John McKenna Festival is back for 2023!
Come and enjoy some Trad Music at
various venues around Drumkeeran.
Radio Maria is the only Catholic Radio station in Ireland; you can listen via one of the following methods:
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Show them by example, teach them at home, let them learn by watching others in Church.
Mary’s Meals: We began feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002 and are now feeding 1,838,859 children every day in places of education. Our vision is that every hungry child receives a daily meal and that all who have more than they need, share with those who are in need. With our no frills policy, it costs with Mary's Meals €18.30 to give a child a meal every day for a full school year.
To raise funds and awareness of Mary's Meals, we are walking throughout Ireland. Walks are starting on 7 August from Kilkenny, Malin, Derry, Armagh, Dublin, and Limerick and are all arriving in Knock Co Mayo on 15 August (restriction permitting). Maybe you could get involved in Step by Step to Feed the Next Child. You are invited to visit our website www.marysmeals.ie For more information you can phone Fr Eamonn Kelly on 0879077985. We would also like to organise a local walk in your area. Sponsor cards and t-
We now have two new AED (Automatic External Defibrillators) available at Creevelea and Tarmon Churches.
For Drumkeeran there is an AED situated at the GAA ground and another at Lough Allen College.
Volunteers have undergone training.
As a community we have invested in our own safety!
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2022
“You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8)
World Youth Day 2023
What is it?
World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelisation for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are.
It is celebrated at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday, and every two, three or four years as an international gathering in a city chosen by the Pope, with the presence of the Holy Father. It brings together millions of young people to celebrate their faith and sense of belonging to the Church.
Since its first edition in Rome in 1986, World Youth Day has proven to be a laboratory of faith, a place of birth for vocations to marriage and consecrated life, and an instrument for the evangelisation and transformation of the Church.
It aims to provide all participants with a universal Church experience, fostering a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It is a new stimulus to the faith, hope and charity of the entire host country community. With young people as its protagonists, World Youth Day also seeks to promote peace, unity and fraternity among peoples and nations around the world.
To find out more -
Apostolic Letter on the Liturgical Formation of the People of God.
Desiderio Desideravi, by Pope Francis, 29 June 2022 -
Knock Shrine 2023.
On the Feast of St Felim, the Patron Saint of the diocese,
Wed 9 Aug 2023 we will be attending Knock Shrine for
the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The event is planned as follows:
Everyone is welcome to attend.
See also www.knockshrine.ie for other events.
Also the team at Knock have produced a guide to get the best out
Of your visit, select here.
Catholic Bishops’ statement Abortion:
Bishops Critique the Recently Published Government review of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act, 2018
Laudato Si’ Week, 21 -
Laudato Si’ Week, May 21st -
Laudato Si’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate the beauty, diversity, and interconnectedness of all of creation as well as the care of creation initiatives that offer hope for the future of our Common Home. We are grateful for the following four initiatives,
• The Letter -
On Thursday May 25th Misean Cara will host a screening in Pearse Street Library, Dublin at 2pm with Bishop Martin Hayes & Jane Mellett (Trócaire). Further details and registration can be found: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-
You are invited to screen The Letter in your local parish community. Go to https://theletterfilm.org for details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
• Divestment from fossil fuels is action on the Social Teaching of Laudato Si’ -
Support on divestment from fossil fuels is available from Joseph D'halluin of the Laudato Si’ Movement at email@example.com
• Laudato Si’ Action Platform -
• Returning 30% of Parish Grounds to nature by 2030 -
For further details and support on all these initiatives please contact, Jane Mellett, Trócaire Laudato Si’ Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org who liaises with Laudato Si’ Animators from parishes throughout Ireland.
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