishop Martin Hayes for 2020

Christmas 2020 – Touched by Vulnerability I spent Christmas 1995 in Kenya visiting my brother John and his wife Marie who were at that time lay missionaries working with the Kiltegan Fathers in Kitui. It was going to be a very different Christmas away from home and due to the warmer African temperatures.  We decided...

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A Christmas Blessing from all the team in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre:

  A Christmas Blessing from all the team in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre: May the joy of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, the worship of the wise men and the peace of the Christ child be yours this Christmas. May Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one all things earthly and all...

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Parish Webcam/Digital Media Links in the Diocese of Kilmore – Christmas 2020

Parish Webcam/Digital Media Links in the Diocese of Kilmore – Christmas 2020: This Christmas will be celebrated very differently in our parishes because of the current COVID-19 restrictions.  For those who are unable to attend Mass over the Christmas and New Year period in person, a number of parishes in the diocese (and beyond) now...

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Cathedral Carol Service 2020

  Cathedral Carol Service 2020: This year’s Carol Service from the Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Felim in Cavan took place online last Sunday evening with no congregation present in the Cathedral to comply with current COVID-19 restrictions.  Bishop Martin Hayes presided at the Service. A recording of the Carol Service may be accessed by...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 2020

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Message of Pope Francis for the celebration of the 54th World Day of Peace (1 January 2021)

  We publish below the text of the Message of the Holy Father Francis for the 54th World Day of Peace, which will be celebrated on 1 January 2021 on the theme “The culture of care as a path to peace”: The culture of care as a path to peace As the New Year approaches,...

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The “O Antiphons” of Advent

The “O Antiphons” traditionally sung during the last week before Christmas (December 17-23), are more than a thousand years old. The traditional Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Is probably the most popular and well known way of remembering some of those antiphons. They are called the ‘O Antiphons’ simply because each begins with the...

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Sharing the Good News – December 2020

  The December 2020 edition of Sharing the Good News – published by the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference is available to download by clicking on the following link: Sharing-the-Good-News-Issue-60-December-2020

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Music for the 12 Days of Christmas Prayer Resource

Our prayer time for the season can be deepened as we reflect using hymns and carols from the Christmas Season.  You may have your own favourite carols that you wish to use and to accompany these the Northern Pastoral Network has provided a selection of music for each of the twelve days of Christmas from...

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