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Monsignor Sean Cahill RIP:It is with deep regret and sorrow that the Diocese of Clogher announces the death of Monsignor Sean Cahill, the retired Parish Priest of Enniskillen, a Vicar-General of the Diocese of Clogher for many years and also a former President of St Macartan’s College, Monaghan. Monsignor Cahill died peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen yesterday evening, following a long illness which he bore with great dignity and an acceptance of God’s will. Monsignor Cahill was a priest of the diocese for sixty years. In fact, his Funeral Mass on Friday next, 24 July, will be on the actual sixtieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Upon learning of Monsignor Cahill’s death, the Bishop of Clogher, Bishop Larry Duffy, said that the entire diocese has lost a great servant, a priest who had given that service to the Lord through his priesthood and through leadership in both education and parish life. ‘Monsignor Sean was one of the giants of the diocese in his time. Throughout his sixty years of priestly ministry he gave generous service to God’s people through teaching, education leadership, parish ministry and assistance at diocesan level. He began his ministry just a the Church prepared for Vatican II. He witnessed many changes in the Church and in wider society and he negotiated all these in his own inimitable way - always prayerfully and with great energy.’ ‘Monsignor Sean had high standards and he expected those who worked with him to do their very best to attain those same standards of service to the people of God. He always saw this as a response to the call that he and all of us receive through our baptism. It was that same sense of vocation that enabled him to contribute immensely to important developments in the fields of education, marriage and the family, vocations to the priesthood and also in the area of inter-Church dialogue. Indeed, his ministry in Enniskillen was during some of the most difficult days of the troubles, and especially at the time of the Remembrance Day bombing in Enniskillen in 1987. His faith-filled compassion and leadership, together with his outgoing and gentle personality, touched the hearts of many people, regardless of religious background. He walked with people in “the joys and hopes, the sorrows and anxieties” of life. ‘On behalf of Bishops-emeritus Duffy and MacDaid, with whom he worked closely in many ways, on my own behalf and on behalf of the clergy and all the people of our diocese, I express sincere and prayer-filled sympathy to his family and to all of the communities in Enniskillen, Lisbellaw and Maguiresbridge where he ministered so generously. ‘May the words of St Paul comfort us all: “We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him…. With thoughts such as these you should comfort one another.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 14,18)’ May his soul and souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Life and Ministry of Monsignor Sean Cahill: Sean Pancras Cahill was born on 25 April 1934, the son of the late John and Margaret Cahill (nee O’Halloran). The family home was at Latlurcan in Monaghan town. Educated at Monaghan CBS and later at St Macartan’s College, he studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth after which he was ordained by Bishop Eugene O’Callaghan on 24 July 1960. From 1960 Fr Sean was a member of the teaching staff of St Macartan’s College, Monaghan, being President of the College from 1974 until 1981. He was appointed Parish Priest of St Michael’s Parish, Enniskillen in August 1981 where he served until his retirement in 2007. Appointed Chaplain to His Holiness with the tile of Monsignor in 1981, he was also a Vicar General of the Diocese of Clogher from then until 2010. Following his retirement as Parish Priest, he ministered to the people of Maguiresbridge in the parish of Aghalurcher, Co Fermanagh until 2018, during which time he also fulfilled, with great enthusiasm and some notable success, the role of Diocesan Director of Vocations. Monsignor Sean was brother of the late Fr Martin Cahill, a priest of the Diocese of Clogher who died in Magh Ene (Bundoran-Ballyshannon) parish in 1988. He is survived by his brothers Hugh and Owen, his nephews and niece and a wide circle of friends. Funeral Arranegments: Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the funeral will be restricted. Monsignor Sean’s body will be removed to St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen this Thursday evening, to arrive at 6.30pm. As noted above, his Funeral Mass will take place on Friday (24th) at 12 Noon, followed by burial in the Convent Cemetery, Enniskillen. The funeral liturgies will be broadcast via https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-parish-eniskillen