Monthly Archives: March 2016

Chrism Mass

A congregation, drawn from the parishes of the diocese, joined Bishop Brendan and our Diocesan Priests for the Chrism Mass.  It was a prayerful celebration during which Bishop Brendan reminded priests of their call to be people of prayer.  He blessed the Oils of The Sick and Baptism and consecrated the Sacred Chrism.  This is a very special gathering in the diocese, as indeed it is in all dioceses,with the gathering of the clergy to recall the origins of priesthood and the bringing of the Blessed Oils to the parishes of the diocese to be used in the administration of the Sacraments in the coming year.

Entrance Procession and Gathering Hymn “Our God Is Here”, Cathedral Folk Group

Pilgrimage to the Holy Door of Mercy

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY DOOR OF MERCY BALLAGHADERREEN

The idea of going on “pilgrimage” to Ballaghaderreen is not something we’d normally speak about!

We associate pilgrimage with Religious sites like Knock, Croagh Patrick or Lough Derg.  Maybe even more-so with The Holy Land, Lourdes etc.  The word “pilgrimage” is accurate in the setting of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  In the past when Holy Years were called people were invited to make “pilgrimage” to Rome and  enter the Holy Door at St Peter’s or perhaps another Basilica in Rome.

Pope Francis however, believed such journeys unnecessary and though people are welcome to go to Rome, he decided that every diocese should have its own “HOLY DOOR” for the Jubilee of Mercy.  With that in mind, one of the doors in our Cathedral has been so designated and there’s an invitation to us all to visit and pray around this Holy Door.

As a diocese we are invited to do this on Sunday.  People can of course visit any time they want but there’s a special effort being made to do so as “diocese” on this Sunday. The time set aside is 3pm-7pm . The Four Parish Cluster Groups are invited to attend with their neighbouring parishes during these hours.

Ten “STATIONS” have been identified, each with a call to prayer and a bit of reflection.  A booklet will be made available for use during the time and the hope is that as many as possible will attend.  Stations of The Cross will be prayed and reflected upon during the final half hour.  Please consider making the “pilgrimage” on Sunday.  It would be great to see many people, families too, from our parish gather at the “HOLY DOOR OF MERCY”.  Priests of the diocese will be available throughout the afternoon to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

24 Hours For The Lord

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This weekend, the Diocese of Achonry will hold “24 Hours For The Lord” as part of its response to the call of Pope Francis to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy.

On Sunday there will be a Pilgrimage to The Holy Door at the Cathedral of The Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen.  Parishes from around the diocese are invited to attend.  The Cathedral will be open to welcome you at all times during that day but especially between 3.00pm-7.00pm when you are invited to come along and “pray the stations” around the Holy Door.  A booklet with prayers and some bacground to the 10 Stations will be available.  The Stations of The Cross will be reflected upon during the final half hour, 6.30pm-7.00m.

Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the afternoon.

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COUNTY ROSCOMMON

CATHEDRAL, Ballaghaderreen

Friday: Adoration commences 7.00pm

Saturday: Adoration concludes 7.00pm

Sunday: Pilgrimage to Holy Door 3.00pm-7.00pm

Stations of The Cross 6.30lm

COUNTY SLIGO

BALLISODARE, Co. Sligo

Friday: Adoration 9.00am-6.00pm

Saturday: Adoration 10.00am-6.00pm

BALLYMOTE, Co. Sligo

Friday:24 Hour Adoration of Blessed Sacrament commences at 8.00pm

Friday: Confessions 9.00pm-10.00pm

Saturday: Confessions 12.00pm-1.00pm

Saturday: 24 Hours Adoration concludes at 8pm (Vigial Mass)

COLLOONEY, Co. Sligo

Friday: Adoration 10.00am-Midnight

Saturday: Adoration 10.00am-8.00pm

Sunday: Confessoins 6pm-7pm

COOLANEY, Co. Sligo

Mass Friday 7pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

until Saturday 6.55pm.Mass at 7pm.

CURRY, Co. Sligo

Thursday: Adoration from 10am to 9pm.

Friday: Evening Mass at 7pm, followed by adoration until 9pm.
Saturday: Mass at 10am, followed by adoration until 6.45pm.
Sunday: Confessions from 6.00pm-7.00pm

GURTEEN, Co. Sligo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament from 8.00pm
Saturday: Conclusion of  Adoration 6.00pm

TUBBERCURRY, Co. Sligo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament from 10.00am
Saturday: Conclusion of  Adoration 9.00am
Sunday: Reconciliation Service 7.30pm

COUNTY MAYO

ATTYMASS, Co. Mayo

Friday: Mass 7.30pm.  24 Hour Adoration 8.00pm

Saturday: Adoration concludes 7.25pm – Vigil Mass 7.30pm

BOHOLA, Co. Mayo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament from evening to Vigil Mass on Saturday.
Confessions on Friday 9.00pm-10.00pm.

CARRACASTLE, Co. Mayo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament from evening to Vigil Mass on Saturday.
Confessions on Friday 9.00pm-10.00pm.

CHARLESTOWN, Co. Mayo

Friday: 24 Hours Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 8.00pm.
Friday: Confessions  9.00pm-10.00pm.
Satirdau: Conclusion of 24 Hours Adoration 8.00pm

FOXFORD, Co. Mayo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 7.00pm-11.00pm

Saturday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament 8.00am-7.00pm

KILMOVEE, Co. Mayo

Friday: Mass at 8pm followed by  24 Hours Adoration of Blessed Sacrament –
Friday: Confessions 9.00pm-10.00pm
Saturday: 24 Hours Adoration concludes with Vigil Mass.
(PLEASE NOTE : Church in use for 24 Hours for The Lord, is St Patrick’s Church, Glann)

KILTIMAGH, Co. Mayo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament from 8.00pm.
Saturday: 24 Hour adoration concludes with Vigil Mass 8.00pm

SWINFORD, Co. Mayo

Friday: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament from evening to Vigil Mass on Saturday.
Confessions on Friday 9.00pm-10.00pm.