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Bishop’s Letter – April 2017

Bishop’s Letter – April 2017

In this month’s letter our Bishop ruminates on the contents of a Diocesan Magazine from 1972 and the concerns of parishioners in what was a turbulent time nationally.     Dear Friends   A kind colleague recently intrigued me by giving me a copy of the Ossory Ferns and Leighlin Diocesan Magazine for September 1972. […]

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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
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