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 […]

Graan draw will have added significance this year

THE traditional annual Graan draw will take place this December. And it will have an added significance as the Passionist community is celebrating 300 years in existence. The popular draw, which usually promotes a new car as its first prize, will be a little different this year because of Covid-19 and its restrictions. Graan Rector […]

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. […]


‘If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans…’

This festive season Fr Brian D’Arcy will celebrate 50 years since his ordination as a priest at the chapel in St Michael’s College, Enniskillen. Reflecting on half a century in the priesthood Fr Brian spoke to the Herald about his life as a Passionist priest, his time in Fermanagh and his hopes for the future. […]

Crowds flock to the Graan for Fr Charles’ first Novena

THE annual Graan Novena is underway on the outskirts of Enniskillen as it marks its 29th anniversary.  Fr Brian D’Arcy may have moved on but the major spiritual event is still expected to attract large numbers from all over Ireland under its new host Fr Charles Cross. “We had a great crowd on Monday morning […]