Subscribe to News
Please see below or click here for a list of Christmas Mass and Confession times in city churches.
Galway Hospice Annual Christmas Tree Galway Hospice will have their Tree of Lights celebration on Sunday, 1st December, at 5:00pm on the grounds of...
A series of Advent season talks to aid us in our spiritual preparation for Christmas. 8:00pm Tuesday 26 November 2019 — Welcoming the Christ...
ACN Week of Witness for Persecuted Christians 15 November – 1 December 2019 A message from Dr Michael Kinsella, National Director,...

Parish Resources

Resources for ‘Sunday of the Word of God’
26 January 2020 :: Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)

Decree on Minimal Age for Booking a Wedding

Bishop Brendan Kelly has signed off on a new Decree regarding the minimal age for booking a wedding in the diocese. It specifies that a person must be at least 18 years of age before they can book a wedding.

Special Collections 2020

The 2020 Church Collections list is here.

Confirmation Ceremonies 2020

The schedule of 2020 Confirmation ceremonies is here.

Diocesan Directory 2020

This electronic version of the Diocesan Directory is fully searchable.
Latest update: 17 January 2020.
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.

Useful websites

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG have a variety of useful resources online, including marriage preparation and relationship counselling:
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:

Catholic Schools Week 2020

Sunday 26 January — Sunday 2 February 2020: resources from
Poster (English)
Poster (Irish) 
Primary Schools Flyer (English)
Primary Schools Flyer (Irish)
Post-primary Schools Flyer (English)
Post-primary Schools Flyer (Irish)

Register of Solemnisers

This is the current list of Marriage Solemnisers as posted by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on 1 December 2019.
See for information from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on civil requirements for marriage.

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.)