Molly Brehony, RIP


Death Notice

Mollie Brehony (nee Looby), Daughloonagh, Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle in her 102nd year.

Predeceased by her husband Pat, Mollie will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters, Frances, James, Maria, Josephine, John, Pauric, Geraldine and Kevin, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace

Reposing at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Pauric and Bernie, Fenaghroe, Keash this evening, Monday from 6pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of The Holy Rosary, Culfadda for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 o’clock with burial afterwards in Knockbrack Cemetery. House private to family only on Wednesday morning.

Due to Covid19 restrictions Mollie’s funeral will be for family and friends. Mollie’s family acknowledge that people would like to offer their condolences. Those who wish to do so are invited to use the condolence book below.

Annual Cemetery Masses

The annual cemetery masses will go ahead later this month as follows:-

Knockbrack – 29th of September next at 6pm.

Templevanny – 30th of September next at 6pm.

Anyone attending is asked to remain at their own family grave during the mass. Holy Communion will be brought around to ensure social distancing is maintained and adhered to.

Anyone in a position to make a donation for the upkeep of the cemeteries are asked to please do so.

A joke…….

An engineer dies and reports to the Pearly Gates.

Saint Peter checks his dossier and not seeing his name there, accidentally sends him to Hell. It doesn’t take long before the engineer becomes rather dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell.
He soon begins to design and build improvements. Shortly thereafter, Hell has air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators. Needless to say, the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day, God calls Satan and says: “So, how are things in Hell?”
Satan replies: “Hey, things are going great. We’ve got air conditioning, flush toilets, and escalators. And there’s no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.”
“What!” God exclaims: “You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake – he should never have been sent to Hell. Send him to me.”
“Not a chance,” Satan replies: “I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him!”
God insists: “Send him back or I’ll sue.”
Satan laughs uproariously and answers: “Yeah, right. And where are you going to get a lawyer (they are all here with me)????????😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Works have commenced on St.Kevins Church…

Up on €12,000 worth of works provided to our Parish free of charge, thus far. We are so so thankful for such kind generosity. A long way to still go. Please support if your means allow. Every cent brings us a cent closer… Whether you can contribute financially or not, please pray for the success of this project. Thank you all for your continued support…..

Chrism Mass Homily

The Diocese of Achonry Chrism Mass took place this evening. Bishop Paul Dempsey's homily at the Chrism Mass may he viewed below.

Posted by Diocese of Achonry on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Chrism Mass

The Chrism Mass takes place in the Cathedral Ballaghaderreen next Thursday evening the 10th of September at 7pm. This can be seen live on the diocesan website

A prayer for the forgotten Dead


Pope reflects on Amazon synod

Pope Francis says Amazon synod was for discernment

Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

.- Pope Francis did not approve a proposal to ordain married men in the Amazon region because the idea was discussed, and even argued about, but not prayerfully discerned at a 2019 synod of bishops, according to notes from the pope included in an article published Thursday in the Catholic periodical La Civiltà Cattolica.

“There was a discussion … a rich discussion … a well-founded discussion, but no discernment, which is something different than just arriving at a good and justified consensus or at a relative majority,” Pope Francis said, on the issue of addressing a priest shortage in the Amazon by ordaining so-called viri probati, or older, mature and married men from local communities.

The pope clarified that synods of bishops should be opportunities for prayerful reflection, not parliamentary lobbying.

Pope Francis explained that a synod of bishops is a “spiritual exercise,” a period for discernment of how the Holy Spirit is speaking, and for self-examination regarding the motive beyond positions.

Walking together means dedicating time to honest listening, capable of making us reveal and unmask (or at least to be sincere) the apparent purity of our positions and to help us discern the wheat that – up to the Parousia – always grows among the weeds.”

“Whoever has not realized this evangelical vision of reality exposes themselves to useless bitterness. Sincere and prayerful listening shows us the ‘hidden agendas’ called to conversion,” the pope added.

The October 2019 Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region was a gathering of bishops from the region, and from other parts of the world, who met to discuss pastoral strategies for evangelization, catechesis, and pastoral care in the region, which spans several South American countries, and is beset by social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Some bishops at the synod proposed that Francis should permit the ordination of married men to the priesthood to address a regional shortage of priests. Critics of the idea said it would undermine the Church’s understanding of clerical celibacy as a gift, would become a widespread demand in the Church, and would not effectively resolve the clerical shortage in the Amazon.

In his Feb. 12 exhortation Querida Amazonia, which responded to the synod’s discussion on the region, Pope Francis did not endorse the proposal for the ordination of married men.

Instead, the urgent need for priests in the region “leads me to urge all bishops, especially those in Latin America, not only to promote prayer for priestly vocations, but also to be more generous in encouraging those who display a missionary vocation to opt for the Amazon region,” he wrote.

In his remarks published this week, the pope emphasized that continued discernment is needed to implement the vision laid out in his exhortation. “I like to think that, in a certain sense, the synod is not over. This time of welcoming the whole process that we have lived  challenges us to continue walking together and to put this experience into practice.”

Pope Francis was criticized in some quarters for his decision not to approve viri probati, despite support for the proposal from the bishops at the synod. Church historian Massimo Faggioli wrote in Commonweal that “what we see with Querida Amazonia might suggest a betrayal of the Amazon Synod at least in terms of what it means for institutional Church reforms.”

But in his recently published note, Francis emphasized that a synod is not a legislative body, looking only for majority approval on proposals.

“We must understand that the synod is more than a parliament; and in this specific case it could not escape that [parliamentary] dynamic. On this issue it was a rich, productive and even necessary parliament; but no more than that. To me, this was decisive in the final discernment, when I thought about how to do the exhortation.”

“One of the riches and originality of the synodal pedagogy lies precisely in going out of a parliamentary logic to learn to listen, in community, to what the Spirit says to the Church; for this reason I always propose to remain silent after a certain number of interventions,” the pope added.

“What sense would the synodal assembly have if it were not for listening together to what the Spirit says to the Church?” Pope Francis asked

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