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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WALKING FOR WATER

By Archdeacon Alan Synnott Walking for water is what you are doing if you are a Maasai woman and getting hygienic water is imperative, so if you are from Oltiasiki in Southern Kenya and you are a woman you will spend a large part of everyday walking and walking and...

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PARISH READERS LICENCED AND COMMISSIONED IN KILMOREMOY

Four Parish Readers, John Gawley, Caroline Morrow, Amanda Strong Carden and Nicola Padden began their ministry in Kilmoremoy Union on Sunday 29th January. The licencing part of the liturgy was in the context of ‘A Service of the Word’ held in Saint Michael’s Church, Ballina. The Rector of Kilmoremoy, Revd...

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TKA Christmas on Ice

We left Westport at 7:30 a.m. and after stopping in Collooney and Longford along the way we ended up with 28 students and 4 leaders and of course our friendly bus driver. We made it to Dundrum shopping centre in good time and were able to take in the beautiful...

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TKA SAMARA Aid Arrives

We have just received the outstanding news that the aid lorries which left Clifden at the end of November have arrived safe and well at the distribution depot in Northern Iraq. The boxes of clothes and blankets which originated in parishes, villages and towns in The West of Ireland will...

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