Month: June 2021

Parish news

In response to the emails received today we have received an update on the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Unfortunately it’s not good news as from July 5th the Sacraments will not be taking place. Bishop Fintan on advice from government has written to all Priests of diocese stating how disappointing the …

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Bishops thank the public for generous support of Trócaire’s Lenten campaign

Following their Summer General Meeting, the Irish Catholic Bishops thanked the public for its continued generosity to Trócaire which works in support of people affected by poverty, conflict and injustice worldwide. Bishops noted that Trócaire’s support brought positive change to the lives of 2.7 million people in 25 countries over the course of the last …

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Appeal for priests to assist in this year’s Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Season

The organisers of this year’s extended Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Season have today made an appeal for priests to assist them with Confessions and the celebration of Mass during the month of July.  Organisers aim to have two priests on the summit on any given day.  Any priest making the pilgrimage will have accommodation and breakfast …

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Pope Francis thanks Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for his continuing service

Pope Francis on Tuesday said he is marking an anniversary “that touches the hearts of us all: 70 years ago, Pope Benedict was ordained a priest!” Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of the city of Rome, the …

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Bishop Denis Nulty thanks priests for their commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic as he announces diocesan appointments for 2021

Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin has thanked the priests of the Diocese for their commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic as he announced the diocesan clerical changes for 2021. Bishop Nulty said, “These past 15 months have seen huge upheaval for us all: an upheaval that has given us time to reflect and re-evaluate …

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Bishops encourage Catholics to continue to support a programme of vaccination

At their Summer General Meeting, which concluded earlier this month, bishops renewed their message of encouragement to Catholics to support a programme of vaccination, not only for their own good, but for the protection of life and the health of those who are vulnerable. Bishops acknowledged the hard work that has been done in both jurisdictions …

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