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Parish Photographers Make A Start

Parish Photographers Make A Start

The first parish photographers’ network meeting took place on Saturday last, April 8th, in Kilkenny. The group was welcomed by Bishop Michael Burrows who looked forward to the network building over time and parish activities being further documented for posterity. Charles Galloway, award-winning wildlife photographer based in Waterford, provided general guidelines related to taking good […]

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  April 12, 2017   No comments
Safeguarding Trust training session – what I learned

Safeguarding Trust training session – what I learned

    Margaret Hawkins – Diocesan Communications Officer   Have you been invited to participate in a Safeguarding Trust training event in your parish? If you are already involved in youth work you will have been but if you’re considering getting involved in this kind of ministry or service this training course is both essential […]

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  April 10, 2017   No comments
10 Stepping Stones to developing your parish

10 Stepping Stones to developing your parish

Parishes dare to dream at Church 21 Development Conference Parishes from all over Ireland began the process of ‘Daring to Dream the Dream’ at the Church of Ireland Parish Development Conference on Saturday March 25. Organised by Church 21, the conference was facilitated by the Reverend Ian Coffey and took place in the Emmaus Centre […]

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  April 3, 2017   No comments
East Africa Emergency Appeal – Bishops’ Appeal

East Africa Emergency Appeal – Bishops’ Appeal

This week, the Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK, has launched an East Africa Crisis appeal in response to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the region which has left millions of people starving and in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. Bishops’ Appeal is calling on our supporters to pray for those affected by the crisis, […]

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  March 24, 2017   No comments
Valerie Power visits India with Christian Aid

Valerie Power visits India with Christian Aid

A visit to India for Diocesan reader and Bunclody parishioner, Valeria Power, was a personal achievement. Travelling with a Christian Aid group from Ireland she arrived in the capital, Delhi, in northern India, on Valentine’s Day and spent twelve days in the area visiting projects funded by the charity. “It was a major trip for […]

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  March 22, 2017   No comments
MORE BELLS TO BE RUNG WORLDWIDE

MORE BELLS TO BE RUNG WORLDWIDE

Statement of the Spring 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference In a statement from the conference held in Maynooth last week that included many serious issues, the JOY BELLS AGAINST RACISM initiative to begin in Waterford Cathedral next Sunday at 11 a.m. was included. “Joy of Bells” initiative, 19 March – expressing […]

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  March 14, 2017   No comments
Grandparents important in passing on the Christian story

Grandparents important in passing on the Christian story

INTER-GENERATIONAL RATHER THAN CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ALONE DEEMED ESSENTIAL CHILDREN’S MINISTRY NETWORK SPRING CONFERENCE WATERFORD 28 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH How to work with children who haven’t heard the Christian story and the necessity for focusing on inter-generational rather than children’s ministry alone – these were the main issues discussed at a recent UK and Ireland […]

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  March 3, 2017   No comments