Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Clogher, has welcomed the World Meeting of Families’ Icon of the Holy Family to the diocese from 20–27 April. Over the past weekend, the icon was welcomed to the parishes of Monaghan and Enniskillen for the celebrations of Confirmation in their communities. Speaking at the Confirmation [...]
Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, to host ‘Feasts and Seasons’ concert celebrating music from the Church year
The Chapel Choir of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will host a unique evening of sacred music in the College Chapel this Sunday 29 April at 5.00pm. Led by Dr John O’Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, ‘Feasts and Seasons – Music from the Church Year’ will offer a broad selection of [...]
The Gospel carries within itself the strength to transform those who welcome it with faith – Pope Francis
During his General Audience today, Wednesday 25 April, Pope Francis continued his catechism on the Sacrament of Baptism.
Speaking ahead of the event Bishop Cullinan said, 'We will gather in Knock to pray to our heavenly Mother for future mothers and their unborn children in our country.'
Each year on Vocations Sunday, the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Catholics are asked to make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Inviting people to the event, Bishop Noel Treanor said, 'Within the Diocese of Down and Connor, the family is the beating heart of the Church.'
A unique concert will take place in Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral tonight, 19 April, at 8.00pm, featuring two renowned boys’ choirs, the Palestrina, the boys’ choir of the Pro Cathedral, and the Escolanía de Montserrat. The Escolanía choir belongs to the Monastery of Montserrat and is one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe. Known [...]
‘Big Tom’s contribution to Irish social and cultural life has been enormous’ – Monsignor Joseph McGuinness
The Funeral Mass for Big Tom will be celebrated at 11.00am on Friday 20 April in Saint Patrick’s Church, Oram, in the parish of Castleblayney.
‘A compassionate society will do all in its power to support and love the mother and baby’ – Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ
In his message, which was delivered at Masses across the weekend in the 33 parishes of the diocese, Bishop McGuckian encouraged the faithful to ‘choose life’.
In his pastoral message, delivered at Masses in the diocese over the weekend, Bishop Buckley said, ‘Human life is sacred and precious. Every human being must be treated with the greatest respect.’