It’s official: go to church and live longer!

A FERMANAGH priest has welcomed a study which details that older people who go to church have better mental health. A new study released by Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin details that those who had a high religious attendance had lower depressive symptoms.  The research, involving over 6,000 adults aged […]

Easter Sunday dawn Mass attracts 500 congregation

ALMOST 500 people gathered for a dawn Mass on Easter Sunday morning in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lisnaskea. This year was the first time that a dawn Mass had been held in the Parish of Aghalurcher. The service was led by Parish Priest, Canon Jimmy McPhillips and Canon Lar Dawson, Brookeborough. Hundreds of people from neighbouring […]

New bishop makes key appointments

THE newly ordained Bishop of Clogher has announced new appointments in his diocese. Bishop Larry Duffy, who was consecrated bishop just two weeks ago has revealed he has appointed a number of priests in the diocese to be his vicars-general.  These include Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, parish priest of Magheracloone and Monsignor Peter O’Reilly, parish priest […]


Isolation taking its toll on over festive period

For most of us the festive season is spent catching up with family and friends, enjoying good company and lots of food. However, for elderly members of our community this can be a particularly difficult time of year.  It is a time when loneliness can carry a greater degree of meaning and isolation from the […]