and on the Enniskillen parish website: http://www.saintmichaels- parish.com/. Patricia McGonnell RIP: It is with sadness that we report the death of Patricia McGonnell, Glaslough. Patricia passed away peacefully at her home after a courageous battle against ill health. She will be sadly missed by her loving sons Barry, Ashley and Jonathan, daughters Pamela and Michelle, sons-in-law Adam and Owen, daughter-in-law Mikki, grandchildren Stephen, Zachary, Layla, Aran, Kasper and Isabelle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, her extended family, relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Brian. Her remains will repose at her residence until removal to St. Mary’s, Glennan, for Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11.00am. Burial will take place afterwards in Drumbanagher Cemetery. Due to Covid her wake and funeral are strictly private but you can share in the Mass on-line by clicking HERE. Patricia was a wonderful person, loved by all who knew her and gave of herself so willingly to help others and she had a particular empathy for the sick and lonely. She was very involved in the liturgical life of Donagh parish and indeed of Clogher Diocese. She was a leader and worker for the modern Church and had great ideas for the survival of the Catholic faith and worked tirelessly to promote that. To summarise the many ways in which she was involved would be very extensive but a statement issued by the Clogher Diocese says it better than we can: Statement from the Clogher Diocesan Liturgy Commission on the death of Patricia McGonnell, Glaslough. The Clogher Diocesan Liturgy Commission is saddened to learn of the death of their esteemed member Patricia Mc Gonnell, of Donagh Parish, Glaslough, Co Monaghan. May she rest in peace. Patricia gave energetic and valuable service to the Commission since its formation by Bishop Liam MacDaid in 2015. Her knowledge and love of liturgy was evident in her parish and surrounding parishes, and throughout the diocese. This love of liturgy was but one of the many contributions Patricia made to parish and diocesan life, including through the New Heart New Spirit programme and, more recently, the current Clogher Diocese in Dialogue process which Bishop Larry Duffy has begun. The Commission members extend deepest their sympathy to her family circle and many friends. May God give eternal rest to her gentle soul. Rev. Martin Donnelly-Chairperson; Dr. Gary Carville-Secretary May God now reward her for her unstinting witness to his word. Alphonsus McEneaney (Dungannon and formerly Monaghan): Alphonsus passed away on Saturday, June 21st 2020. He was a member of the well-known McEneaney family, Latlurcan, Monaghan, and then lived on the Derry/Armagh Road, Monaghan, before moving to Dungannon. He was a teacher in Tyholland NS until his retirement. He is mourned by his wife, Mary; his children - David, Jacqueline, Niall, Barry and Estelle; his sisters, Claire and Dympna; his brothers, Hugh, Gerard, Kevin and Lorcan; his sons-in-law Martin and Grant; daughter-in- law Heidi; his grandchildren Christopher, Lucia, Stephen, Mark, Orla, Cara, Ewan, Ollie and Darcy and a wide circle of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his sisters Margaret, Chris, Mary and Eileen RIP. His remains will go from his home, 38 Killymeal Road, Dungannon, on Wednesday to St. Patrick’s Church, Dungannon for 10.00am Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in St. Macartan’s Cathedral Cemetery, Monaghan. The wake and Funeral will be Private for family only due to Covid19 restrictions. Alternatively the Funeral Mass can be viewed via Web Cam on the parish website: www.parishofdungannon.com Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa. Packie McQuaid RIP: The death has taken place of Packie McQuaid, Killycooley, Emyvale, Co Monaghan, on Saturday, 20th June, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Mullinahinch Nursing Home. Packie’s remains will leave McMahons Funeral Home, Emyvale tomorrow, Sunday at 6pm via Killycooley to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Glennan for 7pm. Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 11.00am with burial afterwards in Drumbanagher cemetery. Due to HSE restrictions, Packie’s funeral & burial will be private. Packie was son of the Late Packie and Molly McQuaid, nee McMahon.RIP. He is survived by his brother, John, Killycooley, and sister, Lizzie (Molloy), Glaslough. Packie was a man who enjoyed life and loved socialising. At a party or wedding he would scarcely leave the dance floor and would have a chat with everyone. When he no longer could fend for himself at home he retired to Mullinahinch Nursing Home and settled in there very quickly and had great praise for the quality of care he received. He loved visitors and some of the other residents told me quite recently that Packie was the life and soul of the Home and was great fun. He was very popular and highly respected by residents and staff. He came out to his brother John’s home in Killycooley to celebrate his 90th birthday in January past and had a terrific day with plenty of callers and he delighted in seeing his relatives and friends. However in the early hours of Saturday, June 20th, he became suddenly ill and despite the efforts of staff he passed away peacefully. