Mass of Twenty Second Sunday of the Year, 30 August 2015

Posted on 01. Sep, 2015 by in News

Mass of Twenty Second Sunday of the Year Sunday, 30 August 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 7.00pm Homily My dear friends, There was an abbot once who was the proud owner of a pet cat which had strayed one day into the monastery, no one knew from where. Whenever the abbot went to pray, especially if […]

Mass of Twentieth Sunday of the Year, 16 August 2015

Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 by in News

Mass of Twentieth Sunday of the Year 16 August 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 12.30pm Homily My dear friends, The first reading of today’s Mass is a piece in praise of Wisdom, taken from the Book of Proverbs, and it advises us to walk in the way of perception, in other words, to live wisely. The […]

Bishop MacDaid’s homily at Funeral Mass for the late Canon Gerard McGreevy

Posted on 17. Aug, 2015 by in News

Funeral Mass for Very Rev Canon Gerard McGreevy, P.E. St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 11.30am 14 August 2015 Homily   My brother Bishop, brother priests, brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy Pilot in Vietnam. After seventy-five combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into […]

Mass of the Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, 9 August 2015

Posted on 12. Aug, 2015 by in News

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 9 August 2015 St. Joseph’s Church, 11.30am Homily   My dear friends, Two thousand years ago Jesus broke bread and shared a cup at table with his disciples. He asked us to do this in memory of him and his followers have been doing so ever since. Through this Eucharist, […]

Mass of the Eighteenth Sunday of the Year, 2 August 2015

Posted on 06. Aug, 2015 by in News

Mass of the Eighteenth Sunday of the Year 2 August 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am Homily  My dear friends, The key word in the readings in this morning’s Mass is obviously bread. We all know what bread is – we bake it, we slice it, we butter it, we toast it, we eat it. But […]

Mass of the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year, 27 July 2015

Posted on 30. Jul, 2015 by in News

Mass of the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 26 July 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 12.30pm My dear friends, The Gospel reading of today’s Mass tells us that Jesus climbed the hillside and sat down there with his disciples. Four friends once climbed a hill in Orkney, the island off the north-eastern tip of Scotland. They […]

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, 19 July 2015

Posted on 21. Jul, 2015 by in News

Mass of Sixteenth Sunday of the Year Sunday, 19 July, 2015 St. Joseph’s Church, 8.30am Homily   My dear friends, We are told in the gospel reading that on this occasion the apostles had no time to eat. Parents can identify with that; so can many others such as doctors, nurses and clergy. Once a […]

Ordination of Fr Leo Creelman

Posted on 03. Jul, 2015 by in News

On Sunday 5 July 2015 Rev Leo Creelman was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Clogher by Most Rev Liam S. MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher. The Ordination took place in St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. Fr Leo Creelman (51) is a native of Coleraine in County Derry. He is one of nine children, five […]

Eleventh Sunday of the Year, 14 June 2015

Posted on 16. Jun, 2015 by in News

Mass of the Eleventh Sunday of the Year 14 June 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan 10.30am Homily  My dear friends, A story is told of a man who grows tired of his family and of his little home town. He sets off on a journey hoping to find the ideal town and the ideal family. […]

Feast of Corpus Christi, 7 June 2015

Posted on 09. Jun, 2015 by in News

Feast of Corpus Christi 7 June 2015 St. Michael’s Church, Ardaghey 10.00am Homily   My dear friends, On a hill near Cape Town in South Africa, just below the well-known Table Mountain, a gun is fired every day at noon. The hill is known as Signal Hill. The firing of the gun once served an […]

                    

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