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Diocese of Meath

Four deacons ordained in Maynooth

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at ordination of Rev Fergal Cummins of Meath, Rev Ricky O’Connor of Ferns, and Divine Word Missionaries, Rev Yanbo Chen and Rev Gerhard Osthues.

2018.05.29.

Profession at Silverstream Priory

“Why did you leave the sunshine and sparkling waves of the beaches of Sydney for this darkling east coast of Ireland? .......You did it because, like John the Baptist in today’s Gospel, you saw Jesus coming towards you."

2018.01.17.

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory

Bishop-elect Farrell’s pastoral experience will enrich his service to the people, priests and religious in his new diocese.

2018.01.03.

Honour St Oliver Plunkett and stand up for your faith

Standing up for your faith is not the stuff of ancient history. In Ireland, Catholics and Christians are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel.

2017.07.03.

Young people return from WYD2016 with joy and hope

More than two million young people from across the world gathered to celebrate their faith in Poland, and as one Derry participant said, “to go deeper in our friendship with Jesus.”

2016.08.10.

Young people set off for World Youth Day

Irish young people travelling overland to WYD - already en route.

2016.07.21.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Meath

Forty-one-year-old Rev Warren Collier spent 16 years working as a driver for Bus Éireann before studying for the priesthood at the Beda College in Rome.

2016.07.11.

Festival Day of St Oliver Plunkett to be celebrated today

"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”

2016.07.03.

Mullingar Cathedral hosts “24 Hours of Mercy”

Other dioceses host 24 hour vigil as part of the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

2016.03.02.

High Cross fragment displayed in Meath parish

Remains of the High Cross, which dates from 900AD, is “the most significant remnant of a once important monastic foundation at Drumcullen”.

2016.02.24.

Nepalese bishop thanks Meath diocese for support

Parishes raised €63,625 to help the victims of last April and May’s devastating earthquakes which killed over 9,000 people and left countless others homeless.

2016.01.10.

Diocese of Meath gifts sanctuary lamp to St Mel’s

“The determination of the bishops, priests and people ... to restore St Mel’s is a source of encouragement and a sign of faith in the community” - Bishop Smith.

2016.01.06.

Mechanic says life experiences will benefit priesthood

Thirty-nine-year-old Co Offaly native Rev Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2015.11.29.

Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.

2015.10.17.

200 demand priest be appointed to Meath parish

Ballymore is unlikely to have a resident priest again as Bishop Michael Smith of Meath has said he no longer has enough priests.

2015.09.13.

Four new priests ordained for the Irish Church

Ordination of Fr Brian Griffin for service in Ossory is the first ordination in the diocese for 14 years.

2015.06.30.

Bishop Michael Smith meets Pope Francis

Fourth deacon ordained for the Diocese of Meath as Navan prepares for next Sunday's ordination of Rev Robert McGivney.

2015.06.22.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Killaloe

Fr Michael Geraghty is the youngest priest in Killaloe. He will spend his summer helping the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes followed by a stint of missionary work in Africa.

2015.06.16.

St Patrick’s Day vigil to be held on Hill of Slane

President Higgins to attend Mass and the blessing of shamrock at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.03.17.

Fundraising deadline looms for Silverstream priory

Ireland’s newest monastery - the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory in Co Meath - need €150,000.

2014.12.21.

Adoration to increase in west as new committees established

Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committees now complete in Clonfert and Killaloe

2014.01.22.

Cardinal Dolan of New York pays tribute to Irish Mercy Sisters

New Drogheda convent a 'thanks' for the service Irish nuns in USA.

2013.08.17.

Diocese of Meath issues priests with guidelines for funerals

Secular songs, poems and texts devoid of a Christian content banned.

2013.08.14.
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