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Funeral Arrangements for the late Very Reverend Daniel Sheridan R.I.P., former Parish Priest of Killeshandra, 1944-2019

Very Reverend Daniel Sheridan 23 July 1944 – 19 January 2019 The death has occurred of the Very Reverend Daniel Sheridan, former Parish Priest of Killeshandra, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of the College View Nursing Home, Cavan, on Saturday 19 January 2019. Pre-deceased by his parents Celia (née McGovern) and John...

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Death of Very Reverend Daniel Sheridan, former Parish Priest of Killeshandra, 1944-2019

Very Reverend Daniel Sheridan 23 July 1944 – 19 January 2019   It is with regret that the Diocese of Kilmore announces the death of the Very Reverend Daniel Sheridan, former Parish Priest of Killeshandra, which occurred earlier this afternoon, Saturday 19 January 2019. Funeral arrangements will be published later. Our sincere sympathy and deepest...

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Preparing for Sundays – Exploring the Sunday Readings

PREPARING FOR SUNDAYS – Fr. Eamonn Bredin will lead a group discussion on the Mass readings for the following Sunday in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Thursday evenings from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m..  All welcome. Cost: €5 per night.

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Monsignor Liam Kelly elected Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Kilmore

  Following the acceptance by Pope Francis of the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly as Bishop of Kilmore on 31 December last, the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Kilmore, met today in Cavan, in accordance with its rights and duties under Canon Law, and elected Monsignor Liam Kelly, Vicar General and Parish Priest...

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Statement from the Diocese of Kilmore on the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly

Some months ago Bishop Leo O’Reilly, on medical advice, wrote to Pope Francis requesting him to accept his early retirement as Bishop of Kilmore due to ill-health, in accordance with Canon 401, #2 of the Code of Canon Law.  It is announced this morning in Rome that Pope Francis has accepted Bishop O’Reilly’s request and...

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Bishop Leo O’Reilly’s Homily for Christmas Eve 2018

I happened to tune in to a radio programme in Germany a couple of days ago. It was about an unusual carol service that takes place every year in a football stadium in East Berlin. East Berlin of course was the capital of the former Communist East Germany. Of all the regions of the old...

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Bishop Leo O’Reilly’s Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 2018

I had a call from someone in Northern Sound radio during the week asking if I wanted to do a message for Christmas Day. I said I had already recorded a piece for the religious slot on Christmas morning, but he said he wanted something for the news and current affairs programme. He suggested a...

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Bishop Leo O’Reilly’s Christmas Message 2018

Warmest Christmas Greetings to all our people in the diocese of Kilmore, here at home and all around the world. No more than yourselves, I am very fond of Christmas. I love the carols and the cards, the decorations and the crib, the packed church at the Christmas eve Mass, the sense of togetherness and...

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A Christmas Reflection by Fr Ultan McGoohan, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services

This Christmas marks the two hundredth anniversary of the first performance of that much loved festive hymn, Silent Night. The words were written by a young priest, Joseph Mohr and the melody was composed by his friend Franz Xavier Gruber. It was performed for the first time at Midnight Mass in Fr Mohr’s parish church...

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Accord Pre-Marriage Courses in the Diocese of Kilmore 2019

All pre-marriage courses will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, The Conaty Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7 from 7:30p.m. to 10:00p.m. on the Friday evening and 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on the Saturday: 25 & 26 January 2019 22 & 23 February 2019 8 & 9 March 2019 26 & 27 April 2019 4...

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