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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TKA Introduction of Priest in Charge and Installation of Canons

Advent Sunday 2016 saw the beginning of a new chapter in the on-going faith journey of Killala Group pf Parishes when Revd Jennifer McWhirter was Introduced by Bishop Patrick Rooke as their Priest in Charge. The Introduction took place in the context of a Service of Lesson and Carols for...

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Annual National Schools Service

TKA Annual National Schools Service was held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Friday 18th November.   Some 150 pupils and teachers from the five schools in the diocese – Colooney, Ballina, Westport, Galway and Leaffoney – gathered to swap stories, meet and greet each other and have some fun...

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From Irelande With Love

  It started with a picture of a small boy, dazed and bloodied, sitting in an ambulance after an air strike in Aleppo. It ended with almost 3,000 boxes and bags of direct aid leaving Clifden in The West of Ireland for Syria and Iraq. This is the story of...

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