Clogher Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016, Mass at the Grotto

Posted on 12. Jul, 2016 by in News

Clogher Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 Mass at the Grotto Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8.30am Homily  My dear friends, At Denver airport a woman in her mid-forties is sitting at the gate waiting for her flight.  She glances up to find a young man in front of her.  Although there are several free seats around he […]

Clogher Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016, Anointing of the Sick with Mass

Posted on 12. Jul, 2016 by in News

Clogher Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 Anointing of the Sick with Mass Friday, 8 July 2015, 9.30am Homily Hello there, You probably don’t know me.  Probably you have never met me or spoken to me.  I’m not anyone of any importance.  This cure shot me into the limelight.  I could do without the same limelight but […]

Clogher Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016, Opening Mass, 7th July

Posted on 12. Jul, 2016 by in News

Clogher Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 Opening Mass, St Joseph’s Church Thursday, 7 July 2015, 9.00am Homily Fellow Pilgrims, Welcome to Lourdes one and all.  I hope you had a smooth journey and are settled in.  For those of you here for the first time and perhaps unfamiliar with the place and the pilgrimage don’t fret, […]

Mass of Passion (Palm) Sunday, 20 March 2016

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by in News

Mass of Passion (Palm) Sunday 20 March 2016, 10.30am St. Macartans Cathedral, Monaghan Homily   My dear friends, Today, with the Liturgy of Passion Sunday, we begin our celebrations of Holy Week.  It is the most solemn week of worship in the Church’s year.  During the ceremonies of this week, we will be challenged once […]

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent, 13 March 2016

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent 13 March 2016 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am   Homily My dear friends, Moving house is a complicated business.  There is all the excitement of getting used to new surroundings.  Finances have to be worked out carefully, practical arrangements seen to.  Then there is the settling in involved in […]

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of the Year

Posted on 09. Feb, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Fifth Sunday of the Year 7 February 2016 St. Joseph’s Church, Monaghan, 11.30am Homily My dear friends, Isaiah, Paul and Peter are at the centre of today’s readings. All three men did great things for God. Yet each of them had an inferiority complex. They had a low opinion of themselves. They […]

Funeral Mass for Canon Edward Murphy, PE

Posted on 08. Feb, 2016 by in News

Funeral Mass for Canon Edward Murphy, PE St. Mary’s Church, Galloon Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3.00pm Homily My dear friends, By the year 2040 we are told that one in five Americans will be over 65 years old. Both Abraham and his wife Sarah were very senior citizens when they were called to uproot and […]

Mass of the Feast of the Epiphany, St. Louis Convent, Monaghan, 11.45am

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Feast of the Epiphany 6 January 2016 St. Louis Convent, Monaghan 11.45am. Homily My dear sisters, Today’s feast traditionally closes the twelve days of Christmas. It is, in a sense, the feast of a star which gives light and directs people. It is the feast of a sign, a sign of God’s […]

Mass of the Second Sunday of Christmas, 3 January 2016

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by in News

Mass of the Second Sunday of Christmas  3 January 2016 Homily   My dear friends, As I sit down to put a few thoughts on paper which could come together to form a reflection on the Word of God, the window panes are rattling beyond their normal level. The tall, strong mature trees in the […]

The Birth of Jesus Christ, 25 December 2015, St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by in News

The Birth of Jesus Christ 25 December 2015 Vigil Mass St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 8.00pm   My dear friends,   We gather again to celebrate the coming and the birth of Jesus Christ. His birth marked a new intimacy between God and man. God has become man. He is now flesh and blood. He is present […]

                    

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