Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B, Tuam Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.
‘Peace I give you, , my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, that is my gift to you’
I join with Archbishop Neary and with Bishop Lee in welcoming all of you [...]
CHRISM MASS – EASTER 2013
As we celebrate our Chrism Mass here in our Cathedral, while the focus is primarily on the ministerial priesthood, nevertheless we must recognise the sharing of each one of us, married, single, widowed, religious and ordained in the priesthood of Jesus Christ. This is a celebration of [...]
Homily for the Funeral Mass of Very Rev. Seamus Carter R.I.P. on 11th February, 2013.
On 19th June 1955 four young men were ordained for the Priesthood for our Archdiocese, Enda McDonagh, James Kelly, Michael Comer and Seamus Carter.
Seamus was a member of a family of 14, 8 girls and 6 boys. His father died [...]
Communicator of the Word of God
St Francis of Assisi once said: “Preach the Gospel at all times; if necessary, use words”. Joseph Cassidy was a master of words. Words, to paraphrase Yeats, ‘obeyed his call’. Their master’s strong, compelling voice is silent now. A voice that once summoned them to serve the Gospel is heard [...]
Changing water into wine (Pro-life) – Homily Preached by Fr. John Harris, OP on the occasion of Pro-life vigil Mass, University Church, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, January 19th, 2013.
If I had five euro for every time someone joked with me at a party or social event, “Father, can you change water into wine”. I would [...]
CHRISTMAS HOMILY 2012
The Importance and Significance of Celebrating a Birthday
When people really matter to us we attach a significance to the day they were born by sending a birthday card or a greeting. For over 2000 years Christians have been celebrating the birth of Jesus at this time of the year. We gather here tonight/today [...]
On Sunday October 21st to mark the opening of The Year of Faith a special Ceremony to celebrate Marriage Anniversaries was held in Tuam Cathedral organised by the Diocesan Pastoral Council.
HOMILY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE IN THE CATHEDRAL.
Greeting and Welcome
I warmly welcome all of you as you celebrate significant marriage anniversaries this year. It [...]
HOMILY FOR ORDINATIONS – June 3rd, 2012
Today is a day of great joy and delight in the Archdiocese of Tuam. It gives me great pleasure this day to ordain two young, courageous individuals for service in the priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Archdiocese of Tuam. Two talented young men of great calibre and strength [...]
HOMILY FOR THE RESURRECTION 2012.
When we face the death of someone we love, we face an unspeakable loss. A future is mapped out for us where there will always be a large absence. Sometimes the finality of the loss is so great that there is a denial of death itself.
When Mary of Magdala goes [...]
Pictured at the Chrism Mass in Tuam Cathedral, Easter, 2012
Rev. Shane Sullivan (Deacon), Rev. Dr. Eamonn Conway (Silver Jubilarian), Rev. Francis Mithcell (Adm, Tuam), Rev. Eugene O’Boyle (Deacon). Front Row: Mgr. Dermot Moloney (Golden Jubilarian), Archbishop Michael Neary, Archdeacon Paddy Williams (Diamond Jubilarian). Both Shane and Eugene are due to be ordained to the Priesthood [...]