Priest shortages to hit funeral masses

A FERMANAGH cleric says that the falling number of priests will soon have a drastic impact on  funeral masses for Catholic families here. Originally from Newtownbutler, Fr Gary Donegan was responding to a pastoral letter issued on Sunday by Bishop Donal McKeown warning that dwindling numbers of young people joining the priesthood in the Down and […]

Fr Gary Donegan gets Colombia peace invite

FR Gary Donegan, CP, the Newtownbutler-born member of the Passionist Order now based in Crossgar, County Down is packing his bags for a New Year ‘peace talks’ trip to Colombia in the New Year. He recently transferred from pastorship (parish priest) of Ardoyne where he made a name for himself shepherding children from Holy Cross […]