On Sunday 20 July 2014, Pope Francis called on all the faithful to pray for Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, and to “persevere in prayer for those situations of tension and conflict that continue in different parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and in the Ukraine” Sample prayers for the general […]
Annual Church Music Summer School
Annual Church Music Summer School of The Irish Church Music Association will take place in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, from Monday July 1st - Thursday July 4th. The Guest Director this year is Fr. Paul Kenny, musical director of last year's International Eucharistic Congress. He is a priest of Dublin and brings a wealth of pastoral, liturgical and musical experience with him. The theme this year, in keeping with the Year of Faith is 'Credo, Credo, Credo, Amen!' There will be a tutorial given by Irish Composers, Bernard Sexton, Ephrem Feeley and Liam Lawton as well as 'Music for Young People' which ...
National Conference on the richness of the Church’s teaching on marriage
Promoting a national conference on the richness of the Church's teaching on marriage The flyer - which you can see below - details a national conference, to be hosted by the Council for the Family, which will focus on the richness of the Church’s teaching on marriage. This conference will take place in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, on 28 September 2013. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The Irish Episcopal Conference website is hosting a special feature to support this national conference and is using the bishops’ social media platforms in order to promote it on an on-going basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you ...
Bishop Crean Ordained
January 27, 2013 Episcopal Ordination of Canon William Crean as Bishop of Cloyne Canon William Crean was Ordained the 67th Bishop of Cloyne at St.Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh today (Sunday, January 27, 2013). The Principal Ordaining Bishop was Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, assisted by the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Most Reverend Dermot Clifford DD and the Bishop of Kerry, Most Reverend William Murphy DD. Click here to see photos of ceremony. His Eminence Sean Cardinal Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland presided at the Mass, and concelebrants included the Archbishop of Tuam, Archbishop Michael Neary, many other ...
Bishop William Crean was appointed Bishop of Cloyne on Nov. 25th. 2012.
He was Ordained in St. Colman's Cathedral on Jan. 27th 2013.
On Sunday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (1st June 2014), along with fourteen other classmates Eamon Roche, a seminarian for the diocese of Cloyne, was ordained to the Diaconate. The ordaining prelate was His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh. As the fifteen men to be ordained as deacons processed into the […]
Report on Fermoy Manuscripts A collection of fifty Gaelic manuscripts from the Library at St. Colman’s College, Fermoy were relocated to the Russell Library, Maynooth in August 2013. The manuscripts consist of two distinct collections: the Kennefick Collection with the prefix ‘CF’ and the Pádraig de Barra Collection with the prefix ‘PB’. The original collection […]
The death has occurred of Fr. Joe McGuane, Hospital Chaplain, Youghal. His death was due to a tragic accident, being struck by a car while walking on the Carrigtwohill to Midleton Road on Dec 12th. The tragedy was further increased by the death of his sister, Maura, on the same nightat Marymount Hospice. The requiem Mass […]
Questions The following series of questions allows the particular Churches to participate actively in the preparation of the Extraordinary Synod, whose purpose is to proclaim the Gospel in the context of the pastoral challenges facing the family today. 1. The Diffusion of the Teachings on the Family in Sacred Scripture and the Church’s Magisterium a) […]
Pope Francis has announced that in October 2014 an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place in the Vatican to discuss the theme: ‘The pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelisation’. In order to prepare for this Synod, and to assist in its discussions, the Secretariat of the […]