Diocesan Appointments

Bishop Patrick Rooke has made the following Diocesan Clerical Appointments: Karen Duignan to be Ordained Local Minister of Kilglass Parish and St Anne’s, Easkey  Parish from 15th September. Maebh O’Herlihy to be Ordained Local Minister of St Thomas’, Dugort Parish, Achill from 15th September. Carole Reynolds to be Ordained Local...

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Bill to Unite Tuam and Limerick Passed at General Synod

A Bill seeking to unite the dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry and Limerick and Killaloe was presented and passed at General Synod in Derry/Londonderry. Proposing the Bill, Dean Alistair Grimason said that the conversations between the two dioceses had reached a significant point where they had come before General...

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Darkness Into Light

In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across...

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Joint Tuam and Limerick Quiet Day

A Joint Quiet Day for the clergy and readers of Tuam and Limerick was held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Thursday 28th March. The day began with a celebration of the Holy Communion by Bishop Rooke assisted by the Dean of TKA, Very Revd. Alistair Grimason. Reflections for the...

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Thank You Denzil

  On Sunday 3rd Feb, the Select Vestry of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church shared food and fun, with a celebratory lunch for Denzil Auchmuty.  Denzil has retired from the Select Vestry after 40 years of dedication, during which he served in many different roles and on many different committees in...

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Tuam Cathedral Installations

Three new members were added to the Chapter of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Sunday 20th January 2019. At a Service of Choral Evensong, The Dean of Tuam,  Killala and Achonry, The Very Reverend Alistair Grimason, installed The Venerable Stephen McWhirter to the Dignitary of Archdeacon of Tuam, The Very...

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TKA Advent Carols and Installation of Canons

The annual TKA Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent was held in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Killala on Sunday 9th December. The liturgy was prepared and led by Revd Canon Jen McWhirter, Priest in Charge of Killala Union. Lessons were read by representatives of all the parishes in the Killala...

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TKA Diocesan Schools Service

The Diocesan Schools Service was held on 16th November in Saint Mary’s Cathedral Tuam. The speaker was our very own Steve Brickenden who spoke to the children about ‘ The Fruits of the Spirit’. Steve had visited the schools in the weeks leading up the service and had given each...

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Achonry Priest in Charge

The Parish of Achonry entered a new era of service and witness when the Revd. Peter Norman was Introduced as their Priest in Charge at a Service held in St. George’s Church, Tubbercurry on Sunday 2nd December 2018.  Revd Peter was presented by the Archdeacon of TKA,  Ven. Stepehen McWhirter. ...

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Remembrance Sunday in Saint Mary’s Cathedral Tuam

This year, given the significance of 11th November 2018, we had a particular Service of Remembrance in Saint Mary’s Cathedral. With us were the representatives of The Irish U.N. Veterans who, as in past years, laid a wreath in memory of fallen comrades. We also had a contingent from the...

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