Month: August 2021

‘Our only home—this planet—is under threat’ – Archbishop Farrell

To coincide with the beginning of the Season of Creation 2021, from 1 September to 4 October, Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin has published a pastoral letter on the climate crisis and on how Christians ought to respond to this global dilemma facing our global civilisation. Offering background to the letter, Archbishop Farrell said, “We …

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BAPTISMS

Congratulations to all children who were welcomed into our Christian family recentlyJuly 17th 2021Eli Luke O’Sullivan, Fair HillTwins Mason David O’Callaghan & Marlee Marion O’Callaghan, KilleensJuly 23rd 2021Dylan John O’Brien, GlenvilleAugust 7th 2021Darragh Richard Byrne, KnocknaheenyTwins Roman St. Christopher & Riona Hannah Rebel Cummins, FarranreeAlex Roy O’Sullivan, Fair HillSadie Elizabeth McCormack, ParklandsAugust 14th 2021Paige Hope …

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RECENTLY DECEASED

We remember in our prayersElizabeth Crowley , Late of Fair HILLJuly 2021John English, Late of Fair HillJuly 29th 2021Maureen Geaney, Late of FarranreeAugust 1st 2021David Thompson, Late of FarranreeAugust 9th 2021John Moore, Late of FarranreeAugust 10th 2021Bill Kelleher, Late of Fair HillAugust 14th 2021Maura Mullane, Late of FarranreeAugust 13th 2021Breda Twohig, Late of Fair HillAugust …

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60% of Irish prisoners abroad experience mental health difficulties – ICPO survey

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has undertaken a global survey of its 1,100 client-base which is made up of Irish citizens imprisoned overseas. The survey provided feedback of first-hand accounts and testimonies of the experience of prison abroad, with all the additional challenges that that entails. The objective of the survey was to engage …

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Fr Paul Clayton-Lea publishes first issue as reappointed editor of Intercom

The first issue of Intercom under the new editorship of Father Paul Clayton-Lea, has been published. Father Paul, a priest of the Archdiocese of Armagh, previously served as editor of Intercom from 2015-17, and returns to replace the outgoing editor Father John Cullen, a priest of the Diocese of Elphin. Intercom magazine, the official publication …

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‘Mary reminds us that God’s heart is close to those whom the world might overlook’ – Archbishop Neary

On Saturday 21 August last, Archbishop Michael Neary celebrated the Anniversary Mass of the 1879 Marian Apparition at the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo. During his homily, Archbishop Neary said, “After this challenging experience of Covid-19, it is understandable that our faith might be shaken. We have lost loved ones, perhaps lost …

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Bishop Nulty invites the faithful to write to him with ideas on how to gently encourage people back to regular worship

Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin has invited all parishes in the diocese to reflect in the month of September on how the parish can be supported to be more welcoming to those who are slower to return to regular worship. Bishop Nulty extended the invitation while speaking at Mass in Saint Conleth’s Parish, …

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Pope Francis: Laudato Si’ is not only a ‘green’ Encyclical but also a social one

Pope Francis has sent greetings to the members of the Laudato si’ Inter-University Congress scheduled to be held from 1-4 September in Argentina. In the video message delivered in Spanish, he expressed hope that the initiative will “advance social awareness and consciousness” for the care of our common home. “The Encyclical Laudato si’ is not only a …

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