Missions

The message of Maximum Illud for missionaries in 2019

This year’s Extraordinary Mission Month celebrated a key Papal document  in the evolution of the Church’s missionary work issued in 1919. 

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World Mission Sunday 2019

The Pontifical Mission Society for which we collect on Mission Sunday is the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission.

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Children’s Day of Mission Prayer 2019

Follow along with the ‘‘Together We Are Mission’ prayer service that all our schools are invited to celebrate on 11th Oct 2019.  

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The Extraordinary Month of Mission explained

Julieann Moran from World Missions Ireland explains why this October is an Extraordinary Mission Month and what resources are available to schools and parishes.

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Baptised and Sent – EMM 2019

The Holy Father has announced October 2019 as the Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019). It will be a special month of prayer and action!

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Children’s Day of Mission Prayer 2018

Watch the full prayer service that took place in St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry on 12th October 2018.

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Living with Suffering – Stories from Siberia (Ep 7)

Fr Michael Shields, who has ministered in Siberia for 26 years, shares how he learned that his call was not to ‘fix’ but to live with the suffering.

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From Fear to Joy – Stories from Siberia (Ep 6)

Fr Michael Shields, who has ministered in Siberia for 26 years, shares how he overcame his fear to answer the call ‘to go pray in the camps’.

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National Day of Prayer for Children 2017

Full recording of the service from Carlow Cathedral on 13th October 2017 including the balloon launch led by Bishop Nulty.

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National Day of Prayer for Children 2017 – Livestream

On Friday Oct 13th at 12 noon, iCatholic will livestream the Children Helping Children prayer service from Carlow Cathedral.  All are invited to join us.

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Remembering Sr Clare Crockett (1982 – 2016)

Sr Kristen Gardner shares her joyful memories of Sr Clare from their time together as Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother.

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Bishop of Derry pays tribute to Sr Clare Crockett

Bishop Donal McKeown reflects on how the joyful service of Derry native Sr Clare Crockett (1982 -2016) can serve as an inspiration to her generation.

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Sr Clare Crockett RIP – a tribute

A tribute to Sr Clare Crockett (1982 – 2016) from Derry who was killed in the Ecuador earthquake on 16th April 2016.

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Charlie Bird reports on the Missions

Charlie Bird reports on the work of the Pontifical Mission Society ahead of Mission Sunday for 2015 on 18th October

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Mission Sunday 2015 – A Question of Faith

Fr Maurice Hogan and Jackie Pallas discuss Mission Sunday 2015 and film by Charlie Bird about the work of Irish missionaries.

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Launch of ‘Report on the Missions’ by Charlie Bird

Watch address by Charlie Bird along with his full film at the launch of Mission Sunday 2015 by World Missions Ireland (WMI)

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Jesuit Farm School in Rumbek, South Sudan

In this video we hear about why the Jesuits decided to establish a farm school in Rumbek, South Sudan in 2010.

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Loyola Secondary School, South Sudan

The recent history of South Sudan has been war and turmoil. We hear about the contribution of Loyola Wau which re-opened in 2006 after 22 years.

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Remembering the Martyrs of Algeria (1994-1996)

Sr Yvonne Gera FMM recalls the monks of Tibhirine whose deaths were featured in the widely acclaimed 2010 film ‘Des hommes et des Deux’ (Of Gods and Men).

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I have a future – St Alphonsus School, Bangalore

A 15 minute documentary film about St Alphonsus School Bangalore

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Children Helping Children – St Evin’s NS Monasterevin

St. Evin’s School has a long tradition of fundraising for the Missions and is closely affiliated to The Irish Society of Missionary Children.

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Children helping Children Prayer service

Watch a celebration of the Children helping Children Prayer Service in St Evin’s National School, Monasterevin.

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1500 years of Irish Mission – IMU Centre Exhibition

Fr Hugh MacMahon guides us through an exhibition at the IMU Centre which traces the activity of Irish Missionaries over 1500 years until present day and looks to the future of mission.

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