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Four bishops among hundreds at Alpha Conference 

Among hundreds of attendees at the Alpha Ireland Conference last weekend were recently ordained Bishop Michael Router, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop Denis Nulty, and the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson.

2019.10.25.

Eucharistic adoration to become more prevalent as Mass numbers decline

“In the future when weekday and even Sunday Mass is not available, some of you might be formed to lead a period of guided adoration with prayers, praise and sharing of the Word of God.”

2019.06.17.

Call young people as ‘digital missionaries’ says Primate of All Ireland

We’ve got to grasp the opportunity that is online and use it, says Pieta House founder, Senator Joan Freeman.

2019.06.07.

Parish needs to become school for missionary disciples

Transformed parish training day can help “kickstart” parish renewal for our country in which “pressure is increasing to sideline the Christian church”.

2019.05.25.

Course prepares foreign priests for challenge of mission in Ireland

Orientation course for pastoral workers teaches sensitivity to local Irish context. “Society is quite sensitive to what you say. It is a big challenge and you have to be conscious not to step on the people’s toes.”

2019.03.29.

Diocesan Pastoral Council for Kildare to move laity from spectators to players

“Unless there is a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, there can be no real progress.” —Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.11.24.

A parish once again – Dundalk gains “independence” from Armagh

Church gains its own parish priest after nearly 150 years.

2018.10.06.

Parish is your best bet if you still need ticket to the Pope

There will be no further allocation of tickets to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park and the public will not gain access without a ticket, say WMOF organisers.

2018.07.13.

Conference mobilising youth in parishes postponed

Dublin diocese opens up bookings for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

2018.05.05.

Radical reappraisal of what parishes might look like is needed: Bishop

At the annual Chrism Mass, Dr Nulty said he was “acutely aware of the ... strains that exist ... where the age profile of the priesthood continues to rise, and where sometimes even to organise relief cover is next to impossible”.

2017.04.12.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

Week of Guided Prayer can foster ecumenism

“We encourage parishes offering the Week to include their local Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian groups” – Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism.

2017.01.13.

Primate outlines vision for parishes and dioceses of the future

“It will be impossible for us to hold on to the ways we lived parish in the past. The parishes of tomorrow will be ‘communities of intentional disciples’ sustained by committed and formed lay people.”

2016.12.06.

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.

Pope sends Neocatechumenal Way families on mission

Missio ad Gentes (Mission to the nations) begins in fifty places including the diocese of Limerick in Ireland.

2016.03.19.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

“A farm tragedy affects so many” – Bishop Nulty

“Last Wednesday, ‘a fear and trembling’ gripped us all when we heard that Dónal had died as a result of a most unfortunate, unexpected and sudden accident."

2015.08.30.

President of Maynooth talks about seminary life

“We do have to push for a more cohesive approach to bringing in prospective student priests” - Mgr Hugh Connolly.

2015.08.29.

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.

2015.08.15.

New social context poses challenges for priests

Gospel must be offered to the world in a "radically new way" Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus in France tells Maynooth conference.

2015.07.10.

Shannon church renovations uproot pope’s tree

Tree given to diocese of Killaloe by St John Paul II in 1979 has been cut down and its wood will be used by students from St Caimin’s to create a piece of sculpture.

2015.06.14.

Parish appeals to parishioners for financial help

Special contribution sought from parishioners of St Joseph's in Mountmellick to alleviate crippling debt incurred by refurbishment programme in 2006.

2015.03.26.

ACI set to hold open forum on the family

Parishes and lay groups adapt Lineamenta of the 2014 Synod of the Family and questions and send outcomes to Rome.

2015.03.10.

70 new catechumens: “discreet signs of hope”

There are many examples of renewal in the Church in Ireland today Archbishop of Dublin suggests.

2015.02.25.

Rector linked to Obama discovery on the move

Canon Stephen Neill, who discovered Obama's Irish links, says he will miss ecumenical spirit of Moneygall.

2015.02.02.

Make contribution to Oct synod: Archbishop

Pope Francis desires that God’s people around the world should have an opportunity to make their contribution to the process.

2015.01.24.

1,000 Religious open Year of Consecrated Life

“Religious life is only authentic when it is marked by humility” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.12.01.

Bishop Nulty remembers dead in November

Kildare & Leighlin to produce a definitive set of norms and guidelines on best practice for funeral liturgies by November 2015.

2014.11.02.

Archbishop offers to dialogue with young people

A “huge new generation is emerging whose faith has to be nourished in a new way”.

2014.09.15.

Renewal in Irish church must be rooted in parish

Bishop Denis Nulty opens second annual Alpha conference in Maynooth.

2014.09.11.
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