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Drain your holy water fonts, says HSE coronavirus guidance to churches

Pastoral care can be provided over the telephone/skype if resources permit, says HSE calling on priests not to make visits to those at risk of carrying the COVID-19 virus.


Diocese of Limerick hiring a “Pastoral Outreach and Formation Worker”

Essential requirements for the role(s) available include relevant qualification or experience in catechetics, religious education, theology, leadership, pastoral care or youth ministry.


Teams of priests to now serve Limerick parishes

New approach will see priests work across different parishes and while there won’t necessarily be a priest living in every parish, there will be a parish priest for every parish.


NBSCCCI publishes new safeguarding guidelines

Expanded child safeguarding guidance incorporates two new standards on caring for and managing the complainant of abuse and the respondent.


Bishop pays tribute to Fr Brendan Hoban at book launch

ACP priest flies the flag for a Church which is "still capable of contributing to debate in the public forum, which is deeply committed to pastoral care and open to looking at its own life, as well as challenging its leadership.”


Over 100 proposals submitted to Limerick Synod

Final gathering taking place this weekend to work out a format for the event and group the proposals under the six agreed themes.


Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Minister’s brother

Fr Jim Noonan was an Irish missionary priest with the Kiltegan Fathers and served in Nigeria for 47 years.


Pope urges true welcome for divorced & remarried

"They are not excommunicated, and should not be treated as such, but rather must be encouraged, with their families, to participate in the Church’s life."


Bishop appeals on behalf of Middle East Christians

Good Friday collection supports the Holy Land shrines connected with the life of Jesus as well as for providing pastoral care to the region's Catholics.


Discernment will be a priority for Vocations Ireland

New laywoman appointed director of Vocations Ireland says people will be encouraged to look at vocation in a wider sense.


Bishop announces priest’s leave from ministry

Recent court case involving Fr Gabriel Rosbotham “came as a complete shock to me" - Bishop John Fleming of Killala.


Archbishop welcomes Extraordinary Synod message

The biggest challenge: how to open a dialogue with men and women where they are and lead them to a better idea of the Christian understanding of marriage.


Bishops host major conference on migration

Archbishop welcomes forum in which to "calmly and rationally" look at all dimensions of migration.


Still falls the rain

War causes so much waste. In this poignant story set in Florida, John J. McCullagh reflects on how the Vietnam War affected some lives.


Pastoral ministry for today: Who do you say that I am? Conference papers 2008

How to minister in contemporary Irish society is the question addressed by the articles in this interesting book edited by St Patrick’s Missionary Fr Thomas Grenham. Topics include the roles of conversation, presence, systems theory, supervision and reading the signs of the times play in pastoral ministry.


At the heart of education: school chaplaincy & pastoral care

This series of essays, edited by James Norman, addresses issues relating to pastoral care which affect schools in present-day Ireland.


Caring for teachers

Paul Andrews SJ says: “Teachers need pastoral care for themselves. Their daily work exposes them to a merciless manipulation of their weaknesses by sharp-eyed and clever teenagers.”


Catholic Youth Care

Tess Martin highlights the work being done by Catholic Youth Care (CYC) for young people. It is an organisation promoted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.

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