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Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service seeks marriage preparation course facilitators Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting...
An Turas Naofa – A Journey Through Galway’s Christian Heritage Celebrate Galway 2020! Ecumenical service at 12.00 noon on Saturday...
Catholic Schools Week 2020 runs from Sunday 26 January to Sunday 2 February. The theme this year is: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation....
Turning Wounds into Wisdom: Reflections on the Sunday Gospels Bishop Emeritus Martin Drennan's book will be launched on Sunday 2 February in...

Parish Resources

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.

Register of Solemnisers

This is the current list of Marriage Solemnisers as posted by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on 3 February 2020. It is an Excel file.

See www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Getting_Married for information from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on civil requirements for marriage.
 

Special Collections 2020

The 2020 Church Collections list is here.
 

Confirmation Ceremonies 2020

The schedule of 2020 Confirmation ceremonies is here.
The English version of the Confirmation booklet is here in Word format and here as a pdf.
The Irish version of the Confirmation booklet is here in Word format and here as a pdf.
 

Diocesan Directory 2020 & Ad Clerum

This electronic version of the Diocesan Directory is fully searchable. Current update 25 February 2020.

Parishes: please email info@galwaydiocese.ie 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.

Ad Clerum 2020 is downloadable here.
 

Useful websites

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG have a variety of useful resources online, including marriage preparation and relationship counselling: www.accord.ie
World Missions Ireland (Pope Francis’ official charity for overseas mission): www.wmi.ie
Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference (also known as the Irish Episcopal Conference): www.catholicbishops.ie
National Centre for Liturgy: www.liturgy-ireland.ie
Catholic Schools Partnership: www.catholicschools.ie
 

Catholic Schools Week 2020

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

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.)
 

Annual Diocesan Statistics Forms

Please find the parish returns form in Excel format here and in pdf format here
The primary schools form is in Excel format here and in pdf format here.