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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Galway Hospice Annual Tree of Lights

Published: 23 November 2020
The annual Tree of Lights celebration at the Galway Hospice is online this year at lights

Knock Shrine: Nominate your Parish Hero!

Published: 17 November 2020
Recognising parish heroes! If you know someone who deserves recognition for the things they have done, Knock Shrine wants to hear about it; to celebrate the kindness and generosity of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

RTÉ Religious Programming for Advent, Christmas & New Year

Published: 17 November 2020
RTÉ: Ireland's National Public Service Media In response to Government restrictions due to COVID-19, RTÉ is continuing to schedule additional religious content during the months of November and December, subject to review as pandemic restrictions are lifted. These include Mass every weekday at 10.… Read more...

COPE Galway Cold Weather Response

Published: 17 November 2020
COPE Galway Cold Weather Response for men and women who are homeless and sleeping rough in Galway city during the cold winter months. Click for information.

Mass of Remembrance for all who have died from Covid-19

Published: 16 November 2020
Knock Shrine invite everyone to join online for a special Mass on Sunday 22 November at 12.00 noon. See

Poor Clares online Q&A

Published: 3 November 2020
Poor Clares Galway :: Online Q&A session on Saturday 14  November Sr Faustina says: "The online Q&A is an idea that has been developed during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. It allows those who would like to know more about Poor Clare life to get insights into it while keeping social… Read more...

In November We Remember

Published: 3 November 2020
On Sunday 1 November, the eve of All Souls’ Day, Bishop Brendan joined with other bishops and priests around Ireland online at 3.00pm in leading a short service of prayer to dedicate the month of November to ‘Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved’. 

A Pastoral Message for November from Bishop Brendan Kelly

Published: 27 October 2020
November as a month of Prayer and Remembrance for the dead and bereaved.

Adult Faith Formation

Published: 26 October 2020
Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & St Nicholas There is no doubt: we are all in need of deepening our faith, along with those who feel called to join the Catholic Church. This programme is designed to cater for both.

Modifications to the Plenary Indulgence for the deceased during November

Published: 23 October 2020
The Vatican has issued a decree extending indulgence for the faithful departed throughout November by the special mandate of Pope Francis. 

Diocesan Office Covid-19 restrictions

Published: 23 October 2020
In line with Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, the Diocesan Office is closed to the public. 

Concert to mark centenary of Pope St John Paul II's birth

Published: 21 October 2020
Concert in Honor of Saint John Paul II – 22 October

Level 5 Restrictions — from 21 October

Published: 20 October 2020
Government information on Level 5 Restrictions is available here.

Covid-19 Stay Safe

Published: 20 October 2020
Let's keep each other safe: wash your hands; wear a mask; keep your distance.


Published: 16 October 2020
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the editorial board of the diocesan magazine, New Horizon, decided that it was not possible to bring out a printed edition of New Horizon this autumn. To bridge the gap, here is an electronic newsletter. We hope you will find the publication interesting and would… Read more...

Do not lose heart

Published: 14 October 2020
The Bishops have urged parishioners not to lose heart in the face of further Covid-19 restrictions and insisted that they will work to impress upon the civil authorities the vital importance of public Masses.

Fratelli Tutti

Published: 6 October 2020
‘Fratelli Tutti’ (All Brothers and Sisters) — Pope Francis's new social encyclical.

Day for Life

Published: 2 October 2020
This Sunday, 4 October, the Church in Ireland marks the Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Day for Life is celebrated each year by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, and in England & Wales. … Read more...

Scripturae Sacrae Affectus

Published: 30 September 2020
An apostolic letter from Pope Francis marking the anniversary of St Jerome.