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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

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Reek Sunday 2024

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Reek Sunday falls on 28 July, when thousands of pilgrims are expected to scale Croagh Patrick (2,510ft/765m), Ireland’s Holy Mountain, to pray and to participate on the summit in the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and of the Eucharist.

Upcoming Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

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We are delighted that a group of young people from the Diocese of Galway and the Diocese of Clonfert will attend

Experience Lourdes at Home!

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Later this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to Ireland for the very first time.

A Safe and Welcoming Church

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The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has published new policy standards. These came into effect on 11 June and include three core standards rather than the previous seven.

Day for Life 2024

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Message for the Day for Life – Sunday 16th June 2024“The Lord is my Shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life”

Best wishes from Bishop Michael to those beginning State Examinations 2024

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“No exam, not matter how important, can ever define you. You are much more than any exam and much more important in God’s eyes than any grade you might receive.”

Corpus Christi 2024

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Galway City to Unite in Faith for the Feast of Corpus ChristiOn Sunday 2nd June, Galway city will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic Procession, inviting all residents and visitors to participate in this sacred tradition.The event will commence with 3.00pm Mass at the Abbey… Read more...

Year of Prayer in Preparation of Jubilee 2025

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To mark the Year of Prayer, the Dicastery for Evangelisation has prepared a series of useful materials and aids which can be used by Christian communities and individuals in thei

Children's Remembrance Mass

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The 28th Annual Children's Remembrance Mass, organised by Galway University Hospital, will be celebrated at 2.30pm on Sunday 26th May in St Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore. All welcome.

Training for Parish Pastoral Councils & Parish Finance Committees

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Three sessions of training will be provided for Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Finance Committees over the coming months. Read on for further information.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

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Achonry, Clonfert, & Galway Diocesan Pilgrimages to KnockSunday 19th May 2024SCHEDULE OF CEREMONIES2.00pm    Rosary2.30pm    Anointing of the Sick at Knock Basilica3.00pm    Concelebrated Mass at Knock Basilica followed by Benediction & Rosary… Read more...

Lough Derg Young Adult Residential Retreat

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Called to Love: Lough Derg Young Adult Residential Retreat for 18 to 30 year olds, Friday 21 June to Tuesday 25 June 2024.

Statements from the Apostolic Nuncio and Bishop Michael Duignan regarding the Province of Tuam

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The Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Montemayor, announced in Tuam Cathedral a reorganisation of diocesan church leadership in the west of Ireland. Read his statement and Bishop Michael Duignan's statement here.

Vocations Information Afternoon: 28th April 2024

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A Vocations Information Afternoon focusing on priesthood in the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora and in the Diocese of Clonfert will take place in Galway city on Sunday 28th April 2024.

All-Night Vigil of Prayer for Vocations on 21 April

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An All-Night Vigil of Prayer for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood in the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, to coincide with Vocations Sunday 2024, will begin at 7.00pm on Sunday 21st April 2024 in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas, Galway, and will… Read more...

Norms for Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Finance Committees

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Norms for Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Finance Councils have been published by the diocese. They can be downloaded here in English or Irish.

Beannachtaí na Cásca ó Easpag Mícheál

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An Easter message from Bishop Michael Duignan: “Light not darkness, love not hate, goodness not badness, life not death will conquer in the end.”

Holy Week and Easter ceremonies 2024

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A schedule of Holy Week and Easter Liturgies across the diocese is available here in pdf and image form.

SeniorLine from Third Age Ireland

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Would you like someone to talk to? Don’t be alone if sharing a problem would help! Freefone SeniorLine at 1800 804 591.

Mass of Chrism 2024: 11.00am Thursday 28 March

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At the Mass of Chrism, the priests renew their priestly promises and the oils used in the sacraments throughout the year will be blessed by Bishop Michael. Please join us for this very special celebration in Galway Cathedral at 11.00am on Holy Thursday, 28th March.