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Bishop Deenihan: “Catholic Schools Week 2024 highlights significant contribution of schools as communities of service”

January 22, 2024

by Chah Garde | 19 Jan, 2024 | Bishops, Church, News Across the island of Ireland, from 21 to 27 January, the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week will be marked by parish communities.  During this dedicated week, school communities will pray, explore and discuss the 2024 theme which reflects the contribution of Catholic schools as ‘Communities of Service’ in our society. According to Bishop Tom Deenihan,…

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Pope announces Year of Prayer leading up to Jubilee

January 22, 2024

At the Angelus, Pope Francis announces a “Year of Prayer” ahead of the upcoming Jubilee, and invites the faithful to pray for Christian unity and for peace throughout the world. The Holy Father also calls for the release of a group of people, including several nuns, who were kidnapped last week in Haiti. By Christopher…

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February Faith Cafe

January 10, 2024

We would like to thank everyone who attended our February Faith Cafe which was truly inspiring with Guest Speaker Keith Chappell. If you are subscribed to our newsletter the video will be available soon to watch. Guest Speaker: Keith Chappell Keith Chappell teaches religion and theology at the University of Leeds and the Maryvale Institute, both…

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The Grandparents’ Faith Café welcomed Cardinal Wilfred Napier 

December 14, 2023

The Grandparents’ Faith Café welcomed Cardinal Wilfred Napier. Theme: MARRIAGE & FAMILY – THE BASICS OF MAN’S HOPE & FUTURE Born in the small midlands town of Matatliele on 8 March 1941, Wilfrid Fox Napier is one of seven children – five boys and two girls, who remain close to this day. He attended the Ixopo…

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Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference Advent Calendar 2023

December 13, 2023

Advent Calendar The Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference are delighted to be bringing you our digital Advent Calendar again this year.  It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 3 December 2023. Now in its tenth year, the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will host its interactive digital Advent Calendar to…

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Catherine Wiley The found of The CGA

Advent message from the founder Catherine Wiley

December 4, 2023
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Archbishop Eamon Martin launches Advent 2023 online calendar

December 1, 2023

To coincide with this Sunday, 3 December, the first day of Advent, Archbishop Eamon Martin will launch the annual online Advent Calendar on  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…

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Papal liturgical celebrations for the Christmas Season

November 29, 2023

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…

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Knock Shrine ‘Carols by Candlelight’

November 27, 2023

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…

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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. 

November 23, 2023

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…

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