(United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns, Leighlin, Lismore, Ossory & Waterford)

Archive for March, 2017

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
JOYFUL EVENT IN WATERFORD AND BEYOND

JOYFUL EVENT IN WATERFORD AND BEYOND

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford was packed for the JOY BELLS peal launch by former President Mary McAleese. The Hungarian ambassador to Ireland H.E. Mr Istvan S Palffy was in attendance at the service. “This is a great initiative and a beautiful, solemn occasion and I was delighted to be here,” he said. “The words from […]

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  March 20, 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
Children’s Ministry Conference Report

Children’s Ministry Conference Report

GRANDPARENTS VERY IMPORTANT IN PASSING ON THE CHRISTIAN STORY How to work with children who haven’t heard the Christian story and the necessity for focusing on whole family ministry rather than on children’s ministry alone – these were the main issues discussed at a recent UK and Ireland Children’s Ministry Network Conference held in Dungarvan, […]

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  March 14, 2017   No comments
Bishop on South East Radio next Monday night

Bishop on South East Radio next Monday night

Bishop Michael Burrows will feature on a Christian Media Trust programme on South East Radio at 8.30 p.m. next Monday night, March 6th. He will talk about his upbringing, parental influence, when he knew he had a vocation, the value of history, about becoming a bishop, what the first ten years have been like – […]

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  March 3, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – March 2017

Bishop’s Letter – March 2017

This month our Bishop talks about the duty and right of the Church of Ireland to be in the market place of educational options, about his role of ‘encourager’ as patron of schools, welcomes Hazel Corrigan to the role of Lay Secretary of the General Synod, announces the retirement of two rectors and looks forward […]

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  March 3, 2017   No comments