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200 demand priest be appointed to Meath parish

Ballymore is unlikely to have a resident priest again as Bishop Michael Smith of Meath has said he no longer has enough priests.

New Bishop of Meath will prioritise vocations

“When Christ invited his own disciples to follow him, it was an invitation. That word of encouragement from priests, bishops and parishioners is part of it. We have to invite men to priesthood.”

Meath prepares to welcome new bishop

The man to be the next Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan, has a wealth of experience in the field of education, having been a teacher, a diocesan education secretary and general secretary of the Catholic Primary School Managers Association.

Canon Thomas Deenihan appointed by Pope as new Bishop of Meath

"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”

All Saints Family Party Halloween night 31st Oct 2016 from 6-8pm, Trim Parish Centre.

When: October 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Trim Parish Centre,, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

All Saints Family Party Halloween night 31st Oct 2016 from 6-8pm, Trim Parish Centre. Dress up as a favourite Saint, enjoy games, treats and good music in a safe atmosphere. Prizes for best individual and family. €200 pp.[...]


Diocese of Meath gifts sanctuary lamp to St Mel’s

“The determination of the bishops, priests and people ... to restore St Mel’s is a source of encouragement and a sign of faith in the community” - Bishop Smith.

Priest to be buried in Meath after funeral in UK

Ordained as a Holy Ghost Father, Joe Brennan served in parishes across the diocese of Middlesbrough as well as ministering in hospitals and prisons.

Second ordination in two weeks for Meath

Nine students currently studying for the priesthood in the diocese - one of the highest number in the country.

Parishes urged to support ‘Walk to Church’ initiative

“I hope the initiative might focus prayers and generosity on displaced Christians and the persecuted minorities of Iraq and the Middle East.”

Meath woman promotes Eucharistic Adoration by children

Programme involves speaking to classes about the real presence, confession and communion.

Diocese of Meath issues priests with guidelines for funerals

Secular songs, poems and texts devoid of a Christian content banned.

Silver jubilee celebrations for six Meath priests

Do not settle for a comfort zone and a routine, Bishop-Elect Denis Nulty told priests at jubilee celebrations in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on 10 – 11th June 2013. “The dominant theme in the still very young pontificate of Pope Francis is  ‘the periphery’, ‘the frontiers’ and ‘the outskirts’. In that detention centre, speaking to […]

Church of Ireland Primate announces his retirement

Archbishop Richard Clarke, who is 70, will continue to carry out all duties and responsibilities until 2nd February 2020. After that date, the Church of Ireland House of Bishops will consider the selection of a successor.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”

Africa Day celebrations across Ireland

Events will include African-themed film festivals, art exhibitions, seminars, football tournaments, school visits, a flag procession, and street festivals and family fun days with live performances by African and Irish musicians.

Fr Michael Router appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh

Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.

Archbishop Eamon Martin appointed administrator of Dromore

First priorities in the diocese will be a full briefing on safeguarding issues and encouraging positive pastoral initiatives and administrative developments.

Irish-born mission to children spreads to Malta

Children of the Eucharist founder Antoinette Moynihan asks for prayers as she and Irish colleague begin ministry in primary school in Malta this week.

Remembering WMOF and visit of Pope Francis

While there was much debate as to the numbers of pilgrims who attended the events of WMOF between 21 and 26 August 2018, the figures collated as WMOF wound down its operations show that 499,000 attended the wide variety of events.

New priests for Dublin and Clogher

Fr Robert Smyth was ordained on Friday for the Archdiocese of Dublin and Rev Seán Mulligan will be ordained today for the Diocese of Clogher.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

Love shows itself in action, says Ossory’s new bishop

Words alone are not enough - love has to show itself in action. That is the vocation of everyone, particularly of the bishop. - Dermot Farrell on his first day as Bishop of Ossory

Call for dioceses to publish their audited accounts online

Diocese of Ossory tops financial transparency survey, but 62 per cent of Irish dioceses post no financial statements on their websites, We Are Church Ireland finds.

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory

Bishop-elect Farrell’s pastoral experience will enrich his service to the people, priests and religious in his new diocese.

Aifreann nua ag tús Aidbhint – New Irish language Mass launched today

It is my hope that this new edition of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach will serve those who celebrate the liturgy in Irish, and that it may help to strengthen our Irish language as a living language of prayer

Bishops join Columban missionaries in launching centenary celebrations

The Columbans were “our heroes and we looked up to them, we admired their courage, and the way in which they risked everything for the Gospel of Christ" - Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam.

Mercy sisters leave Rathangan

The closure was a necessary response to falling numbers of those entering the convent, but was a sad moment.

Five receive ‘Sacrement de Confirmation’ from Bishop Smith in Paris

The work of the Irish chaplaincy includes the celebration of the Eucharist, preparation for the sacraments, pastoral visits to Irish people in prison and in hospitals, as well as the accompaniment of those bereaved while in Paris.

Bishops’ summer meeting

The bishops offered prayers for those who have died, for the injured and for the emergency services who responded to the scene of the fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London.