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

Archive for September, 2017

Route 66 – Day 6

Route 66 – Day 6

Friday, 26 September saw our Bishop heading for Counties Waterford and Tipperary crossing the Vee from Lismore to Clonmel for lunchtime sermons. Altogether he visited 10 venues – Newtown School, Christ Church NS, Waterford Cathedral, Stradbally School, County Waterford, Lismore School and Cathedral, Clonmel School and Church, Piltown Church and finally Kilmeaden Church. His sermons […]

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  September 28, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – Day 5

Route 66 – Day 5

Route 66 continued on Monday, 25 September with Bishop Burrows stopping off first at Gorey Central School. Next it was on to Kilnamanagh, Ferns, Enniscorthy and Wexford primary schools in his Diocese, presenting his 3-minute sermons to the children and teachers and also to parents who came along to join him.  From lunchtime he visited […]

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  September 27, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – Day 4

Route 66 – Day 4

Day 3 of Route 66 saw Bishop Burrows preaching in County Laois. He started at Stradbally School then went on to Portlaoise School, Abbeyleix School, Clonenagh School and Rathdowney School. Next stop was Rathdowney Church, then Mountrath, Abbeyleix, Portlaoise and back again, this time to Stradbally Church. Here are images from Day 3:

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  September 23, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – Day 3

Route 66 – Day 3

Bishop Burrows was back on the road again today on the third day of his Route 66 preaching marathon. His first stop was at Shillelagh NS where his reflection was based on a passage from Ecclesiastes. After that he visited Tullow NS, Tullow Church as, Aghade Church, Carlos NS, Carlow Church, Fenagh Church, Borris Chapel […]

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  September 21, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – Day 2

Route 66 – Day 2

Bishop Michael Burrows completed Day 2 of his Route 66 preaching marathon on Friday, 15 September. Lydia Monds of Bishops’ Appeal accompanied him that morning. Reflections were based on 1 Kings through to Proverbs. Here are some images from the day:

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  September 18, 2017   No comments
Census figures ‘legitimise’ faith-based school network, says cleric (via @IrishTimes)

Census figures ‘legitimise’ faith-based school network, says cleric (via @IrishTimes)

From the Irish Times  A senior Church of Ireland figure has defended State funded faith-based schools, saying the fact that over 91.2 per cent of the population proclaims to practise a religion legitimises the current system. The church’s Dean of Waterford Maria Jansson said the situation in Irelandwas “in stark contrast to the UK, and to much of Western Europe”. It was […]

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  September 18, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – first day

Route 66 – first day

Bishop Michael Burrows began his Route 66 sermon marathon yesterday, Wednesday 13th September. First stop was Castlecomer Church, then Wandesforde School, Kilkenny College and Kilkenny Model School. Templemore School and Church followed and after that a lunch-time visit to Cashel, to both the Deanery School and Cathedral. Kilcooley Church came next, then Fertagh. The Bishop […]

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  September 14, 2017   No comments
Bishop’s Letter – September

Bishop’s Letter – September

Dear Friends As the hectic autumnal period in parish life beckons anew, one thinks of the busyness of schools both primary and secondary … the many services planned in order to give thanks for the blessings of the harvest … the preparing of much material for our own diocesan synod in October. Amidst all of […]

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  September 5, 2017   No comments