Entries by William Henry


The following excerpt is from Chapter 8 of My Catholic Faith!: As we celebrate the Commemoration of All Souls, let’s reflect upon our Church teaching on Purgatory: The Church Suffering:  Purgatory is an often misunderstood doctrine of our Church.  What is Purgatory?  Is it the place we have to go to be punished for our sins?  Is it […]

Teaching our Children of new ways to pray…

This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray for Your Kids. Meditation is one of the three “expressions of prayer” described by the Catechism (the others are vocal prayer and Contemplative Prayer). Vocal prayer is usually the first way kids learn to pray as they begin to imitate and repeat the meal prayer, prayers during Mass, or prayers they memorize. As […]

Sir Anthony Hopkins – faith

  Anthony Hopkins opens up about faith, alcoholism, and success J-P Mauro Nov 05, 2018 Shutterstock The illustrious actor’s whole life changed when a woman asked him, “Why don’t you just trust in God?” For many of us, it’s hard to think of Anthony Hopkins without bringing to mind his chilling portrayal of Hannibal Lecter […]

Silver Jubilee – Fr. Gabriel

The parishioners of keash & culfadda wants to extend warmest congratulations to Fr Gabriel Murphy on the occasion of his silver jubilee ordination to priesthood.There will be a special mass in keash parish church on Sunday the 4th of August at 6pm Followed by a parish celebration including refreshments & entertainment in higgins lounge Culfadda. […]

Keash remembers Nora McDonagh

Keash Parish Remembers Nora McDonagh Toomour. Nora McDonagh an eight year old girl from the townland of Toomour was knocked down by a motor car on her way home from Sunday Mass. The accident occurred at Bridget Mary O’ Connor’s gate. She was brought to hospital in Boyle where she died a few days later. […]

Fr. Sherlock reflection

  Thoughts of Fr. Vincent Sherlock; which I think are very well worded and most enjoyable to read:-   The murder of Lyra McKee in Derry, like many others, I looked at her letter to her “14 year old self”.  It was an amazing letter and a wonderful piece of videography. She was looking back […]

Fr. Roger McDonagh – Diamond jubilee

Congratulations to Fr. Roger McDonagh who celebrated his Diamond Jubilee as a Priest today.  Fr. McDonagh was ordained in All Hallows, Dublin in 1959. He spent many years in Wales before returning to serve in the Achonry diocese. Fr. McDonagh was curate in Culfadda from 1989 to 1993.  

The Beatitudes

THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS Jesus Christ gave us the Eight Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, recorded for all posterity in the Gospel of Matthew, the first Book of the New Testament of the Bible. The Ten Commandments, given to Moses on Mount Sinai in the Old Testament Book of Exodus, related a […]

New Saints in the making

Cardinal Newman and Indian Sister Mariam Thresia cleared for sainthood Pope Francis on Tuesday cleared the way for the sainthood of renowned English Cardinal John Henry Newman and an Indian nun, and brought six others a step closer to canonization. The Pope received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes […]

“The Oak tree”

Enter the new year doing everything you can to nourish a deep Catholic faith. Try and leave aside the outside negativity and focus on ways to strengthen your own personal relationship with God. When the dark hours arrive as they usually do, God willing your faith will pull you through.   The Oak Tree by […]