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From Kenya to Kerry – bishop thanks priests

"‘In Africa the priest helps the people, in the west the people help the priest’. May their presence among us help the development of lay ministry. We thank them for their inspiring presence and for coming to the diocese of Kerry,” said Bishop Browne.


Bishop of Kerry highlights key challenges ahead of election

“There is a need to appreciate that our democracy has served us well in the past decade, when you take into account both recovery from the collapse of the Celtic Tiger and Britain’s decision to leave the EU."


Kilcummin parishioners continue protest over loss of parish priest

A petition containing 1200 signatures was delivered to Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry calling on him to reverse the decision that makes Kilcummin one of five parishes without a resident priest.


Five parishes in Kerry diocese without a resident priest

Over the coming year the diocese will see Sean Jones ordained a priest - exactly ten years since the last priestly ordination in Kerry.


New look website for Diocese of Kerry

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God: Pope Francis.


300 students to attend Kerry’s Ceiliúradh na nÓg

“Young people should be given the opportunity to be Christ’s joy in the world, in their schools, parish communities or in their wider community.”


Bishop recalls Kerry’s involvement in Easter Rising

Let commemorations “inspire us as a people to give of our best for our own people in Ireland and to open our hearts to world needs too”.


Kerry diocesan pastoral plan (2016-2020) launched

“There are great challenges ahead. We have great gifts and strengths as we face them. Appreciate the strength of your parish and the whole diocesan family."


Bishop urged to facilitate sympathising at funerals

A booklet is currently being drawn up on funeral liturgies in Kerry but it does not have suggestions how to deal with those wishing to sympathise with the bereaved.


Bishop Browne launches new Ógra Beo programme

Faith-based parish programme is geared towards post primary young people.


Carrauntoohil cross reinstated by volunteers

Video sent to TheJournal.ie showed the cutting down of the cross with an angle grinder.


Kerry locals lament felling of Carrauntoohil cross

Vandalising of five metre steel cross sparks debate over whether Christian symbols should be placed on public landmarks.


New batch of volunteers for Kerry’s youth ministry team

28 people from parishes across diocese complete first ever Youth Ministry programme.

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