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Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for Mass of Thanksgiving on the occasion of his 25 years of ministry as Archbishop of Tuam

Hope is essential in human life whether for single, married, religious, priest or bishop.  The first reading in today’s Mass assures us that God is near and is a God who is compassionate and caring.  There is no need to be afraid as God speaks a word of assurance, well-being and solidarity.  As I celebrate […]

Bishop John McAreavey announces personnel changes in the Diocese of Dromore

On Wednesday, 13 December 2017 Bishop John McAreavey announced the following personnel changes in the diocese of Dromore. The changes will come into effect on Friday, 5 January 2018: 1. Canon Liam Stevenson, parish priest of Seapatrick (Banbridge), to be parish priest, St Peter’s and St Paul’s, Lurgan. He will be Vicar General of the […]

Homily of Father Seán Devereux PP at the Funeral Mass for members of the Alexander family in Cushinstown, New Ross, Co Wexford

Gathering words for today has not been easy.  Trying all week to be some little support to the Keevey, Ryan and Alexander families has often made me stand back, asking why and wondering if this darkness will ever pass. A journey to grieve a sister, sister in law, and aunt ended abruptly, stunning those close to Doug, Lily, Steve and Doug […]

Words of Bishop Denis Brennan at the Funeral Mass of members of the Alexander family at Cushinstown, New Ross, Co Wexford

The tragedy which unfolded here last Monday has touched and saddened the whole country. The Irish Bishops were gathering in Maynooth for their Winter Meeting on Monday evening when word of the accident came through. They were as shocked by it as everybody else and proffered their sympathy to all involved, a sympathy which I now pass on to the […]

Speaking Notes of Bishop Brendan Kelly on his appointment by Pope Francis as Bishop of Galway

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas, Galway A Cháirde dhíl, Go mbeannaí Dia dhaoibh … Níor shíl mé riamh go mbeinn anseo, ná go mbeadh an ócáid seo ag tarlú.  Go raibh maith agaibh as teacht agus fanacht. I am still somewhat in shock.  Having settled happily in Achonry, I never […]

Statement of Monsignor Thomas Johnston on the appointment of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

I congratulate Bishop Brendan Kelly on his appointment as Bishop of Galway and with the priests, religious and people of Achonry I pray God’s blessing on him in this new ministry. Bishop Brendan was ordained bishop of Achonry in January 2008 and he brought to that office many fine qualities, personal and pastoral. We thank […]

Canon Michael McLoughlin welcomes appointment by Pope Francis of Bishop Brendan Kelly as the new Bishop of Galway

Please see below the statement of welcome by the Very Reverend Michael Canon McLoughlin, Diocesan Administrator, regarding the news today that the Most Reverend Bishop Brendan Kelly has been appointed by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora: “With great joy and with a feeling of some relief, […]

Archbishop Michael Neary welcomes the appointment of Bishop Brendan Kelly as the new Bishop of Galway

Following the appointment today by Pope Francis of Bishop Brendan Kelly as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, Archbishop Micheal Neary issued the following statement of congratulations: “On behalf of the Bishops of the metropolitan province of Tuam, I wish to take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Bishop Brendan Kelly on his new […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes appointment by Pope Francis of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

Following the appointment today by Pope Francis of Bishop Brendan Kelly as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and as Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora, Archbishop Eamon Martin has published the following statement of congratulations: “I wish to offer my warmest congratulations and prayerful support to Bishop Brendan Kelly for his generous acceptance of a new […]

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

Media invited to meet with Bishop Kelly after the celebration of 11.00am Mass in the Cathedral The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. The news of the appointment is strictly embargoed, and will be made public in Rome […]

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