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We offer our sincere sympathies to his family and extended family and to all his friends at this sad time. Jean Kennedy Smith RIP: The death of Jean Kennedy Smith has been announced. She was aged 92 and the last sibling of the late JFK. During the 90’s President Clinton appointed her Ambassador to Ireland and it was at that time that she aid a visit to Monaghan and I had the pleasure of meeting her. She had a lovely personality and was interesting to talk to and she took a great interest in everyone she met that day. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa. Anita McCluskey: With sadness I report the death of Anita McCluskey, nee Corrigan, Main Street, Emyvale, which occurred at Castleross Nursing Home on Wednesday May 6th 2020. Predeceased by Seamus RIP and mourned by daughter, Majella, and son Finian and their families and her brothers and sisters - John, Anna, Pat and Nora - and their families. Anita has been resident in Castleross for a number of years but her condition deteriorated in recent times and the family was with her in her final hours. The usual Thursday Mass at 10.00am, which is streamed by Murphy Video Services, will be offered for Anita and a Memorial Mass for her will be celebrated when the time is right. The link to the Mass is on the emyvale.net Homepage and if you miss it you can link to the recording from a link on the Homepage too. Anita was a quiet unassuming but was always quick to offer tea every time I called to the house. She was very supportive of the work that Seamus was involved in and contributed to decision making and was very proud of her two children. She was a founding member of the Emyvale ICA and was the PRO for the organisation for a long number of years. She was very disappointed when the interest in the ICA in the area declined. She has now gone to her eternal rest. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Monsignor Sean Cahill RIP:It is with deep regret and sorrow that the Diocese of Clogher announces the death of Monsignor Sean Cahill, the retired Parish Priest of Enniskillen, a Vicar-General of the Diocese of Clogher for many years and also a former President of St Macartan’s College, Monaghan. Monsignor Cahill died peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen yesterday evening, following a long illness which he bore with great dignity and an acceptance of God’s will. Monsignor Cahill was a priest of the diocese for sixty years. In fact, his Funeral Mass on Friday next, 24 July, will be on the actual sixtieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Upon learning of Monsignor Cahill’s death, the Bishop of Clogher, Bishop Larry Duffy, said that the entire diocese has lost a great servant, a priest who had given that service to the Lord through his priesthood and through leadership in both education and parish life. ‘Monsignor Sean was one of the giants of the diocese in his time. Throughout his sixty years of priestly ministry he gave generous service to God’s people through teaching, education leadership, parish ministry and assistance at diocesan level. He began his ministry just a the Church prepared for Vatican II. He witnessed many changes in the Church and in wider society and he negotiated all these in his own inimitable way - always prayerfully and with great energy.’ ‘Monsignor Sean had high standards and he expected those who worked with him to do their very best to attain those same standards of service to the people of God. He always saw this as a response to the call that he and all of us receive through our baptism. It was that same sense of vocation that enabled him to contribute immensely to important developments in the fields of education, marriage and the family, vocations to the priesthood and also in the area of inter-Church dialogue. Indeed, his ministry in Enniskillen was during some of the most difficult days of the troubles, and especially at the time of the Remembrance Day bombing in Enniskillen in 1987. His faith- filled compassion and leadership, together with his outgoing and gentle personality, touched the hearts of many people, regardless of religious background. He walked with people in “the joys and hopes, the sorrows and anxieties” of life. ‘On behalf of Bishops-emeritus Duffy and MacDaid, with whom he worked closely in many ways, on my own behalf and on behalf of the clergy and all the people of our diocese, I express sincere and prayer-filled sympathy to his family and to all of the communities in Enniskillen, Lisbellaw and Maguiresbridge where he ministered so generously. ‘May the words of St Paul comfort us all: “We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him…. With thoughts such as these you should comfort one another.