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Dublin review calls for more parish- and parent-led preparation for sacraments

The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.

2019.05.16.

Sacraments are not conveyor belts but moments of faith

Archdiocese of Dublin seeks the advice of parents, guardians, teachers and parish personnel to improve the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.

2019.02.09.

Church must consider deferring Confirmation

Confirmation isn't something that we should just "slide into" says Bishop of Limerick.

2018.02.23.

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.

2017.06.27.

Eucharistic Adoration is a winner among children

Children of the Eucharist programme, developed in Ireland, spreads to UK.

2016.12.03.

Five parishes in Kerry diocese without a resident priest

Over the coming year the diocese will see Sean Jones ordained a priest - exactly ten years since the last priestly ordination in Kerry.

2016.07.05.

Rathdowney set for Festival of Faith

John McAreavey and Joanne O’Riordan to share their stories and talk about how faith has played a part in their lives and helped them overcome adversity.

2016.06.23.

Bishop Doran announces new ministry for lay people

New role will see lay people commissioned as leaders of faith-based education programmes in partnership with priests and parish communities.

2016.05.27.

Irish girl features in Pope Francis’ new book

Pontiff answers letters from 12-year-old Clara O’Gormain from Galway and children from around the world in a book illustrated by the children themselves.

2016.03.01.

Confirmation candidates explore Tweeting with God

“An easily accessible, navigable and contemporary tool to help young people with questions they have about their faith”.

2016.02.27.

Meath students to take pledge on internet safety

At a special ceremony, Confirmation students in the parish of Ashbourne/Donaghmore will pledge to abstain from cyber bullying and alcohol.

2015.12.18.

Bishop pleads for information on the Disappeared

“Sadly there may be people in the area that have information which would help in bringing closure to this sorry saga" - Bishop Michael Smith.

2015.03.19.

Postpone confirmation until 16 urges Bishop Leahy

Confirmation often appears like a “pre-fabricated cultural package of Irish heritage we are born into" to be discarded later in life as part of our throwaway culture.

2015.01.22.

Special faith programme for First Communion

Kit aids children with special needs make their First Holy Communion.

2014.05.26.
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