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A Prayer for St. Valentine’s Day – 14 February 2021

St. Valentine’s Day is worth celebrating as it reminds us that all love is a reflection of God’s love for us. St. Valentine was a bishop in the early church. He performed Christian marriages for young couples. There was a prohibition on all marriages at the time except those recognised by the state. Valentine was...

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Day of Prayer for Temperance – Sunday 14 February 2021

Sunday 14 February 2021 is a Day of Prayer for Temperance, a day which offers us an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with alcohol and a day on which we can take time to pray for those who suffer from addiction.   .

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World Day of the Sick – 11 February 2021

Prayer for the Sick 2021 Prayer for the Caregiver 2021 In his message for the 29th World Day of the Sick on 11 February, Pope Francis urges a path of healing grounded in a trusting and interpersonal relationship between the sick and those who care for them. “A society is all the more human to...

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Exploring the Word of God through Prayer

    Exploring the Word of God through Prayer A series of online scripture reflections 9pm each Tuesday night at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live/ Every Tuesday night at 9pm Knock Shrine will show a series of online night prayer with reflections on scripture. Students from St Louis Community School Kiltimagh will deliver this series of talks inspired by Scripture. These young people...

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10 Ways to Pray Online

  3-Minute Retreat—From Loyola Press, the 3-Minute Retreats invites you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. If you are new to online prayer, the...

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‘Awaiting a New Dawn’ – A series of online Vigils at Knock Shrine this February

‘Awaiting a New Dawn’ A series of online Vigils at Knock Shrine this February  Join us online each Friday evening during the month of February as we come together virtually for a period of extended prayer and reflection. A vigil is a powerful way for people to come together in community prayer. The first days...

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Pope establishes World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Recalling the recent feast of the Presentation of Jesus...

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Pioneer Association Lenten Short Term Pledge

Consider taking the Short-term Pledge for Lent – see attached link Pioneer Lent Short-Term Pledge

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Knock Shrine to host special online faith discussions during Lent

Ash Wednesday falls on 17 February and heralds the beginning of Lent 2021.  This year Knock Shrine will host a new series of online discussions to help engage Christians during Lent, under the title ‘Living Christian Faith – Lenten Conversations’.   What nurtures our faith and what challenges it today? Where do we find hope...

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Bishop Hayes’ Homily – Diocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass – 27 January 2021

Mass for Catholic Schools Week – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in the Cathedral of St. Patrick & St. Felim celebrated by Bishop Martin Hayes. Welcome. You are welcome as you join us here in the Cathedral of St. Patrick and St Felim in Cavan Town.  Usually, I would meet you in your school community.  However,...

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