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Sharing the Good News – Issue 43, July 2017

Please see attached Issue 43 of Sharing the Good News. This newsletter is for the benefit of parishioners to promote Church teaching and the pastoral work of bishops as well as the councils, agencies, offices and initiatives of the Bishops’ Conference.  News … Continue reading

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Church Collection in support of East Africa

National Church collection will take place on 22/23 July in all dioceses in aid of 25million people facing hunger crisis in east-Africa: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.  The two most severely affected areas of Kenya are Kitui (east of … Continue reading

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Family Focus Alcohol and Drug Awareness Programme

CAD (Community Awareness of Drugs) is delivering a Family Focus Alcohol and Drug Awareness Programme and more information is available on the PDF file beneath: Family Focus Deehub Poster

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Catholic Schools Admissions Policies

No Catholic school wishes to refuse any child. It would be contrary to their ethos to do so. Where there are sufficient spaces available, and a school has not reached capacity, it has always been the Diocesan Policy and a D.E.S. … Continue reading

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CPSMA Responds to Minister Bruton’s Decision on Catholic School Admissions

The Catholic Primary Schools’ Management Association (CPSMA) expressed disappointed with the Minister’s proposals as they have failed to address in any way the current difficulty in oversubscription being experience in a small number of areas in the State. The CPSMA … Continue reading

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Kingscourt Parish One Day Pilgrimage

Kingscourt and district One Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg takes place on August 22nd. This One Day retreat offers an oasis of calm away from the hurly burly of everyday life. Our pilgrimage day is celebrating family in preparation for … Continue reading

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Feast day of Saint Oliver Plunkett

July 1st is the feast day of Saint Oliver Plunkett. The beautiful stained glass is to be found at The Church of the Immaculate Conception. On Saturday 8th July, we are honoured and delighted to welcome the relics of Saint … Continue reading

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Parish Pilgrimage Trip

Just two places remain on our forthcoming parish pilgrimage trip to Tuscany from October 1st – 8th in asRoyal tion with MAP Travel, Dublin on 01 8783111. We will be staying at the Hotel Royal  in the beautiful town of … Continue reading

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Statement from the Summer 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Summer 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Bishops offered prayers for those who have died, for the injured as well as for the emergency services who … Continue reading

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Garda Vetting Update – FAQ

What does the law require? From the date of commencement of the legislation on 27 April 2016, it is a criminal offence to allow anyone to engage in work with children or vulnerable adults, without having them vetted first. The … Continue reading

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