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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August 19, 2014 by probie in News
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DEACON INTERN FOR TKA

Val Rogers, rector of Aughaval, writes about An Internship in the West:  Ms Olivia Downey will arrive in our Aughaval group of parishes on 7th September, God willing, to begin a Diaconate internship placement with us. The four churches and parishes in our Group are St Thomas’s Dugort [Achill], Christ

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August 14, 2014 by probie in News
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BIKERS ON A MISSION IN TKA

During the period 1st to 10th August last, two Church of Ireland Clergy undertook to visit every Church of Ireland Cathedral…..on their motorbikes! The clergy involved were Revd. Nigel Kirkpatrick and Revd Andrew McCroskery. Their purpose in this marathon bike ride was to highlight the 300th aniversary of US (

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August 04, 2014 by probie in News
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BISHOP ROOKE VISITS SOUTH AFRICA AND SWAZILAND

by Bishop Patrick Rooke. As Chair of the Bishops’ Appeal Committee, I visited South Africa and Swaziland at the beginning of July. It was an interesting, enlightening and shocking few days. I was particularly saddened to learn of the increasing gap between rich and poor in both countries. The affluent

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