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VAKS 2016 -Volunteer at Knock Shrine

Are you aged between 16-18????? Would you like Free Training in First Aid and Communications and get a free hoodie??? Would you like Free Accommodation  in Knock for a weekend??? Would you like to learn the story of Knock???? Would you like to make a difference in peoples lives??? Then we are inviting YOU to...

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Diocesan Education Conference

On Monday and Tuesday 8th and 9th of February Archbishop Michael invited the principals of almost 200 primary schools under his patronage, almost 30 secondary schools in the Archdiocese, the clergy and religious of the diocese to attend a Conference on Religious Education and Catholic Ethos in Schools within the diocese. “Daring to be Different”...

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“Awakening 2017 – Concert with over 400 teenagers taking place on Thurs 4th May @ 7:30pm, Breaffy Arena, Castlebar

“Awakening” began in the Archdiocese last year with over 300 teenagers coming together on stage to sing Church and contempory music together at Breaffy Arena, Castlebar. It was such a huge success, that all involved asked for it to happen all over again this year….and we are so excited to announce that it will take place on Thursday 4th May at...

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Schools for a Just World – February 8th, Esker

  Student Seminar: Climate Change and Migration – Attention Transition Year! The Planet Needs You, Will You Act Come together with other schools in the area to learn about Climate Change and find out how you can become part of the fight for Climate Justice! 10 students from 6 schools will gather in Esker retreat...

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5th Year Day in Knock – A great day had by all :-)

The Knock Youth Ministry team hosted a very special annual schools day for all fifth-year students in the diocese in St John’s Rest & Care Centre, Knock on January 29th. The day as always was a great success with very positive feedback shared from the students and teachers who attended. The theme of this year’s...

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Trócaire Mission Trip – The West joins fight for a just world

“Last November, a number of diocesan personnel chose to leave the comforts of home behind and embark on the now annual church mission trip with Trócaire. The chosen country for this year’s trip was Kenya as it will be the focus of the 2016 Lenten campaign. Throughout the week, the group witnessed just a small...

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National Discovering Christ Training Conference

Discovering Christ Training Conference – Feb 5th -6th, Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth Discovering Christ is an exciting new evangelisation process for parishes. Its already equipping many parishes to reach out to their communities with the invitation to discover the joy of knowing Jesus Christ.  In February 2016, the Tine Network is hosting a major training conference...

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Dunmore Youth Group interviews local deacon on his vocation…

The Dunmore Pope John Paul II award participants chose to interview a local deacon on his vocation choice as part of their papal project.  Paul Glennon, a deacon from the parish of Dunmore was ordained in Dublin on June 3rd 2015. He kindly agreed to share with this wonderful youth group about his relationship with...

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My VAKS Experience – Emma Kirrane (Tuam)

This summer during the summer holidays, myself along with many other teenagers from around the area took part in the Volunteering at Knock Shrine Project. This project was held throughout the summer and it was seen as a massive aid to knock shrine, particularly at the time of the novena.We attended training days to prepare...

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Come along this weekend to the Youth Space – National Eucharistic Congress

The organisers of the National Eucharistic Congress, which is taking place at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, on September 26 and 27, have announced an exciting youth programme for the weekend. A dedicated ‘Youth Space’ will offer teenagers and young people an engaging programme of talks, workshops, music and prayer, to run alongside and complement the...

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