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 14,18)’ May his soul and souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Life and Ministry of Monsignor Sean Cahill: Sean Pancras Cahill was born on 25 April 1934, the son of the late John and Margaret Cahill (nee O’Halloran). The family home was at Latlurcan in Monaghan town. Educated at Monaghan CBS and later at St Macartan’s College, he studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth after which he was ordained by Bishop Eugene O’Callaghan on 24 July 1960. From 1960 Fr Sean was a member of the teaching staff of St Macartan’s College, Monaghan, being President of the College from 1974 until 1981. He was appointed Parish Priest of St Michael’s Parish, Enniskillen in August 1981 where he served until his retirement in 2007. Appointed Chaplain to His Holiness with the tile of Monsignor in 1981, he was also a Vicar General of the Diocese of Clogher from then until 2010. Following his retirement as Parish Priest, he ministered to the people of Maguiresbridge in the parish of Aghalurcher, Co Fermanagh until 2018, during which time he also fulfilled, with great enthusiasm and some notable success, the role of Diocesan Director of Vocations. Monsignor Sean was brother of the late Fr Martin Cahill, a priest of the Diocese of Clogher who died in Magh Ene (Bundoran-Ballyshannon) parish in 1988. He is survived by his brothers Hugh and Owen, his nephews and niece and a wide circle of friends. Funeral Arranegments: Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the funeral will be restricted. Monsignor Sean’s body will be removed to St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen this Thursday evening, to arrive at 6.30pm. As noted above, his Funeral Mass will take place on Friday (24th) at 12 Noon, followed by burial in the Convent Cemetery, Enniskillen. The funeral liturgies will be broadcast via https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-parish-eniskillen and on the Enniskillen parish website: http://www.saintmichaels-parish.com/. Patricia McGonnell RIP: It is with sadness that we report the death of Patricia McGonnell, Glaslough. Patricia passed away peacefully at her home after a courageous battle against ill health. She will be sadly missed by her loving sons Barry, Ashley and Jonathan, daughters Pamela and Michelle, sons-in-law Adam and Owen, daughter-in-law Mikki, grandchildren Stephen, Zachary, Layla, Aran, Kasper and Isabelle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, her extended family, relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Brian. Her remains will repose at her residence until removal to St. Mary’s, Glennan, for Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11.00am. Burial will take place afterwards in Drumbanagher Cemetery. Due to Covid her wake and funeral are strictly private but you can share in the Mass on-line by clicking HERE. Patricia was a wonderful person, loved by all who knew her and gave of herself so willingly to help others and she had a particular empathy for the sick and lonely. She was very involved in the liturgical life of Donagh parish and indeed of Clogher Diocese. She was a leader and worker for the modern Church and had great ideas for the survival of the Catholic faith and worked tirelessly to promote that. To summarise the many ways in which she was involved would be very extensive but a statement issued by the Clogher Diocese says it better than we can: Statement from the Clogher Diocesan Liturgy Commission on the death of Patricia McGonnell, Glaslough. The Clogher Diocesan Liturgy Commission is saddened to learn of the death of their esteemed member Patricia Mc Gonnell, of Donagh Parish, Glaslough, Co Monaghan. May she rest in peace. Patricia gave energetic and valuable service to the Commission since its formation by Bishop Liam MacDaid in 2015. Her knowledge and love of liturgy was evident in her parish and surrounding parishes, and throughout the diocese. This love of liturgy was but one of the many contributions Patricia made to parish and diocesan life, including through the New Heart New Spirit programme and, more recently, the current Clogher Diocese in Dialogue process which Bishop Larry Duffy has begun. The Commission members extend deepest their sympathy to her family circle and many friends. May God give eternal rest to her gentle soul. Rev. Martin Donnelly-Chairperson; Dr. Gary Carville-Secretary May God