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Chrism Mass

posted April 14 2014

The Chrism Mass is celebrated each Holy Thursday morning, when the Bishop of a diocese along with his priests gather in his Cathedral church to fulfill two sacred duties:
i) to consecrate and bless the three oils used in the Church's ministry throughout the year,
ii) to renew and rededicate themselves to the ministerial priesthood to which they have been called
The Chrism Mass will take... continue reading »

Open Day in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth

posted April 14 2014

The seminarians in St. Patrick's College Maynooth are holding an open day for anyone considering diocesan priesthood on Saturday 3rd May 2014 from 10.00 am.

There will be informal talks, testimonials, tours and chat. No booking necessary.
All are welcome.... continue reading »

Death of Fr. Dan Burns, retired Belgooly PP

posted April 10 2014

Fr. Dan Burns, retired parish priest of Clontead, has died at Kinsale Community Hospital.
Fr. Dan was a native of Kilmichael Parish and was ordained in 1951 at Maynooth. Having ministered for five years in Lancaster, UK, he began a series of appointments in the home diocese that spanned just short of 50 years of priestly service. His appointments includes terms in Dunmanway, Mayfield, Kilmeen,... continue reading »

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