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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

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1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome

Published: 30 September 2020
Apostolic letter from Pope Francis

ALONE Support Line

Published: 29 September 2020
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance… Read more...

World Day of Migrants & Refugees

Published: 25 September 2020
Sunday 27 September 2020 The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the… Read more...

Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19

Published: 15 September 2020
The government's plan for 2020-2021 is available here.

COPE Galway

Published: 11 September 2020
A letter from COPE Galway to all parishioners.

Season of Creation 2020

Published: 8 September 2020
Parish resources for the Season of Creation are available here. In his prayer intention for September, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray that we learn to respect the planet’s resources. The full text of his prayer intention for September 2020 is: We are squeezing out the planet’s goods.… Read more...

Cemetery Sunday at Rahoon

Published: 26 August 2020
Rahoon Cemetery Sunday Mass live-streamed behind closed doors.

Covid-19 Pandemic and the Church

Published: 26 August 2020
A series of reflections by members of the Philosophy and Theology faculties at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Season of Creation 2020

Published: 20 August 2020
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.  The Season of Creation, or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4… Read more...

Strong in the Face of Tribulation

Published: 20 August 2020
Strong in the Face of Tribulation: prayers, supplications, and the Pope’s homilies as “a sure support in time of trial”.

ALONE Support Helpline

Published: 19 August 2020
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: 0818 222 024

Worshippers urged to wear face coverings

Published: 19 August 2020
No change to indoor religious gathering numbers following 18 August Government announcement, but Church leaders urge worshippers to wear face coverings.

Tuesday 18 August :: Prayers for Belarus

Published: 18 August 2020
All Christians are asked to unite in saying the Lord’s Prayer for the Belarusian people on Tuesday, 18 August 2020, at 18:00 CEST so that truth, justice and peace may prevail.

Justice for Belarus

Published: 18 August 2020
Peace and Justice for Belarus Following the Presidential election in Belarus held on 9 August 2020, thousands of protesters took to the streets to reject the election results as manipulated, leading to violent clashes with the country’s security forces. According to reports, the disproportionate… Read more...

Cemetery Sunday

Published: 12 August 2020
Galway City Council, in agreement with the Diocese, have decided that this Mass will be held behind closed doors and will not be open to the public.

Roadmap for reopening schools :: 18 August update

Published: 10 August 2020
The Government's roadmap for return to schools was updated on 18 August.

Prayers for Beirut

Published: 5 August 2020
Pope Francis calls for prayers for the people of Beirut and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome “this serious crisis”.” “Let us pray for the victims and their family members, and let us pray for Lebanon so that with the effort of everyone in society – political and religious – it may face… Read more...

Knock Shrine closed for the Feast of the Assumption

Published: 29 July 2020
Knock Shrine will be closed this year for the Feast of the Assumption, owing to coronavirus restrictions.

Gestures of Tenderness

Published: 29 July 2020
Pope Francis has invited young people around the world to perform “gestures of tenderness” toward the elderly, as many are forced into isolation to observe Covid-19 health guidelines. The Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life quickly answered that call and launched “The elderly are your… Read more...

Pastoral Conversion of the Parish Community

Published: 24 July 2020
Holy See Press Office: a new publication from the Congregation for the Clergy.