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Diocese of Limerick introduces Pastoral Units and Team Ministry

“We need to promote arrangements that encourage greater co-operation and exchange between parishes” – Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2018.12.05.

“Let us begin again!” – Bishop of Limerick

The Irish Church, Bishop Brendan Leahy has suggested, is a Church that has faced the evil within, has worked tirelessly to cast it out and put stringent measures in place to protect against its return.

2018.09.04.

Churches close for duration of red alert

All church and religious services cancelled as freezing blizzard hits Ireland and whole population is urged to stay indoors.

2018.03.02.

We cannot relent on safeguarding – Bishop Leahy

“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”

2018.01.16.

‘Level of Homelessness in Ireland means we cannot claim economic success‘- Bishop Leahy

With homelessness at an unprecedented state of crisis today in Ireland, it is almost unjust and unchristian to claim economic success.

2017.11.19.

Priests who work in our parishes deserve unreserved gratitude – Archbishop

One of the biggest challenges facing the Irish Church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life – Bishop of Ferns.

2017.04.14.

Shortage of priests could lead to fortnightly Masses in Limerick

The role of lay people will be of the utmost importance going forward in the Church – Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.11.05.

Bishop of Limerick pays tribute to Munster rugby legend

“Whether on or off the field, Anthony [Foley] displayed the same characteristics of honesty, integrity, loyalty, dignity and more.”

2016.10.18.

Dominicans leave Limerick City after 800 Years

“In times of strength, of weakness and great persecution, we remained steadfast, thanks to the support and generosity of you and your ancestors, the people of Limerick.”

2016.07.07.

ACP urge Irish bishops to hold a national synod

“The Church is at a cross-roads,” he said, “and we could get stuck at the cross-roads unless we decide to respond proactively”.

2016.05.22.

Priest to take leap of faith for parochial house

Fr Tom Mangan would like to live in the parish of Donaghmore but that's not possible due to the poor conditions of the parochial house.

2016.05.19.

97 of 100 proposals approved at Limerick Synod

“We are all energised by this process. What it said to us was that the Church here in Limerick knows that there has to be change.”

2016.04.11.

Pope Francis sends blessing to Limerick Synod

“Save for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Limerick in 1979, this is probably the most important moment for the Church in this diocese since the last Synod, all of 80 years ago.”

2016.04.05.

Limerick’s historic Synod opens with Mass today

Liturgy will open a week-long series of events, culminating with the official Synod, a gathering of 400 delegates from Friday to Sunday, 8-10 April.

2016.04.03.

Irish seminarians to serve at Easter Vigil with Pope

Ceremony can be watched live on EWTN Television or on the Vatican Television livestream from 19.30 Irish time.

2016.03.20.

New vice rector announced for Irish College in Rome

“He will be a great loss to the Diocese of Limerick but he will play a huge role in the formation of many future priests”: Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.16.

New head chaplain appointed to Defence Forces

Former chaplain at Sarsfield Barracks has served on overseas missions in Kosovo, Chad and the Lebanon.

2015.09.28.

Religious orders’ contribution to Limerick honoured

“It was very moving to hear the councilors speak from the heart of their own personal stories of indebtedness to orders and congregations” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2015.06.18.

“We must be open to the new ways God wants for us”

Synod is “a spiritual experience of journeying together to renew and deepen our own commitment to our faith" Bishop Leahy explains.

2015.02.09.

Diocese of Limerick celebrates Synod Sunday

"Without allowing the concerns and realities of the poor to seep into its veins and consciousness, Church attempts at renewal are but organisational changes."

2015.02.08.

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.

Bishop Leahy announces 2016 synod for Limerick

Synod will take place over three days bringing together 400 delegates who will set out a path for renewal for the Church in Limerick.

2014.09.29.

New priest ordained for Limerick diocese

Fr David Casey's ordination will be the last for the next five or six years.

2014.07.20.

Limerick diocese readies for decline in priests

After this month's ordination Limerick will wait five or six years more for another ordination.

2014.07.12.
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