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The Big Ask

Pope Francis is seeking feedback from young adults around the world in advance of the Synod of Bishops.  We invite you to submit your views, to assist the Holy Father and the Synod in planning this major event in the life of our church.  The survey is on-line and takes about two minutes to complete.  Click on the image below to have your say.  Thank you.

Catholic Schools Week 2017

Bishop Brendan was Principal Celebrant at Diocesan Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral of The Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen and was co-ordinated by Srs Regina Lydon and Mary Richardson, Diocesan Advisors to Primary Schools.  Children from schools throughout the diocese, together with families and teachers were in attendance.  Many of the priests of the diocese were also present.

We include here some photos from the celebration.  Many thanks to all who took part. It was a worthy celebration of school life in our diocese.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Our Lady of Lourdes Pray for us

Our Lady of Lourdes
Pray for us

The Achonry and Killala annual joint diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes began on 23 August. This pilgrimage is the 42nd annual joint pilgrimage to Lourdes between the dioceses of Achonry and Killala and it will last five days, from 23 August until Sunday 28 August.

This year’s pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala and by Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry. Spiritual Directors for the pilgrimage are Father Tom Doherty, Killala Diocese, and Father John Maloney, Achonry Diocese.

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, all pilgrims to Lourdes will have the special opportunity to enter through the Door of Mercy which is located at Saint Michael’s gate, near the Breton Cross in the Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes.

Pilgrims from both dioceses departed today from Ireland West Airport Knock to Lourdes, the small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees which rose to prominence in 1858 due to the Marian apparitions seen by Bernadette Soubirous, who was later canonized.

Today, Lourdes hosts around six million visitors every year from all corners of the world. This constant stream of pilgrims and tourists transformed quiet Lourdes into the second most important centre of tourism in France, second only to Paris, and the third most important site of international Catholic pilgrimage after Rome and the Holy Land.

Pentecost Sunday

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Let us pray
[that the flame of the Spirit
will descend upon us]
Father in heaven,
fifty days have celebrated
the fullness of the mystery of your revealed love.
See your people gathered in prayer,
open to receive the Spirit’s flame.
May it come to rest in our hearts
and disperse the divisions of word and tongue.
With one voice and one song
may we praise your name in joy and thanksgiving.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Door of Mercy

doorofmercy2Bishop Brendan, together with priests and people from the diocese, gathered at noon on Sunday December 13th to celebrate Mass and open the “Door of Mercy” in the Cathedral of The Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen.  The ceremony, simple and to the point, sought to mark the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis. Michael McCormack a local photographer has supplied the accompanying images.

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National Eucharistic Congress

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CHRIST, OUR HOPE” (COL 1:27)

CRÍOST ÁR NDÓCHAS

 

Congress Religious

National Eucharistic Conference takes place in Knock Shrine on next weekend, September 26th and 27th.  For programme of events click here

Click on the links below to view information from the National Eucharistic Congress Website www.nec2015.ie 

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