Premature Baby Caps

Some lovely photos of Premature babies in Africa being kept warm with knitted caps made by members of Apostolic Work Killaloe Diocese. Photos shared with consent of mothers.

Toomevara 50th Celebration

Members of Toomevara Branch Celebrating 50 years of Apostolic Work in the Parish.

Our Irish Women Project and Exhibition, Castlebar, Co.Mayo

The Museum of Country Life in Castlebar, Co Mayo and local heritage centers in the Galway and Mayo area held an exhibition on Friday 9th of November 2018. The “Our Irish Women Project and Exhibition” was about celebrating the lives of women who had made a difference to life in the Galway and Mayo area. The Moylough Heritage Society chose to nominate the Apostolic Workers of Moylough. The Apostolic workers worked hard to help spread the faith and support the missionary Priests, Sisters and lay workers. They prayed, supplied material goods eg. vestments and altar linens, and financial support to areas where missionaries worked. As well as supporting there own Church, parishioners and families. Our National President Mary O’Connor and Galway President Maire Dempsey attended the opening ceremony. They were honored to be representing Apostolic Workers from all over Ireland and proud to be carrying on the work of those remarkable women and men.

 Armagh Archdiocese Retreat

The Armagh Archdiocese retreat was held in Dromantine, Newry on Sunday 15th April 2018. Father Pat Kelly was our animator. He gave two thought provoking talks. The first was about needing time to pray in our lives and taking faith from our own experiences. The second was about forgiveness and allowing the Holy Spirit to help with our difficulties. Father Aodhan McCrystal and Father Martin Kavanagh assisted with reconciliation and Mass. A lovely dinner was enjoyed by everyone. The gifts at the Offertory of Mass were small linens and a cope, all made by our ladies.

Ennis Apostolic Works Display, June 16th 2017

Our annual Display was held on June 16th June 2017.

Kilmore Apostolic Work

30 Mass kits from Kilmore Apostolic Society ready for dispatch across Africa.

Elphin Display Day 2017

ELPHIN DIOCESE OF APOSTOLIC WORK. Here in Elphin Diocese most of the Branches of Apostolic Work are located towards the Southern end of the Diocese and in close proximity to Divine Word Missionaries at Donamon Castle, Roscommon, and we have always had good Missionary contact with them, so it came as no surprise last July when a lady who helps organises the Annual Family Day at the Castle approached Apostolic Work with an idea she had. Fr Norman Davitt, SVD would be celebrating 70 years as a Priest on 15th August, and presentations would be made to him on the Family Day by people/organisations from the local area. Fr Norman was born in Birmingham in 1921 and was ordained a priest in Techny, USA on 15th August 1947. When Mary approached us she had the idea of having a knitting group in Donamon on Family Day knitting a centimetre for every mile he travelled, but we thought about it and decided to knit a flag for every country he had lived in over his lifetime! Hence 2 ladies commenced knitting flags, England – his birthplace, Ireland – his home now, USA- where he did final Theology and Ordination, India – 8 years Missionary Work, Italy – Further study and Papua New Guinea – 9 years Missionary Work. Having completed the flags they were Crocheted together to form a wall hanging/small rug. Fr Norman was delighted with his most unusual gift, but Apostolic Work also put together a Lectern Fall, with the wording “Your Word is a Light for My Path” which now hangs in the Church in Donamon Castle. On the Family Day a young Chinese recently ordained SVD Priest was present and we presented him with a Sick Call set, which he was thrilled to receive.

Elphin Diocese Display Day 2016

Elphin Diocese Display Day.

Down and Connor Apostolic Work

Apostolic Work, Down & Connor celebrated Mission Sunday at St Comgall’s Church, Antrim – followed by dinner in the Dunsilly Hotel.

Kildare and Leighlin Diocese

Annual Display in Tinryland Co Carlow. Annual Display in Kilcloone, Co. Meath. Bishop Nulty with visiting priest from SMA Kiltegan and MMM nuns in Tinryland.

Down and Connor Apostolic Work

At our June meeting Apostolic Work, Down & Connor celebrated Canon Brendan Murray's Diamond Jubilee. Canon Murray has been our Spiritual Director for nearly 50 years. Canon Murray said Mass which was followed by the presentation of a gift from the members and celebration cake. Everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and some light refreshements.

Kilmore Apostolic Work

Kilmore Apostolic Work part of display 2016. and Patsy McGovern Killashandra branch Kilmore Apostolic Work

Thank you.

