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Tributes as Bishop MacDaid celebrates 50 years of priesthood

“Eucharist is at the heart of priesthood. When Eucharist is celebrated, God walks among his people."

2019.07.16.

“God is answering our prayers”

Bishop Larry Duffy leads celebrations in the Diocese of Clogher as Fr Kevin Connolly is ordained to the priesthood at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan.

2019.07.02.

Fr Michael Router appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh

Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.

2019.05.07.

Tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna at Maynooth graduation

Archbishop Martin describes 37-year-old mother of five as a “woman of deep faith” who made "a deep impression right across the country”.

2018.11.11.

Holy Cross College Clonliffe to be sold to the GAA

“It is no longer financially sustainable or prudent for the diocese to retain a property of this size and scale, which is no longer fit for its purposes”.

2018.10.12.

17 men begin studies for the priesthood in Irish dioceses

National Vocations Office marks its first anniversary with a national ‘Come and See’ vocations retreat on 23 and 24 November.

2018.10.05.

Diocesan fun day offers families quality time together

Liturgy, prayer, music, sport, food and fun promised at Kandle Family Fun Day in Carlow.

2018.06.16.

Mater Dei Institute open house event for All Hallows

The open evening on Thursday 26 April will showcase the facilities to former and future students.

2018.04.12.

Mission Month highlights work of Irish missionaries

Sr Teresa McKeon of the St Joseph of Cluny congregation has been honoured by the President of Sierra Leone for her “dedicated and meritorious service to the state in the field of education and the development of women”.

2017.10.06.

Bishop Monahan highlights Legion of Mary’s role in vocations

19 new seminarians have begun their formation for Irish dioceses, eight of whom have begun a propaedeutic year in locations in Ireland and abroad.

2017.09.26.

Weekend’s ordination in Oranmore is a first for Co. Galway parish

Deacon Declan Lohan, a former barrister, is to be ordained a priest for service in his home diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

2017.07.19.

Five receive ‘Sacrement de Confirmation’ from Bishop Smith in Paris

The work of the Irish chaplaincy includes the celebration of the Eucharist, preparation for the sacraments, pastoral visits to Irish people in prison and in hospitals, as well as the accompaniment of those bereaved while in Paris.

2017.06.27.

Country’s youngest priest ordained in Kildare and Leighlin

Twenty-five-year-old David Vard from Athgarvan became the first person from Newbridge to be ordained for the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin in over 20 years.

2017.06.27.

The possibilities for rural Ireland are boundless – Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon

The head of pastoral studies in Mary Immaculate College was speaking to the local media after the recent ‘Building Rural Communities – Lessons from the World of Sport’ conference in Thurles.

2017.04.15.

Bishop Eamonn Casey’s role in setting up Trócaire recalled

Death of former bishop of Galway who resigned in 1992 after it was revealed he had fathered a son with Annie Murphy in 1974.

2017.03.14.

Judicial review sought of merger of Belfast Catholic schools

The merger of the Little Flower Girls’ School and St Patrick’s College, a boys’ school, will result in the creation of a new co-educational school for 1,119 students.

2017.01.15.

Elphin priest appointed to role at Irish College in Rome

Appointment is a way of saying the Diocese of Elphin believes in the future of the priesthood. “We hope that, in the coming years, we will be able to send seminarians both to the Irish College and to Maynooth” – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2016.12.20.

Situation vacant at Maynooth – College president wanted

Applicants for post of President of the national seminary should be ordained priests, aged over 35, who are men of “good faith, learning and good judgment”.

2016.12.19.

Mary Immaculate College praises contribution of St Patrick’s College to teacher education

Professor Eugene Wall (MIC) told graduates that the education they have received at St Patrick’s has prepared them to meet the challenges they will face in a world of economic and social insecurity.

2016.10.30.

Bishop of Meath pays tribute to Columban martyrs

One hundred years ago, on 10 October 1916, the Bishops of Ireland gave their blessing to a new venture known as the Maynooth Mission to China. It became known as the Society of St Columban on 29 June 1918.

2016.10.11.

Thurles CBS to host concert to mark Christian Brothers’ bicentenary

School has a fine reputation in hurling - the entire six backs from last Sunday’s All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team are past pupils.

2016.09.09.

Biography of Irish born Archbishop of Melbourne scoops literary award

Researching the life of Daniel Mannix, 85 year Brenda Niall, who knew Archbishop Mannix personally, was surprised to find how liberal his views were on most issues.

2016.08.13.

Killaloe priest rejects allegations about Maynooth

"... even just one case of abuse, be that verbal, physical, sexual or in any form, is one case too many and should be investigated rigorously.”

2016.08.12.

Clogher diocese set to ordain two new priests

Sunday’s ordinations will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for Clogher in the past three years.

2016.07.22.

CPSMA announces new General Secretary

Board of CPSMA expresses its appreciation to Fr Tom Deenihan, who has been General Secretary for almost three years, and brought enormous energy and commitment to the role.

2016.05.28.

Primate pleas for information on the Disappeared

“Even at this late stage, the remaining families can experience the consolation of being able to offer a Christian burial to their loved ones”.

2016.03.21.

Ossory appoints theologian to communications role

Fr Dermot Ryan is director of adult faith development in the diocese as well as chairperson of the Ossory council of priests.

2016.01.31.

Belfast-born bishop ordained in Westminster

Bishop Paul McAleenan studied in St Patrick's College, Thurles. Prior to his episcopal ordination, he was a priest of the Diocese of Westminster for over 40 years.

2016.01.27.

Sister’s vocation sparked new priest’s call

"The needs we have to be successful, to be liked, to avoid criticism, to be noticed, are often not met. There are many who would gladly serve God in an advisory capacity.”

2016.01.08.

Former seminary to host international reunion

For the first time ever, former students who did not reach ordination, have also been invited back to international reunion at St Patrick's College Thurles.

2015.08.09.
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