In a recent Sunday Gospel Jesus tells us: ’You are the light of the world.’ The first reading from the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament on that Sunday also tells us of seven ways in which we can be a light to others. There are seven practical things all of us can do – […]
The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult prayer meeting in Midleton parish. Siobhan is from Knockanore in Co. Waterford and here she shares with us her experience of a Catholic missionary program in Australia that she embarked on a year ago. Siobhan attends the Youth 2000 […]
This essay was written by Norma O’Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is currently a First Year student in a Health Sciences (Radiography) course in UCD. Here, she writes about her experience of the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow with her diocese in July 2016. What exactly is World Youth Day and what does […]
Edel Quinn dedicated her entire life to serve God through her commitment to establishing the Legion of Mary in Africa, which was proved successful despite the many challenges that came her way. Today, on her feast day, we remember the life of Edel and draw inspiration from her determination to spread the truth despite […]
The First Irish Pilgrimage to Lourdes Since the Apparitions in Lourdes in 1858 people from all over the world have travelled to the Grotto in the South of France. Groups of Pilgrims from this country are recorded as going to Lourdes in the 1870’s. However it was not until 1913 that the first organised National […]
Forgiveness is at the heart of the teaching and ministry of Our Divine Saviour, yet, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ Why is it that many people have such great difficulty going to confession when the TV and radio chat shows endlessly indulge audiences with the often less-than-edifying lives of […]
News from the Diocese:March 29th, 2017To mark the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Pope Francis ha...March 22nd, 2017Congratulations to the fifth and sixth class boys and girls of Banteer N.S. who will receive the Sac...
Homily, Bishop William Crean, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector on the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate)March 14th, 2017Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector On the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Church o...
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Essays:February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]September 8th, 2016This essay was written by Norma O'Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is[...]