Mission Sunday, 19 October 2014

Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by in News

Mission Sunday 19 October 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, Monaghan Homily   My dear friends, Louis XIV was King of France. He enjoyed hunting, as do many royals. When he went hunting he never wore gloves, even on the coldest days. One day, two French peasant farmers paused from their work in the fields to watch […]

Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass, Sunday 5th October 2014

Posted on 10. Oct, 2014 by in News

Diocesan Mass for Pioneers, St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly Sunday, 5 October 2014, 7.00pm Homily My dear friends, When the prophet Isaiah had a harsh message to deliver to the people of his time, he often presented it in the form of a song or balled. Like Isaiah’s song, the parable was also a useful means […]

Clerical Appointments August 2014

Posted on 21. Aug, 2014 by in News

Diocese of Clogher Clerical Changes 2014  Bishop Liam MacDaid has announced the following appointments for the Diocese of Clogher which will take effect from 7 September 2014:   Rt. Rev. Mgr. Vincent Connolly, PE to serve in the Parish of Magh Ene (Bundoran/Ballyshannon) and to be priest in residence in the Rock, Ballyshannon.   Rev. […]

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, 10 August 2014

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by in News

Mass of Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 10 August 2104 St. Macartan’s Cathedral, 10.30am. Homily My dear friends, Their forever only lasted a handful of years. They were devoted to each other; their lives had gradually become one. But he died young, much too young, with too much of life still ahead of him, leaving […]

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year, 27 July 2014

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by in News

The Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 27 July 2014 St. Joseph’s Church, 11.30am Homily My dear friends, He was playing with a basketball in the driveway one evening trying to improve his ability to find the basket, when he lost a contact lens. He searched about for a short while but fairly soon gave up […]

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 […]



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