Questions of general interest may be submitted to email@example.com
Questions of a private or personal nature should be addressed to a priest, a diocesan support agency e.g. FLS or to a professional advisor.
By talking with your local priest. There is an excellent book published by Redemptorist publications A Celebration of Life – when a loved one dies which offers practical advice on what to do when a loved one dies. It explains the role of the priest, the Funeral Director, how to plan the liturgy etc. See www.redemptoristpublications.com.
Yes, click here for information about religious services in Polish
Yes, contact Rev Kevin Cahill DCL, Diocesan Chancellor.
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No. Where schools decide to close they open on an alternate day so as to comply with the regulations specified by the Department of Education. Where schools open, arrangements are made to have children attend Mass as a school community in the local church, where possible.
The first collection is for the priest(s) and the second collection is for the upkeep of the parish church and other parish running costs. The second collection in the diocese of Ferns is called ‘The Sunday Envelope Collection.’
No. But pre marriage courses are strongly recommended and seen as a vital part of marriage preparation. Family Life Service provide pre-marriage courses.
Yes providing all the documentation required by the Roman Catholic Church has been completed prior to the wedding ceremony. Your local priest will guide you through the steps required.
The Church would never penalise a child for the actions of others. That said, the Church realises the vital importance of parents practising the faith as the best chance of a child growing into full Christian maturity.
Normally Mass cards are signed by a local priest e.g. in the sacristy after a Mass or by calling with the card to the local presbytery.
Although many shops continue to sell pre-signed Mass cards, this practice is outlawed by the Church – see Press release
For Weddings at least three months notice is required. Weddings are not held in the Diocese on Sundays. For Baptisms the practice varies from parish to parish. Contact your local priest or parish office.
Contact Irish College, Rome.