Monthly Archives: June 2018


Bishops thank parishioners across Ireland for continued support of Trócaire

At their Summer General Meeting, which took place last week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops expressed their deep gratitude to parishioners, priests and religious across the country for their continued support for Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Bishops’ Conference. Last year, €29.1m was donated to Trócaire by the Irish public. Bishops said, [...]

By |2018-06-21T15:29:47+01:0021/06/2018|

Father Tomás Surlis appointed as Pro-Rector of Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

The Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth have appointed Father Tomás Surlis, Director of Formation and Lecturer in Theology and Education, as Pro-Rector of the College Seminary. Father Surlis will begin the role on 1 August 2018 for a period of five years. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chairman of the Trustees welcomed the appointment saying, ‘I [...]

By |2018-06-20T15:35:50+01:0020/06/2018|

Fourth national collection for World Meeting of Families takes place this weekend

The fourth national collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place in parishes across Ireland this weekend, 16–17 July. This will be the first such collection since the formal confirmation of the presence of Pope Francis in Ireland in August. Ahead of the weekend collection, the president of the World Meeting of Families, [...]

By |2018-06-15T18:10:18+01:0015/06/2018|

Bishop Joseph Duffy reflects on his ministry during the celebration of his Diamond Jubilee of priesthood

More than 500 people gathered in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan on Sunday 10 June for a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the ordination of Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop Emeritus of Clogher. Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, Diocesan Administrator of Clogher, was chief celebrant at the Mass, which was concelebrated by more than [...]

By |2018-06-13T15:25:06+01:0013/06/2018|

Archbishops welcome programme of Pope Francis’ visit for World Meeting of Families 2018

Pope Francis will visit the National Marian Shrine at Knock as well as the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People alongside attending the events of WMOF.

By |2018-06-11T16:54:33+01:0011/06/2018|