now reward her for her unstinting witness to his word. Alphonsus McEneaney (Dungannon and formerly Monaghan): Alphonsus passed away on Saturday, June 21st 2020. He was a member of the well-known McEneaney family, Latlurcan, Monaghan, and then lived on the Derry/Armagh Road, Monaghan, before moving to Dungannon. He was a teacher in Tyholland NS until his retirement. He is mourned by his wife, Mary; his children - David, Jacqueline, Niall, Barry and Estelle; his sisters, Claire and Dympna; his brothers, Hugh, Gerard, Kevin and Lorcan; his sons-in- law Martin and Grant; daughter-in-law Heidi; his grandchildren Christopher, Lucia, Stephen, Mark, Orla, Cara, Ewan, Ollie and Darcy and a wide circle of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his sisters Margaret, Chris, Mary and Eileen RIP. His remains will go from his home, 38 Killymeal Road, Dungannon, on Wednesday to St. Patrick’s Church, Dungannon for 10.00am Requiem Mass with burial afterwards in St. Macartan’s Cathedral Cemetery, Monaghan. The wake and Funeral will be Private for family only due to Covid19 restrictions. Alternatively the Funeral Mass can be viewed via Web Cam on the parish website: www.parishofdungannon.com Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa. Packie McQuaid RIP: The death has taken place of Packie McQuaid, Killycooley, Emyvale, Co Monaghan, on Saturday, 20th June, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Mullinahinch Nursing Home. Packie’s remains will leave McMahons Funeral Home, Emyvale tomorrow, Sunday at 6pm via Killycooley to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Glennan for 7pm. Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 11.00am with burial afterwards in Drumbanagher cemetery. Due to HSE restrictions, Packie’s funeral & burial will be private. Packie was son of the Late Packie and Molly McQuaid, nee McMahon.RIP. He is survived by his brother, John, Killycooley, and sister, Lizzie (Molloy), Glaslough. Packie was a man who enjoyed life and loved socialising. At a party or wedding he would scarcely leave the dance floor and would have a chat with everyone. When he no longer could fend for himself at home he retired to Mullinahinch Nursing Home and settled in there very quickly and had great praise for the quality of care he received. He loved visitors and some of the other residents told me quite recently that Packie was the life and soul of the Home and was great fun. He was very popular and highly respected by residents and staff. He came out to his brother John’s home in Killycooley to celebrate his 90th birthday in January past and had a terrific day with plenty of callers and he delighted in seeing his relatives and friends. However in the early hours of Saturday, June 20th, he became suddenly ill and despite the efforts of staff he passed away peacefully. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We offer our sincere sympathies to his family and extended family and to all his friends at this sad time. Jean Kennedy Smith RIP: The death of Jean Kennedy Smith has been announced. She was aged 92 and the last sibling of the late JFK. During the 90’s President Clinton appointed her Ambassador to Ireland and it was at that time that she aid a visit to Monaghan and I had the pleasure of meeting her. She had a lovely personality and was interesting to talk to and she took a great interest in everyone she met that day. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam naofa. Anita McCluskey: With sadness I report the death of Anita McCluskey, nee Corrigan, Main Street, Emyvale, which occurred at Castleross Nursing Home on Wednesday May 6th 2020. Predeceased by Seamus RIP and mourned by daughter, Majella, and son Finian and their families and her brothers and sisters - John, Anna, Pat and Nora - and their families. Anita has been resident in Castleross for a number of years but her condition deteriorated in recent times and the family was with her in her final hours. The usual Thursday Mass at 10.00am, which is streamed by Murphy Video Services, will be offered for Anita and a Memorial Mass for her will be celebrated when the time is right. The link to the Mass is on the emyvale.net Homepage and if you miss it you can link to the recording from a link on the Homepage too. Anita was a quiet unassuming but was always quick to offer tea every time I called to the house. She was very supportive of the work that Seamus was involved in and contributed to decision making and was very proud of her two children. She was a founding member of the Emyvale ICA and was the PRO for the organisation for a long number of years. She was very disappointed when the interest in the ICA in the area declined. She has now gone to her eternal rest. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h- anam.
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