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Trocaire Lenten Campaign – Focus Diocese

The Trocaire Lenten Campaign for 2015 will begin Ash Wednesday.  The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore is a 'focus' diocese this year, when the projects of Trocaire will be highlighted throughout the diocese, through Parishes, Church settings and schools. Mary Dee,...

World Day of Prayer for Peace 2015

The Vatican has published the text of Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for Peace on 1 January 2015 on the theme ‘No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters’. Read the full text of the message below: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE...

Taking our hearts to the Lord

Since 2006 small groups of adults have gathered weekly during Advent and Lent in parish meeting rooms, family homes and other settings to pray together and to reflect upon the Gospel passages proclaimed at Sunday Mass. Many participants participate year after year as...

Retreat day for those in Parish Ministry

A day of reflection is being offered for those involved in Parish Ministry (e.g. Ministers of the Eucharist, Ministers of the Word, Choir members, Liturgy Teams, Baptism Teams, etc) on Saturday November 1st in St. John's Pastoral Centre, John's Hill, Waterford. It is...

Presentation to Bishop William Lee

The presbyterate of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore gathered on Wednesday February 19th in St. John’s Pastoral Centre in  Waterford  to mark the retirement of Bishop William Lee. To honour his twenty years of dedicated  pastoral leadership, the priests presented...

Year of Faith pilgrimage to Ardmore

On Sunday 1st September,  nearly 80 pilgrims set off from the St. Laurence Pastoral Area on pilgrimage to Ardmore to mark the Year of Faith. Pilgrims from the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, St. John's, Sacred Heart, Ss Joseph, Benildus and Mary, Killea, Crooke...

Report from World Youth Day 2013

World Youth Day took place this year in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from July 23rd to July 28th 2013. World Youth Day (WYD) is more than just a meeting that thousands or even millions of young people flock to. WYD is a testimony of a living Church that is continually...