Lough Derg recently hosted a group of young pilgrims from parishes near Cavan and Manorhamilton in the Diocese of Kilmore. The pilgrimage group was led by Carina McGinnell, the new Youth Ministry leader in the Diocese of Kilmore. Carina and the group recently returned from World Youth Day in Krakow. Father Robert McCabe was the [...]
Pope Francis has created a new Dicastery to better minister to the needs of the men and women the Church is called to serve. The new “Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development” was instituted in a Motu Proprio published on Wednesday in the L'Osservatore Romano. It will come into effect from 1 January 2017 and will [...]
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to launch photographic exhibition to celebrate Crosscare’s 75th year of service
75 people who overcame difficulties in life through homelessness, poverty or drug abuse are among those who have lent their images to a unique photographic exhibition celebrating Crosscare’s 75th year supporting those most in need.
The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore is hosting a Lightfever event in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on Saturday 10 September, from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Lightfever is an afternoon of "Open Church" where street missionaries will go in pairs onto the streets of Waterford and invite people to come inside and experience a [...]
Pope Francis announced the World Day of Prayer for all Creation last year following the publication of his environmental encyclical Laudato Si'.
Bishop Leo O'Reilly, the Bishop of Kilmore Diocese has issued a statement this evening on the Hawe family tragedy. He said, "It was with great sadness that I heard the news today of the deaths of the five members of the Hawe family, who lived in Barconey, in the parish of Castlerahan in our diocese. [...]
As part of the Jubilee pilgrimage season 2016, Lough Derg will host special themed days of retreat on themes of ecumenism and living with suicide. The themed retreats aim to offer the opportunity for people to come and experience the nurturing peace of the sanctuary of Saint Patrick. The first themed day is a 'day [...]
In his homily for the Opening Mass of the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on Monday 29 August, Father John Cullen, PP, Roscommon, reflected on the story of Lourdes and suggested three things to be done to enter more into the conversation that Saint Bernadette experienced with Mary. Father Cullen said, "Firstly, LISTEN. Mary instilled [...]
The 2016 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award will be awarded to Father Shay Cullen SSC, the Dublin born Columban Missionary now based in the Philippines. The award will be presented to Father Cullen by Cllr Brendan Cronin, Mayor of Killarney Municipal Authority on Saturday 5 November at an award ceremony in the Killarney Avenue Hotel. [...]
Archbishop Eamon Martin to celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving for Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Calcutta a saint at the Vatican on Sunday 4 September. A special Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta will be celebrated in Saint Malachy’s Church, Armagh on Monday 5 September at 7.30pm. The main celebrant will be Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and [...]