On Sunday 14 July next, Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop Emeritus of Clogher, will mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood with a special Mass of Thanksgiving in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. The Mass will begin at 4pm. Bishop MacDaid was ordained at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on 15 June 1969.
Everyone will be very welcome to attend the Mass and all are invited to the nearby Hillgrove Hotel for refreshments after the Mass.
A native of Bundoran, Co Donegal, on the north-western extreme of the diocese, Bishop Liam served as Bishop of Clogher from July 2010 until his retirement on health grounds in October 2016.
Since his ordination, Bishop MacDaid has served the people of the diocese as a teacher, a leader in the field of education, as a diocesan official and as bishop. Above all, he has served countless numbers of people as a priest and it is this priestly ministry which the people of the diocese and his many friends will celebrate and give thanks for on the 14th July.