Monthly Archives: March 2016


Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ on love in the family to be released on 8 April

The Apostolic Exhortation is the conclusion of a two-year synod process discussing both the beauty and challenges of family life today.

March 31st, 2016|Featured|

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to speak at launch of ‘1916: The Church and the Rising’

The men and women of 1916 were men and women of faith. The Proclamation is prefaced in the name of God. Each of the leading figures had a personal story of faith which accompanied them along their journey. - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

March 31st, 2016|Featured|

Guided tour of Saint Francis Xavier’s Church in Dublin

On Sunday 3 April there will be an opportunity to be part of a guided tour of Saint Francis Xavier Church in Dublin City Centre. The guided tour will offer a chance to enjoy the art and architecture of a landmark which is deeply woven into the fabric of Dublin City life. Gardiner Street church [...]

March 31st, 2016|News|

Lough Derg to reopen for Year of Mercy pilgrimage season on Sunday 1 May

The sacred space and peaceful setting make Lough Derg a truly extraordinary place to celebrate the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

March 31st, 2016|Featured|

Archbishop Twal prays for Christian solidarity

Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, celebrated the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday 27 March 2016. In his homily he spoke on the need for peace and solidarity among Christians in the Holy lands and further afield. “Let us, brothers and sisters, [...]

March 30th, 2016|News|

Trócaire’s 2016 Lenten campaign comes to a close

Trócaire are asking people to return their Trócaire boxes to to their local school, parish, or to one of the Trócaire centres in Dublin, Cork, Belfast or Maynooth.

March 30th, 2016|Featured|

Diocese of Clogher to take reflective look back at past 100 years

The Diocese of Clogher is marking the decade of centenaries by taking a reflective look back at the past one hundred years through film, music and dance.

March 29th, 2016|Featured|

Easter Week 1916 set the Irish people on a new path – Bishop Denis Brennan

On this Easter Monday, we remember with gratitude the small handful of men and women who gave us the confidence to realise that we had, and still have, a story to tell, and a destiny to realise. - Bishop Denis Brennan

March 29th, 2016|Featured|

Knock Shrine to host information evening for Parish Pastoral Councils

Knock Shrine is hosting a free information evening for Parish Pastoral Councils, called 'Leading Weekday Liturgies' on Thursday 7 April. The information evening, which starts at 8pm in Knock House Hotel, Knock, Co Mayo, will explore the background and contents of a new resource book published in December 2015 by the National Centre for Liturgy. The book, It [...]

March 29th, 2016|News|

Pope Francis’ ‘Urbi et Orbi’ a message of hope

Pope Francis delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter Sunday, following Mass in Saint Peter's Square. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered in the Square for the occasion, Pope Francis especially remembered the suffering peoples of Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. Recalling Christ's perfect triumph over evil and sin in the Resurrection, Pope Francis recalled all [...]

March 29th, 2016|News|
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