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Information for media on the funeral liturgy for Connor Currie RIP

At 2.00pm today the Funeral Mass for the late Connor Currie RIP will take place in Saint Malachy’s Church, Edendork.  Father Kevin Donaghy, parish priest of Dungannon, (Drumglass, Killyman and Tullyniskin), will be chief celebrant of the Mass which will be attended by Connor’s family, friends and the local parish community.  After Mass, Connor’s remains […]

Information for media on the funeral liturgy for Lauren Bullock RIP

At 11.00am today the Funeral Mass for the late Lauren Bullock RIP will take place in Saint Patrick’s Church, Donaghamore.  Father David Moore, Parish Priest of Pomeroy, will be chief celebrant of the Mass which will be attended by Lauren’s family, friends and the local parish community.  After Mass, Lauren’s remains will be interred in […]

Information for media on the funeral liturgy for Morgan Barnard RIP

At 10.00am today the Funeral Mass for the late Morgan Barnard RIP will take place in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dungannon.  Father Aidan McCann, curate of Dungannon, will be chief celebrant of the Mass which will be attended by Morgan’s family, friends and the local parish community.  After Mass, Morgan’s remains will be interred in Carland […]

Information for media on the funerals for the late Morgan Barnard, Lauren Bullock and Connor Currie RIP

The priests celebrating the funeral Masses on Friday 22 March in the Archdiocese of Armagh, for the three teenagers who died in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, on Saint Patrick’s night, are: Father Aidan McCann, curate of Dungannon, (Drumglass, Killyman and Tullyniskin) for the late Morgan Barnard in Saint Patrick’s Church, Dungannon, at 10.00am.  Burial afterwards in […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin asks for prayers following the tragic deaths of three Co Tyrone teenagers

The joy and celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day in the Archdiocese of Armagh has given way to shock and sadness today as we try to come to terms with the tragic incident in Cookstown last night.  Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Lauren, Connor and Morgan, and with all […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s Saint Patrick’s Day message to the people of Ireland at home and abroad

“Partnership and tolerance, mutual trust and respect, equality and a complete renunciation of violence, are essential for the building of a lasting and just peace.  All the more reason then for us to resolve, in the name of Saint Patrick, to avoid any return to an infrastructure of suspicion and division which could so easily […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke to jointly commemorate Saint Patrick’s Day in Armagh

The Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Archbishop Eamon Martin, and the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, Archbishop Richard Clarke, will participate from 12.15pm – 12.45pmin a special family celebration for Saint Patrick’s Day, this Sunday 17 March, in The Shambles Market area of Armagh, situated between the two cathedrals.  The Primates of All-Ireland will be […]

Bishop Kevin Doran asks for prayers this weekend for the victims of the attacks in New Zealand

Please see Bishop Doran’s statement below: “I am deeply saddened at this morning’s news of a savage attack on two Muslim communities at prayer in New Zealand.  All of us, of whatever religious tradition, can identify with what that might mean for a congregation gathered for worship. “Responsibility for these attacks clearly rests with some […]

Spring 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Spring 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  The following issues were discussed by the bishops: Pope Francis’ meeting on ‘The Protection of Minors in the Church’ Consultant posts advertisement in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, and in Anaesthesia Trócaire: Annual Lenten Lecture and 2019 Lenten […]

‘A Pathway for our Parishes’ – Pastoral Letter by Bishop Dermot Farrell

The following pastoral letter written by Bishop Dermot Farrell, Bishop of Ossory, will be made available at the celebration of Sunday Mass throughout the Diocese of Ossory this weekend. The mission of the Church in changing times The mission of the Church is to communicate to everyone the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  From very hopeful […]

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