The number of permanent deacons serving in the Diocese of Dromore has increased to five following the ordination of John McClelland (Newry) and Deacon Michael Rooney (Ballela) at the Cathedral of Ss Patrick & Colman in Newry on Sunday by Bishop John McAreavey. Also pictured: Canon Francis Brown, Adm. Newry Cathedral and Rev. Deacon Frank…
Rector Fr Seamus Enright pictured at the launch of the Limerick Novena outside the Mount St Alphonsus Redemptorist church in Limerick, with a special Bus Ėireann bus advertising the solemn novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help from June 16-24. Photo: Brian Gavin/Press 22
Supporters of the Love Both project, which aims to protect the Eighth Amendment, Eva Conroy, Melissa Byrne, Stephanie Byrne and Robyn Conroy taking a selfi e before the beginning of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday in Dublin. Photo: John McElroy
Retired Derry priest Fr Harry Coyle (77) was awarded an honorary doctorate by Ulster University in recognition of his lifetime of achievements in Irish language teaching and scholarship. Pictured with Fr Coyle are Prof. Paddy Nixon and Dr Malachy O’Neill, Ulster University. Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University
Five students from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth – Kevin Connolly (Meath), Anthony McAleese, (Down & Connor), Gerard Quirke (Tuam), Dominic Binh Nguyen SDB (Salesian) and Paul Binh Tran SDB (Salesian) – were ordained deacons at the weekend in a ceremony led by Archbishop Michael Neary.
A primary school choir from Co. Down has narrowly lost getting to the fi nal of Britain’s Got Talent. St Patrick’s Junior Choir from Drumgreenagh outside Rathfriland, had impressed the judges with their rendition of Katy Perry’s Roar during Monday’s semi-final. “You sounded amazing,” said head judge Simon Cowell. “I love your personalities individually and…
Archbishop Charles Brown – who up until last month served as the Pope’s representative in Ireland – is welcomed to his new posting as Apostolic Nuncio to Albania by Mr Ditmir Bushati, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania. Archbishop Brown presented his credentials on May 9.
Cadet Jerome Scully from the 93rd cadet class conducts the cadet school choir from the Curragh at the annual international military pilgrimage in Lourdes this week. Photo: La Caze
Mark Patrick Hederman’s latest book, in which he explores the search for a new ethics for Ireland, has entered the bestsellers list just weeks after publication. The Opal and the Pearl examines sexuality in the lives and writings of James Joyce, Iris Murdoch and W.B. Yeats. Published by Columba Press, the book by the former…
Men from the Dominican Friary Youth Club carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in a procession in Dundalk, Co. Louth on Saturday, in advance of the opening Mass for the Fatima Novena at the friary.