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2017 Clergy Appointments
Following consultation with the Clergy Appointments Board, Bishop Michael McKenna has announced clergy appointments, effective 21st January 2017.

Bishop McKenna's Pastoral Letter 2016
Prayer the Church's Banquet 
This year, Bishop McKenna focused his Pastoral Letter on prayer and the important role prayer has in our everyday life.
Read the Pastoral Letter HERE 

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Catholic Observer

Night of entertainment for Restoration Appeal
Stannies' 'Old Boy' and Orange local - Chris Hillier - a renowed baritone, will present an evening of music and song next month, in aid of the Cathedral Restoration Appeal. MORE>

Two new deacons to be ordained
Bishop Michael McKenna will ordain Mr Josh Clayton and Mr Mike Williams to the diaconate on Friday 17th February 2017 at 5.45pm, at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John. 

Liqui-Moly Dinner to support Cathedral Appeal
 Once again this year, some of the proceeds of the Liqui-Molly Champions Dinner and Auction will go to support our Cathedral Restoration Appeal. MORE>


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