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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line

Published: 8 July 2020
Tel. 1800 80 70 77 Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

4 July: Update on numbers in church

Published: 4 July 2020
Cabinet committee reviews progress on Ireland’s COVID-19 response: update to numbers permitted in places of worship. The Taoiseach chaired the first meeting of the new Government’s Cabinet Committee on Ireland’s Covid-19 response on Friday 3 July.  The Cabinet Committee reviewed the detailed… Read more...

Covid-19 Stay Safe

Published: 3 July 2020
To help keep us all safe: • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. • Remember to always keep physically distanced from people near you. • Wear a face mask if you can.

Renmore Church Cenacolo Community testimonies

Published: 2 July 2020
Renmore Church on Monday 6th July at 10:40am.

Galway Cathedral Recitals

Published: 2 July 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 series of summer concerts in Galway Cathedral has had to be postponed until 2021. Replacing the series is a set of videos of short organ recitals, played on the Cathedral organ by Galway-based organists, at 8.00pm every Thursdays in July. Listen live or… Read more...

Catholic News

Published: 2 July 2020
Click here for Catholic News, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference.

Online virtual 'Lourdes Pilgrimage'

Published: 2 July 2020
Usually at this time of year, Canon Martin Moran of Killannin parish leads the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. This year, of course, that is not possible, so instead he is following the schedule of Masses which pilgrims would attend in Lourdes. 

Maximum attending church remains at 50

Published: 27 June 2020
The cap of 50 attendees at indoor church services remains in place for Phase 3 of the national roadmap, which begins on Monday 29 June. Following representations made to government by the Catholic Bishops, the Chief Medical Officer and the public health authorities were strongly against making any… Read more...

What to expect in the return to public pastoral life

Published: 22 June 2020
Click here for a video message from Bishop Brendan and a description of the practicalities to expect in the return to public pastoral life. Also available on the Diocese of Galway YouTube channel here.

Faith in Difficult Times

Published: 17 June 2020
An accompaniment to the guidance document, Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God.

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service

Published: 17 June 2020
A service offering spiritual support for anybody who has been abused, physically, emotionally, sexually, or spiritually, in a religious or church environment.

Returning to Public Pastoral Life

Published: 17 June 2020
Detailed protocols and resources for a return to church liturgy.

St Joseph's Young Priests Society

Published: 10 June 2020
St Joseph's Young Priests Society has launched a new website.

Internet liturgies from Galway Cathedral

Published: 2 June 2020
Galway Cathedral is streaming Mass at 11.00am and 6.00pm daily via webcam.

Community helpline

Published: 2 June 2020
The helpline helps ensure that vulnerable members of the community or those cocooning are given the necessary assistance.

Internet & Radio Masses

Published: 2 June 2020
(Note that most webcams are only 'live' while Mass is being celebrated.)

Coronavirus survey

Published: 2 June 2020
Coronavirus, Church & You An appeal from the Mater Dei Centre to partake in this survey This survey is assessing responses to the Covid-19 crisis among churchgoers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is part of a wider survey that is also being run in England, Scotland and… Read more...

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

Published: 2 June 2020
Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults Rev. Martin Whelan, Galway Cathedral curate, has been recording a series of podcasts based on The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults, a resource produced by the Irish Episcopal Conference: CLICK HERE to access the podcasts.

May is the month of Mary

Published: 6 May 2020
Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to pray the Rosary during the month of May, when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here is a leaflet published by tSlí Chríost promoting a May altar for Our Lady.