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Pope Francis VillarrealGratitude is one of the traits of a good athlete, Pope Francis told members of the Villarreal football club who visited the Vatican on Thursday ahead of their clash with AS Roma in their second leg of the Europa League championship.
“You must remember the many people who have helped you and without whom you would not be here,” the Pope told club players, managers and coaching staff.

cardinal 1Desmond Connell was born on 24 March 1926. His father, John Bernard Connell, a native of Moycullen Co Galway, was a civil servant who was a member of the Irish delegation to the Ottawa Conference of 1932 and was later appointed by Sean Lemass as Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Irish Sugar Company. His mother, Mary (née Lacy), was on duty as a telephonist at the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916. The future Cardinal grew up on Dublin’s Northside. He attended St Peter’s National School Phibsborough and subsequently the Jesuit second level school, Belvedere College.

Kachibora NewsletterIt is just over a year since the Kachibora Lunch Club was established by the Family Mass Group, and the assistance given by the children of Donnybrook parish to the pupils of St. John’s Primary school in Kachibora has grown rapidly.

WMOF2018 ValentinesPope Francis invites us to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day! In his document on The Joy of Love Pope Francis refers directly to Saint Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to make the most of traditional religious practices, invite couples to grow in love and help their children to prepare for their future married life. This is why, as part of the preparations for World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August 2018, we invite you to mark this St. Valentine’s Day in a special way.

2lives1oveHaving consulted carefully with members of the lay faithful, both women and men, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has decided to respond to the invitation of the Citizens’ Assembly and make a submission on the topic of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann).

Laudate FestivalThe new Laudate Festival organised by the Archdiocese of Dublin will see children,  representing 21 National School from all over the city,  come together in an intergenerational signing fest of hymns,  new and old.

CSW2017This year’s theme, ‘Catholic schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home’ has been informed by Laudato Si’, the 2015 encyclical by Pope Francis on care for our common home.

pope francis and sickCome along to this years World Day of the Sick 2017 conference hosted by the Dublin Diocesan World Day of the Sick Committee – its theme: Christ the Healer – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  Saturday 11th February 2017, 9.30am – 1.00pm at The Marine Hotel, Sutton, Dublin

adventWe celebrate this special time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas (the first coming).  The term advent is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”.

Flyer 1916 exhibitionA new exhibition that will take you into the heart of the Easter Rising.  Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion examines the role of the Catholic Church in 1916.