Annual Clergy Conference

The annual TKA Clergy Conference took on a different aspect in 2017. This year we were joined by the clergy of Limerick and Killaloe Diocese. This is a reflection of the fact that both dioceses are striving to co-operate more closely in a spirit of sharing resources, building relationships and...

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Bishop Rooke’s Address to Diocesan Synod 2017 in Full

The United Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry Bishop’s Address to the Diocesan Synod – 23rd September 2017 It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the Annual Meeting of the Tuam, Killala and Achonry Diocesan Synod. I extend a particular welcome to all of you who are...

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New Archdeacon for Killala and Achonry

At Diocesan Synod, Bishop Patrick announced that he has appointed Rev Stephen McWhirter to be Archdeacon of Killala and Achonry to succeeded Rev Alan Synnott. When asked for his reaction to the appointment, The Venerable Stephen McWhirter said, ‘ I’m delighted to have been appointed to this position and count...

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TKA Diocesan Synod 2017

The Diocesan Synod of Tuam, Killala and Achonry met on Saturday 23rd September in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam. After the Eucharist, Bishop Patrick opened the session with a wide-ranging address. He began by thanking outgoing Diocesan Secretary and Treasurer, Heather Sherlock and Paul Ryan respectively, for their years of service...

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Diocesan Administrator Appointed

TKA has new team member. Mrs Heather Pope has been appointed to the recently created post of  ‘ Diocesan Administrator of Tuam, Killala and Achonry’. This post is an amalgamation of two former posts. The first was that of Diocesan Secretary which has been held by the inimitable Heather Sherlock...

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Farewell!

It is with sadness tinged with joy that we announce the departure to pastures new of The Venerable Alan Synnott, Archdeacon of Killala and Achonry and Incumbent of Skreen Group of Parishes in County Sligo on foot of his appointment to  the Camlough Group of Parishes (Bessbrook) in Armagh Diocese....

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Diocesan Sponsored Walk

Instead of a fundraising diocesan cycle this year we decided to branch out a bit and took on the first part of the Tochar Padriag from Ballintubber Abbey to Killawalla. 12 intrepid explorers turned out at Ballintubber and after a briefing about the walk by Fr Frank we set off....

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Two New Diocesan Readers for TKA

The venue was the Connemara village of Roundstone, in the lovely little Church of Saint Mary sitting above the bay flecked with wave and sunshine. Two new Ministers of the Gospel, Diocesan Lay Readers, were added to the TKA Team. Maebh O’Herlihy hails from Achill in the Aughaval ( Westport...

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Mothers’ Union Festival Service

Killala Cathedral was the venue for TKA Annual Mothers’ Union Diocesan Service. The theme this year was “Thirteen Decades of Love and Service,”. The preacher was the Revd Jen McWhirter who was commissioned by the Bishop as Diocesan Vice President and All-Ireland PRO for the Southern Dioceses. The Bishop also...

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Confirmation Candidates Retreat

Written by Steve Brickenden, TKA Youth Officer How do we do it!!! Another dry day for everyone taking the trip up Croagh Patrick. We all met at 10.30 a.m. in the car park with the sun coming out and sticks at the ready. It is quite a climb but the...

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