Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey – Highlights

Highlights from the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry that took place in Ballaghaderren on 30th August 2020

Cork and Ross Episcopal Ordination livestream

Bishop Elect Fintan Gavin reflects on his move to Cork & Ross Diocese and explains how the ordination ceremony this Sunday can be watched live on-line.

50 years of heroism – Br Kevin Crowley

On 7th December 2018 Br Kevin Crowley received the 4th Oireachtas Human Dignity Award for ‘50 years of heroism' from the Ceann Comhairle.

Becoming Pope Francis – Trailer

Trailer for our 20 minute documentary in we explore how Pope Francis has stayed faithful to his dream of a church ready to go out onto the streets.

Altar Servers Club – Naas Parish

In this video shown at WMOF2018, we get a glimpse into the social and spiritual sides of the Altar Servers Club in Naas Parish.

Becoming Pope Francis

In this 20 minute documentary, we explore how Pope Francis has stayed faithful to his dream of a church ready to go out onto the streets.

Answering the Call – WMOF2018

Philip Green explains how he came to volunteer at the World Meeting of Families 2018 and about helping to run the call centre.

Honouring the martyrs of Algeria (1994 – 1996)

As the Vatican (26 Jan 2018) formally honours martyrs of Algeria, watch back our interview with Sr Yvonne Gera on her firsthand memories of the Monks of Tibhirine.

Fortify Youth Conference – Fr Brendan Kilcoyne

Fr Brendan Kilcoyne gives a warm, witty and powerful address about youth ministry at the Fortify Conference on 10th June 2017.

The apostolate of the ear

Bishop Denis Nulty shares how Pope Francis was a model of a listening leader at his 2 hour meeting with all the Irish Bishops during their recent Ad Limina visit.

From Gangland to Promised Land

John Pridmore, former London gangster turned Christian, shares how God changed his life and how he now leads retreats and speaks at church events around the world.

My faith journey – Anna Keegan

Anna Keegan shares how she came to decide that her calling was to work in the Church with young people while attending World Youth Day in Canada.

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.

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.

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.

Archdiocese of Dublin in 2030

Fr Gareth Byrne discusses a 2030 report for the Priests Council in the Archdiocese of Dublin which looks at future trends for many aspects of life and personnel numbers in the Archdiocese.

Prison Chaplains reflect on their ministry

Prison Chaplains Sr Margaret O'Donavon and Margaret Connaughton share how they accompany prisoners during their sentences.

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)

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).

How do you find joy in the midst of suffering?

In this episode of 'A Question of Faith', Fr Michael Shields shares his incredible experience as a missionary priest in Magadan in Siberia.

Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador

Therese Osborne recalls her co-workers who, like Blessed Oscar Romero, were martyred for the faith in El Salvador in 1980.

Dead Theologians Society – Introduction

Eddie Cotter Jr, the founder of DTS in America, gives an overview of this Catholic youth apostolate which draws on the lives of saints to inspire the youth of today.

Liam Lawton on faith and music and new 2015 albums

Composer Liam Lawton reflects on how his music allows him to express his faith and previews two upcoming collections for 2015.

Celebrating the Year for Consecrated Life

In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, Religious from five different congregations in Ireland share how they discerned the call to their vocation.

Archbishop Eamon Martin – Primate of All Ireland

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin as he becomes Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland following the resignation today of Cardinal Sean Brady.

New full-time Vocations Director in K&L Diocese

Fr Ruairi O’Domhnaill has been appointed by Bishop Denis Nulty as a full-time Vocations Director. They discuss the plan for the year ahead.

Highlighting lack of 3rd level Grants for Asylum Seekers

Monsignor John Byrne interviews a young lady who relays how asylum seekers cannot access 3rd levels grants and so further their education.

@frpaddybyrne on his twitter ministry

Fr Paddy Byrne, curate in Portlaoise Parish, discusses his positive twitter experience and what he shares with his 10,000 plus followers.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty

Highlights from the ordination ceremony that took place one year ago on 4th August 2013 in Carlow Cathedral.

Living Church – Lay participation

Lay Participation was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Schools interview with Fr Kevin Doran, Bishop Elect of Elphin

In this interview, recorded in St Mary's NS, Donnybrook, Fr Kevin Doran answers questions about becoming the new Bishop of Elphin.

Pentecost Reflection – Fr Martin McCormack

Salesian Fr Martin McCormack shares a very personal reflection about his impending return to ministry in Africa and how he feels challenged to respond to the Spirit.

Interview with Fr Kevin Doran – Bishop-elect of Elphin

Fr Kevin will be ordained Bishop of Elphin on 13th July. Here he gives thanks for the welcome in Elphin and all the work preparing for the ordination.

Lumina – new instrumental album from Liam Lawton

Liam Lawton speaks about his new album - Lumina - which is a collection of some of his best-known songs arranged by Mark Cahill and performed superbly by the Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra.

Priesthood Today – Ministry in a Changing Church

Editor Eamonn Conway introduces this extensive volume of thirty-six essays, written by laity, priests and religious, which takes a considered look at the new demands on priests.

Annual Bernard Fitzpatrick Collection for Salesian Missions – Part 2

Bernard Fitzpatrick, President of Salesian Past Pupils Ireland, talks about a trip to Africa.

Liam Lawton – New album and Christmas tour 2013

Liam Lawton is embarking on a Christmas tour along with releasing a new album - Bethlehem Sky. Also hear about his next collection of liturgical music and writing a special composition for Disney.

Honouring Returned Missionaries – Sabina Higgins

The address by Sabine Higgins at the ceremony in City Hall in Dublin honouring 200 returned missionaries

Returned Missionaries honoured in City Hall Dublin

Two hundred returned Irish Missionaries were honoured at a ceremony in Dublin attended by Sabina Higgins.

