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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Published: 12 January 2022
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East. The theme is: 'We Saw His Star in the East'.

World Day of the Sick 2022

Published: 5 January 2022
World Day of the Sick – Friday 11 February 2022 4 January: Pope Francis releases his message for the 30th World Day of the Sick, and urges Catholics and Church-run institutions to continue efforts to heal and soothe the wounds of those suffering illness. “Be merciful, even as your Father is… Read more...

Pope's monthly prayer intentions 2022

Published: 4 January 2022
Pope's Prayer Intentions for 2022  The monthly prayer intentions of the Holy Father for 2022 have been published by the Vatican. The prayer intentions are entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, which Pope Francis officially established as a pontifical work on 17 November 2020.

Prayer for the new year

Published: 1 January 2022
A Prayer for the New Year May God make our year a happy one, by strengthening us to bear it, as it comes; by making us sturdy to travel any path; by taking fear from our heart; by keeping our face bright, even in the shadows; by showing us when people need us most, and by making us willing to be… Read more...

Christmas wishes

Published: 24 December 2021
Come, O long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.

Notice re St Mary's Dominican Priory, Claddagh

Published: 24 December 2021
The Dominican Church in Claddagh re-opens for Mass on Thursday 30th December at 10.00am.

Bishop Brendan's Christmas Message

Published: 23 December 2021
A short video message from Bishop Brendan for the Christmas season.

Advent Calendar

Published: 23 November 2021
  The Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference has produced a digital Advent Calendar: click here to access.

Pastoral Outreach Centre Advent Journey

Published: 23 November 2021
Advent: a time of reflection, rejoicing, and expectation. Join us for four evenings as we focus on the Word of God: email to register.

An Advent Journey with St Francis

Published: 17 November 2021
A Franciscan journey of prayer in preparation for Christmas: Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Centre. To book your place, email

A Message for the People of the Diocese

Published: 16 November 2021
News concerning the future appointment of a single Bishop to the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora, and the Diocese of Clonfert.

Plenary Indulgences during November

Published: 29 October 2021
The additional indulgences granted by Pope Francis in his special mandate last year also apply to November 2021.

Trócaire East Africa Appeal

Published: 29 October 2021
AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM TRÓCAIRE A terrible hunger crisis is raging across East Africa, driven by escalating climate change, conflict, swarms of desert locusts, and Covid. Over 30 million children, women, and men are being pushed into starvation. People and their livestock are dying. Without… Read more...

No public Mass in Forthill Graveyard this year

Published: 27 October 2021
Due to ongoing Covid-19 safety issues, there will not be a public Mass in Forthill graveyard this year. The graveyard will be open to visit from approximately 8.30am to 5.30pm on Sunday 7 November.

22 October: capacity restrictions lifted

Published: 22 October 2021
Attendance limits at religious services are lifted since 22 October 2021. Face-coverings continue to be required and many churches continue with social distancing measures.

Chrism Mass in the Cathedral

Published: 20 October 2021
The annual Mass of Chrism (deferred from Holy Thursday) will be celebrated in the Cathedral on Thursday 21 October at 7.00pm.

COP26 Prayer Service: now available to view online

Published: 13 October 2021
Led by Bishop Brendan Kelly, with an address by Jane Mellett of Trócaire. Galway Cathedral, 7.30pm Thursday 28 October 2021.

World Mission Sunday

Published: 13 October 2021

Pope's monthly prayer intentions: October

Published: 6 October 2021
Every year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Pope's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month.  Pope's prayer intention for October: ‘May all Christians be missionary disciples’