Passionist priest to celebrate Mass for vocations

FERMANAGH men who may have felt a calling or are considering a life of vocation are invited to a special Mass later this month at St Gabriel’s Retreat at the Graan. While the local Catholic Church has been facing a crisis in recent years, with parish priests continuing to retire but few young clergymen coming through to fill their […]

‘Be kind to ourselves to help others’ – Fr Brian

FR BRIAN D’ARCY says a lifetime working as a spiritual counsellor has taught him the value of self-compassion when dealing with mental health and wellbeing. Speaking to “I am Here”, an Irish organisation which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workplaces, Fr D’arcy said he believes we have all used up most of our energy in […]

Just one thing! With Fr Brian Darcy

WE WILL soon be entering the 12th month of the 2020/21 global Covid-19 pandemic. The weeks are long and emotions are tested. It feels like the goalposts are forever moving and hopes are constantly raised and dashed. Things feel out of our control and it’s hard to keep morale high when what started off as […]

‘All we have now is the stuff that matters’

AS the coronavirus takes grip across the country one of Fermanagh’s best known clerics has admitted he is missing home in this ‘strange and difficult time’. Passionist priest Fr Brian D’Arcy, former rector of the Graan,  and who is now based in Crossgar, Co Down, admitted this week that it is a tough time for […]