Attending Mass – by ticket only!

AS CHURCHES prepare to reopen for services in the days and weeks ahead safety is their top priority. Indeed, those who are over 70-years-old or have underlying health conditions are being urged to keep using the webcam technology parishes have developed during the lockdown. For example, in the Ederney area, Fr Frank McManus, parish priest […]

Church services set to resume from next week

A RESUMPTION to public Mass and other services is on the horizon. Within a matter of days church goers may be able to return to the pew and partake in prayer within a church building, a move which has been welcomed by clerics.  Throughout lockdown many parishes mastered the use of webcam to share services. […]

Knockninny webcam Mass is going global!

AN IDEA of just how important webcam online Sunday Mass is to people near and far has been clear in the worldwide response to the weekly Knockninny Parish broadcasts. Concelebrated by Fr Gerard Alwill PP and Fr Denis Murray PE, this online  service has certainly become an integral part of many people’s lives, home and […]

‘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 […]

Mass cancelled for first time in living memory

CHURCHES in Fermanagh have taken the decision to cancel Mass and normal church services.  The announcement that the Catholic Diocese of Clogher was suspending public Masses came toward the end of last week – the first time Masses have been cancelled in living memory. Bishop Larry Duffy said, “Having consulted with priests and lay people […]

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 […]