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Diocesan News

Lourdes 2020: The Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Fintan Monahan who warmly invites you to join him in Lourdes from the 26th June to 1st July. The cost this year is €725 per person sharing. €20 discount for online booking at Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 2410810. A limited number of sick pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €638.    Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House Station Road Ennis Co. Clare.  Telephone: (065) 6824043

Veritas have announced the closure of their Ennis store at the end of February. It will be a great loss as it has been a great source of religious goods and books. As the season of Sacramental celebration draws near, it is worth a visit for Children’s Bibles, Crucifixes or other gifts that would make the ideal present for a faith occasion.  The shop is at the top of O’Connell Street near the Cathedral.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau: The Killaloe Diocese has secured 40 tickets for the famous Passion Play that is held in Oberammergau Germany. Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead a Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage from 29th August to 2nd September this year. Flying direct from Shannon Airport the pilgrimage will include visits to Vienna, Salzburg, the German Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting and Marktl am Inn (birthplace of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI). Places are limited to 40 pilgrims ,so early booking is advised. Cost of the Pilgrimage is €1095 per person sharing, no single rooms available. Further Information and booking forms from Fr. Tom Ryan, Killaloe Diocesan Director of Pilgrimages 087 234 9816, Fr. Brendan Quinlivan, Killaloe Diocesan Communications Officer: 087 273 6310.

Medjugorje 2020: Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead a 7-night pilgrimage to Medjugorje from July 22-29, 2020 with direct flights from Dublin to Mostar-Medjugorje Airport. Mass daily with full religious programme with sightseeing and visit to local sites of interest. Air-conditioned accommodation close to St James’ Church with breakfast and evening meals included. Price is €725 per person sharing. For more information please contact Marian Pilgrimages on Dublin 01.878.8159 or

Lourdes 2020: The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: The gift of a Pilgrimage to Lourdes for a family member this Christmas is often the solution for family members wondering what might be a suitable gift for their parents, family member or friend.

The Diocese of Killaloe has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice. This is the second phase of such a review, the previous one being carried out in Spring of 2014 by the National Board. This review will take place in January, 2020. If you have any views about Safeguarding in the diocese of Killaloe, we invite you to come forward to the diocese or to the NBSCCCI  at (01-5053124). If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact Ms. Cleo Yates, Director of Safeguarding / Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 087-3553024

Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter is available in parish churches; please take one home and read about the Safeguarding initiatives and guidelines in operation in our diocese.

The first Killaloe Diocesan Youth Ministry newsletter has just been published. It contains news of events and regular gatherings specifically for the youth of our diocese. Please pick up a copy from the church and share the good news.