Tara McHale, Colaiste Brid, Clondalkin - “It’s like we were there when the Pope retired. We were communicating with him in a different way - when he did his last tweet we tweeted back so it was a new experience, knowing that something big is happening and we were part of it.” Kelly Anne Whelan, St Dominic’s Cabra - “I think it is really cool that...

Evan O’Grady, Pobail Scoil Iosolde, Chapelizod“This is my first year at Emmanuel. It is really interesting music and great fun, and we used the music in our own talent show in school. With the Pope retiring today it was a good being part of something big that is only going to happen once - that made it extra special.”Sarah O’Neil, St Mary’s...

In advance of their departure from Tuam, Co. Galway town this month the Mercy Sisters have been receiving honours and tributes from the town. On February 19, the sisters were honoured by Tuam Town Council with a Civic Reception where Mayor of Tuam, Cllr Eamonn Kitt made a presentation to Sr Mary Walsh of the Mercy Leadership team. On February 25...

Thousands of secondary school students paid a special tribute to Pope Benedict in a series of concerts last week, which concluded on Thursday, the day his pontificate ended.      Over 2,000 students, from 58 schools in the Dublin archdiocese honoured the Pope by taking part in the three days of Emmanuel concerts in Dublin’s Helix...

Over 200 parishioners and friends gathered in All Saints’ Ballymena Parish Centre in Co. Antrim to celebrate the 91st birthday of Fr Kevin Donnelly, and to launch his autobiography. In the book Fr Donnelly reflects on his various missions over the 62 years of his priestly life, including early service in hospitals and children’s homes, and his...

Recently during Mass in St Saviours Church in Waterford, Sean Hennessey renewed his promise as a lay Dominican before Fr Canice Murphy, OP, which he first took 60 years ago in the same church.  Sean’s family and friends were present and it was followed by some light refreshments in the priory. The lay Dominicans make a promise to follow The...

The Chinese Catholic Community in Dublin celebrated Lunar New Year with a Mass in Mandarin held in Corpus Christi Parish Hall in Drumcondra, organised by Fr Anthony Xiao, the Chaplain to the Chinese Catholic Community, the Chinese Catholic Pastoral Council and other volunteers. During the Mass, Fr Anthony accepted seven young Chinese adults as...

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