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Don’t drown out the congregation, Pope tells choristers

“You are the musical animators of the whole congregation. Don’t take its place, depriving the people of God of the chance to sing with you.”

2018.11.25.

Sadness as “maestro” Gerard Gillen bows out after 42 years

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to Maynooth professor’s life of dedicated “service to the Church and to the beauty and dignity of music in the liturgy”.

2018.10.02.

Art of the family and art for the family at WMOF2018

Religious art suitable for display in the family home features in the WMOF2018 exhibition organised by the Committee for Sacred Art and Architecture of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.08.24.

The wearing of the green: Pope Francis’ Irish vestments

Seventy green vestments, twelve gold and twelve red vestments, and thousands of green chasubles will be a gift to the Irish Church for use in major celebrations in years to come.

2018.08.17.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin served under Cardinal Desmond Connell and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin between 1994 and his retirement in 2009.

2018.07.31.

Musicians and choirs meet in Maynooth

More than 100 singers and musicians from around the country are attending the summer school, which runs from Wednesday 27th June to Saturday 30th June.

2018.06.28.

Glenstal Abbey elects new abbot

46-year-old Fr Brendan Coffey is the sixth Abbot of the Benedictine monastic community and succeeds Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman.

2016.08.15.

Bishop elect ‘humbled and shocked’ at Killaloe appointment

49-year-old Fr Fintan Monahan will be installed as bishop at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Ennis on Sunday 25 September.

2016.08.08.

Resignations of Bishops of Ossory and Galway announced

Health concerns cause Bishop Martin Drennan and Bishop Seamus Freeman to retire early.

2016.07.29.

Clogher diocese set to ordain two new priests

Sunday’s ordinations will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for Clogher in the past three years.

2016.07.22.

Irish Church Music Association celebrates ‘God full of Mercy’

Up to 200 choristers and musicians attend summer school in Maynooth to hone their musical skills and realise they are 'not alone'.

2016.07.08.

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.

2016.05.07.

New Irish translation of Roman missal welcomed

An Leabhar Aifrinn will be published by Veritas later this year and has been hailed by Bishop Martin Drennan, chair of the bishops' Council for Liturgy.

2016.03.15.

Christ Church Cathedral will open on Easter Sunday

CofI Archbishop of Dublin and senior clergy “very happy” with the outcome of negotiations over Easter ceremonies in Dublin's cathedrals.

2016.03.04.

51st International Eucharistic Congress opens

Some 15,000 people from about 90 countries, and at least 1 million Filipinos, are expected to ‎participate in the event from 24-31 January.

2016.01.24.

Mechanic says life experiences will benefit priesthood

Thirty-nine-year-old Co Offaly native Rev Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2015.11.29.

Inter–Church ‘Walk of Light’ takes place on Sunday

10th annual ecumenical journey organised by the Dublin Council of Churches combines liturgy and pilgrimage.

2015.11.20.

Diocese of Clogher marks Year of Consecrated Life

Bishop MacDaid to preside at special Vespers liturgy to honour the witness of religious who have consecrated themselves to a life of prayer and witness.

2015.11.08.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."

2015.09.13.

‘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.

2015.07.23.

Church leaders respond to referendum outcome

No vote was "a principled vote. People, I hope, will respect that” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2015.05.24.

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.

Limerick synod should discuss women deacons

“I have been constantly told by people working in the Vatican that they can’t say no to women deacons, they just don’t want to say yes" - Dr Phyllis Zagano.

2015.04.26.

Hundreds expected at Derrynaflan dawn Mass

6.30am celebration includes the lighting and blessing of the Paschal fire, the blessing and sprinkling of Easter water, and the renewal of baptismal vows.

2015.04.05.

Liam Lawton’s mission: get congregations singing 

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

2015.02.27.

Three permanent deacons ordained in Dublin

Church has yet to discover fully the place of the diaconate within it: Archbishop Martin.

2014.06.22.

St Mel’s to re-open for Christmas

Massive €30m five-year restoration project to be completed on time.

2014.06.12.

Line up for Fota liturgy conference announced

Bishop Philip Boyce of Raphoe to address conference on the priest as intercessor.

2014.04.13.

Maynooth organ hits the right note once again

Completely restored organ blessed and dedicated at Sunday vespers.

2013.12.09.

Bishop Nulty to close ‘Gathering in Faith’ by trio of parishes

Initiative marks Year of Faith 2012 – 2013.

2013.10.02.
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