Episcopal Ordination Address by Bishop Francis Duffy

Bishop Francis Duffy addresses the congregation at his Episcopal Ordination as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise on 6th Oct 2013 in St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Athlone

Letters from an Irish Missionary in China

An introduction to an exhibition of the letters written from China between 1912 - 1916 by Fr Edward Galvin who co-founded the Maynooth Mission to China, which later became the Columban Missionaries.

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.

Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty – introduction

The opening remarks by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty in Carlow cathedral on 4th August 2013.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty – homily

The homily given by Monsignor Brendan Byrne, Diocesan Administrator of Kildare & Leighlin, at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty.

Bishop Denis Nulty ordination address

The address given by Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese at the end of the ordination ceremony in Carlow Cathedral on 4th August 2013.

Message from Denis Nulty as episcopal ordination nears

Bishop elect Denis Nulty thanks people for their good wishes and shares some photos that give an insight into his journey from the family farm in Slane up to his ordination.

Catherine McAuley and the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

Anne Reid, Mercy Associate, reflects on IEC2012 and what it means for the Cause for the Canonisation of Catherine McAuley to have had a stand at the Exhibition Centre.

Bishop-elect Denis Nulty parting words

Fr Denis Nulty shares some reflections with the clergy of the diocese of Meath where he has ministered for the past 25 years.

A parish “meeting” … a new Bishop!

Parishioners in St Mary's Drogheda being told on 7th May 2013 that their PP, Fr Denis Nulty was being made a Bishop.

Bishop Brendan Leahy ordination – Psalm

A short video with some visual highlights of this joyful and beautiful celebration which uses the Psalm from the ceremony as its soundtrack. A commemorative DVD of the entire ceremony is now available.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy – Homily

Watch the homily by Fr Tony Mullins during the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy in St John's Cathedral, Limerick on 14th April 2013.

Bishop Brendan Leahy Ordination address

Watch the address given by Bishop Brendan Leahy at the conclusion of his Episcopal Ordination in St John's Cathedral, Limerick on 14th April 2013.

Bishop Elect Denis Nulty – ordination date and initial priorities

Fr Denis Nulty, Bishop Elect of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese, confirms his Episcopal ordination will be on 4th August 2013 and reflects on his initial priorities in this interview with Brenda Drumm.

Fr Denis Nulty – Bishop Elect of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

Fr Denis Nulty addresses a gathering at the door of Carlow Cathedral as Bishop Elect of Kildare & Leighlin.

Vocation Voices – Fr Willie Purcell (Ossory Diocese)

Fr Willie Purcell, National Coordinator for Diocesan Vocations in Ireland, shares his own vocation story and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Vocation Voices – Monsignor Jim Cassin

Monsignor Jim Cassin, who serves on the Bishops' Conference Council for Education, shares his own vocation story and explains why he would recommend the life of a priest.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Brendan Leahy in Limerick

A short video capturing the joyful and beautiful celebration that took place in St John's Cathedral, Limerick on Sunday, April 14th 2013. A full DVD is being prepared for release.

Catherine McAuley’s last days and hours in this life

In this video, Anne Reid, Mercy Associate, narrates an account of the last days and death of Venerable Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

Sisters of Mercy build houses in Haiti with Haven

In April 2011, six Sisters of Mercy set off to Haiti, along with 350 other volunteers, to work on the Haven Partnership Build it Week 2011.

A hand of friendship – Rev Dr Ruth Patterson

Rev Ruth Patterson shares a reflection - A Hand of Friendship - at the close of her address entitled Encountering the Other at the 2013 K&L Faith Congress. Full 35 minute talk available.

The future of Religious Life in Ireland

Sr Marianne O'Connor, the outgoing Director-General of CORI, reflects on recent changes and the way forward for religious life.

Reunion for IEC2012 volunteers

Watch passages from the homily given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at a gathering for volunteers for the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress and read full text.

Fr PJ Madden Farewell from Arles Parish

On 17 August 2012, Arles Parish held a special farewell for Fr PJ Madden which included a concert and a farewell address from Fr PJ.

IEC2012 – Youth Ministry

Today we go to 'Our Lady Queen of Peace' Church to have a look at the youth activities which are held here during the congress.

IEC2012 – Behind the scenes

This video shows some of the volunteers who have worked very hard behind the scenes to make the International Eucharistic Congress such a success.

IEC 2012 – Priesthood and Ministry in the Service of Communion

This video focusses around the theme of the day: Priesthood and Ministry in the Service of Communion

IEC2012 – Chaplaincy of the Defense Forces and the Rosary Garden

This video report takes us from the volunteers checkin area on Simonscourt through the general registration area towards the RDS Arena.

Why I volunteered for IEC 2012

A number of volunteers share why they were inspired to serve at the International Eucharistic Congress and offer encouragement to those thinking of joining up. Applications close on March 17th.

Sisters of Mercy participate in Haven’s Build it Week, October 2011

The Sisters of Mercy worked along with the Haven volunteers near the epicentre of the January 2010 earthquake,18 miles outside Port Au Prince, capital of Haiti.

Volunteers wanted for IEC 2012

Up to 3,000 volunteers are needed for the International Eucharistic Congress that will take place in Dublin in June 2012. Find out how to apply.

Fr Paddy Byrne on Twitter

Fr Paddy Byrne explains why he opened his twitter account (@frpaddybyrne) and what he has learned about engaging with people on-line.

Making music – interview with Liam Lawton

Liam Lawton reflects on how he began his music ministry, the art of composing and the wonder of seeing that work performed and enjoyed by others.