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Latest News

“being little is a blessing” – Pope Francis

Our Diocese here in Achonry is small as compared to most Diocese’s in Ireland and throughout the world. The Pope reminds us that being little is sometimes a blessing….. Pope Francis tells Kazakhstan’s small Catholic community ‘being little’ is a blessing Pope Francis speaking in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Cathedral on Sept. 15, 2022 […]

Some events of interest

Keash Parish Calendar 2023

Parish Calendar – Photo’s relevant to the Parish. Parishioners are invited to email relevant photographs that may be suitable for placing in the parish Calendar for 2023, or any other suggestions they may want included. It may not be possible to put everyone’s photo in and we have to remain conscious of Data Protection but […]

North West Hospice coffee morning

North West Hospice Coffee Morning. The North West Hospice Coffee Morning will take place on Friday September 23rd from 10.30am -1.00pm in the White Hall Keash, Hosted by  Kathleen Feely and Breda Forkin. Your support is greatly appreciated, all welcome.

Pope John Paul l beatified

E Pope John Paul I Beatified BY FRANCES D’EMILIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS Pope Francis has beatified one of his predecessors, John Paul I – a briefly serving pontiff who distinguished himself with his humility and cheerfulness, and whose abrupt death in his bedroom in 1978 shocked the world and fuelled suspicions for years about his demise. […]

Pope John Paul l and President Carter

Jimmy Carter was ‘greatly inspired’ by the prayers of John Paul I AP Photo (JPI) and DOD. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center [Public domain], via Wikimedia I.Media for Aleteia – Kathleen N. Hattrup – published on 08/30/17 President and “The Smiling Pope” exchanged messages during the 33-day pontificate Right at this time 44 years ago, the Church […]

Beatification of Pope John Paul I

By Hannah Brockhaus(CNA) Rome Newsroom, Sep 3, 2022 / 07:45 am The young woman who was miraculously healed through the intercession of Pope John Paul I will not attend his beatification in Rome Sunday as planned. The 22-year-old Candela Giarda explained in a video recorded from Argentina that she had broken her foot and was […]

Fr Ragheed Ganni

From CNA By Rody Sher Erbil, Iraq, Aug 19, 2022 / 02:40 am It has been fifteen years since the martyrdom of Father Ragheed Ganni, the Chaldean priest of the Holy Spirit parish and the secretary of the Bishop of Mosul, the martyr Archbishop Faraj Rahho. Father Ganni may soon be given the title ‘blessed.’ Father Ganni, considered […]

Knock Novena week 2022

Knock Novena: A Journey in Hope The programme for the National Novena with details of guest speakers who will be there for daily ceremonies throughout the 9-day Novena to Our Lady of Knock. 14th – 22nd August. The theme for this year is ‘A Journey in Hope’, as we look toward the Synod and reflect on the transformative power […]

Knock Shrine – family fun day

Family Fun Day – Knock Shrine – Day, 21st August 11am – 3pm                                                                                                                                  Our Family Day is a lovely opportunity for families to get together to enjoy a range of fun activities.                                           All events and activities are free of charge and take place on the beautiful grounds of Knock Shrine, close to the award-winning Knock Museum and cafe. There […]

Latest Thoughts


Are we aware of Lost Sheep in our lives?

Pope Francis: Reach out to a friend who needs to hear that God loves them Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022. | Vatican Media The pope’s Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022. | Vatican Media The pope’s Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022. | Vatican Media By Courtney Mares Vatican City, […]

Sample of prayers following a death

We pray for those of our parish and indeed those connected to our Parish who have died. We pray God’s mercy upon their soul. We ask our deceased to pray for us, as we pray for them.    

Gospel, Readings and Reflection 7th August 2022

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 117 Reading 1 Wis 18:6-9 The night of the passover was known beforehand to our fathers, that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith, they might have courage. Your people awaited the salvation of the just and the destruction of their foes. For when […]


Readings, Gospel and reflection 24th July 2022

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 111 Reading 1 Gn 18:20-32 In those days, the LORD said: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and see whether or not their actions fully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. I […]

Gospel and Readings 10th July 2022

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Lectionary: 105 Reading 1 Dt 30:10-14 Moses said to the people: “If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God, and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this book of the law, when you return to the LORD, your God, with all your […]

Gospel, reading and reflection 3rd July 2022

  Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 102 Reading 1 Is 66:10-14c Thus says the LORD: Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her; exult, exult with her, all you who were mourning over her! Oh, that you may suck fully of the milk of her comfort, that you […]

Readings, Gospel and reflection 26.6.2022

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 99 Reading I 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21 The LORD said to Elijah: “You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, as prophet to succeed you.” Elijah set out and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat, as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen; he was following the […]

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