OUR NEW BISHOP
Monsignor Larry Duffy is from the parish of Magheracloone in South-Monaghan. He was born (in Ballybay) on 27 November 1951, the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Duffy. He has three surviving siblings – Anna, Patrick and Peter. His other brother Brendan died just over two years ago. Our new bishop received his early education at Ballynagearn National School and at the Patrician High School, Carrickmacross. Having completed his studies for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Carlow, he was ordained in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan in 1976 by Bishop Patrick Mulligan. Since then he has served in various parishes including Enniskillen, Castleblayney, Monaghan & Rackwallace, Ederney, Clones and Carrickmacross. In addition, he also spent four years working in the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya. A former player with Magheracloone Mitchells GAA, Bishop-elect Duffy is also an avid GAA fan and a keen golfer.
God our Father, look with favour on your servant Monsignor Larry Duffy, our bishop-elect.
As he prepares to lead your pilgrim Church of the Diocese of Clogher, may he find strength and joy in the fellowship of the priests, deacons, religious and people in our parishes
Grant him a spirit of counsel and fortitude, a spirit of knowledge and piety and a spirit of courage and right judgement, so that, together, we may fulfil the mission to make your kingdom come and make visible in the world the sacrament of your Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
ORDINATION OF BISHOP-ELECT DUFFY next Sunday (10th Feb) at 3pm in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. You can watch the ordination live via the web cam in the cathedral. This will be accessible from the home page of www.clogherdiocese.ie or via https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-macartans-cathedral-monaghan (Google Chrome is the best browser to use for this). Updates on the liturgy will also be provided through the diocesan
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