Monthly Archives: April 2016


Knock Basilica wins National Architectural Award

Knock Basilica has won a national architectural award 'Interior Architectural Project of the Year 2016' in the Irish Design and Build Awards The extensive and elegant overhaul which was designed by A&D Wejchert and executed by Stewart, included a full internal fit-out, some structural adjustment, a new sacristy and sacramental chapel, installation of new restrooms and [...]

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Bishop Liam MacDaid urges all road users to be safe and recommends prayer for motorists

Ahead of this weekend – which is the May bank holiday in both the Republic and Northern Ireland – Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher, has asked all road users: motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, to take special care of themselves and their loved ones. Bishop MacDaid said, “Road accidents can have so many contributory factors [...]

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Bishops in NI provide key questions and themes for Catholics ahead of 5 May Assembly elections

The Catholic Bishops in Northern Ireland have issued a Pastoral Reflection on the 5 May elections to the Legislative Assembly entitled ‘A better future: towards a culture of life, care and hope for all’. A one-page PDF version highlighting the key themes and questions of the Pastoral Reflection is available here.

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Irish Church Music Association Summer School 2016 now open for bookings

Bookings are now being taken for The Irish Church Music Association's 47th Summer School which will take place from 6 to 9 July 2016 in Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co Kildare. The theme for the Summer School this year is God Full of Mercy. In recent years the timing of the summer school has been changed [...]

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Hundreds to cross threshold of mercy for first Lough Derg pilgrimage of 2016

This Sunday, 1 May, will see the launch of the 2016 Lough Derg Pilgrimage and Retreat season at Saint Patrick’s Basilica on Lough Derg, the national Shrine of Saint Patrick. To mark the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage Season, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Archbishop Charles Brown will open the Holy Door of Mercy [...]

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Bishop Denis Nulty welcomes approval of beatification of Venerable John Sullivan SJ

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, has welcomed the approval by Pope Francis of the beatification of Father John Sullivan SJ. Bishop Nulty said he welcomes this good news for the people many thousands of lay faithful in Ireland and beyond who have great faith in the healing powers of this Jesuit priest. [...]

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Year of Mercy Pilgrimage in Inishowen Deanery in the Diocese of Derry

A Year of Mercy Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 8 May 2016 in the Inishowen Deanery in the Diocese of Derry. People will assemble at the Sacred Heart Church, Carndonagh, at 2.00pm where there will be opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. . There will be a procession to the Donagh Cross leaving at [...]

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Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes approval of beatification of Venerable John Sullivan

Archbishop Eamon Martin has welcomed the news that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan SJ. Archbishop Eamon said, “It is wonderful news that Pope Francis has approved the decree that has authenticated a miracle attributed to Jesuit priest Father John Sullivan. I know that the news will be welcomed by all those, [...]

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