Category Archives: Parish News

Sunday 1 October – Day for Life

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Day for Life Pastoral Message … Continue reading

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Welcome Fr. Fernando

A very warm and hearty welcome to Fr. Fernando who has just arrived for the seventh consecutive year. Fr. Fernando is from Bulawayo diocese in Zimbabwe. He looks forward to renewing his friendships with all his friends in Dun an … Continue reading

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SHARING THE GOOD NEWS – August 2017

Mass to celebrate the one year countdown to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland Families and individuals from across Ireland travelled to Knock, Co Mayo, on Monday 21 August to be part of the celebrations for the official … Continue reading

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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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