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The annual candlelight October rosary procession takes place in the Cathedral on the Sundays of October, beginning at 8:00pm each Sunday.
International Youth Conference Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry (A Catholic spiritual movement of missionary families, operating Catholic church-...
Weekly Taizé Evening in Galway Cathedral ::  An hour of prayer, music & reflection in Galway Cathedral Every Monday 8:00pm–9...
Dr Ali Selim (Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland) and Dr Richard Kimball (The Religious Society of Friends) have designed a course for anyone...

Parish Resources

Special Collections 2020

The 2020 Church Collections list is here.

Confirmation Ceremonies 2020

The schedule of 2020 Confirmation ceremonies is here.

Diocesan Directory 2019

This electronic version of the Diocesan Directory is fully searchable.
Latest update: 14 November 2019.

Parishes: please email or tel. 091 563566 with any changes to parish information, Mass times, school headships, etc., so that the Directory can be kept up to date at all times.

Safeguarding: Parish Audit Form 2019

This Parish Audit Form needs to be completed and returned to the Director of Safeguarding before 8 December 2019.

Useful websites

World Missions Ireland (Pope Francis’ official charity for overseas mission):
Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference (also known as the Irish Episcopal Conference):
National Centre for Liturgy:
Catholic Schools Partnership:

ACN Week of Witness for Persecuted Christians, 15 November – 1 December 2019

Click here for a brochure with liturgy suggestions, prayer resources, and ways to help.

Catholic Schools Week 2020

Sunday 26 January — Sunday 2 February 2020: resources from

Register of Solemnisers

This is the current list of Marriage Solemnisers as posted by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on 3 November 2019.

Papal Blessing

Since 10 March 2019 it is no longer possible to request a Papal Blessing Parchment by letter or email. All requests must now be processed online by the Vatican Office of Papal Charities.
Please click on this link to access the English language Vatican webpage for Papal Blessing applications.

Pastoral Directory for the Priest

The Pastoral Directory for the Priest comprises a set of guidelines issued to all priests of the diocese.
(The present edition was updated in December 2015; it will be reviewed in 2020.)