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Bishop Leo O’Reilly’s Christmas Message 2018

Warmest Christmas Greetings to all our people in the diocese of Kilmore, here at home and all around the world. No more than yourselves, I am very fond of Christmas. I love the carols and the cards, the decorations and the crib, the packed church at the Christmas eve Mass, the sense of togetherness and […]

Abortion cannot be supported – Statement from the Irish Catholic Bishops – December 2018

Following their recent Winter General Meeting in Maynooth, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ have published the following statement: “We are dismayed that, for the most part, the voices of those who voted against abortion in May’s referendum have been ignored.  Even what many people would have deemed to have be very reasonable legislative amendments seeking to […]

Bishop O’Reilly’s Address at the Official Opening and Blessing of Scoil Chlann Naofa, Ballinamore – 15 November 2018

SCOIL CHLANN NAOFA BALLINAMORE BLESSING AND OFFICIAL OPENING 15 November 2018 It’s very fitting that this new school has chosen the name Scoil Chlann Naofa in the year when we celebrated the World Meeting of Families. The school is a family of families, and the Holy Family of Nazareth, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is a […]

Bishop O’Reilly’s Homily at Annual Diocesan Pioneer Association Mass – 4 November 2018

Bishop Leo O’Reilly was the principal celebrant of the Annual Diocesan P.T.A.A. Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Belturbet on Sunday 4 November 2018 which was followed by a Dinner Dance in the Seven Horseshoes Hotel. A presentation was made to the new President of P.T.A.A. Mr Matt Boylan from the Ballyjamesduff Centre.  […]

Bishop’s Address at Official Opening of the New Facilities at Scoil Naomh Brid, Ballyconnell

Pictured above from left to right: Deputy Martin Kenny TD, Robbie Allison (Crossdoney Construction),  Cllr. Madeleine Argue (Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council), Tony Connolly (Chair, Board of Management), Cllr. John Paul Feely, Cllr. Peter McVitty, Deputy Heather Humphreys TD (Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation), Bishop Leo O’Reilly, Terence Reynolds (School Principal), Cllr. Damien Brady, Deputy […]

Statement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly on the publication of the Second Safeguarding Report on the Diocese of Kilmore

10 September 2018 I welcome the completion of the second review of safeguarding practice in the diocese of Kilmore. The review was carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland during February and March 2018. Our first review, carried out in 2010, focused mainly on the management of […]

Address at Diocesan Ceremony Service for WMOF 2018

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES OPENING ST NINNIDH’S CHURCH, DERRYLIN 21 August 2018 At this moment people are gathered like us in every diocese in the country for the opening ceremonies of The World Meeting of Families. Here in Kilmore diocese, we have come together to pray that this vast gathering of families from Ireland and […]

Statement by Bishop Leo O’Reilly on the visit of Pope Francis to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland

  My first comment on the visit of Pope Francis over last weekend is that it was a huge success.    Importantly I am conscious that his two-day intensive pilgrimage wasn’t so much a visit to Ireland, rather the Holy Father came here to attend events associated with the conclusion of the five-day celebration of […]

Homily of Bishop Leo at The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 17th June 2018

It is good to be here in Knock, at the shrine of Our Lady, now that the Pope Francis has confirmed that he will visit Knock as part of the celebration of the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, from 21 – 26 August next.  But then again, it is good to be in Knock […]

Message to Parishoners re. Pastoral Letter on 8th Amendment.

Dear Parishioners, Today,  I have asked the priests to distribute a Pastoral Message that I have written about the upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. I am conscious that this is a complex and very sensitive subject to address and that it may touch some people very personally. That is why I […]