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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Tuam Cathedral Holy Week Concert

There was a full house in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam for the visit of Guilford High School Choir on the Tuesday of Holy Week. The Choir hail from Connecticut, USA and were on a whirlwind tour of Irish venues. The concert in Saint Mary’s was organised in conjunction with Western...

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Inter-Diocesan Quiet Day

Since the decision last May to shelve ( at least for the time being ) any further investigation into the future of Diocesan Re-organisation, the neighbouring Dioceses of Tuam Killala and Achonry, and Limerick Killaloe and Ardfert took the initiative to sit down together to see whether there may be...

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Concert Holy Trinity Westport

There will be a concert in Westport’s Holy Trinity Church on Thursday 21st April at 8pm to fund first steps towards the restoration of Holy Trinity’s 1856 organ. John Dexter, former organist in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, will extract magic from the old instrument even while it’s ailing.  Two of his...

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Statement of Bishop Rooke on the Tragedy of Rescue 116

The Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, the Rt Rev Patrick Rooke, has expressed his condolences to the families of the helicopter crew who lost their lives off the Co Mayo coast. ‘It is so sad’, he said, ‘that those dedicated to the rescue of others should themselves be lost...

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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was marked by Services throughout TKA. Of the many gatherings, one was held in Straide Parish Church in Foxford. Pictured here are the following: Fr. John Durkan, Rev. John Farr, Fr. Martin Convey, Fr. Gerry Davey, Fr. Padraig Costello, Bishop Rooke, Canon Andrea...

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