Each year on Vocations Sunday, the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Catholics are asked to make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Inviting people to the event, Bishop Noel Treanor said, 'Within the Diocese of Down and Connor, the family is the beating heart of the Church.'
A unique concert will take place in Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral tonight, 19 April, at 8.00pm, featuring two renowned boys’ choirs, the Palestrina, the boys’ choir of the Pro Cathedral, and the Escolanía de Montserrat. The Escolanía choir belongs to the Monastery of Montserrat and is one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe. Known [...]
‘Big Tom’s contribution to Irish social and cultural life has been enormous’ – Monsignor Joseph McGuinness
The Funeral Mass for Big Tom will be celebrated at 11.00am on Friday 20 April in Saint Patrick’s Church, Oram, in the parish of Castleblayney.
‘A compassionate society will do all in its power to support and love the mother and baby’ – Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ
In his message, which was delivered at Masses across the weekend in the 33 parishes of the diocese, Bishop McGuckian encouraged the faithful to ‘choose life’.
In his pastoral message, delivered at Masses in the diocese over the weekend, Bishop Buckley said, ‘Human life is sacred and precious. Every human being must be treated with the greatest respect.’
‘Nothing is as important for the future of our shared humanity as the right to life’ – Bishop Denis Nulty
Bishop Nulty's pastoral message, Supporting a Culture of Life, was delivered to Masses over the weekend in the 56 parishes of the diocese.
As part of his visit to the diocese Cardinal Eijk will serve as chief celebrant at Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Waterford on Monday 16 April at 10.30am.
The Holy Father highlighted that Baptism is ‘the day the Holy Spirit entered into our lives … it is our second birthday, our rebirth’.
‘We are an Easter people’ – Archbishops of Armagh mark 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement
'We thank God for all that has been achieved in shaping a peaceful and shared future over the past twenty years.' – Archbishops of Armagh