Fr. Jim Naughton RIP

Fr. Jim NaugtonFr. Jim Naughton, for many years the spiritual director of the Pioneer Association in Scotland, has died recently. Requiem Mass will be celebrated, followed by burial, at the Church of St. Joseph, Kilclarin, Feakle, Co. Clare on Friday December 30th 2016 at 11.30am. Our sympathies are with his family, the priests of the Motherwell Diocese and the Pioneers of Scotland.

(In Photo: Fr. Jim (left) with the late Fr. Dan Dargan, SJ


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Pioneer Ball 2017

Planned activities and events for the 21st National Ball Weekend (7th-9th April 2017)


Advent 2016

The Advent Challenge
Take the Short-Term Pledge for the season of Advent in preparation for Christmas.

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Christmas Cards and Sacred Heart Calendar 2017

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2016 November Pledge

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Design Our Ticket Competition

designourticketcompetitionJust a short post to announce a competition by the Leinster Youth Committee PTAA.

As many of you know at this stage we are hosting the 2017 Pioneer Ball next April, along with a weekend of activities from Friday 7th - Sunday 9th in Athlone. The Ball takes place in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel. Its the 21st National Ball and we would love to see you all there.

For those of you who know Young Pioneers, perhaps you could promote the word to them and invite them to enter the 'Design Our Ticket Competition'. We are offering some prizes for students to design our ticket. Closing date for entries is Friday, 9th December 2016. Details are attached below.

Design Our Ticket Competition

Private Members' Draw 2016/2017

members draw 2016

The first draw will take place on Wednesday 16th November 2016.