Monthly Archives: February 2016


Rare Disease Day 2016: Message from the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care

Vatican City, 29 February 2016 (VIS) – Today marks the IX World Day of Rare Diseases. On the occasion, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (for Health Pastoral Care) wrote a message entitled "The Patient's Voice at the Centre. Join Us in Making the Voice of Rare Diseases Heard". [...]

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Pastoral Letter of Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe, for Lent 2016

“Mercy and Forgiveness” We have entered into a year of grace and forgiveness, which Pope Francis has proclaimed as a Jubilee Year of Mercy. It is a year in which God’s merciful and forgiving love is offered to us in greater abundance. “When faced with the gravity of sin, God responds with the fullness of [...]

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Unveiling of new Apparition Mosaic at Knock Shrine

The various ministries which are exercised here in Knock form a mosaic of witness to hope – youth, evangelisation, care of the sick and invalids by the stewards and handmaids, the healing ministry exercised by priests in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Anointing - Archbishop Michael Neary

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Emmanuel 2016 begins today in Dublin Diocese

Emmanuel 2016 begins today in Dublin Diocese and will run until Thursday 3 March in the Helix DCU. Emmanuel is a project of the Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and promotes the use of Sacred Music in Secondary schools. Emmanuel sees over two thousand secondary school students from all over Dublin coming together in song. One [...]

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The Happy Easter Egg – an alternative this Easter

 What would you think Easter is about? Chocolate, bunny rabbits, cute chickens? Is that all? I believe there’s more. That’s why I’ve made an Egg that reminds us why we celebrate Easter – because Jesus is alive again!” - Julie Carvill, founder of the Happy Easter Egg The Happy Easter Egg is a great tool to [...]

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Knock Shrine to unveil new mosaic today depicting 1879 apparition

A spectacular mosaic depicting the Apparition at Knock in 1879, is to be unveiled at Our Lady’s Basilica at Knock Shrine during the 12 noon Mass today Sunday 28 February. People will be able to view the ceremony live, online, at and on the Knock Shrine Youtube Channel. The mosaic, illustrated by well-known Irish artist PJ Lynch, [...]

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#nextstopmercy on the Year of Mercy bus

A diocese in England is using a double-decker bus as a venue to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent in an attempt to reach out to lapsed Catholics. Each Saturday in the Diocese of Salford, the Mercy bus parks in a busy area of Manchester or an outlying town, and volunteers try to engage shoppers [...]

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National Crusade of Prayer for Vocations

The National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration has organised a special pilgrimage to Knock Shrine for Sunday 24 April for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The pilgrimage will place a special focus on prayer for vocations, following the World Day of Prayer for Vocations which will take place on Sunday 17 April. As part of this [...]

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