14th December 2007
Diocese of Kilmore honours Cardinal Seán Brady
Newly created cardinal, His Eminence Seán Cardinal Brady, will return to his native county of Cavan to be honoured by the Diocese of Kilmore and by Cavan County Council on Sunday next, 16 December 2007.
Cardinal Brady will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Felim in Cavan Town on Sunday, 16 December beginning at 3:00pm. The Mass will be concelebrated by Bishop Leo O’Reilly, Monsignor Michael Cooke and the priests of the diocese. Also in attendance will be the Cardinal’s family, friends and many parishioners from around the diocese.
Prior to this Mass, at 2:00pm, Cardinal Brady will attend a civic reception in his honour hosted by Cavan County Council.
Immediately after the Mass of Thanksgiving, there will be a reception in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan, hosted by Bishop O’Reilly on behalf of the Diocese of Kilmore, where a presentation will be made to the Cardinal from the people and priests of the diocese. This presentation will take place at 6:00pm.
All are welcome to the Cathedral for the Mass and also to the hotel for the presentation. This Mass will be broadcast live on Shannonside Northern Sound Radio at 3:00pm.
Notes for Editors
– His Eminence Seán Cardinal Brady was originally ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kilmore in 1964. The Cardinal’s home parish is Laragh in County Cavan.
– The Diocese of Kilmore takes in the counties of Cavan and parts of the counties of Leitrim, Fermanagh, Meath and Sligo.
– Details for the Diocese of Kilmore and more information on Cardinal Brady can be obtained on www.kilmorediocese.ie Email: [email protected] Parishes: 36; Catholic Population: circa 60,000; Catholic Churches: 95; Patron Saint of the diocese: St Felim.
Fr Paul Casey, Kilmore, Diocesan Communications Officer (087 8171317)
Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Kathy Tynan Communications Officer (086 817 5674)