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Pentecost Novena : Day I – Friday, May 22nd

Where the Spirit is, there is creation and new life.
Where the Spirit is, there is the living Christ.
The Spirit is the breath of God’s creative love,
so that whoever lives in the Spirit
lives in the ever newness of God.
(Sr. Ilia Delio OSF)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was a formless void and the breath (spirit) of God swept over the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light and

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May – Diocesan Safeguarding Month

The month of May is normally the Diocesan Safeguarding Month. However in these exceptional circumstances during this month, it is not possible to mark it as we would normally do. We ask that people keep in their prayers those children and adults who are experiencing harm and or have been hurt by others. We ask that you look out for those who are struggling during this time, by giving them a smile, a wave or a few kind words.


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Greetings from Bishop Fintan

I hope you are keeping very well in these difficult times.

Please find below some links to messages of hope and encouragement. Many thanks to the many who are making great efforts to communicate hope, consolations, faith and the Good News of the Gospel at this time.

A message of encouragement from Bishops Willie and Fintan for anyone in ‘cocoonment’.

An invitation to Pray the Divine Office

Sláinte agus beannachtaí,

+ Fintan Monahan


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Canon Reuben’s 1st Anniversary – 25th April.

It is sometimes difficult to comprehend how quickly time passes. We are already one year on from the death of our beloved Canon Reuben Butler. With memories so fresh in our minds, we find ourselves giving thanks for the privilege of having had him as our priest in Newmarket for the last thirty years of his life. We remember with fondness his gentle personality , his beautiful mind, his most unique wit and sense of humour, his turn of phrase,