As part of the Safeguarding training programme in the Diocese, a series of Adult Safeguarding training events has been arranged, to take place during the month of September 2015, for those involved in Eucharistic Ministry to hospitals, nursing homes, and the housebound.
The Catholic Grandparents Association would like to invite all Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren to celebrate the wonderful memorial day for St Joachim and St Anne on 26th July, and we will be delighted to welcome you all to our National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, on 13th September.
World Youth Day, founded by Saint John Paul II, is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. It is celebrated every three years, each year moving to a different country, with the Pope presiding over the event. WYD is an excellent opportunity for young people from across our diocese to come together, in fellowship, with other young Catholics from around the world, to share and engage in their faith.
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival takes place in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. For young people aged 16-35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 00353 (0)1 6753690
The Vatican has published the text of the new Encyclical Letter from Pope Francis which is called Laudato si. For the full text of the Encyclical please click here: Laudato Si
You can visit the website of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for further commentary and information: click here