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An Tobar Spiritan Retreat Centre: The Wonder of Creation Retreat – 31 May – 3 June 2019

THE WONDER OF CREATION The Miracle of life An Invitation To Walk With God In Self-Discovery within The Mystery Of The Unfolding Universe 3 Day Retreat in the Beautiful Surroundings of An Tobar Facilitator: Nellie McLaughlin Cost: €350.00 all inclusive Date: May 31th-June 3nd 2019 ___________________________  An Tobar Spiritan Retreat Centre Ardbraccan, Navan, Co Meath […]

Latest News from Cloughjordan Community Development Committee

Gearóid Ofoighil sent ECI this update from the Cloughjordan Community Development Committee: The Mellow Tones Female Voices Choir continues to grow from strength to strength. The choir caters for up to 40 women from the wider community of Cloughjordan and are based in the Methodist Chapel on Main Street. At the National Biodiversity Conference in […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits the Corrymeela Community!

Alex Wimberly, Chaplain at the Corrymeela Community sent ECI this report on the ECI Climate Justice Candle's visit there: Corrymeela is Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre. We are an ecumenical Christian community with a mission of transforming division through human encounter. We were privileged to host the ECI Climate Justice Candle for the entire […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Cabra West Parish!

Philomena Neary RSC, Parish Sister at Cabra West sent ECI this report on the visit of the ECI Climate Justice Candle to thier parish: Hosting the Climate Justice Candle Our Parish, The Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West was delighted to host this candle for a long week-end 21st – 24th March, 2019. […]

St. Finbarr’s South Parish, Cork starts their Eco Journey!

Maria Young from St. Finbarr's South Parish, Cork Eco-Congregation sent ECI this update: We are a recently formed group, we first came together in January 2019 and held our third meeting on March 28th.  Eco-Congregation St Finbarr's South have embarked on three distinct initiatives: 1. The group have completed a door to door survey on […]

St Anne’s Shandon celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight!

St. Anne's Shandon Eco-Congregation this year marked Fairtrade Fortnight which ran from Monday 25th February to Sunday 10th March. This year the campaign encouraged parishioners to Create Fairtrade. During the fortnight, St Anne's Church focused on raising awareness among their parishioners, the local community and their visitors to promote Fairtrade. They had a small information stand […]

Latest News from the Parish of Our Lady and St John in Carrigaline

Janet Twomey sent ECI this update from the Parish of Our Lady and St John in Carrigaline: One of the first actions of the Carrigaline Parish Caring for Creation Group was to look at how to make coffee mornings and fundraising events held in the parish more eco-friendly.  Our small group worked together on a […]

Tuam Parish has been very busy!

Anne Quinn sent ECI this update: Tuam Parish has been busy as these photos show! Helen Kelly and Fr. Sean show how homes old and new can be provided for Swifts as the parish works in conjunction with Swift Conservation Ireland.  Maureen Murphy held a wonderful demonstration of vegetarian cooking as part of the Parish's […]

Reflection for St Patrick’s Day by Fr Hugh O’Donnell

Fr Hugh O'Donnell is a poet and ministers with the Salesian community in the parish of Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. Fr Hugh shares the following reflection for St Patrick's Day with us: I always liked that part of the story where Patrick writes of how he heard voices calling him back to the place […]

ECI Annual Review 2018 now online!

The Eco-Congregation Ireland Annual Review 2018 is now online - read it here! It includes ECI's highlights for 2018, including presenting awards to Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Larne, Co Antrim, Westport Eco-Congregation, Co Mayo, St. Joseph’s Parish, SMA, Wilton, Cork and Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, Belfast and the journey of our Climate Justice Candle in 2018.