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Pray with Pope Francis in March

that the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels

2018.03.05.

The Pope Video – March 2018

Formation in Spiritual Discernment

2018.03.02.

Fr Michael Mullaney appointed President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Fr Mullaney has served as Registrar, Vice President and most recently Acting President of Saint Patrick’s College, and has also helped out as a curate in the parish of Holycross/Ballycahill at weekends.

2017.06.18.

Church Support Group & BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education announce partnership

Sydney-based Institute of Theological Education and Bray-based communications and technology services company to offer high quality distance theological education online in Ireland and the UK.

2017.05.02.

Elphin priest appointed to role at Irish College in Rome

Appointment is a way of saying the Diocese of Elphin believes in the future of the priesthood. “We hope that, in the coming years, we will be able to send seminarians both to the Irish College and to Maynooth” – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2016.12.20.

Bishop Nulty welcomes more deacons

The permanent diaconate has the capacity and capability of changing the face of the Irish Church – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2016.11.10.

Closure of Catholic colleges mark beginning of new era

New institutions are needed to address a new era says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.08.26.

Maynooth to undergo review of policies and independent audit

Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.

2016.08.25.

Vatican issues new norms for contemplative nuns

Apostolic constitution, Vultum Dei quaerere, calls for ongoing formation for Sisters and “due discretion” in the use of digital means of communication.

2016.07.24.

Plea to parishes to invest in youth ministry

"If we don't have youth ministry on a permanent basis in every decent-sized parish in Ireland, we won't have a Church in the future": Director of NET Ministries Ireland.

2016.02.05.

Alpha has its gaze fixed on the young

"All the guys I went to school with are walking away from the Church. We've got to reach out to them, without forgetting older people."

2015.08.29.

17 men begin studies for priesthood in Maynooth

New batch of seminarians is up on last year's cohort of 14 and brings the total number of resident seminarians training in Maynooth to sixty.

2015.08.25.

Primary schools prepare for new RE programme

Grow in Love programme, replacing Alive O, will be rolled out in Catholic primary schools from September 2015.

2015.06.20.

14 ordinations to priesthood underway in Irish Church

Nine new deacons and 14 ordinations to the priesthood contribute to a "remarkable year" for Maynooth.

2015.06.01.

Parishes given seeds to plant new vocations

Up to 600 parish representatives join Bishop Buckley and members of Cork & Ross' religious orders to mark the Year for Consecrated Life.

2015.04.30.

Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests ... will slip through the cracks.”

2014.11.16.

Pope Francis to dedicate 2015 to consecrated life

Pontiff tells leaders of religious orders they should not tolerate corruption.

2013.11.30.

Bishop Nulty pays tribute to ‘powerful’ witness of diaconate

Kildare and Leighlin becomes fifth Irish diocese to restore ancient ministry.

2013.10.14.

Diaconate enables Church to tap into married men’s experience

Bishop McAreavey ordains Diocese of Dromore’s first two Permanent Deacons.

2013.10.07.

Launching the Year of Faith and recalling Vatican II

Watch a full recording and read full text of the homily by Fr Brendan Leahy in Carlow Cathedral on 11th October 2012.

2012.10.12.

Catholic Grandparents Association

This presentation at IEC2012 explores practical ways that can help Grandparents fulfill their role of passing on their most precious gift of faith in a world that is increasingly hostile to those beliefs.

2012.10.02.

Liturgy that breathes – Julie Kavanagh

Julie Kavanagh explores the foundational principles of ritual and liturgy in a workshop at IEC2012.

2012.10.02.

Monica Brown at IEC2012

Monica Brown, from Sydney, Australia, is director of Emmaus Productions International and is acclaimed Christian composer and workshop/retreat facilitator.

2012.10.02.

Share the Good News – Brendan O’Reilly

Share the Good News is the title of the ten year plan for the revitalisation of the Irish Church. It took six years of consultation to compose the plan before it was approved by Rome. This workshop explores various aspects of Share the Good News.

2012.10.02.

Praying the New Missal with Children

Maeve Mahon introduces a resource - Come, Gather and Celebrate - which includes a DVD of a Mass celebrated with the New Missal.

2012.10.01.

New directions in religious education

In this book Finola Cunnane seeks to clarify the meaning and purpose of religious education at school, at home and in the community.

2012.09.30.

Catholic Schools FAQs – Ethos

Maeve Mahon gives an insight into what is different about a Catholic school in regard to the characteristic spirit or ethos of the school.

2012.09.19.

How to read the Bible: A manual for beginners …

Fr Brendan McConvery, CSsR, has written a really user-friendly manual to help ordinary people explore the Bible in an accessible and non-threatening way.

2012.08.02.

Catholic Primary Education: Facing New Challenges

The essays in this book debate the current issues surrounding Catholic primary education in Ireland.

2012.07.24.

Catholic Primary Schools – Looking to the Future

Fr Michael Drumm discusses school patronage and inclusivity and looks ahead to upcoming consultations about the future of our Catholic primary schools.

2012.07.06.
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