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. […]

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, 10 August 2014

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by in News

Mass of Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 10 August 2104 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am. Homily My dear friends, Their forever only lasted a handful of years. They were devoted to each other; their lives had gradually become one. But he died young, much too young, with too much of life still ahead of him, leaving […]

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year, 27 July 2014

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by in News

The Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 27 July 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, 11.30am Homily My dear friends, He was playing with a basketball in the driveway one evening trying to improve his ability to find the basket, when he lost a contact lens. He searched about for a short while but fairly soon gave up […]

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, 20 July 2014

Posted on 23. Jul, 2014 by in News

The Sixteenth Sunday of the Year 20 July 2014 St. Michael’s Church, Ardaghey, 10.00am   My dear friends, Ibn Saud, the first king of Saudi Arabia, was faced with a problem of judgement. A woman came to him demanding the death sentence for a man who had killed her husband. The man had been in […]



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