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In Gallen Community School, Ferbane, a young autistic boy John Stevenson is featured in a song simply called “My Heroes”. This song was written by his parents. It describes, using his own words how he rose above his diagnosis and from the age of four years started to change his life.


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Since 1992 Fr. Michael Shields has been bringing the light of the Gospel to Magadan, the administrative centre of the most feared and brutal Gulag system in the former Soviet Union. There will be an afternoon of Reflection and Prayer for Priests and Religious with Fr. Michael Shields in the Chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Tuesday 21 October 2014 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm

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This newsletter is for the benefit of parishioners to promote Church teaching and the pastoral work of bishops as well as the councils, agencies, offices and initiatives of the Bishops’ Conference. The newsletter can be used and circulated - in whole or in part - to your parishioners for parish newsletters, websites, notice boards and on social media.

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St Therese's Church, Ballintogher

6th Annual Novena of Hope in honour of St Therese of Lisieux

On Thursday 25th September, the parish of Ballintogher held it's Annual Novena of Hope. Each night, there was a special guest discussing various topics, all giving messages of hope. A video was taken of each night - click on the various links to download each movie. The movies are in mp4 format, and are approximately 400MB in size - so, this will take a bit of time to download, depending on your broadband connection. Please be aware that these movies are not the property, nor are they provided by the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois.

Thursday 25th September at 7.30pm – Frances Black

Friday 26th September at 7.30pm – Raymond O Connor, Project Co-ordinator of Pioneer Total Abstinence Association

Saturday 27th September at 7.30 pm– Elma and Fionnbar Walsh, parents of Donal Walsh

Sunday 28th September at 7.00pm - Sean and Anne Mulrine, Derry with two First Class Relics of St Pio.

Monday 29th September at 7.30 – Fr Michael Cusack – priest who presided at the Funeral of Garda Adrian Donohoe.

Tuesday 30th September at 7.30pm – Mr David Quinn – Columnist and founder of The Iona Institute

Wednesday 1st October at 7.30 – Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House

John Paul II


Ardagh & Clonmacnois John Paul II Awards Presentation

On Monday September 22nd, the Temperance Hall in Longford hosted the inaugural Pope John Paul II awards for our Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois. “There was a great buzz around the Hall and everyone enjoyed themselves” said Anita Allen, Youth Ministry Officer for Ardagh and Clonmacnois.

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Safeguarding Children : Policy and Procedures - Revised

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Bishop Francis Duffy has launched the revised Child Safeguarding Policy for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois in St. Mel’s College, Longford.

- Revised Policy & Standards

- Safeguarding Forms

 
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Safeguarding Children - Contacts | Safeguarding.ie | Child Safeguarding - Policy & Standards - Revised (pdf, 10MB)
 
The Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois
Diocesan Office,
Ballinalee Road.
Longford.
Co. Longford.
Telephone : 043-3346432
 
Fax : 043 - 3346833
 
Email : ardaghdi@iol.ie