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Choose Life Newsletter

Every week, we invite you to read a newsletter Choose Life 2018 prepared for parishes by the Catholic Communications Office. The newsletter promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. We invite you to be missionaries for the cause of life. It is a noble cause to uphold the sacredness of human life

Choose Life 2018 – Issue 7 

Choose Life 2018 – Issue 6

Choose Life 2018 – Issue 5


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Mothering Sunday in Old Ireland …by Bridget Haggerty

In Ireland and the UK, Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In the USA and other countries, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Whenever you honor the matriarch of your family, the origins and customs of her special day are fascinating.

The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring festivities of ancient Greece, in honour of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. In Rome, the most

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Welcome Fr. Pat

This weekend we welcome Fr. Pat Byrne S.V.D. to celebrate our weekend Masses. Fr Pat was ordained a priest in  Shannon in 1974 and has served with the  Divine Word  Society in many capacities over the years in many parts of the world. He will take up a collection for the Missionary work of the society at the end of each Mass.


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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Next Sunday 11th February World Day of Prayer for the Sick is the 160th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette in Lourdes.  This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Tuesday June 26th, returning on Sunday July 1st. The cost this year is €705 per person sharing. €10 discount for online booking at Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: