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Reach out to those who don’t use social media urges Fr Liam Lawton

Speaking to the Digital Parish, the popular composer and singer appealed to people not to forget those who are cocooning and do not have access to the web or social media.


Pitch perfect: Papal Mass choir will total 3,000 singers

Music by Irish composers will feature prominently at the Mass, along with a handful of international composers.


All set for Family Picnic Day at Punchestown

Child of Prague statue is out and “Hail, rain, snow or sunshine the picnic is on this Sunday, and it’s going to be great,” says Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty.


Knock concert to be streamed live on Pope’s channel

Composed by Dubliner Willie Hughes, 'The Story of Love' will be watched by a global audience over the weekend of 15-16 October.


Director appeals for more support for music ministry

Priests and bishops need to put more resources into choirs and music, says Ian Callanan of Music Ministry Together.


Concert to honour murdered Garda sold out

Redemptorist Church in Dundalk where Garda Adrian Donoghue’s funeral took place to host concert & all proceeds to go towards a sports scholarship for young people.


Ballintubber Abbey celebrates 800 years

A special Mass commemorating the Abbey's 800-year history has been commissioned from composer Fr Liam Lawton as part of the octocentenary celebrations.


Special Concert in Dundalk for murdered Garda

Fr Liam Lawton and The Priests to perform in January concert to commemorate Garda Adrian Donohoe at the Redemptorist church in Dundalk.


Strong Church presence at Ploughing Championship

Over 1,000 suggestions sent in for the 'Poem for the Ploughing' competition and the six chosen by Bishop Nulty will be on display in the Kildare & Leighlin tent.


Tipperary parish marks church’s 150th anniversary

Sunday Mass moved from 11am to 8am to facilitate those travelling to the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway.


‘Music Ministry Together’ to explore role of music in liturgy

"We are going to have less and less priests in Ireland over the coming years and we will be forced to think outside mass for liturgy. We therefore need to get young people more involved in the church outside of the formal structure of the mass and one of the ways to do this is through music," says international sacred music composer.


Church Music summer school becomes ecumenical 

Interest in sacred music continues to grow. Summer schools planned for July in St Patrick's College Maynooth and in August for Cistercian College Roscrea.


Liam Lawton’s mission: get congregations singing 

Sacred music composer and singer calls for resources to be put into contemporary Christian music.


Portlaoise Novena marks parish church’s 50 years

Host of speakers and musicians lined up including Fr Liam Lawton and Fr Ray Kelly.


Disney asks Irish priest Fr Liam Lawton to pen song

'Beyond Belief' used in special retrospective of film classics such as Snow White and Cinderella.


Fr Liam Lawton to lead Ladywell Novena

Up to 1,000 expected to attend long established prayer tradition in Co Laois.

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