Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, 20 July 2014

Posted on 23. Jul, 2014 by in News

The Sixteenth Sunday of the Year 20 July 2014 St. Michael’s Church, Ardaghey, 10.00am   My dear friends, Ibn Saud, the first king of Saudi Arabia, was faced with a problem of judgement. A woman came to him demanding the death sentence for a man who had killed her husband. The man had been in […]

Mass of Fifteenth Sunday of Year, 13 July 2014

Posted on 15. Jul, 2014 by in News

Mass of Fifteenth Sunday of Year 13 July 2014 Vigil Mass St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 7.00pm Homily  My dear friends, The Gospels are littered with parables, allegories and stories. Story was one of the favourite methods of Jesus Christ to teach a message. The rabbis used story very frequently so when Jesus adopted this method it […]

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 6-11 July 2014

Posted on 15. Jul, 2014 by in News

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014 Opening Mass Monday, 7 July, 9.00am Homily My dear friends, In the Carmelite Convent the sisters always took a short mid-morning break from work. They would have fifteen minutes for a coffee in the refectory and then return to their jobs. A number of the younger sisters thought that this […]

Clogher don Óige, Mass of Sending, 21 June 2014

Posted on 27. Jun, 2014 by in News

Mass of Sending Vigil Mass of Corpus Christi, Saturday, 21 June, 7.00pm St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan Homily My dear friends, During the years 1984 to 1986 Ethiopia suffered a severe famine. Cardinal Hume of Westminster describes an incident which happened when he visited Ethiopia in the middle of this famine. One of the places he […]

Pentecost Ecumenical Service, Clogher Cathedral, 8 June 2014

Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by in News

Reflection on Pentecost Ecumenical Service Clogher Cathedral, 3.00pm 8 June 2014   “The love of God has been poured into our hearts by his spirit living in us” Rm 5:5, 8:11 The story of the Universe, our story, begins and ends in God’s love. We could be described as the overflow of God’s love. The […]

Lough Derg, Opening Mass of Season, 31 May 2014

Posted on 06. Jun, 2014 by in News

    The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Opening Mass of Season Lough Derg 31 May 2014 Introduction   My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, Welcome to Lough Derg.  I am very pleased to be able to join you for this evening’s Mass.  There is a freshness in the experience of being […]

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg, 19 May 2014

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by in News

Lough Derg Mass Clogher Diocesan One-day Pilgrimage Monday, 19 May, 2014 Homily   My dear friends, Brian Moore, a writer, was born and grew up in Northern Ireland even though he spent most of his later life in America. One of his novels was called “The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne.” Judith was a woman […]

Third Sunday of Easter, 4 May 2014

Posted on 07. May, 2014 by in News

Third Sunday of Easter 4 May 2014 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am Homily  My dear friends,  Mary and Harry have been happily married for six years. It hasn’t been bliss all the way, but they’ve become the best of friends in their struggle to live a happy life together with their two children. One evening Harry […]

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 […]



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