GOOD NEWS: Good news from Maynooth seminary. Monsignor Hugh Connolly president of Saint Patricks College Maynooth says that there are 72 young men studying for the priesthood here making Maynooth one of the largest seminaries in Europe. Media reports about the possible closure of Maynooth are without foundation and are both disappointing and damaging. Saint Patricks Maynooth is a vibrant centre of seminary formation and theological research and it also provides academic formation for 366 lay students. Maynooth is confident of its contribution to the future of the church in Ireland. The apostolic visitation to the seminary was a positive and affirming experience for the whole college community it generated a spirit of hope and enthusiasm which will no doubt play a significant part in the renewal of the church in our country.
DAFFODIL DAY: Daffodil Day 23rd March 2012.The Irish Cancer Society’s 25th Daffodil Day will take place across the country on Friday 23rd March and this year its even easier than ever for to get involved, there’s something for everyone. How you can support Daffodil Day 2012. Volunteer on Daffodil Day organise a Daffodil Day event in your community or workplace. Buy a Daffodil or Daffodil Day merchandise. The society and Dell,lead partner for Daffodil Day,calls to the Leitrim public to help raise the ambitious fundraising target of 3.5 million euro to celebrate Daffodil Day’s 25th birthday on Friday 23rd March. The latest figures from the NCRL show that there were 196 cases of cancer diagnosed in county Leitrim last year. Now more than ever the services that are provided are crucial. The mooney raised on Daffodil Day goes directly to support people with cancer & their families at every stage of the cancer journey. Please go out and purchase daffodils for this good cause.
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