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Sunday, 26th April is World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Theme: Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocation

Every single person has a vocation, a calling, a dream held for us by God as to who God would have us be and what God would have us do with our lives. When we speak of “praying for vocations” it is somewhat inaccurate. Vocations are freely given by God. What we are really praying for is God’s help to find and follow our own particular call.

Imagine if, in every parish and faith community, people were encouraged to spend a few minutes discerning who in their midst might be a possible candidate for religious life/priesthood? Then, if they gently and sensitively shared the fruit of their reflection with that person, saying what they saw in the person and then left it for him/her to think and pray about it? What would happen? Only God knows!

As well as full time ministry, every community has a need for willing people to serve as readers, ministers of the Eucharist, Mass servers, catechists or members of various committees. God’s Kingdom needs people willing to say yes and give their hands, feet and hearts. God is saying, “Whom shall I send?” What are you saying in reply?

Excerpts from www.vocations.ie and www.catholicbishops.ie.

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Mass for Ireland - The Lamb Will Conquer

Knock Basilica Saturday 25th April at 3 p.m. There will be a Mass for Ireland for the protection of the sanctity of marriage, family and human life and for the well-being of our country on Saturday 25th April 3 p.m., with stations and rosary from 2 p.m.

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- RE Books for Primary School.

- Synod on the Family

- Pope Francis - Message for Lent

- Year of Consecrated Life

- Trocaire 2015

- Bishop's Confirmation Schedule

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On December 19th 2014, in Longford town Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, reopened a restored Saint Mel’s Cathedral five years after a devastating fire destroyed the interior of the building, most of its furnishings and fittings, and the roof on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning in 2009. Please see below the reopening schedule for Masses, and public viewings, which will take place in Saint Mel’s Cathedral over the coming days. There follows the addresses delivered at the press conference this morning to mark the reopening of the Cathedral.

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At a media conference at Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Bishop Liam MacDaid, chairman of the Council for Marriage and Family, along with Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, officially launched the pastoral statement The Meaning of Marriage on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The pastoral statement advises the faithful that “to redefine the nature of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental building block of our society.

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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