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Choose Life: Ireland faces a defining moment

Posted on 27. Apr, 2013 in Diocesan and National News, Parish News

Special Day of Prayer for Unborn Life at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock


Saturday, 4 May 2013 is designated as a national Day of prayer for Life ‘from womb to tomb’ in the Basilica at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock. People from every parish in Ireland are invited to come to Knock for this day which will focus on prayer and liturgy for the intention of protecting Unborn Life.

Choose Life: Ireland faces a defining moment

The decision by the present Irish Government to legislate for abortion means that Irish law will permit the direct and intentional killing of innocent unborn babies. Doctors in Ireland have confirmed that mothers already receive any life-saving treatments they need during pregnancy – and that this is achieved without directly targeting the life of the baby.

The Choose Life: We Cherish them Both, Vigil of Prayer for the Right to Life of Mothers and their Unborn Babies, is an opportunity for all people of faith and goodwill to join in prayer for mothers and unborn babies, that they will continue to be protected, cherished, and safeguarded from all harm.

Please be part of this special day and invite as many of your family, friends and loved ones as you can.

In the words of Pope Francis, before he became Pope:

“Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing. So, go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life. It’s worth it!”

Mass in honour of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers, Argentina (31 August 2005)

National Prayer Vigil in Knock on Saturday 4th May 2013

The programme for the National Prayer Vigil for the right to life of Mothers and Babies is as follows:

1.00pm: Rosary Procession
With scripture reflections and personal testimonies

2.00pm: Short Presentation
Protecting the Equal Right to Life of Mothers and Unborn Children in Ireland today.

3.00pm: Holy Mass
Celebrant – Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
Homilist: Most Reverend Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick

Arranging transport to Knock

For assistance in arranging transport for a group or parish please contact:

ROI/NI (00 353 1) 505 3060

Click here to download a pdf of the information flyer for the vigil.


Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on 27. Apr, 2013 in Liturgy, NEWS, Parish News


Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honouring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us”. To continue reading click on the link: Eucharistic Adoration Explained



Bulletin – Sunday 28 April 2013

Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 in Parish Bulletin

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28 April 2013

Vocation Sunday

Posted on 20. Apr, 2013 in Diocesan and National News, NEWS, Parish News

634888-pope-benedict-brazil-360x202Sunday 21 April is the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It was instituted by Paul VI  during the Second Vatican Council. At the time he said, 

“The problem of having a sufficient number of priests has an immediate impact on all of the faithful: not simply because they depend on it for the religious future of Christian society, but also because this problem is the precise and inescapable indicator of the vitality of faith and love of individual parish and diocesan communities, and the evidence of the moral health of Christian families. Wherever numerous vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life are to be found, that is where people are living the Gospel with generosity”.

Pope John Paul II

“His calling is a declaration of love.”  Your response is commitment, friendship, and love manifested in the gift of your own life as a definitive following and as a permanent sharing in his mission and in his consecrations.  To make up your mind is to love him with all of your soul and all of your heart in such a way that this love becomes the standard and motive of all your actions.  From this moment on, live the Eucharist fully; be persons for whom the Holy Mass, Communion, and Eucharistic adoration are the center and summit of their whole life.  Offer Christ your heart in meditation and personal prayer which is the foundation of the spiritual life.”
(Valencia, Spain, November 8, 1982)”



Bulletin – Sunday 21 April 2013

Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 in Parish Bulletin

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21 April 2013

Bulletin – Sunday 14 April 2013

Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 in Parish Bulletin, PUBLICATIONS

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14 April 2013