Diocese plans for dwindling Mass attendees

A SNAPSHOT in time taken of the state of the 33 parishes in the Raphoe Diocese earlier this year shows a considerable decline in those attending church and a dwindling number of priests to minister to them. The results of the survey have led Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian to say that “our planning for […]

Bishop of Raphoe calls for lifting of public Masses ban

THE Bishop of Raphoe is calling on the government to lift the ban on public worship, put in place as a measure against Covid-19. All churches across Donegal closed in late September as part of the Level 3 lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, religious services have moved back online. The […]

Bishop of Raphoe outlines plans for public worship

THERE will be major changes ahead for mass-goers as parishes across the county get to grips with new guidelines for the opening of churches for public worship from June 29. Speaking to the Donegal News Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian acknowledged it will be difficult to get used to social distancing in churches but he […]

Mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral to be aired daily on RTE

MASS will be aired on RTÉ every weekday from St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny in response to the Covid-19-related restrictions on public gatherings. Technical difficulties this morning meant the daily broadcast came from St Peter and Paul’s Church in Clonmel however Fr Michael Toomey said they hoped to be back in Letterkenny tomorrow. The daily […]

Months Mind Mass: Michael Mc Grath

Michael’s family would like to inform you that the months mind for Michael McGrath RIP has been changed to Friday 9th March at 7.30 in Church of the Irish Martyrs due to the forecasted bad weather. Michael, 40, sadly passed away at the Donegal Hospice after being diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer late last […]