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 […]

The Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, 2 April 2015

Posted on 02. Apr, 2015 by in News

Chrism Mass Holy Thursday, 2 April 2015 Introduction   My dear priests and people of the diocese of Clogher, welcome to your Cathedral, dedicated to our Patron, St. Macartan. You have travelled this morning from parishes laced by breaking Atlantic waves. You have come from parishes that keep watch across a less energetic sea, wondering […]

Fifth Sunday of the Lent

Posted on 01. Apr, 2015 by in News

Fifth Sunday of Lent 22 March 2015 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am Homily One of the most extraordinary challenges in the teaching of Jesus Christ is to be found in the Gospel passage to which we have just listened. There were Greeks who wanted to see Jesus. In his reply, when he was told this, Jesus […]

Fourth Sunday of the Year

Posted on 01. Apr, 2015 by in News

The Fourth Sunday of the Year 1 February 2015 St Joseph’s Church, 8.30am Homily My dear friends,   Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great literary figures of nineteenth century America. He was a most influential lecturer, poet, essayist and became one of the most vital of his country’s voices. In one of his […]

Homily from Funeral Mass for Canon Tom Breen RIP

Posted on 13. Feb, 2015 by in News

Funeral Mass for Fr. Tom Breen R.I.P. Tuesday, 10 February 2015 St. Davog’s, Dromore, 12.00noon Introduction   Please be seated, and welcome to all those seated in Church and those elsewhere. On everyone’s behalf, I offer our sympathy to the Breen family on their great loss. Looking at so many sad faces in front of […]

Induction Mass of Father Frank McManus, St. Joseph’s Church, Ederney, 7 February 2015

Posted on 11. Feb, 2015 by in News

Fifth Sunday of the Year Induction of Fr. Frank McManus, 7 February 2015 St. Joseph’s Ederney 6.15pm.   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,   Mary was the mother of four children. She was also running two small businesses. She served on several local committees. She was a generous person who liked helping others, […]

Synod on Family Consultation Arrangements

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by in News

PRESS RELEASE   CLOGHER DIOCESE ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF CONSULTATIONS FOR SYNOD ON THE FAMILY   9 February 2015. For the attention of the Newsdesk. Further to the recent letter of Bishop MacDaid which was read in all churches on 25 January and made available through the local media, and the establishment of a Steering Group […]



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