Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Clogher 2014

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by in News

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Clogher 2014   One of the remarkable aspects of this little Christmas and New Year Message which the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Clogher have been circulating for the past 33 years is that it appears in exactly the same form in Northern Ireland and the […]

Funeral Mass, Very Rev Canon Gerry Ferguson PE

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by in News

Funeral Mass Very Rev Canon Gerry Ferguson PE, RIP 13 December 2014   Homily   Fellow Bishops, Fellow Priests and Friends in Jesus Christ, The road of bereavement and loss is strewn with many consolations. Among them, and high on the list, are memories and gratitude to the loved one. John Quinn’s short poem say: […]

The Third Sunday of Advent, 14 December 2014

Posted on 16. Dec, 2014 by in News

Mass of the Third Sunday of Advent 14 December 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, 8.30am Homily  My dear friends, The focus of the readings of this Sunday’s Mass is the Incarnate Jesus Christ. The First Reading reminds us that there were many prophets like Isaiah who had a part in the salvation of mankind. They played […]

World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

Posted on 19. Nov, 2014 by in News

Homily of Bishop Liam McDaid for World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims – Sunday 16 November 2014 Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, Diocese of Clogher   “Prayer and reflection can change our driving behaviour, calm our aggression, remind us of the spiritual, moral and physical importance of what we are about to do” – Bishop […]

The Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, 9 November 2014

Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by in News

The Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran Sunday, 9 November 2014 St. Michael’s Church, Ardaghey 10.00am   My dear friends, The Oil of Chrism, with its discreet perfume (balsam), will be known to most of you. It is used in various forms of consecration. Blessed by the Bishop on Holy […]

Feast of All Souls, 2 November 2014

Posted on 07. Nov, 2014 by in News

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed All Souls Day, 2 November 2014 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am   Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, The priest was working as a chaplain in a New York hospital. One of the patients, an old lady who was dying, never received any visitors. She told the chaplain not […]

Feast of All Saints, 1 November 2014

Posted on 07. Nov, 2014 by in News

Feast of All Saints 1 November 2014 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am   My dear friends, In 1906 Keir Hardie, who started his work as a coalminer, became the first parliamentary leader of the British Labour Party. On Hardie’s first day at the House of Commons the policeman at the gate took one look at the […]

Mission Sunday, 19 October 2014

Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by in News

Mission Sunday 19 October 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, Monaghan Homily   My dear friends, Louis XIV was King of France. He enjoyed hunting, as do many royals. When he went hunting he never wore gloves, even on the coldest days. One day, two French peasant farmers paused from their work in the fields to watch […]

Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass, Sunday 5th October 2014

Posted on 10. Oct, 2014 by in News

Diocesan Mass for Pioneers, St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly Sunday, 5 October 2014, 7.00pm Homily My dear friends, When the prophet Isaiah had a harsh message to deliver to the people of his time, he often presented it in the form of a song or balled. Like Isaiah’s song, the parable was also a useful means […]

Clerical Appointments August 2014

Posted on 21. Aug, 2014 by in News

Diocese of Clogher Clerical Changes 2014  Bishop Liam MacDaid has announced the following appointments for the Diocese of Clogher which will take effect from 7 September 2014:   Rt. Rev. Mgr. Vincent Connolly, PE to serve in the Parish of Magh Ene (Bundoran/Ballyshannon) and to be priest in residence in the Rock, Ballyshannon.   Rev. […]

                    

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