The mother of the young man who died tragically urged everyone at home with children to: “embrace them and cherish them, for every moment with them is precious.”
Nine new deacons include two prominent barristers, one of whom was raised a Presbyterian before he became a Catholic.
For the first time in the history of St Anne’s a Roman Catholic Priest will serve on the Cathedral Chapter.
New batch of seminarians is up on last year's cohort of 14 and brings the total number of resident seminarians training in Maynooth to sixty.
“We need to keep alive among us a spirit of care and support for our priests, as numbers diminish, priests grow older and pastoral expectations increase”: Bishop Treanor.