Category Archives: Diocese

Regina Caeli

During the Easter Season we pray the Regina Caeli in place of the Angelus. Perhaps you might like to join in praying this prayer each day.

Call: Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
Response: The Son you merited to bear, alleluia,

Call: Has risen as he said, alleluia.
Response: Pray to God for us, alleluia.

Call: Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
Response: For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.

God of life, you have given joy to the world
by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through the prayers of his mother, the Virgin Mary,
bring us to the happiness of eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Daily Masses

During this time, Masses continue to be celebrated in all our parishes.  If it helps you to join in with the celebration there are webcams in the following Parishes

Achonry-Mullinabreena8.15am (approx)8.15am (approx)
ATTYMASSMon-Thu 10.00am
Fri 7.30am
7.30pm (Vigil)
10.30am Sunday
BOHOLAMass broadcast via Facebook on Sunday at 11.30am
COOLANEY10.00am7.00pm (Vigil)
7.30pm (Friday)
7.30pm (Vigil)

*Webcams are often only turned on during the broadcast of Masses.

There is an audio recording of Daily Mass in Kilmovee Parish  LISTEN

Bishop-Elect Paul Dempsey


Fr Paul Dempsey

Father Paul Dempsey, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Achonry has issued the following statement today:

“It is with regret that we have had to postpone my Episcopal Ordination as Bishop of Achonry which was planned for Sunday 19th April. I requested the postponement in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. I have asked that the ceremony be rescheduled until sometime in the Summer. This decision has been difficult but it would not have been appropriate to proceed with the ordination at this time.

The decision has been made in consultation with His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okola and the Diocese of Achonry.  I am grateful to Archbishop Okolo and to the priests, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Achonry for their patience and understanding as we deal with the unprecedented consequences of Covid-19 in our country and in our world.

I am grateful to Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, who has asked me to continue for the moment as parish priest in Newbridge Parish.

I ask for your prayers at this time for all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.”


Fr Dermot Meehan is Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese and continues in that role of leadership and pastoral care of our diocese up to the moment Bishop-Elect Dempsey is ordained.



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