CLOGHER DIOCESE REFLECTS ON A CENTURY OF CHANGE

8 April 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

THE interdenominational spirit which abounds throughout the diocese of Clogher was fully reflected last week when the Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys—who was guest speaker at St. Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan town— declared how she would like to specifically acknowledge the key role played by Churches of all traditions, especially in the Diocese of Clogher, in the peace process, and during the past one hundred years, since the Easter Rising.

She was speaking in the Monaghan Cathedral on Wednesday evening as Clogher diocese reflected on what was described as “a century of change from 1916”. The Catholic diocese of Clogher, through its energetic and innovative youth ministry organisation, Clogher don Óige, staged three impressive performances which, in a Reflective way, reviewed the journey of all the people of these parts over the past one hundred years—and set out some of the challenges for the period ahead. It was emphasised that all this was being done in the light of the Christian faith and the experiences of people, past and present.

The performances were held in St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, on Tuesday and Wednesday night, and in Saint Michael’s Church, Enniskillen, on Friday night. All the events, which reflected a huge interdenominational aspect, were Very well attended…

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LIGHTING THE WAY: Cathal Gorman of Clogher don Óige reading the Proclamation during the Diocese of Clogher event in St Macartan’s Cathedral. © Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

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