Tag Archives: Clergy

Welcoming comments by Monsignor Hugh Connolly, President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, to new seminarians

PRESS RELEASE 22 August 2010 Welcoming comments by Monsignor Hugh Connolly, President of Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, to new seminarians Dear Class of 2010, I wish to extend a very warm welcome to you and to your families and friends who have accompanied you here to St Patrick’s College Maynooth this afternoon. For people of […]

Sixteen new seminarians commence priesthood studies for Irish dioceses

PRESS RELEASE 22 August 2010 Sixteen new seminarians commence priesthood studies for Irish dioceses – please see below table of seminarians by diocese Today sixteen men begin formal studies for the priesthood for Irish dioceses. Covering a wide range of ages – from the late twenties up to early sixties – and with an array […]

Bishops launch of In Praise of Priests DVD in All Hallows, Dublin

PRESS RELEASE 16 August 2010 Bishops launch of In Praise of Priests DVD in All Hallows, Dublin Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe and Chair of the Council for Clergy and Bishop Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor and Chair of the Council for Vocations today launched the DVD, In Praise of Priests, […]

‘In Praise of Priests’ – video reflections

In five short videos, George Hook, Alice Taylor, Ashleigh O’Neill, Mickey Harte and David Begg share what particular priests have meant in their lives.

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly to mark the closing of the Year for Priests

PRESS RELEASE 20 June 2010 Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly to mark the closing of the Year for Priests On the occasion of the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock I suggested to our priests some time back that this pilgrimage would be a good occasion for us as a diocese to […]

Address of Archbishop Timothy Dolan at lecture to mark Year for Priests in Maynooth

PRESS RELEASE 31 May 2010 Address of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at lecture to mark Year for Priests in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare Theme: God is the only treasure people desire to find in a priest   (Thursday May 27, 2010)   As part of the worldwide celebration of the […]

Year for Priests – seminar 27 May 2010

Video and texts from a seminar in Maynooth to mark the Year for Priests, at which Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York gave the keynote address “God is the Only Treasure People Desire to Find in a Priest.”

Visit of relics of St John Vianney concludes today

PRESS RELEASE 29 April 2010 Visit of relics of St John Vianney concludes today The visit to Ireland of the relics of St John Vianney concludes today with the return of the relics to the Shrine of Ars in France. Over the last four days the relics have been venerated by thousands of people throughout […]

Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at Mass to welcome the relics of St John Vianney to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh

PRESS RELEASE 28 April 2010 Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at Mass to welcome the relics of St John Vianney to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh “The fact is that we all need forgiveness, whether we know it or not. The Sacrament of Reconciliation [Confession] puts us in […]

Homily of Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe at Mass to welcome the relics of St John Vianney to Knock Shrine

PRESS RELEASE 27 April 2010 Homily of Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe at Mass to welcome the relics of St John Vianney to Knock Shrine Since June 2009 we have been living in what Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated as a “Year for Priests”. It has given rise to much prayer to God for the […]

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