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Trócaire Appeal for Turkey and Syria

Desperate survivors of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes need your help now… As the death toll continues to climb from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, desperate, grieving survivors have been left homeless and injured with no food and no shelter in freezing sub-zero cold. Trócaire has joined with other leading Irish aid agencies to create...

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Review by NBSCCCI on Safeguarding in the Diocese of Elphin

The Diocese of Elphin has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of Safeguarding practice. This review, which was due to be undertaken in early April 2020, was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place in March 2023. If you...

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World Youth Day 2023 – Lisbon

WORLD YOUTH DAY Lisbon – 2023   WORLD YOUTH DAY GATHERING WITH POPE FRANCIS 2023 Pilgrimage to Lisbon, Portugal July 31st – August 8th, 2023 OPEN TO ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35 MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS BY July 31st 2023 ONLY 15 PLACES AVAILABLE ALLOTTED ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE...

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Catholic Schools Week 2023

Catholic Schools Week 2023 will be celebrated in schools and parishes across Ireland from Sunday 22nd  January – Sunday 29th January 2023. This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week 2023 is ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration reflecting on...

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Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin

Each year on Christmas morning, after Mass at Sligo University Hospital, I am invited to bring Holy Communion to some of the people in the wards. Quite often, I finish with the maternity unit, where I get to meet some of our newest parishioners and their mothers. I never cease to be amazed by the...

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Advent Calendar 2022

We are delighted to be bringing you our digital Advent Calendar again this year which can be accessed here. Now in its ninth year, the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will host its interactive digital Advent Calendar to mark the beginning of the Church’s new year, the First Sunday of Advent.  To mark...

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Continental Phase of the Universal Synod

The Synod of Bishops has published the text that will provide a “frame of reference” and form the basis for the work of the second stage of the synodal path launched by Pope Francis in 2021. The Working Document for the Continental Stage was based on the syntheses coming from the churches of the five...

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Reading and Praying with St Paul

Reading and Praying with St. Paul (Part 1)

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World Mission Sunday 2022

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 23rd October and is coordinated in Ireland...

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Day for Life 2022 – Caring for the Older Person

About Day for Life Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 2 October on...

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