Monthly Archives: March 2017


Pope John Paul II Award marks 10th anniversary with day of celebration at Knock Shrine

The Pope John Paul II Award will mark its 10th anniversary with a special day of celebration at Knock Shrine on Wednesday, 5 April. The day will celebrate the achievements of all those who have participated in the Award and the thousands who have received the Award over the past ten years. The day-long event will [...]

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April issue of ‘Intercom’ magazine explores challenge and opportunity of Easter

The latest issue of Intercom, a Catholic pastoral and liturgical resource magazine, is now available. The April issue has a special focus on the upcoming Easter season, with this month’s cover art showing one of the Harry Clarke designed stained-glass Stations of the Cross at Lough Derg.

By |2017-05-19T14:41:45+01:0031/03/2017|

Pope’s letter for Dublin World Meeting of Families presented today in Rome

The Letter invites families from around the world to take part in the pastoral preparations for the ninth World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin from 21 - 26 August 2018.

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Pope Francis renews appeal for prayers for Iraqi people

Pope Francis has asked for prayers for the people of Iraq, also appealing for all in Mosul to “engage fully with the civil protection forces, as an imperative and urgent obligation.” The Pope’s appeal came at the end of today's weekly General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square in words to a delegation from the Iraqi [...]

By |2017-03-29T10:28:09+01:0029/03/2017|

Limerick parishioners gather for workshop on congregational singing

Over 50 parishioners from across the diocese of Limerick gathered last Saturday for a workshop about leading congregational singing in church. Sister Moira Bergin from the National Centre for Liturgy in Maynooth led the workshop and she offered reflection on why we sing the Mass as well as lots of practical resource materials. There was [...]

By |2017-03-29T09:54:54+01:0029/03/2017|

Bishop Treanor re-opens Rathlin Island Church of the Immaculate Conception

Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, celebrated a Mass on 26 March to re-open the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Rathlin Island, Co Antrim. Rathlin Island is the northernmost inhabited Island off the island of Ireland. The Church of the Immaculate Conception is the northernmost church in the diocese of Down and [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:42:04+01:0027/03/2017|