23 September 2016 in Diocesan News |The Partnership in Ministry strand in our pastoral plan asks us to explore new ways of online communication to highlight the changing reality in our Diocese. In response to this, the Diocese has decided to offer two practical workshops, free of charge, where participants can learn this new skill. This initiative will encourage people to take on more responsibility for the communication aspect of parish life.
18 September 2016 in Diocesan News |Pope Francis addressed newly-appointed bishops in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on Friday. Among the attendance was our new Bishop-Elect, Fr. Fintan, as he prepares for his ordination next Sunday. The Pope reminded them of the thrill of being loved in advance by God and exhorted them to ‘make mercy pastoral’.
13 September 2016 in Diocesan News |The childen of our diocese are invited to pray for our Bishop Fintan as he prepares for his day of Ordination. Next week, September 19th to 23rd is a special time of prayer in our parish schools. Classroom resources for Teachers can be found here.
10 September 2016 in Diocesan News |The Diocese is inviting us to be part of a 9-day period of prayer prior to the ordination of Fr Fintan Monahan as new bishop of Killaloe. The nine days run from September 16th to 24th. We are asked to pray in a special way during these days asking God’s blessing and the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit on Fr Fintan and on our diocese at this time of transition.
25 August 2016 in Diocesan News |Traditionally in the Church most bishops and the Pope have a personal Coat of Arms. Originally used to mark or seal documents they now serve to identify people and dioceses. They often reflect the story of a Bishop's ministry or express his hopes for the future. In preparation for his episcopal ordination, which will take place on September 25th, Bishop-Elect Fintan has prepared his personal Coat of Arms and Motto.
24 August 2016 in Diocesan News |Pope Francis inaugurated the Holy Year of Mercy in the Vatican on Tuesday, December 8th, by opening the Holy Door in the atrium of the Basilica of St Peter’s. This Jubilee Year of Mercy from the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception until 20 November 2016 which is the solemnity of Christ the King. Resources and Events for the Holy Year of Mercy in the Killaloe Diocese are detailed here.
03 August 2016 in Diocesan News |The review of the implementation of the Killaloe Diocesan Pastoral Plan, undertaken by Martin Kennedy, has now been completed. A copy of Martin's Report in this regard may be obtained by clicking on the link below.
01 August 2016 in Diocesan News |On Friday 29th July 2016 the formal announcement of the appointment of Fr. Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe was made at the Ennis Parish Pastoral Centre. Among those who spoke were; Fr. Des Hillery, (Outgoing Administrator of the Diocese), His Excellency Archbishop Charles Brown, (Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland), and Fr. Fintan Monahan, (Bishop-Elect). You can listen to their words by clicking on the links below.
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