The Dawning of THE DAY

For the third year, we gathered on Easter Sunday Morning for a Dawn Mass in the grounds of Urlaur Abbey.  There was a fine gathering of people from the parish and beyond – some from Ballymote, Curry, Charlestown, Carracastle, Knock, Kiltimagh, Ballaghaderreen, Monasteraden and, I’m sure, other places.  It was…

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Golden Jubilee Celebration

On Friday September 27th, the parish of Keash/Culfadda celebrated with its recently retired Parish Priest, Fr Jim Finan, the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Ordination.  The Church of St Kevin, Keash was filled to overflowing for the celebration.  Bishop Brendan Kelly was the Principal Celebrant at a con celebrated…

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Archbishop Joe Cassidy, R.I.P.

Earlier today I attended the Funeral Mass of Archbishop Joe Cassidy, the retired Archbishop of Tuam and former Parish Priest of Moore-Clonfad Parish. Ordained in 1959 for the Diocese of Achonry, the Charlestown native was sent to the Diocese of Clonfert on loan and, as events transpired, was never to…

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A thought and a tune (not necessarily related!)

This weekend’s gospel speaks of the calling of the first four disciples – all fishermen.  I put a few lines on our parish bulletin this week about vocations and about our Parish Cluster.  I suppose this came about as a result of a meeting we had among the priests of…

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Cathedral 150th

On November 3rd, Bishop Kelly, Bishop Flynn, priests, religious and people of Achonry Diocese gathered to mark the 150th Anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of The Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen.  It was a fine gathering of people.  Below are a few images from the evening. Bishop Brendan…

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