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The Institution of the Revd Brian O’Rourke to Portlaoise

DIOCESE OF CASHEL FERNS & OSSORY  DIOCESE OF LEIGHLIN THE INSTITUTION TO THE INCUMBENCY OF THE REVEREND BRIAN O’ROURKE St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise – Friday 9th January 2015  ‘A new coming together as a community and a family’ The congregations from Portlaoise, the Rock (Dunamase) and Ballyfin along with clergy and lay members of the wider, ecumenical […]

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  February 5, 2015   No comments

Launch of a new CD of hymns and carols, as Gaeilge

Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise  PREAS RÁITEAS- PRESS RELEASE (ENGLISH VERSION BELOW)  Ardaígí bhur gcroíthe Dé Sathairn, 31 Eanáir, seolfaidh Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise dlúthdhiosca nua d’iomainn agus de charúil i nGaeilge.  I dTeach Caibidle Ardteampaill N. Cainneach,  Cill Chainnigh, a bheidh an seoladh ar 10.30 am. Tá an dlúthdhiosca seo de 16 iomann agus carúl, Iomainn agus Carúil […]

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  January 27, 2015   No comments

The Revd Alec Purser settles into ministry in Stradbally (Laois)

DIOCESE OF CASHEL FERNS & OSSORY DIOCESE OF LEIGHLIN STRADBALLY UNION OF PARISHES THE LITURGICAL INTRODUCTION TO MINISTRY IN THE PARISHES OF THE REVEREND ALEC PURSER (part-time Priest-in-Charge) St PATRICK’S PARISH CHURCH, STRADBALLY 5th December, 2014 The Revd Alec Purser pictured with the Bishop following his service of introduction as part-time priest-in-charge to the Union […]

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  January 7, 2015   No comments

Three Diocesan Lay Readers commissioned

  The Commissioning and Licensing of Readers Awarding of Theological Certificates Three new Diocesan readers commissioned by the Bishop in St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny On Advent Sunday , 30th November 2014: Mike O’Meara, Ms Nicola Rowan and Mr Jason Smith. ———————- Award of theThird-Level Bishop’s Medal ——————- Advent Sunday 30th November 2014   The Bishop […]

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  January 7, 2015   No comments

The Revd Mellissa Jeffers begins her ministry in Fiddown

THE LITURGICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE MINISTRY IN THE FIDDOWN UNION OF PARISHES OF THE REVD MELLISSA JEFFERS (part-time priest-in-charge) St Paul’s Church, Piltown on Friday 28th November 2014. The Revd Mellissa Jeffers pictured with the Bishop before her service of introduction as part-time priest-in-charge to the Union of Fiddown parishes in St Paul’s Church, Piltown […]

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  January 7, 2015   No comments

Recent Appointments, etc.

  – BRIAN O ROURKE to Portlaoise and Ballyfin Union on Friday 9th January at 8 p.m. in Portlaoise.           The Reverend MAIRT HANLEY, at present priest in charge in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, has been nominated to the incumbency of Baltinglass. We will welcome him among us at his Institution on […]

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  November 26, 2014   No comments

Diocesan Attendance at the Ploughing Championship 2014

PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 ‘Moo-meter’ may have been the buzzword around Ratheniska at the record-breaking National Ploughing Championship this year, but tucked away in a quiet but visible corner was positioned the Church of Ireland ‘Welcome’ Stand.  Created, organised and mainly manned by Cashel, Ferns and Ossory since in its Diocese it lay. Flagged by attractive […]

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  November 26, 2014   No comments

Tributes paid to Maureen Lanigan

MAUREEN CONSTANCE LANIGAN 1945 – 2014 It was with deep sadness that the Diocese learned of the death of Maureen Lanigan in the first week of September following illness. She died at Waterford Regional Hospital Thursday 4th September and her funeral took place on Saturday 6th September, in St Canice’s Cathedral with Requiem Eucharist. Her burial […]

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  October 5, 2014   No comments