Unfortunately due to galeforce winds and driving rain stage one of the Tóchar had to be cancelled on the 28th Dec. It was a hard call to make and although we had a very moving prayer service in the dorter in Ballintubber Abbey, the walk itself was postponed for another day. The walk has now [...]
On Sunday, June 9th the annual Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage took place in Knock Shrine. Capacity crowds filled the basilica for a great afternoon of prayer, devotion and much enjoyment. Fr. Benny McHale was chief celebrant. Foundress of the CGA Mrs. Catherine Wiley was very pleased with the day.
Pictured at the launch of ‘New Dawn’ a new diocesan magazine for the Archdiocese. Pictures by kind courtesy of Fr. Stephen Farragher.
On Saturday, June 16th the Papal Legate for the Eucharistic Congress, His Emminence, Cardinal Marc Ouellet celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock. The Papal Nuncio, His Excellency concelebrated, along with His Grace Archbishop Michael Neary and all the Bishops of the Western Province. The Basilica was full to capacity, about 5,000 [...]
The newly ordained Fr. Eugene O’Boyle celebrates along with his former student colleagues on the day of his Ordination to the Priesthood in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam. Many happy years of ministry and service in the priesthood to Fr. Eugene in the Archdiocese of Tuam!
Ar an Luan an 4ú Meitheamh léigh an sagart nua, an tAth. Seán a chéad Aifreann i Séipéal Cill Chiaráin. Sa bpictiúr feictear cuid den chléir agus na scolairí a bhí i láthair. Cúis ceiliúradh iontach mhór a bhí san ócáid d’Arddheoise Thuama ar fad! Moladh go deo le Dia!
Congratulations to Fr. Shane who was ordained priest for Tuam Archdiocese on Sunday June 3rd in the Cathedral of the Assumption. Fr. Shane is a native of Minnesota with Connemara connections. He celebrated his first Mass as Gaeilge in Séipéal Cill Chiaráin the following day. Fr. Shane’s first appointment is to the Cathedral Parish of [...]
Congratulations to Fr. Eugene O’Boyle who was ordained to the Priesthood on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 in the Cathedral of the Assumption by Archbishop Michael Neary. Fr. Eugene celebrated his first Mass on Monday June 4th in Claremorris Church. Fr. Eugene’s first appointment is as Chaplain in Castlebar Hospital. Fr. Eugene is pictured with his [...]
The following are some notes on prayer prepared by Archbishop Michael at the request of the Diocesan Pastoral Council who have launched a prayer promotion initiative for Lent.
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT 2012
We are living at a time when reverence, the sense of the holy, the realisation of the presence of God is made more difficult [...]
Bishop Donal Murray has been invited by the Diocesan Pastoral Council to address members of Parish Pastoral Councils from throughout the diocese on Share the Good News.
Share the Good News is a ten-year plan for handing on the faith in parishes throughout the country and is relevant to all Pastoral Councils. I enclose a short [...]