(United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns, Leighlin, Lismore, Ossory & Waterford)

Bishop’s Monthly Letter

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – December 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – December 2018

Dear Friends Most readers will receive these words on December 2nd, the first Sunday of another Advent season. It seems a long time now since clergy maintained a disciplined tradition of preaching in Advent on the ‘Four Last Things’ – namely Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. To follow such a sequence now would seem very […]

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  November 30, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – November

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – November

In this month’s letter Bishop Michael Burrows mentions two new appointments in the Diocese and also remembers five people who died recently  Dear Friends In the never-ending process of change in our diocese, I am pleased to have announced some new appointments recently. Canon Ruth Elmes is now Archdeacon Elmes, having added the role of […]

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  October 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – October 2018

Bishop’s Letter – October 2018

Dear Friends On Friday October 26, citizens go to the polls to decide who will serve and we hope also inspire all the people of this country for the next seven years in the office of President of Ireland. I have often been struck through the years at how often we pray in our liturgy […]

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  October 1, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s September Letter

Bishop’s September Letter

In this month’s letter our Bishop pays tribute to Canon Susan Green and Archdeacon Andrew Orr who are leaving, mentions an imminent retirement, an ordination, a change in Killeshin and much more. Dear Friends Over the summer the rate of change in the diocese, particularly among our clerical colleagues, has not slowed down! Canon Susan […]

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  August 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – July 2018

This month our Bishop has more good news on the curate front, he pays tribute to retiring principals, mentions the importance of church noticeboards, asks us to welcome summer visitors and encourages us all not to forget to participate in the local household of faith during the busy summer season ahead    Dear Friends Last […]

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  June 28, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – June 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – June 2018

In this month’s letter Bishop Burrows tells us about clerical changes in the Diocese and about the dean-elect for Ossory. He also thanks retiring teachers for their commitment and enthusiasm and has news of the garden party he is planning for all those he has confirmed since he became bishop in 2006.   Dear Friends […]

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  May 31, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – May

Bishop’s Letter – May

This month Bishop Burrows’ focus is on farming Dear Friends Although I am for better or worse by origin a city person, I have spent the vast bulk of my ordained ministry in parishes and dioceses where agriculture is the dominant economic activity. In all of those years I have rarely, if ever, witnessed a […]

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  May 1, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – April 2018

Bishop’s Letter – April 2018

Dear Friends I begin my thoughts this month by emphasising that I am writing what follows in a personal capacity. I want to contribute candidly to discussion around the diocese, within and beyond these pages. I am but one disciple, one citizen, one voter, and I respect those who when confronted with a binary choice […]

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  March 29, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – February 2018

Bishop’s Letter – February 2018

In this month’s letter the Bishop welcomes imminent arrivals, the Reverend Robert Jones and the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Ossory designate, Monsignor Dermot Farrell and wishes Dean Katharine Poulton well in a life chapter. He also flags the bilingual TV Eucharist to celebrate St Ciaran’s Day on March 4th and thanks those who contributed […]

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  January 29, 2018   No comments
Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2018

Bishop’s Monthly Letter – January 2018

Ecumenism is the focus of Bishop Burrows’ letter this January   Dear Friends A highlight of the Christian Year should be … at least ideally … The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which is observed all over the globe from January 18 to 25. The week was originally chosen as it concludes appropriately on […]

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  January 5, 2018   No comments