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Reek Sunday :: Sunday 28 July 2019 The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick (Reek Sunday) takes place on Sunday 28 July 2019.  Mass...
Congratulations to Indira Kelly from Seamount College, Kinvara, who won the Inaugural Sr Sarah Clarke Award for her project analysing the fast...
  The Meaning of Lent The English word ‘Lent’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Lencten, meaning ‘Spring’. In other...
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Prayer at the Ploughing

In preparation for hosting the Diocesan Stand 399 at the National Ploughing Championships, Bishop Denis Nulty (Kildare & Leighlin diocese) is inviting people all around the country to choose their favourite prayer, perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down ó ghlúin go glúi

Youth 2000 Summer Festival

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL

Join over 1000 young people aged between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 15 August to Sunday 18 August 2019.

Reek Sunday

Reek Sunday :: Sunday 28 July 2019

Sr Sarah Clarke Award

Congratulations to Indira Kelly from Seamount College, Kinvara, who won the Inaugural Sr Sarah Clarke Award for her project analysing the fast fashion industry using the tenets of Catholic social teaching.

Resources for Lent 2019

 

The Meaning of Lent

iCatholic Videos

iCatholic.ie is the Irish Church's equivalent to the RTÉ player or BBC iPlayer (or if you prefer our own Netflix).

Click on the following link to access videos on the Faith and Church News:

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Safeguarding Brochure

A new brochure on child protection, intended for children and parents, and created by John Paul II Awards students. Click here to download it (PDF, 2.3 MB).

Confirmation Dates 2019

To access the list of Confirmation Dates for 2019 please click on the following link:

CONFIRMATION_2019.pdf

Bishop Kelly: Homilies 2018

Bishop Brendan Kelly preached the following sermons in Galway Cathedral on (i) Friday 17 August 2018 at the funeral of Fr James Max Mitchell and (ii) Saturday 18 August 2018 at a mass of reconcilliation and remembrance of the Maamtrasna murders.

Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis

The Diocesan Pastoral Centre is hosting a programme, Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis, from Maryvale Institute, Birmingham,  which will commence on Saturday, October 6th next.

Laudato Si

Laudato Si’ Mysticism or Fresh Eyes for 2018

Diocesan Changes

VERY REVEREND MICHAEL CANON MCLOUGHLIN, ADMINISTRATOR OF GALWAY, KILMACDUAGH AND KILFENORA HAS MADE THE FOLLOWING DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS WITH EFFECT FROM FRIDAY, 18TH AUGUST 2017.

Rev. Barry Hogg, President, St. Mary's College; to be Pastor Emeritus

Papal Blessings

Papal Blessing Application Form: click to download

How to apply:

Bereavement Counselling

Bereavement Counselling (By Appointment)

Do this in Memory Dates 2017/2018

DATES OF THE SUNDAYS OF DO THIS IN MEMORY 2

2017- 2018

Diocesan Administrator

At a meeting of the Diocesan College of Consulters on Tuesday 2 August, Canon Michael McLoughlin, the Parish Priest of Moycullen, was elected as Diocesan Administrator for the Dioceses of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. He takes up this responsibility immediately.

Diocesan Appointments 2017

 Diocesan changes announced by Canon Michael McLoughlin Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

Bishop Drennan retires

The retirement has been announced of Most Reverend Martin Drennan DD as Bishop of Galway & Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora. His retirement takes effect from Friday 29 July 2016.

"How Mercy Transforms the Heart"

Fr. Michael Conway will explore "How Mercy Transforms the Heart" on

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016

Venue: Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith,

Time: 10a.m - 3.30p.m

Cost: €20

Family Focus Week in Knock

Family Focus Week takes place in Knock Shrine between 9 and 15 July 2016. See the item on the Knock Shrine website for full details.

Youth Ministry Support Co-ordinator........ Closing date extended to July 8th

Applications are invited for the post of Youth Ministry Support Co-ordinator in the Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre.

Easter Experience of Mercy

"Mercy & the Underdeveloped Heart" (Part 2) Fr. Michael Conway.

Date: Thursday 21st April.

Venue: Diocesan Pastoral Centre,

Time: 7.30p.m

Adult Studies of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

You are invited to join a new Study Group which begins on Monday 14th March 2016.
The Catechism presents the full teachings of the Catholic Faith.
The course will be of interest to:

Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017

The dates of the Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are July 1st to July 6th.

The Pilgrimage will be led by the Diocesan Administrator, Canon Michael McLoughlin.

Lenten Talks for the Year of Mercy

Fr. Michael Conway on "Mercy and the underdeveloped heart" Thursday 25th February @ 7.30p.m. To commemorate the Year of Mercy as designated by Pope Francis the Pastoral Centre is offering a series of talks during Lent.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Led by Charlie Davy, SJ & Moira McDowall, RLR this is a day for past participants of our diocesan training course as well as those who have the desire to become involved in RCIA or baptismal programmes in their parish.

Benemerenti medal awarded

Teresa O’Donoghue, Doolin, Co. Clare, was recently awarded a papal Benemerenti Medal in recognition of her many decades of service to the Lord and to his community. She is pictured here with Fr Conor Cunninham.

G1 Family Focus Group

This is a group for people affected by the drug/alcohol use of family or friends. It offers time and space to meet people in a similar situation and find new ways to cope. The group is open to anyone over the age of 18. It is a confidential and supportive space.

An Evening of Sung Prayer for the Faithful Departed

An Evening of Sung Prayer for all the Faithful Departed takes in Galway Cathedral:

Date:Tuesday 24th November.

Time: 7.30p.m

Evening Prayer will be followed by a talk on Liturgical Music by Don Columba McCann of Glenstal Abbey.

An evening of Remembrance for our Dead.

The evening will offfer an opportunity for healing and hope as we remember our dearly departed ones in:

Upcoming Events in the Pastoral Centre.

Bereavement Support Group:
Thursdays for eight weeks
Beginning 17th September @ 7.30p.m.

Journey of Faith: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD.
Thursdays for six weeks
Beginning 24th September @ 7.30p.m.

Eucharistic Congress 2016

The 2016 International Eucharistic Congress takes place in Cebu in the Philippines next January. Joe Walsh Tours is offering packages to those interested in attending.

Towards Peace

Towards Peace is a National Initiative of the Episcopal Conference recently set up to help survivors of sexual abuse by Church personnel.  It is a spiritual support service for survivors that are interested in engaging with their faith. 

DIOCESAN AUDIT - ONE YEAR ON

National Office Recommendations............. Action Taken 

Parish Pastoral Council Day....."Equipping Parishes for Mission"

Parish Pastoral Council day..."Equipping Parishes for Mission"

Filed under: Parish, Pastoral Centre
Day for Parish Pastoral Councils… “Equipping Parish Pastoral Councils for Mission”… January 25th 2014, Menlo Park Hotel.

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group for 8-10 people will be offered in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Arus de Brun, Newtownsmith in Autumn 2014.  The group will run for 8 weeks and will be facilitated by professional personnel.

Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Unit 2 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church resumes on Tuesday 17th September, 2013

Child Protection Report

The Audit Report on the safeguarding practices in the diocese has been published, and is available here.

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience is a structured Programme for men and women who have lost a spouse/partner through death, separation or divorce - for at least one year.

For more information contact Mary 087-2613541, Ann 087-7854990 or Martin 086-2238085

Parenting Support Classes -

 

Topics / Skills covered will include Connecting with your Teenager, Listening, Encouraging Teenagers, Managing conflict and Applying Consequences