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Reek Off! Stay away from Croagh Patrick next Sunday

"The chapel on the mountain top has been closed all summer and the toilets on the mountainside are not being maintained," says the administrator of Westport Parish, Fr Charlie McDonnell. 


Rosary priest film to be released in October

At a time when families have been huddled together, the film is a beacon of light to remind families that there is authentic power in family prayer, says Fr David Guffey.


Urlaur Pattern expected to draw big crowds tomorrow

“It happens every 4th August, no matter what day it is and people will come back from wherever they are living now to be here for the pattern day.”


Safety first plea to Reek Sunday pilgrims

"Croagh Patrick is a physically demanding mountain. Pilgrims should bring with them a set of warm, waterproof clothing, water and a walking stick or staff,” advises the Tuam Archdiocese.


30th anniversary of Afri Famine Walk

“This year’s theme is: ‘Memory and Solidarity’ – remembering our own history ... and expressing solidarity with people who are suffering today like refugees, people in direct provision in Ireland, people experiencing hunger and poverty in a world of plenty” – Joe Murray.


545 Young People presented with John Paul II Awards in Knock

Archbishop Neary pays tribute to young people’s “very significant contribution” to the local church, from teaching computers to the elderly to caring for people with special needs on pilgrimage to Lourdes.


SVP youth in Knock

“My sense of young people is they are willing to listen if you have something to say. They give you a listening ear, you don’t get dismissed when you are talking about social justice and fairness and goodness. .."


Reek Sunday is “very much a family occasion” – Bishop Monahan

Special focus on the family in preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 as pilgrims invited to wear a special sticker as a symbol of bringing families with them in prayer as they made their ascent to the summit.


New SVP homes for the elderly in Mayo named ‘Housing Project of the Year’

The effort to achieve high quality standards was key to the successful delivery of the project and St Michael’s can only serve as a good practice model for the Society’s housing nationally.


Knock blesses pencil cases and exam students

“It is aimed at giving the students a sense of hope and encouragement but also a sense of calm and control over their exam process ... and to remind them of the idea that God is with them,” said Andrea Lynch, a youth minister at Knock.


Brave helicopter pilot Dara Fitzpatrick is laid to rest in Dublin

“These extraordinary people put their own lives at risk in order to save others – what bravery! They truly are heroes” – Fr Andrew O’Sullivan.


Home-sharers wanted for short-term fostering in Mayo

Western Care is on a mission to recruit at least 20 host families within the next six months.


Prominent clerical writer and GAA official passes away

Fr Leo Morahan was the founding editor of the Louisburgh periodical, An Coinneal, the oldest parish magazine in Ireland.


Oireachtas honours Mayo missionary

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD will present the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award to Gena Heraty of Viatores Christi on Thursday 8 December.


Clergy seek to reduce road carnage with blessing

Special ceremony to take place at religious services on Easter Sunday throughout County Mayo.

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