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CANCELLATION OF THE 2021 VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. OLIVER PLUNKETT

CANCELLATION OF THE 2021 VISIT OF THE RELICS OF ST. OLIVER PLUNKETT: It is with deep regret we announce that the 2021 Visit of the Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett to the Conaty Chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 8 June 2021 has been cancelled.  The decision was taken by the Diocesan...

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National Gathering on Zoom for Cantors – 16 June 2021

The Advisory Committee on Church Music with the National Centre for Liturgy will host a Conversation on Zoom for Cantors and their Accompanists on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.  The conversation is titled Keeping the Song Alive – Celebrating and Supporting the Work of Cantors in our Church.  The brochure is attached in PDF form...

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Sharing The Good News – May 2021

  The May issue of Sharing the Good News, our monthly magazine for dioceses and parishes, has just been published by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The May 2021 issue features articles on the launch of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG’s new online counselling service, Archbishop Eamon Martin’s presentation of the Holy Father’s message for...

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Diocesan Post-Primary Schools’ Mass of Gratitude

As the current academic year draws to a close, schools can look back with immense satisfaction on their resilience and coping strategies to deal with the difficulties the year presented. We must look forward with hope in our hearts and with gratitude for all we have accomplished over the past 18 months.   To acknowledge this,...

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Month’s Memory Mass for Fr. Benny Fitzpatrick R.I.P.

Rev. Bernard (Benny) Fitzpatrick R.I.P. 5 January 1941 – 30 April 2021   The Month’s Memory Mass for the late Fr. Bernard (Benny) Fitzpatrick R.I.P. will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Patrick and St. Felim, Cavan, on Saturday 5 June at 11:30a.m. The Mass can be viewed online at www.churchservices.tv/cavancathedral May his soul, through...

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Month’s Memory Mass for the late Fr. Fintan McKiernan R.I.P.

Very Reverend Fintan McKiernan, P.E. Knockninny, R.I.P. 15 February 1942 – 21 April 2021 The Month’s Memory Mass for the late Fr. Fintan McKiernan R.I.P. will be celebrated in St. Ninnidh’s Church, Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh on Saturday 22 May 2021 at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed online at  www.knockninnyparish.com/our-parish/st-ninnidhs-webcam/ May his soul rest...

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Resources for World Communications Day – Sunday 16 May 2021

World Communications Day will be celebrated on Sunday 16 May – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Pope Francis has chosen to reflect on the theme “Come and See” (Jn 1:46). Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are.” This theme recalls the Gospel account of the first disciples’ initial encounters with Jesus, who...

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Knock Shrine – Updated Opening Hours from 11 May 2021

  Knock Shrine will re-open to the public on a phased basis from Tuesday, May 11th 2021. Public Masses and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will resume on Tuesday, May 11th. Please note that there will be limited capacity for attendance at public Masses at this time in adherence with current public health guidelines. All other facilities at Knock Shrine will re-open on...

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New digital and radio ad campaign to support Accord’s first online counselling service –

  Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin and President of Accord CLG has launched Accord’s first online counselling service to support individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships.  To support this initiative, Accord has commissioned a new digital media and local radio advertising campaign across the country – see list below – to...

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Pope Francis invites Knock Shrine to join marathon prayer initiative in May to end pandemic

Archbishop Michael Neary has welcomed the inclusion of Knock, the international Marian Shrine, as one of thirty shrines around the world invited by the Holy Father Pope Francis to be part of the Holy Father’s marathon of prayer for the end to the pandemic.  Archbishop Neary said, “The International Shrine of Our Lady of Knock...

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