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Cashel, Ferns & Ossory Synod returns to normal format

It was good to be back having a normal Synod. That was the overall view as the 2022 Synod of the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory commenced in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow on Wednesday, October 19th last.

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Saint Luke’s Home, Cork, celebrates its 150th anniversary

A Diocesan Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Sesquicentenary of the Foundation of Saint Luke’s Home, Cork, in 1872 was held at Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, on Tuesday, 18th October.

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Armagh Diocesan Synod meets in person again

The Armagh Diocesan Synod returned to meeting in person yesterday (Wednesday, 19th October 2022) for the first time since November 2019. Members of Synod gathered in the Alexander Synod Hall, in Church House, following a Service of Holy Communion celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Together Again: Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh Diocesan Synod 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Synod of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh took place this Saturday 15th October in Carrick–on–Shannon, Co. Leitrim. The day’s proceedings began with a celebration of Holy Communion in St George’s Church.

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Derry & Raphoe Synod remembers Creeslough

The shadow of the Creeslough tragedy loomed large over the Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Synod, on Wednesday, as people remembered the victims and prayed for those affected by last Friday’s disaster, which claimed the lives of 10 people.

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Belfast Black Santa 2022 grant applications open

Closing date: 25th November 2022

Charities across Northern Ireland are invited to submit applications for funding raised through the 46th Black Santa Sit–out which will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral this Christmas.

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Statement by Bishop of Derry and Raphoe on Creeslough explosion

“I ask people to keep the bereaved and injured in their prayers, and to remember, too, members of the emergency services – and the people of Creeslough – who have been doing their utmost to save lives. We, as a community, owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.”

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Dublin & Glendalough Synods 2022

“It is our calling under God to live in a time of vision, not division,” Archbishop Michael Jackson said this evening (Tuesday October 4). In his Presidential Address to Dublin & Glendalough’s Diocesan Synods, he called on the people of the dioceses to adopt a “hierarchy of urgency” setting new priorities and shaking up values to look and live beyond ourselves.

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Cherishing wisdom – Service marks start of New Law Term

The commencement of the new Law Term was marked on Monday morning (October 3) with a service in St Michan’s Church in Dublin 7. Attended by a range of people associated with Ireland’s justice system, as well as some from the UK, the Michaelmas New Law Term Service made a comeback after a two year gap.

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Bishop says community needs to know that churches are open and ready to welcome people back

“This is a key moment for the future of our church, we must reach out and be relevant and welcoming.”

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