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 […]

Pentecost Ecumenical Service, Sunday 24 May 2015, talk on St Columbanus given by Fr Billy Swan

Posted on 29. May, 2015 by in News, Uncategorized

PENTECOST ECUMENICAL SERVICE ROUND TOWER, CLONES, 24th MAY 2015 Talk on St. Columbanus given by Fr Billy Swan   Bishop McDaid, Bishop McDowell, Rev. Fathers, Sisters, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honour for me to be with you all here this afternoon for this ecumenical prayer service on this beautiful feast of Pentecost Sunday. […]

Pastoral Letter from Bishop MacDaid on Marriage and the Family, 17 May 2015

Posted on 19. May, 2015 by in News

Pastoral Letter   To the Catholic People of the Diocese of Clogher And to Christians and people of good-will   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ and people of good-will,   I am very conscious this weekend that you are gathering your thoughts before making a final decision on how you respond to the […]

Annual Pentecost (Whitsunday) Ecumenical Service, Sunday 24 May, 2015

Posted on 13. May, 2015 by in News, Uncategorized

Annual Pentecost (Whitsunday) Ecumenical Service   On the afternoon of Sunday 24th May 2015 at 3.30pm, the Day of Pentecost, the annual ecumenical service that has customarily been led by both Bishops of Clogher will take place this year at the Round Tower, Clones, followed by refreshments in the Cassandra Hand Centre. Clones was the […]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter, 3 May 2015

Posted on 06. May, 2015 by in News

The Fifth Sunday of Easter 3 May 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am Homily My dear friends, Older people never tire of telling the young how much life has changed. People used to visit each other’s houses much more often than they do today. They came together to make their own entertainment. They came together in […]

Clogher Priests Forum 2015, Reflections on Care and self-care of Priests

Posted on 21. Apr, 2015 by in News

Care and self-care of Priests Clogher Priests Forum Tuesday, 14 April 2015   My dear friends, I feel at something of a disadvantage coming in a bit cold this morning after missing day one. However, let me put a few reflections before you on the area of care and self-care of priests, ourselves. Let me […]

Easter Vigil Mass, St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 4 April 2015

Posted on 17. Apr, 2015 by in News

Easter Vigil Mass 4/5 April 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 8.00pm Homily My dear friends, The ceremonies of the past three days have brought us to the end of the earthy life of Jesus Christ. They were not happy days and didn’t bring us joy. It was a shameful and painful death, accepted and courageously seen […]

Reflection for Good Friday, 3 April 2015, St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan

Posted on 02. Apr, 2015 by in News

Good Friday, 3 April 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan Reflection   My dear friends,   In one family, it is a Good Friday. A job has been lost, a career derailed. A serious illness has been diagnosed. A relationship has unravelled. But the other members of the family put aside their own lives and come […]

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday, 2 April 2015

Posted on 02. Apr, 2015 by in News

Holy Thursday, 2 April 2015 Mass of the Lord’s Supper St. Macartan’s Cathedral 7.30pm Homily My dear friends,   One morning a deer hound set off chasing a magnificent buck. Some minutes into the chase a fox crossed the path and the hound veered off to chase the fox. A little later a rabbit crossed […]

                    

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