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Novena for Life: 23 – 31 May

The Council for Life of the Irish Bishops’ Conference has today launched a nine day Novena of Prayer for Life which will run from Monday 23 May until Tuesday 31 May (Feast of the Visitation). The Pray for Life Novena and its associated website www.prayforlife.ie will give people an opportunity be an active part of...

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Medjugorje – Official Diocesan Pilgrimage Summer 2022

Official Diocesan Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 10th – 17th August 2022 Led by Bishop Kevin Doran OPEN TO All Ages Children and Teenagers under 18 MUST be accompanied by Parent/Guardian Note: Parents/Guardians accompanying children and teenagers under 18 are fully responsible for their safety, care and safeguarding during the trip.  No additional supervision will be provided...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

After a two year break, we are delighted that our diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place once again from 24th – 29th August. To book, please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-241 0800 or on www.joewalshtours.ie (online booking will be available shortly). Please note there is no assisted pilgrim section this year.

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Camino de Santiago 2022 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin

  YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO SARRIA to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 1st – 10th June 2022 Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a pilgrimage for young adults (18 -30) on the Camino de Santiago in June 2022.  All details, instructions for registration and contact information below. Package Details:  Dates: 1st – 10th June...

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Catholic Schools Week 2022

Catholic Schools Week 2022 will be celebrated from Sunday 23 January – Sunday 30 January. on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools reflecting on their contribution to the common good of society....

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Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin

It is 145 km from Nazareth to Bethlehem. That’s almost exactly the same length as our Diocese, from Bunduff to Athlone. It would take a week to walk that far, and probably more if you were in the final stages of pregnancy. St. Luke tells us that Joseph and Mary left Nazareth to travel together...

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Online Advent Calendar

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.  Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.  Advent also...

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Youth Pilgrimages 2022

In the summer of 2022, Bishop Kevin will lead two youth pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago (1st – 10th June) and to Medjugorje (10th – 17th August). Click on the links below for all the information. Camino de Santiago 2022 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin Medjugorje – Youth – Young Adult Pilgrimage...

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Updated Guidance for the Further Reopening of Liturgical Life

The revised regulation for Religious Services as of 22nd October 2021 is very simply stated as:   “Religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”   These protective measures include: • Reasonable physical distancing between groups (ie people who arrive together) • Face coverings •...

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Video of Diocesan Opening of the Synodal Process

On Sunday 17th October we marked the opening of this Synodal Process entitled, For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission. This Synodal Process coincides with the start of the two-year Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland which will lead, in time, to a National Synodal Assembly in Ireland. Here in the Diocese...

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