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Michaela Summer Camp for girls – 16th-20th July

The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp brings magic into the lives of young girls throughout the country. The sumer camp offers girls aged 11-13, the opportunity to take part in a wide range of inspiring and entertaining activities, all taught by highly experienced experts in a fun and supportive environment. This year, it will be hosted...

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Exam Mass – Knock Shrine on June 2nd

Calling all Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students. We would like to invite you to a special Mass here in Knock on the 2nd of June at 7:30pm in the Basilica. Bring you pencil cases to be blessed!!! Spread the word

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Diocesan Family Day – 1st July, Ballinrobe Race Course

A special family day is to be held at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Sunday, 1 July. This special family day will be held in anticipation of the World Meeting of Families due to take place in Dublin in August. All parishes are invited to take part in this very unique family friendly event, with plenty of...

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National Youth Pilgrimage – 22nd to 24th June

A very special national youth pilgrimage will take place on Lough Derg from 22nd to 24th June this year. This unique experience will be led by Bishop Donal McKeon from the Diocese of Derry.  €64.00 per person for this first ever 3 day national pilgrimage.  Please contact Anna on 01-851614789 to find out more 🙂 ...

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World Meeting of Families icon arrives in the Archdiocese of Tuam – Jan 19th to 29th

The World Meeting of Families Icon will be making a very special pilgrimage throughout the Archdiocese of Tuam from January 19th to 29th. The venues are as follows: Tuam, Athenry, Glenamaddy, Carraroe, Ballyhaunis, Westport and Castlebar. This Icon of the Family of Nazareth will be to the fore at all the major ceremonies for the...

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500 teenagers honoured at Diocesan Award Ceremony

On Thursday 16th November, 2017 at our Lady’s Basilica, Knock, Archbishop Michael Neary gathered to celebrate and recognise the voluntary contribution of over 500 teenagers to their parish communities at the annual presentation of the Pope John Paul II Award. With over 1,200 people in attendance, Archbishop Michael welcomed the young people to the event,...

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Awakening – a Spectacle of incredible talent

Over 450 teenagers took part in a spectacular Diocesan Youth Concert ‘Awakening’ on Thursday, 4 May in Breaffy Arena, Castlebar.  Over the last number of months a number of very passionate and enthusiastic R.E. and Music teachers from 18 different secondary schools throughout the Archdiocese of Tuam have been working on this very exciting music...

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Creating a culture of Vocations – Workshop on Saturday 4th Feb

Vocations Ireland have put together a workshop day for all teachers and chaplains focused on the whole area of Vocations. It will take place on Saturday 4th February from 10-4pm at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Please find attached poster with the necessary information. If you wish to attend this day, please return the attached booking...

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Catholic Schools Week – Jan 29th -4th Feb

The theme for the week is : “Catholic Schools learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home” It has been informed by Laudato Si’, the 2015 encyclical by Pope Francis on care for our common home. On Sunday 29 January Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, will be the chief celebrant...

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Pope John Paul II Award – 10th Anniversary Celebrations – Knock

It is now ten years since the Pope John Paul II Award was launched in Ireland. The award has been introduced in 21 Irish dioceses and to two in England. We have to date 25, 000 young people who have participated in parishes throughout all of our dioceses. To mark the 10th anniversary….. A very...

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