A selection of photos from grateful recipients in Africa.

Quin Apostolic 60th Anniversary

Quin Apostolic Work Celebrated their Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 16th October 2016, with Mass in St Mary’s Church, Quin. Fr Ignatius McCormack was the Chief Celebrant, and he was accompanied by Bishop Fintan Monahan. It was followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall.

Tungan Biyo Church

Lorrha Apostolic Work

A selection of photos and newspaper clippings from Lorrha Apostolic Work.

Kilmore Apostolic Work

Apostolic shop and helpers July 2016 Belturbet Co Cavan and Gifts from Killargue Apostolic workers co Leitrim Kilmore Diocese to Nigeria

Kilcloon Apostolic Work.

Kilcloone Apostolic Work at their display on Sunday June19th.

 Apostolic Works Display, Ennis 10th June 2016

Our Annual Display was held in the Scout Hall, Ennis on Friday 10th June 2016 and continued on Saturday 11th June. The clergy of the Diocese, missionary orders, were among those who attended on the first day. Many missionaries spoke of their experiences abroad, and of the much needed help received from the Apostolic work over the years. The second day of the Display was open to the public and was very well supported. It was a huge success.

Bishop  Joseph Roszynski SVD,  and  Aitape, Otto Separy

A nice picture of the Bishops of Wewak, Joseph Roszynski SVD, and Aitape, Otto Separy, friends and colleagues of Liam Dunne - It is lovely to see Bishop Joseph Roszhyski SVD wearing the Irish/Papua New Guinea vestment. This vestment was embroidered by one of the members of Apostolic Work Killaloe, for his Episcopal ordination.

Armagh Branch Retreat

Armagh Diocese retreat in Dromantine, Newry. May 2016.

Celebrating 60 Years of Apostolic Work in the Diocese of Killaloe

Killaloe Apostolic Work Celebrated 60 years on Mission Sunday 18th October ,with Mass in Ennis Cathedral. Fr Michael Casey PP Cross and Carrigaholt, the Diocesan Spiritual Director, was the chief Celebrant and Fr Des Hillery, Diocesan Administrator and former Missionary in Peru, preached. Followed by refreshments in the Scout Hall.We had a great attendance on the day.

Killaloe Diocese 60th Annual Exhibition 2015

Our annual Display was held in the Scout Hall, Ennis on Friday 12th June 2015 and continued on Saturday 13th June.

Killaloe Diocese: Construction of Church in Badin, Pakistan.

Fr. Tony Cavanagh " After two years without a permanent church the day had finally arrived for the grand opening and Blessing of the New Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Many thanks to Killaloe Apostolic Work for your very generous donations which made this church possible."

Apostolic Work Dromore

A selection of photos, including Cyril King AWD President also AWD Annual Display Day in Lurgan.

Down and Connor

Sr Eunice Quigley, Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Africa working with Income Generating Projects, poor students, elderly people and Youth life skills programmes in Zimbabwe.

Construction of New Church, Kabe

Construction of a new church building at Kabe

Dublin Diocese

Various projects which were contributed to in recent years by Apostolic Work Dublin Diocese

Down and Connor. Construction of a tank with Bore well.

Fr Stanislaus, Parish Priest of Pagaianchan in the Diocese of Sivagangai. "Thank you for your generous gift you have given to our students for their better education. I made use of this money for the construction of a tank with bore well for drinking water for the school students."

Annual Display Day 2014

We had a great attendance at our Annual Display Day in Ennis on Friday and Saturday 13th and 14th of June 2014. Bishop Kieran O’Reilly attended

The Gathering 2013

On 28th September 2013, over 200 members of Apostolic Work from 14 dioceses gathered in St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, to celebrate 90 years of their work. They were welcomed by the National President, Mrs Anne Donaghy.

New Church at Laute.

Construction of a new church building at Tungan Laute, Agwara Parish, Kontagora Vicariate.

National Council of Apostolic Work

National Council and Executive members meeting, held on Saturday February 28th 2015 in Dublin.

Construction of Student Accomodation

Construction of student accommodation for an annual dry season catechumenate/literacy program in the new parish at Puissa, Kontagora Vicariate.

Roofing & Ceiling, New Parish Church Guffanti

Roofing and ceiling of a new parish church building at Guffanti Parish, Kontagora Vicariate.