Evening Mass of the Last Supper, Holy Thursday, 17 April 2014

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 by in News

Mass of the Last Supper Holy Thursday 17 April 2014 Homily  My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There was an elderly man in India who meditated every morning under a big tree on the bank of the Ganges River.  One morning, after he had finished praying, the man opened his eyes and saw a […]

The Chrism Mass, St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 17 April 2014

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 by in News

  Chrism Mass Holy Thursday 17 April 2014 Introduction  A bhraithre, pobal Dé, Tá fáilte romhaibh uile.  I welcome the priests of our diocese, those who are serving in our diocese and our visitors.  I welcome members of the faithful, young and old, from all corners of the diocese who have come to celebrate with […]

Lough Derg 2014 – Pilgrimage Season and Retreats

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 by in News

Diocesan One Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Monday 19th May 2014  Bishop MacDaid, with the support of the parishes, will lead a Diocesan One Day Retreat to Lough Derg on Monday 19th May 2014. This special day presents people and priests from across the diocese with an opportunity to come together for a day of […]

“Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish”

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 by in News

A Conference organised by the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Clonliffe College, Dublin, on Saturday 14th June 2014. Further information available from Ms Trish Conway at the Columba Centre, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Tel 087-6220349. Bookings can be made to cmfconference@iecon.ie

Acolyte Mass, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 13 March 2014

Posted on 19. Mar, 2014 by in News

    Acolyte Mass St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth 13 March 2014, 6.00pm Introduction My dear friends,  A warm welcome to all of you to this evening’s Mass and ceremony.  I congratulate theseseminarians who are the focus of our attention and support as they move a step closer to priesthood.  You are well cushioned this evening […]

First Sunday of Lent, 9 March 2014

Posted on 14. Mar, 2014 by in News

First Sunday of Lent 9 March 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, 11.30am Homily  My dear friend,  There are a few things which I wish to mention to you today.  Let’s start with a look at the readings of today’s Mass.  You have probably heard of Dietrich Bonhoeffer who lost his life in the Second World War.  […]

Mass at St. Austin’s Church, Nairobi, 26 February 2014

Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by in News

Mass at St Austin’s Nairobi, 11.30am Sunday, 26 February 2014 Seventh Sunday of the Year Introduction   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,  I am delighted to be here this morning at St. Austin’s parish, to lead this congregation in the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist.  I have been in Kenya for the past […]

Rededication of St. Lawrence’s Church, Fintona

Posted on 03. Feb, 2014 by in News

Rededication of St. Lawrence’s Church, Fintona, Friday, 31 January 2014, 7.30pm Introductory Remarks  My dear friends, I welcome all of you warmly to St. Lawrence’s Church, Fintona, for this special occasion.  For many years, this Church has been admired as one of the finest in this part of the world.  It has been well cared […]

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on 03. Feb, 2014 by in News

Mass of Second Sunday of the Year Sunday, 19 January 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, 11.30am Homily My dear friends,  There are many things in life that most of us seek, and one of these is attention.  We like to get our own way and we glow on a liberal measure of notice.  The more insecure […]

Second Sunday after Christmas

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by in News

Second Sunday after Christmas 5 January 2014 St. Louis Convent, Monaghan  11.45am Homily   My dear friends,  Kathleen celebrated her ninetieth birthday earlier this year.  She had less energy than in past times and, as Christmas approached, she decided that buying presents for family and friends was more than she could handle now. So she […]