To coincide with this Sunday, 3 December, the first day of Advent, Archbishop Eamon Martin will launch the annual online Advent Calendar on catholicbishops.ie. 2023 marks the tenth year of this popular seasonal resource. As a door opens each day, viewers will experience brief personal video reflections on the Advent season from lay women and…Read More
The Holy See Press Office publishes the schedule of Pope Francis’ liturgical celebrations for this year’s holiday season, including Christmas Mass During the Night and Mass with Baptisms in the Sistine Chapel. By Vatican News On Sunday, 24 December, Pope Francis will preside over the Nativity of the Lord—Mass During the Night in St. Peter’s…Read More
Sunday 17th December at 8pm ‘Carols by Candlelight’ will take place at Knock Basilica on Sunday, December 17th at 8pm. This evening will be a musical celebration of the season of Christmas, with carols, hymns and festive favourites performed by School Cantorum Basilicae and Knock Youth Choir. Musical accompaniment for the evening will be ny…Read More
Catherine Wiley founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association and her husband Stewart, met recently to welcome the new Papal Nuncio in Ireland, Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor.
Catherine presented his Excellency with Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer for Grandparents – composed by Pope Benedict for the Association at their request in 2008 and which was, in fact, the instrument of Evangelization which elevated what began as a simple Pilgrimage honoring the Grandparents of Jesus, to the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) as a Private…Read More
Grandparents Dinner Providing nutritious food ONCE IN A DAY TO 50 poor grandparents, orphan children and abandoned women in two villages of Kuppam (25) and Kumilankuzhi (25) in Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu, South India, managed by the Catholic Grandparents Association To Help Grandparents Pass on the Faith and to Keep Prayer at the Heart of…Read More
Guest Speaker David Quinn Theme: ‘Catholics in the Modern Sexual Minefield’. David Quinn is a well-known journalist in Ireland who specialises in religious and social affairs. He has been a national newspaper columnist since 1994, and currently has columns each week in both The Sunday Independent and The Irish Catholic. He was editor of The Irish Catholic from…Read More
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of November, asking the faithful to pray that the Lord will bless him.
By Vatican News In “The Pope Video” for November, Pope Francis asks the faithful to “Pray to the Lord that He will bless me,” saying, “Your prayer gives me strength and helps me to discern and to accompany the Church, listening to the Holy Spirit.” Each month the Pope offers a specific prayer intention, inviting…Read More
Pope: ‘May weapons fall silent, situation in Gaza is desperate’ Appealing for peace in the Holy Land, Pope Francis expresses concern for the humanitarian situation in Gaza, calling on all parties to lay down their weapons and all Christians to pray and fast on 27 October for peace. “The number of victims is growing and…Read More
Sunday, October 29th at 12 noon in Knock Basilica With so many places in the world currently being devastated by war and destruction, Knock Shrine will offer a special Mass for Peace on Sunday October 29th at 12noon. This Mass will take place in Knock Basilica and will also be streamed live on www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live All are welcome to join with us as we pray for an end…Read More
A Candle Each Day for Your Loved Ones Each November affords us a time to pause, reflect and remember all those who have died and gone before us into the loving arms of God. For the month of November, we are offering an opportunity to send a list of your deceased loved ones to us…Read More