December 12, 2017 in News
On Sunday December 3rd Thurles Cathedral Choir with Clonmel Concert Orchestra performed a beautiful programme of sacred and classical music in the Cathedral of the Assumption. We are very proud of the depth of talent displayed from our parish. Some of the many amazing comments we have received in praise of what proved to be a brilliant night’s entertainment: “A memorable night for all”; “A great atmosphere and a great event”. “Superb orchestra and a powerful combination with the Cathedral Choir”; “As the final bars of the Battle Hymn blended, voices and instruments, our hearts soared to the beautiful ceiling of the Cathedral – a building built to enhance music.”
August 21, 2017 in Featured News, News, Uncategorized
THANKS to Thurles Parish for the Liturgy of Thanksgiving and Farewell Gathering upon our leaving for pastures new, in particular, to all who prepared for and participated on the night of Oct 6th last. It was good to meet, pray and celebrate our work together with music, song and dance. It was a great night that was really appreciated by our families. The entire event was a testimony to Thurles Parish as a leaven of life within our community. A special thanks for the presentation of the beautiful bog oak pieces which will continue to remind us of our ministry in Thurles Parish. Frs. Martin, Gerry & Tomás.
June 30, 2017 in News, Uncategorized
THE RELIC OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA will be in Thurles Cathedral from Sunday July 16th until Tuesday July 18th. St. Teresa is renowned as a model of mercy and worked most of her life with the poor and homeless in India. The relic is being brought to every diocese in the country under the care and protection of the Knights of St. Columbanus.
Full Itinerary as follows:
Sunday July 16th: 6.30 p.m. – Arrival at Cathedral of the Assumption; 7.00 p.m. – Eucharistic Devotions; 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. – Veneration of the Relic.
Monday July 17th: 8.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 11.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 7.30 p.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic.
Tuesday July 18th: 8.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 11.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 3.00 p.m. – Departure of Relic.
March 22, 2017 in News, Uncategorized
For Lent visit www.catholicbishops.ie to check out ‘Sharing the Good News’.
February 17, 2017 in News, Uncategorized
THULRES PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: THE NEXT STEP:
We give thanks for Martin Kennedy’s work with us on last Thursday, highlighting; the invitation of Pope Francis, the reality of Church of the past and a way forward using the PPC model. Our series of talks during Lent continue on Thurs. March 23rd in Lámh Chúnta.
- Mar. 23rd: Noirín Lynch – Christ alive in us today. Noirín is a pastoral worker with Limerick Diocese. She also works as a Cross Professional Supervisor, facilitator and occasionally sings a few songs.
- Mar. 30th: Sr. Betty Baker – Clarifying how People and Priests work together using a PPC Model. Sr. Betty, a Salesian Sister, has engaged with parishes of the Diocese of Limerick in the setting up of PPC’s.
We look forward to having you with us.
February 3, 2017 in News, Uncategorized
Climate Justice Candle
The Climate Justice Candle was lit at all Masses in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th January. It highlighted the need for all of us to play our part – as individuals and as communities in bringing about justice for those people and nations who suffer because of climate change caused by global warming. By taking action at home and by joining in global climate initiatives, we can make a difference. It is crucial that action is taken and that it is taken now– for the millions of climate refugees already suffering as a direct result of climate change, for future generations and for the whole of Creation. The developing world contribute least to global warming but suffer most from its effects. On Sunday 29th the candle was taken in procession from the Cathedral to St. Mary’s Church Of Ireland for Evensong at 8pm. Rev. Alison Seymour-Whiteley led a packed church in hymns, psalms and prayers for the environment. Her homily was inspirational and challenging to all present and emphasised the need to love all of creation and to do our part to reduce the damage caused by our excessive lifestyles. The ceremony was made even more special in that it happened in Church Unity Week.