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 […]

Fr Paddy Dunne to proceed with move to Ballyshannon

THE campaign in Kilmacrennan to prevent Parish Priest Fr Paddy Dunne being moved to Ballyshannon has come to an end as the popular priest decided he will do what Bishop Alan McGuckian has requested. The Donegal News can confirm that those organising last Friday night’s vigil in Kilmacrennan and the petition to retain their much-loved […]

Clerical changes announced for Raphoe Diocese

BISHOP of Raphoe Alan McGuckian has announced a reshuffle of clerical positions in the Raphoe Diocese. In a statement released today, the Bishop’s Office revealed a number of changes including the retirement of Very Rev Cathal Ó Fearrai, Kilbarron, Balyshannon with Kilmacrennan’s Fr Paddy Dunne to replace him, effective from June 24. Very Rev Michael […]

Mass attendance survey to determine diocese shake-up

An attendance survey is set to be carried out at masses held throughout the Raphoe Diocese in February to determine the future of mass times and parish structures within the Diocese. As part of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, results of the survey will be used to determine if there should be a reduction in the number of masses held in […]