Posts from June 2014

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Ordination to the priesthood of Fr Dominic McGrattan for the Diocese of Down and Connor

On the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, yesterday afternoon, Sunday 29 June 2014, Rev. Dominic McGrattan was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Down and Connor at a ceremony held in St Patrick’s Church, Portaferry by Most Rev. Noel Treanor. Fr Dominic McGrattan (30), the youngest of seven children, is a native from the […]

Ordination of Father Stephen Gorman to the priesthood for Diocese of Raphoe

There were joyous celebrations in Saint Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny yesterday for the ordination to the priesthood of Rev Stephen Gorman for the Diocese of Raphoe. The Cathedral of Sts Eunan and Columba was filled with family and friends of the new priest for the two hour ceremony at which Most Rev Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe […]

Pope Francis: the joy of priesthood and the beauty of fraternity

(Vatican Radio) “I have very much desired this meeting with you who bear the daily burden of parish work” Pope Francis said on Saturday, greeting the priests of the Diocese of Cassano all’Jonio. In his address, the Holy Father spoke to the assembled clerics about “the joy of being a priest.” There is nothing more […]

Publication of Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is a new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference. Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it is adapted for an Irish audience and written in accessible, easy-to-understand language. The Adult Catechism responds to the proposal made by the Irish National Directory for Catechesis, Share the Good […]

Archbishop Michael Neary

The priest today must be an agent of hope in what often might seem a hopeless situation. There are moments in the life of any transformative leader when hope is eclipsed by clouds of doubt – not about God, but about the people and above all about oneself. There are times when we feel like […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the ordination Mass of Father Seán Flynn

“The vocational call to priesthood is profoundly countercultural because the primary dominating voices today stress doing one’s own thing. We felt drawn to God. We are dependent on the support, encouragement and prayers of so many people on our journey … It is into that role that Seán is being ordained today on this Pentecost […]

Archbishop Michael Neary

The vocational call to priesthood is profoundly countercultural because the primary dominating voices today stress doing one’s own thing. We felt drawn to God. We are dependent on the support, encouragement and prayers of so many people on our journey … 8 June 2014

Bishop John McAreavey

“Always remember the example of the Good Shepherd who came not to be served but to serve, and to seek out and rescue those who were lost” – Bishop McAreavey 8 June 2014

Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at priestly ordination of Seamus McEntee

Pro-Cathedral, Feast of Saint Kevin, 3rd June 2014 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today (Tuesday) ordained a new priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin on the feast day of Saint Kevin.  Father Seamus Mc Entee has been ministering as a deacon in a number of Dublin parishes for the past year as he prepared for ordination. Brought up […]