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Update from Universal Synod 2023

 

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Bishop Martin Hayes’ Christmas Message 2023

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Celebrating Priesthood in the Diocese of Kilmore in this Year of Prayer for Vocations (12)

Celebrating Priesthood in the Diocese of Kilmore in this Year of Prayer for Vocations (12):  My husband died suddenly of a heart attack in 2006 leaving me a widow with two teenage sons, one of whom has autism and learning difficulties. The curate in our parish was away the night my husband died, and unable...

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Sharing The Good News – Issue 136 – 8 December 2023

The latest issue of the Sharing the Good News weekly e-Zine for parishes and dioceses from the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference may be accessed from the following link: www.catholicnews.ie/?na=view&id=63

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Winter 2023 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Winter 2023 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference:  Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for its Winter 2023 General Meeting.  The President of the Conference is Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and the Vice-President is Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin.  During their meeting, bishops...

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New Deacon Ordained for Diocese of Kilmore

On Thursday 30 November last.  Rev. Jordan Mac Gabhann who hails from Ardue, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, was ordained as a deacon for the Diocese of Kilmore by Bishop Martin Hayes. Jordan, an only son of Majella Smith, attended primary school in Greaghrahan NS and second level school in St. Bricin’s College, Belturbet. A keen traditional...

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Celebrating Priesthood in the Diocese of Kilmore in this Year of Prayer for Vocations (11)

Celebrating Priesthood in the Diocese of Kilmore in this Year of Prayer for Vocations (11): I was a student in the 1970s. Fr X was my Irish teacher for my first three years and I hated him with a passion. I was a troubled young lad who had low self- esteem and anxiety, things I...

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Sharing The Good News – Issue 135 – 1 December 2023

The latest issue of the Sharing the Good News weekly e-Zine for parishes and dioceses from the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference may be accessed from the following link: www.catholicnews.ie/?na=view&id=62

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What is Advent?

Advent (from, ad-venire in Latin or “to come to”) is the season of spiritual preparation consisting of the four weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  This is a prayerful time for renewing our experience of waiting and longing for the Lord.  It is a time of preparation that directs the heart and mind to...

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Archbishop Eamon Martin launches Advent 2023 online calendar

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches Advent 2023 online calendar: To coincide with this Sunday, 3 December, the first day of Advent, Archbishop Eamon Martin will launch the annual online Advent Calendar on catholicbishops.ie.  2023 marks the tenth year of this popular seasonal resource.  As a door opens each day, viewers will experience brief personal video reflections...

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