Amoris Laetitia Family Year
On Friday 19 March 2021, the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Church celebrated five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day, Pope Francis launched the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, which will conclude on 26 June 2022, on the occasion of the Tenth World Meeting of Families in Rome.
Pope Francis referred to Amoris Laetitia Family Year as a special opportunity to grow in family love and a for a renewed and creative pastoral drive to place the family at the centre of both Church and society.
Archbishop Dermot Farrell will celebrate the Chrism Mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Wednesday 31st March at 7.30pm. During the Mass Archbishop Farrell will bless the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens and will consecrate the Holy Oil of Chrism for use in the sacraments throughout our Diocese in the coming year. Join in pray with this important Diocesan liturgy via webcam [www.procathedral.ie].
Knock Youth Pilgrimage
Saturday, 24th April, 12noon -2pm, via Zoom. This will be a great interactive session for teenagers from across our Diocese to experience pilgrimage together through workshops, small group discussions, fun and prayer. To register for this youth group you will need to complete the online parental consent form with your parents by clicking here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OmwpOQKL0Ua2DW8iFevKayJb-gK7h5tOjDzUJL5UJ0xUNURQSkdYVkRQUktIVFlWNzk5R0NTS0U5RS4u