The Second Sunday of the Year, 18 January 2015

Posted on 23. Jan, 2015 by in News

The Second Sunday of the Year 18 January 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am. Homily My dear friends, Once upon a time there was a king who called one of his servants. The same servant was known to be a cruel, mean man who had few friends. The king said to him, “I want you to […]

Mass of Intercession for the McVeigh and McAree/Treanor Families

Posted on 23. Jan, 2015 by in News

Mass of Intercession for the McVeigh and McAree/Treanor Families   Homily My dear friends, I feel privileged this evening to join with all you people of good will, with people of a variety of faiths and some with none, all expressing the best of their common humanity in seeking to end the distress of two […]

The Baptism of the Lord, Sunday 11 January 2015

Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by in News

The Baptism of the Lord Sunday, 11 January 2015 Vigil Mass, St. Macartan’s Cathedral 7.00pm   My dear friends,   A recently released film called “The Theory of Everything” tells the extraordinary story of the physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde. The two met as graduate students at Cambridge. They say opposites […]

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 […]

                    

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