Education during lockdown

Róise McGagh looks at the affect Covid-19 has had on children’s education and what you can do to help your kids out at this time   There was recently a call for schools to reopen so Sixth Class pupils could say goodbye to their classmates and teachers. Catherine Martin TD, Green Party spokesperson for education…

Parishes on road back to Mass

Dioceses across Ireland have begun working on their own roadmaps for a return to public Masses. Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the weekend that “our parishes and dioceses have now begun to draw up their plans and ‘roadmaps’ for a return to collective prayer as soon as it is safe to do so. “It has…

Emma Edgeworth: inspired by sisters in Zambia

Personal Profile   In 2017 Emma Edgeworth took  a career break. She left her home county of Kildare and headed for Mongu, the capital of the Western Provence in Zambia. Emma was already working with children and families in the Dublin area when she saw the development role with Viatores Christi advertised on a professional…

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Bealtaine

RóiseMcGagh gives some ideas on celebrating the ancient Irish festival of Bealtaine   Bealtaine is the word for May in Irish, it marks an ancient festival, one of the most significant historic dates in Ireland. It is also known as a month to celebrate and pray to Our Lady. At the moment, gathering for Bealtaine is…

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Making the ‘First Friday call’…by phone

Cavan-based Fr Martin Gilcreest has said that housebound parishioners are delighted that he can still make the traditional First Friday contact using the telephone. “This is a generation that Faith is very important to. It’s their foundation, it’s the one thing that keeps them grounded. “The fact that we’re making an effort at all is,…

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Love in lockdown

Róise McGagh chats to a specialist in marriage and relationships counselling from Accord about the issues heightened by lockdown   No one’s relationship is perfect. They require constant work in order to keep both parties happy, contrary to the songs; love is not always simple. Issues that usually crop up in relationships are undoubtably going…

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