Bishop MacDaid: Divine Mercy Sunday 7 April 2013

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Divine Mercy Sunday 7 April 2013 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 3.00pm Forgiveness and the Family A Reflection   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,   It can happen that for some family life is more a cradle of pain than a source of affection and growth.  Where this happens, the path of forgiveness and healing may […]

Bishop MacDaid: Mass of the Easter Vigil Holy Saturday 2013

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Mass of the Easter Vigil Holy Saturday 30 March 2013 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 8.00pm Homily    Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Malcolm Muggeridge was a well-known figure in England half a century ago.  He was a celebrity of his time – wit, broadcaster, writer and at one time editor of the famous British satirical […]

Bishop MacDaid: Good Friday Ceremonies 2013

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Good Friday Ceremonies 29 March 2013 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 3.00pm Reflection    We have come together in church today as followers of Christ.  We are convinced by his message.  We listen to the World of God and reflect a while on it.  Our mentor and model is not an earthly king of great pomp and splendour.  It is a […]

Bishop MacDaid: Mass of the Last Supper Holy Thursday 2013

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Mass of the Last Supper Holy Thursday 28 March 2013 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 7.30pm Introduction   A bhráithre agus a phobal Dé, tá fáilte romhaibh.   I welcome you to St. Macartan’s Cathedral   Holy Thursday is one of the Church’s special days of worship.  We are conscious that it is the beginning of the […]

Bishop MacDaid: Mass of the Chrism Holy Thursday 2013

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Mass of the Chrism Holy Thursday, 28 March 2013 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 11.00am Introduction   A chairde uile, cuirim fáilte romhaibh go leír ar an Aifreann seo. I welcome to the Cathedral this morning children from many parishes of the diocese who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation this year.  I welcome their teachers who […]

Bishop MacDaid: Mass for the Feast of St. Macartan 2013

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Mass for the Feast of St. Macartan 21 March 2013 St. Macartan’s College, 10.00am. Homily Brothers and sisters in the Lord,   The Feast of St. Macartan, which we celebrate today brings us closer to Easter and to all the events we commemorate and re-live in our Holy Week ceremonies.  Most of these events are […]

Bishop MacDaid: JP II Awards 1st March 2013

Posted on 14. Mar, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

John Paul II Awards Slieve Russell Hotel 1 March 2013  Rev Fathers and Friends, I’m delighted to be here to welcome you to the Presentation of Awards for the John Paul 11 Scheme.  The John Paul Initiative has been a wonderful success in the diocese of Clogher.  Last year fifteen of our parishes were involved, […]

Bishop MacDaid: Second Sunday of Lent Year C 2013 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan

Posted on 26. Feb, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

The Second Sunday of Lent 24 February 2013 Vigil Mass, 7.00pm St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan Homily  My dear friends, The Gospel reading of this evening’s Mass brings us to the top of a mountain to pray with Jesus, Peter, John and James.  One of the most famous mountain-top experiences of our own time was that […]

Bishop MacDaid: First Sunday of Lent Year C 2013 Mission Church, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Posted on 26. Feb, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

The First Sunday of Lent 17 February 2013 Mission Church, Arba Minch, 6.00pm. Ethiopia My dear Friends, Today’s Gospel reading is familiar to most of us.  It recounts how Jesus was tempted, and these temptations are those challenging Christians of all ages – do we live solely for material things?  Do we seek our own […]

Bishop MacDaid: Fourth Sunday of the Year C 2012

Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by in Bishop, News, Welcome

Fourth Sunday of the Year St. Joseph’s Church, 8.30am 3 February 2013 Homily My dear friends, The Duke of Wellington was considered to be one of the great English soldiers and statesman of the nineteenth century.  He fought a long and difficult war in Portugal and Spain, to free these countries from the armies of […]

                    

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