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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

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Adult Faith Formation

Published on 26/10/2020

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & St Nicholas

There is no doubt: we are all in need of deepening our faith, along with those who feel called to join the Catholic Church.
This programme is designed to cater for both.

ALONE Support Line

Published on 29/09/2020

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.

The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am–8.00pm: call 0818 222 024.

World Day of Migrants & Refugees

Published on 25/09/2020

Sunday 27 September 2020

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee”. In his message the Holy Father says:

Season of Creation 2020

Published on 08/09/2020

Parish resources for the Season of Creation are available here.


In his prayer intention for September, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray that we learn to respect the planet’s resources. The full text of his prayer intention for September 2020 is:

We are squeezing out the planet’s goods. Squeezing them out, as if the earth were an orange.

Prayers for Beirut

Published on 05/08/2020

Pope Francis calls for prayers for the people of Beirut and a united effort to help Lebanon overcome “this serious crisis”.”

“Let us pray for the victims and their family members, and let us pray for Lebanon so that with the effort of everyone in society – political and religious – it may face this tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the serious crisis it is experiencing,” the Pope said at the end of his general audience on August 5.

Gestures of Tenderness

Published on 29/07/2020

Pope Francis has invited young people around the world to perform “gestures of tenderness” toward the elderly, as many are forced into isolation to observe Covid-19 health guidelines.

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life quickly answered that call and launched “The elderly are your grandparents” campaign. In a communiqué released on Monday 28 July, the Dicastery invited young people “to do something that shows kindness and affection for older people who may feel lonely.”

Online virtual 'Lourdes Pilgrimage'

Published on 02/07/2020

Usually at this time of year, Canon Martin Moran of Killannin parish leads the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. This year, of course, that is not possible, so instead he is following the schedule of Masses which pilgrims would attend in Lourdes.