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 […]

DIOCESAN MUSIC DAY – 11 March 2017 – Book now!

Posted on 22. Feb, 2017 by in News, Uncategorized

DIOCESAN MUSIC DAY  “Sing a new song to the Lord”   St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Monaghan 10am-4.30pm Saturday 11th March 2017 If you enjoy singing as a choir member or in the congregation – If you care about the quality of what happens at Sunday Mass – If your own heart has ever been touched […]


Posted on 16. Jan, 2017 by in News, Uncategorized

On Saturday, 14 January 2017 the Diocesan Administrator of Clogher Diocese, Monsignor Joseph McGuinness and Most Rev Liam MacDaid, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, travelled to Rome with all of the Irish Bishops and the diocesan administrators of those diocese that are currently not being led by a bishop. The visit is known as a pilgrimage Ad […]


Posted on 02. Dec, 2016 by in News, Uncategorized

ADVENT CALENDAR: http://www.catholicbishops.ie/advent-calendar/ As we prepare for the Nativity of Our Lord, you are invited to visit the Advent Calendar This calendar contains video and audio reflections, thoughts for each day of the season, quotes from Pope Francis, excerpts from the Bible and Catechism, resources for Advent and Christmas and information on the work of […]

‘A TRUE SHEPHERD – A FATHER TO YOUR PEOPLE!’ – Homily at Bishop MacDaid’s Mass of Thanksgiving

Posted on 28. Nov, 2016 by in News, Uncategorized

The following is the homily delivered at the Mass of Thanksgiving for Bishop Liam MacDaid. It was delivered by Mgr Larry Duffy, PP, Carrickmacross and Dean of the Diocesan Chapter of Canons. After a Gospel like that (Luke 23:35-43) I feel God has a sense of humour.   As we celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving […]


Posted on 20. Oct, 2016 by in News, Uncategorized

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2016 Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual […]

Fr John Chester Installed as Parish Priest of Roslea by Bishop Liam

Posted on 25. Sep, 2016 by in News, Uncategorized

On Saturday evening, 24 September, during the Vigil Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time in St Tierney’s church, Roslea, Fr John Chester was installed as the new Parish Priest of Roslea parish by Bishop Liam MacDaid. Bishop MacDaid was the chief-celebrant of the Mass and he was joined by Fr Chester and by […]

Pentecost Ecumenical Service, Sunday 24 May 2015, talk on St Columbanus given by Fr Billy Swan

Posted on 29. May, 2015 by in News, Uncategorized

PENTECOST ECUMENICAL SERVICE ROUND TOWER, CLONES, 24th MAY 2015 Talk on St. Columbanus given by Fr Billy Swan   Bishop McDaid, Bishop McDowell, Rev. Fathers, Sisters, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honour for me to be with you all here this afternoon for this ecumenical prayer service on this beautiful feast of Pentecost Sunday. […]

Annual Pentecost (Whitsunday) Ecumenical Service, Sunday 24 May, 2015

Posted on 13. May, 2015 by in News, Uncategorized

Annual Pentecost (Whitsunday) Ecumenical Service   On the afternoon of Sunday 24th May 2015 at 3.30pm, the Day of Pentecost, the annual ecumenical service that has customarily been led by both Bishops of Clogher will take place this year at the Round Tower, Clones, followed by refreshments in the Cassandra Hand Centre. Clones was the […]

Bishop MacDaid: Ecumenical Prayer Service

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Ecumenical Prayer Service, Devenish Island, Pentecost Sunday (12 June) 2011 Reflection on Pentecost My dear friends, Try to picture the courtyard of a prison. The time is dawn.  A prisoner is led out to be shot: he is a priest who has been sentenced to death because he has opposed the Portugese policy of slave-trade […]



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