Mass of Passion (Palm) Sunday, 20 March 2016

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by in News

Mass of Passion (Palm) Sunday 20 March 2016, 10.30am St. Macartans Cathedral, Monaghan Homily   My dear friends, Today, with the Liturgy of Passion Sunday, we begin our celebrations of Holy Week.  It is the most solemn week of worship in the Church’s year.  During the ceremonies of this week, we will be challenged once […]

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, 13 March 2016

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent 13 March 2016 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am   Homily My dear friends, Moving house is a complicated business.  There is all the excitement of getting used to new surroundings.  Finances have to be worked out carefully, practical arrangements seen to.  Then there is the settling in involved in […]

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of the Year

Posted on 09. Feb, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of the Year 7 February 2016 St. Joseph’s Church, Monaghan, 11.30am Homily My dear friends, Isaiah, Paul and Peter are at the centre of today’s readings. All three men did great things for God. Yet each of them had an inferiority complex. They had a low opinion of themselves. They […]

Funeral Mass for Canon Edward Murphy, PE

Posted on 08. Feb, 2016 by in News

Funeral Mass for Canon Edward Murphy, PE St. Mary’s Church, Galloon Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3.00pm Homily My dear friends, By the year 2040 we are told that one in five Americans will be over 65 years old. Both Abraham and his wife Sarah were very senior citizens when they were called to uproot and […]

Mass of the Feast of the Epiphany, St. Louis Convent, Monaghan, 11.45am

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Feast of the Epiphany 6 January 2016 St. Louis Convent, Monaghan 11.45am. Homily My dear sisters, Today’s feast traditionally closes the twelve days of Christmas. It is, in a sense, the feast of a star which gives light and directs people. It is the feast of a sign, a sign of God’s […]

Mass of the Second Sunday of Christmas, 3 January 2016

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Second Sunday of Christmas  3 January 2016 Homily   My dear friends, As I sit down to put a few thoughts on paper which could come together to form a reflection on the Word of God, the window panes are rattling beyond their normal level. The tall, strong mature trees in the […]

The Birth of Jesus Christ, 25 December 2015, St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by in News

The Birth of Jesus Christ 25 December 2015 Vigil Mass St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 8.00pm   My dear friends,   We gather again to celebrate the coming and the birth of Jesus Christ. His birth marked a new intimacy between God and man. God has become man. He is now flesh and blood. He is present […]

Opening of Holy Door of Mercy, St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, Sunday 13 December 2015

Posted on 15. Dec, 2015 by in News

OPENING OF THE HOLY DOOR OF MERCY ST MACARTAN’S CATHEDRAL, MONAGHAN SUNDAY 13, DECEMBER 2015   My dear friends, brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, I warmly welcome all of you who have come here today from various parts of our Diocese. This is a beautiful and grace-filled occasion. Today we are joining with the […]

The Second of Advent, 6 December 2015

Posted on 09. Dec, 2015 by in News

The Second Sunday of Advent 6 December 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan Vigil Mass, 7.00pm   My dear friends, In the Scripture readings we have just listened to the people of Israel are told that there are better times ahead. Baruch, an Old Testament prophet urges them to “wrap the cloak of the integrity of […]

Bishop McDowell addresses Clogher Catholic Clergy

Posted on 27. Nov, 2015 by in News

Bishop McDowell addresses Clogher Catholic Clergy   L-R Rt Revd Mgr J McGuinness Rt Revd L MacDaid Rt Revd J McDowell and Most Revd J Duffy DD The Rt. Revd John McDowell, Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, was the guest speaker at the annual General Conference of Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Clogher. […]

                    

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