“It is a time of blessing and grace for our entire diocese.”
“As I begin my new ministry as Bishop of Meath, pray with me that all who minister in this diocese will treasure and foster that sense of joy that transcends our own worries, failings and shortcomings, and enables us to reach out to others.”
“Why did you leave the sunshine and sparkling waves of the beaches of Sydney for this darkling east coast of Ireland? .......You did it because, like John the Baptist in today’s Gospel, you saw Jesus coming towards you."
Bishop-elect Farrell’s pastoral experience will enrich his service to the people, priests and religious in his new diocese.
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.
One hundred years ago, on 10 October 1916, the Bishops of Ireland gave their blessing to a new venture known as the Maynooth Mission to China. It became known as the Society of St Columban on 29 June 1918.
Daily ceremonies of popular novena to be streamed on shrine internet site and on Radio Maria.
Forty-one-year-old Rev Warren Collier spent 16 years working as a driver for Bus Éireann before studying for the priesthood at the Beda College in Rome.
"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”
Remains of the High Cross, which dates from 900AD, is “the most significant remnant of a once important monastic foundation at Drumcullen”.
Parishes raised €63,625 to help the victims of last April and May’s devastating earthquakes which killed over 9,000 people and left countless others homeless.
“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.
Thirty-nine-year-old Co Offaly native Rev Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.
"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.
Ballymore is unlikely to have a resident priest again as Bishop Michael Smith of Meath has said he no longer has enough priests.
Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.
Fourth deacon ordained for the Diocese of Meath as Navan prepares for next Sunday's ordination of Rev Robert McGivney.
Good Friday collection supports the Holy Land shrines connected with the life of Jesus as well as for providing pastoral care to the region's Catholics.
President Higgins to attend Mass and the blessing of shamrock at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
At their peak, the PBVM's schools in the town were catering for 1,000 pupils.
Funeral Mass in Belfast of Brendan Megraw - the 23-year-old who was abducted from his home in April 1978.
Order was established in Co Meath in 2009 and is seeking funding to allow it to cater for new recruits.
Nine students currently studying for the priesthood in the diocese - one of the highest number in the country.
“I ask why our society in many areas is uncaring," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.
There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.
Dom Aidan Bellenger, Abbot of Downside Abbey, the location of St Oliver's tomb, to preach homily.
Liveline broadcast on funeral guidelines "was not presented with due accuracy."
Victims endured "horror and barbarity" Bishop Smith states at Co Meath prayer ceremony.
New Drogheda convent a 'thanks' for the service Irish nuns in USA.