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A Prayer Resource for the Twelve Days of Christmas

This booklet, produced by the Northern Pastoral Network, provides us with a series of reflections following the feasts of the twelve days of Christmas. On each of the twelve days we invite you to spend time with scripture, reflection and prayer. You may want to use this booklet in your private prayer or find a...

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Gaudete Sunday – 13 December 2020

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A Seasonal Message from the Irish Bishops: “Keep Christ at the Centre of Christmas”

A Seasonal Message from the Irish Bishops: “Keep Christ at the Centre of Christmas” With the beginning of Advent last Sunday, preparations have begun in earnest in parishes across the country for the celebration of Christmas – albeit in a very different context this year.  Priests working with Parish Pastoral Councils are making decisions at...

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Family Prayer for Blessing the Christmas Tree:

  Family Prayer for Blessing the Christmas Tree This blessing can be prayed on the day that the family turns on the lights of this year’s Christmas tree for the first time. Once the lights are ready to be switched on the prayer can begin:   All make the Sign of the Cross Parent or...

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Irish Bishops Conference Advent Calendar 2020

Please find attached the link for the annual online interactive Advent Calendar from the Irish Bishops Conference. It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 29 November 2020.  Behind each door there will be content aimed at assisting people to pray and to reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the...

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Adult Faith Development Courses for Advent 2020

Please find below links to two adult faith formation courses for 2020 Tarsus Hook of Faith

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More Resources for a Prayerful Advent

  Mary Nethercott, our Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services and Adult Faith Development, has put together a number of resources to help people prepare for Christmas by having a prayerful Advent. Advent Prayer Card First Sunday of Advent 2 AdventPrayerService (2) Adore Advent First Sunday of Advent  

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Resources for Praying at Home during Advent

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 Advent which can be accessed at the following link: praying-at-home-for-advent The resource can now be downloaded from the new NPN website: www.northernpastoral.network where...

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Cavan General Hospital Remembrance Mass

Cavan General Hospital Remembrance Mass – November’s Month of the Holy Souls is a time to remember and pray for those no longer with us. It is always a deeply important time of year, but especially this year when so many people, both in Ireland and around the world, have fallen victim to the dreadful...

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Mass of Remembrance for all who have died from Covid-19

Knock Shrine invites you to join us online for a special Mass on Sunday November 22nd at 12 Noon, as we remember all who have died from COVID-19 on the island of Ireland. This Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam and streamed live to the world from Knock Basilica....

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