Society Ordinations, May 28th, 2016

This weekend was a very important and a very happy one for St Patrick’s Missionary Society with the ordination of two young men to the missionary priesthood in our Society. On Saturday May 28th, Rev William Banda was ordained in Lusaka, Zambia, at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Lusaka by Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu. Rev Martin Kavisu was ordained in Kitui in Kenya by Bishop Anthony Muheria, Bishop of Kitui. Join us in congratulating and praying for William and Martin and their families. Zambia: Rev William Banda. Pictured at his First Mass yesterday, Fr William Banda and Fr Emmanuel Sunkutu. Group photo: Fathers Jim Brady, Emmanuel Sunkutu, David Chelimo, Eamonn Hayden, Chris Byrn

Remembered on the Camino

If you are walking to Santiago de Compostela on the French Way, the Camino de Frances, you will reach this modern monument just 5km before the end of your journey at Monte do Gozo. It means mountain of joy, because from here (if it is not a 'soft day') you will catch your first glimpse of the towers of the Cathedral. There is an old Chapel of Reconciliation there. There are commemorations of famous pilgrims - St Francis of Assisi and Pope St John Paul II. And there is a memorial also to St Patrick's Father Paudie Moloughney who died in 2015. A simple piece of black bog oak from Ireland and a plaque. Paudie was a great person, a great priest, a great missionary and life-long pilgrim. He had w

Episcopal Appointment - Malawi

It is announced today, Tuesday 26th April, that John Ryan (1978 class) is appointed the new bishop-elect of the diocese of Mzuzu in Malawi. John comes from Holycross, Co. Tipperary, Ireland and was ordained for St Patrick's Missionary Society in 1978. John has worked in the Diocese of Mzuzu for 38 years. John has been working as Chaplain in Mzuzu University where he is also on the staff as a professor in the Department of Mathematics. He also assists in St Augustine's Parish, Luwinga. The Diocese of Mzuzu was originally part of the Prefecture Apostolic of Northern Nyassa and was erected a diocese on the 17th January 1961. Bishop Jean Louis Jobidon M. Afr. was consecrated the first bishop of

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