Special TRÓCAIRE Collection for East Africa at Masses on 22/23 July 2017

Posted on 10. Jul, 2017 by in News

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland on the weekend of 22 and 23 July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the […]

Homily at the Grotto – Clogher Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017

Posted on 08. Jul, 2017 by in News, Uncategorized

CLOGHER DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2017 HOMILY AT MASS AT THE GROTTO BY MGR JOSEPH McGUINNESS, DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DIOCESE OF CLOGHER Saturday 8 July 2017 Readings: Romans 8:28-30, John 19:25-27 ‘The Gospel tells us… of the invitation of Jesus to us to make a place in our lives for his beloved Mother, for […]

Homily by Mgr McGuinness at Lourdes Pilgrimage Opening Mass

Posted on 07. Jul, 2017 by in News

HOMILY BY MONSIGNOR JOSEPH MC GUINNESS, DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATOR, FOR THE OPENING OF THE CLOGHER DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2017 St Joseph’s Chapel, Lourdes, 7 July 2017 Readings: Isaiah 63:7-9, John 15:1-8 “We have made our journey to this place of honour to Mary, and in this hill country we place ourselves specially in her care, […]

2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Begins

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 by in News

Almost 350 people will begin the annual Clogher Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes today. This pilgrimage, which lasts until next Tuesday, is a central feature of diocesan life and provides an outstanding opportunity for pilgrims from across our diocese to make the journey to the shrine in south-west France where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to […]

Mass of Thanksgiving Honours Contribution of St Eugene’s College, Roslea

Posted on 25. Jun, 2017 by in News

On Saturday 24 June 2017, the Vigil Mass of the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time in St Tierney’s Church, Roslea, Co Fermanagh, was celebrated as a Mass of Thanksgiving to honour the contribution of St Eugene’s College, Roslea, from its foundation in 1968 until the present. For almost fifty years, St Eugene’s has played a […]

Archbishop Martin Unveils ‘Blue Plaque’ to Honour Archbishop John Hughes

Posted on 24. Jun, 2017 by in News

Today, 24 June 2017, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, unveiled a ‘Blue Plaque’ in Saint Macartan’s Church in Augher, Co Tyrone, to commemorate the late Archbishop John Hughes (1797 – 1864), the first Archbishop of New York. The Ulster History Circle organises and prepares each ‘Blue Plaque’ which is a commemorative record displayed in […]

Mgr McGuinness’ Address at Clogher Event to Honour Archbishop John Hughes

Posted on 24. Jun, 2017 by in News

ADDRESS BY MONSIGNOR JOSEPH MCGUINNESS, DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATOR, DIOCESE OF CLOGHER Unveiling of Plaque in honour of Archbishop John Joseph Hughes (1797-1864) by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland, at St Macartan’s Church, Parish of Clogher, Saturday 24 June 2017 ‘In the thought of Newman and in the action of Hughes we […]


Posted on 20. Jun, 2017 by in News

For the first time in over sixty years, major renovations to St Mary’s church in Castleblayney (Muckno parish) have begun. As a result, St Mary’s will be closed for a period of one year. However, thanks to the generosity of the local Church of Ireland community at both parish and diocesan levels, the Catholic community […]


Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by in News

Sharing the Good News, Issue 42, June 2017. This newsletter is for the benefit of parishioners to promote Church teaching and the pastoral work of bishops as well as the councils, agencies, offices and initiatives of the Bishops’ Conference. To download a PDF version click on http://www.catholicbishops.ie/parishnewsletter/


Posted on 06. Jun, 2017 by in News

Speaking notes for Address delivered by Most Rev Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, at the Annual Pentecost Ecumenical Prayer Service held on Sunday 4 June 2017 in St Sillian’s Church, Tyholland. Deep down things – transcendent whisper of embowered silence   When Eileen Gallagher extended to me some weeks ago the invitation to […]



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