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Three Christmas messages from Ireland’s newest bishop

One thread common to all three Christmas messages is an appeal by the Bishop to take greater care on the roads.

2016.12.26.

Cast of Mrs Brown’s Boys donates 2,800 dinners to SVP

Liam Casey, President of the SVP East Region, described the donation as “an imaginative yet practical way to help many families in need.”

2016.12.25.

ALONE urges Christmas visits

“We can all be guilty of getting caught up in the build-up to Christmas as we reunite with friends and family, but it is important to remember that many older people have no friends or family to reunite with” – Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE.

2016.12.21.

Enjoy the gift of togetherness, says President

When we light the Christmas tree in Áras an Uachtaráin, we remember the bereaved who are finding this Christmas difficult; we remember those on the edge, the marginalised in our society, our homeless people, and those who are worried about keeping a roof over their families’ heads.

2016.12.11.

Advent preparations online and in church

Each day of Advent amounts to a period of time which allows us to journey and reflect on the joy of the Gospel.

2016.11.24.

Charities to receive Black Santa sit out proceeds

€41,400, the largest amount in the Dublin appeal’s 15 year history, collected in the days running up to Christmas.

2016.02.07.

Nepalese bishop thanks Meath diocese for support

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.

2016.01.10.

Priest abducted for a second time in Syria

Fr Dhiya Azziz is believed to have been abducted on his way back to his parish for Christmas after a brief visit to his family in Turkey.

2015.12.31.

Appeal for unwanted Christmas gifts for homeless

The donated 'unwanted' gifts will ensure that people who are struggling with life will get a small token of cheer next Christmas.

2015.12.27.

Make this a ‘Mercy’ Christmas Primate appeals

A ‘Mercy’ Christmas challenges us to ask whether we have done enough to make peace, to help relieve poverty, hunger, homelessness and the plight of refugees.

2015.12.25.

‘Some want a society with no place for God’

Ireland’s understanding of God is becoming “increasingly ambiguous” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns in Christmas homily.

2015.12.25.

Forget perfection at Christmas counsellor advises

Marriage Counsellor warns couples not to put themselves under pressure to provide the perfect family, the perfect Christmas and perfect presents.

2015.12.24.

Belvedere sleep-out of vital help to homeless: Sr Stan

Last year, students raised €183,000 for homeless charities and this year's sleep-out is to aid Focus Ireland, the Peter McVerry Trust and Home Again.

2015.12.20.

ALONE releases ‘Christmas Memories’ video

Charity appeals to everyone to share their Christmas presence by reaching out to older members of their community who may be isolated.

2015.12.17.

Wish others a ‘hope-filled’ Christmas and New Year

Church leaders issue messages for Christmas 2015 and urge people to become envoys of hope in the name of Christ, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem.

2015.12.16.

Remembrance service for victims of Paris attacks

Archbishop Michael Jackson calls for "courage in a time of fragility” in his reflection on the impact of the terror attacks one month on.

2015.12.14.

Tree festival brings Christmas story to the community

175-year-old Church of Ireland parish hosts display of 49 trees, each of which represents a verse from the Bible, telling the Christmas story in a “unique and enchanting way”.

2015.12.04.

Archbishop Martin appeals for support for Food Banks

Two new food banks opened by Crosscare in 2015 in Glasnevin and Darndale as demand for assistance remains high.

2015.12.02.

Redemptorists launch annual Limerick hamper appeal

Appeal on behalf of Limerick's poorest began 33 years ago and more than 6,000 hampers were donated across the city and county last Christmas.

2015.11.30.

Archbishop Eamon launches online Advent Calendar

“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy."

2015.11.24.

Sr Stan appeals for donations for Christmas campaign

“Christmas should be a time of joy for people to gather and share the happiness of the season in their own homes."

2015.11.21.

‘The whole world is at war’ Pope Francis laments

“Here before the door of this Jubilee of Mercy, let us ask that the world discover the ability to weep for its crimes, for what the world does with war.”

2015.11.20.

Nativity story features on Christmas stamps

An Post and Royal Mail feature scenes from the biblical story depicted by a contemporary artist and an Old Master.

2015.11.12.

Boring long sermons? Tell the priest!

Homiletic directory gives guidelines for preaching but the most important thing is 'authenticity of preaching' says Director of Priory Institute, Fr John Littleton.

2015.07.03.

Bishop calls for prayer on Feast of the Holy Family

"Church must always offer a place of welcome to families in all circumstances, especially to those who find themselves in difficulties."

2014.12.28.

Unwanted Christmas gifts wanted!

Gifts such as games, clothing, hats, scarves and toiletries wanted by Crosscare for the homeless.

2014.12.27.

Primate heartened by news from Stormont

"It is good to see ‘Heads of Agreement’ rather than ‘Headlines of Disagreement’ emerging from the talks."

2014.12.26.

Spending time together at Christmas is what counts

Doing things together and making connections "strengthens our identity and recharges our batteries" says family expert.

2014.12.26.

Many children haven’t even a cave like Jesus’ to live in

Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, appeals on behalf of the people of Gaza.

2014.12.23.

Massive response to Crosscare food appeal

120 tonnes of non-perishable food donated to help those in need this Christmas.

2014.12.22.
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