March 18, 2015 by probie in News
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CLERGY AND READERS QUIET DAY

The clergy and readers, both diocesan and parish, converged on Achill Island on a very snowey 3rd March morning for our annual Quiet Day. After a welcome cuppa in Gray’s Guest House, all decamped to Saint Thomas’ Church for our opening eucharist celebrated by Bishop Rooke. During the liturgy two

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February 16, 2015 by probie in News
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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Among the many Services in TKA marking WPCU were two of particular note. The first held in Straide at which the preacher was Bishop John Neil, attended by Bishops Rooke, Kelly ( Achonry ) and Fleming ( Killala ). The second was held in the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Tuam at which

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February 08, 2015 by probie in News
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NEW INCUMBENT FOR KILMOREMOY UNION

A new Rector has been appointed to Kilmoremoy Union of Parishes. Revd. Stephen Joseph McWhirter was elected by the Board of Nomination which sat on Friday 30th January. Revd. Stephen grew up in the parish of Bangor Abbey, diocese of Down and Dromore, where he was a chorister and a sunday

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November 24, 2014 by probie in News
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TKA NATIONAL SCHOOLS SERVICE

 The now annual Service for the National Schools of TKA took place in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on Friday 21st November.  Children and teachers from all of our diocesan schools thronged the cathedral and filled in to near capacity.  The liturgy itself was compiled and led by Revd. John Godfrey,

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November 12, 2014 by probie in News
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LEST WE FORGET

( L to R ) Right Rev. Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam Kilalla & Achonry; Sergeant Tom McGough; Cpl. Eugene Finnegan; Sergeant Liam Ainsworth; QMS Tommy Gavin, ( all Irish United Nations Veterans Association ). Mr. John A.E. Cooke; Very Rev. Alistair J. Grimason, Dean of Tuam. Remembrance Sunday was

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November 10, 2014 by probie in News
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DIOCESAN QUIET DAY

The Diocesan Quiet Day was held in Saint Mary’s Catheral on 8th November. The theme of the day was ‘Compassion: Seeing with the Heart’. Reflections were led by Dr. Iva Beranek of the Church’s Ministry of Healing. Iva broke the day into four main sessions; three in the morning and

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October 30, 2014 by probie in News
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TKA CLERGY CONFERENCE

The annual conference of the clergy of Tuam, Killala and Achonry was held at the end of October on the beautiful Lusty Beg Island in County Fermanagh. The theme running through the conference was Mission and Outreach. To focus thoughts on this, the keynote speaker was Canon Mark Russel, CEO

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September 29, 2014 by probie in News
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TKA DIOCESAN SYNOD 2014

TKA Diocesan Synod was held in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam on 27th September. At the Pre-Synod Service of Holy Communion, The Dean installed one Dignitory and three Canons: Revd. Maureen Ryan to the Dignity of Provost and Archdeacon Alan Synnott, Canon Val Rogers and Canon Neal O’Raw to their Prebend

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September 17, 2014 by probie in News
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NEW DEACON INTERN FOR AUGHAVAL

On Sunday 14th September Olivia Margaret Grace Downey was made Deacon in Holy Trinity Church, Westport to serve in the parish of Aughaval. The Ordination was presided over by the Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, Rt. Revd. Patrick Rooke, ably assisted by the two archdeacons, Ven. Alan Synnott and Ven.

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August 22, 2014 by probie in News
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RNLI ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING

Anthony Hinney RNLI Communications Officer, Elizabeth Temple, Chair Donegal RNLI, Bishop Rooke and Fr Gibbons. The RNLI celebrates it’s 190th year this year and to mark the occasion an Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving  and Commemoration was held in the Basilica at Knock, Co Mayo on Saturday 9th August. The Service

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