Diocesan News

Canon Noel Carey R.I.P.

The Diocese received news today that Canon Noel Carey ad passed away at his home in Barna, Co. Offaly this morning. Canon Carey served in Motherwell Diocese from 1953 until he retired in 2011 and served as Administrator of Motherwell Cathedral for thirty years. Canon Carey's funeral will take place in the parish church in Shinrone in Co. Offaly on Thursday, 11th January, at 2.30 pm. PLease pray for the eternal repose of his soul. Requiescat in Pace.

Bishop Toal's Christmas Message

One question I have been asked as we approach Christmas this year is whether Catholics are obliged to go to Mass on both the 4th Sunday of Advent (24th December) and on Christmas Day (25th December). The answer of course is yes, recognising of course that the Sunday obligation may be fulfilled at the Saturday Vigil Mass. Many may choose also to attend a Vigil Mass of Christmas or the traditional Mass During the Night on Christmas Eve having already been at Sunday Mass earlier in the day. Whatever you choose – not forgetting either the Masses on Christmas Day itself – it does seem to me that there is some added spiritual expectation placed upon us with Christmas falling on a Monday. I would a

Christmas Masses

Please find the times of Christmas Masses in parishes across the Diocese of Motherwell. Everyone is encouraged to make a special effort to attend Holy Mass this Christmas and be assured of a warm welcome in all of our parishes. Click here to download a PDF of Mass Times

Ordination of Rev Paul Denney

Later this week our Diocese will celebrate the fifth and final ordination to the Priesthood for 2017 as Rev Paul Denney is Ordained on Friday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The Diocese of Motherwell has been truly blessed in what has been an extraordinary year for vocations with 5 ordination and 2 Final Vows. Please pray for Deacon Paul as he prepares in these coming days for Ordination in his home parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride.

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