“These videos can be accessed at www.icatholic.ie along with accompanying notes and worksheets,” says Bishop Larry Duffy of Clogher.
Bishop Larry Duffy leads tributes to Monsignor Sean Cahill, former Vicar-General of Clogher and past President of St Macartan’s College in Monaghan.
Striking the right balance between Covid-safety and welcoming pilgrims back to Lough Derg with confidence was the deciding factor, Fr La Flynn said and noted that by its very nature the pilgrimage is a tactile one.
“All priests who are aged 70 years or older and those who have underlying health conditions are not expected to take part in frontline pastoral ministry,” says Bishop Duffy, excusing more than a third of his priests from face-to-face duties.
Meetings to be held across Clogher’s seven Pastoral Areas during Lent which will inform future planning at parish, pastoral area and diocesan level.
“Today, the urgency of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and lay ministry and the question of self-care for priests are ones that must be addressed in a meaningful way" - Bishop Larry Duffy.
Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.
“Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives” – Bishop Larry Duffy.
“Eucharist is at the heart of priesthood. When Eucharist is celebrated, God walks among his people."
Monsignor Gerard McSorley was ordained on 13 May 1954 in Rome and is now the Diocese of Clogher’s longest-serving priest.
"I am Larry Duffy – a human being; I enjoy people; I love the Church and I try to follow Christ – poorly at times. I am a sinner like the rest – that is the package.”
“Justice is not weighing and balancing, as if it could be measured and parcelled out, for justice is a function of love and love can never be measured.”
Funeral for Stephen Marron – the affable father, sacristan and community worker from Castleblaney – takes place on Saturday.
Reduction in Masses from 113 to 96 over the weekend of 6 to 7 October 2018 aims to offset the decline in priest numbers and the aging profile of those still in ministry.
Of the 58 priests who are active in parishes, some 28 of these are over the age of 65. Only seven priests are under the age of 50.
Welcoming Fr Seán Mulligan’s ordination, the Diocesan Administrator of Clogher, Mgr Joseph McGuinness, said his answer to God’s call was a “great grace and joy to the whole diocese”.
Fr Robert Smyth was ordained on Friday for the Archdiocese of Dublin and Rev Seán Mulligan will be ordained today for the Diocese of Clogher.
Clogher diocese among the many tributes to country music star as a singer and as a family man.
In the Church of St Alphonsus in Rome Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reminded the ordinands of the dangers of clericalism and urged them to “Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach.”
Two deacons will serve as priests in the archdiocese of Dublin while the third will serve in the diocese of Clogher.
Monsignor Joseph McGuinness has been appointed as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Clogher, and will take up his new position immediately.
The parish of Devenish's memorial "calls us to address the poverty and famine in our own world today and constantly answer the call of the Gospel to reach out to those in need.”
Sunday’s ordinations will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for Clogher in the past three years.
"Let it not be said of us that we were stingy or miserly in showing mercy to others in this Year of Mercy."
Hundreds expected to cross the threshold of mercy on Sunday in St Patrick's Basilica at the launch of the 2016 pilgrimage season.
Youth ministry team, Clogher don Óige, is marking the decade of centenaries by taking a reflective look back at the past one hundred years through film, music and dance.
Bishop MacDaid to preside at special Vespers liturgy to honour the witness of religious who have consecrated themselves to a life of prayer and witness.
"Getting it wrong will almost inevitably further destabilise the family and society; it will pose major problems for legislation," - Bishop MacDaid.
Priest pays tribute to grieving parents' decision to offer the gift of life to five others through the donation of Oisín’s organs.
CofI Archbishop expresses concern over the tension of recent days in Northern Ireland.