Pope Francis in Ireland

Donna kindly sent these on for others to use.

Following his recent visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, you could start each RE class on Pope Francis.
1. First clip – some general background
2.  A Powerpoint emphasising some key teachings/ideals of Pope Francis
3. A short review of the Papal visit to Ireland
Archbishop Eamon to hold Mass of Thanksgiving:

One week on from the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, the joy of that wonderful occasion together with the visit of Pope Francis continues to ring out in my heart!

During these days there has been so much positive feedback from those who participated in the events at Armagh, the RDS, Croke Park, Knock and Phoenix Park.  None of all this could have happened without the support and contribution of our organising teams, helpers and priests, including yourself.

I invite you to a Mass of Thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh on Wednesday, 26September at 7.30 p.m. and afterwards to a cup of tea in the Synod Hall.  This is a simple opportunity to acknowledge the graces we have all received from the World Meeting of Families and in particular, for me to say thanks to all those who helped at diocesan level to make the World Meeting such a success.

When you have some idea who will be attending, please let Sharon Dunne know.  The diocesan choir who helped provided the music in the RDS and Phoenix Park will be singing at our Mass on the 26th – the joy of love, a joy for all God’s family!

I look forward to seeing you there.

With every blessing and kindest regards,

Yours sincerely,

Eamon Martin      Archbishop of Armagh




Full texts of talks and homilies of Pope Francis Translated into English were published in The Tablet last week.



Veritas are to bring out a colour booklet as well see below.

As expected we have had a lot of interest from customers wishing to have a copy of all the homilies, speeches and addresses during the Apostolic visit of His Holiness to Ireland on the Occasion of the 10th World Meeting of Families

We are pleased to inform you that we are currently putting the final touches to Pope Francis in Ireland, a full colour commemorative publication containing pictures of the event alongside transcripts of all of these key moments during the recent visit.

The book is available to pre-order on veritas.ie and in all of our Veritas stores and will sell for €4.99.

If you would like to order multiple copies of this book for use in your diocese please contact Áine Curran and we would be happy to arrange a bulk discount for you.

Finally, on behalf of all of the staff of Veritas I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement of our team at the RDS who found the entire occasion to be full of positive energy

Aidan Chester

Director    Veritas.




1.    A Prayer Service for 1st September 2018. This could be used for a prayer service in the parish or an ecumenical gathering or at the opening of the school year.


2.    Resources for at least one or some of the Sundays between 1 September and 4 October 2018, covering a Penitential service, Homily notes, Prayers of the Faithful, post-communion Reflection, and the dismissal the end of mass.

2.-Resources-for-Sept Sunday-Eucharists

3.    Resources for the feast of St Francis on 4 October 2018

3.-Prayer-Service-St Francis Oct 4th


4. Donna sent me this reflection based on Simon Peter saying ” To whom shall we go ?”


5.Donna kindly sent me the St Ciaran’s Mass and a link to utube video…

Video for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be glad), on the call to holiness in today’s world.

Download the text from the Annual School mass…..









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