Lochside Garage

New bishop set to be ordained this Sunday

SUNDAY 10 February will see the ordination of the new Catholic bishop of Clogher, Mgr Larry Duffy. 
Plans are in place for his ordination service which will be held at St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan on Sunday 10 February at 3pm.
The Monaghan man will fill the role which has been vacant for over two years since Bishop Liam McDaid stepped down due to ill-health.
The bishop-elect will be entrusted with the pastoral care of the Clogher Diocese which has a population of 88,000 across 37 parishes which span Monaghan and most of Fermanagh as well as encompassing parts of Tyrone, Donegal, Louth and Cavan. 
It was also recently announced that Lisnaskea native Mgr Joseph McGuinness will take up the position of Parish Priest of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, in succession to Mgr Duffy. 
Mgr McGuinness has been Diocesan Administer for over two years. 
Speaking after Mgr Duffy’s new appointment Mgr McGuinness had said it was “news of great joy” which had been long awaited by priests and people of the Clogher Diocese. 
In recent days the parish of Carrickmacross held a thanksgiving service in recognition of the generous outreach of Mgr Larry Duffy who has served as parish priest for the past five years.  At the service two scrolls from St. Joseph’s parish were presented. They read, “Farewell Mgr Larry thank you for all your pastoral care” and “Our thoughts and prayers are with you, from St Joseph’s”

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