The members of the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Dromore resident in the parish of Clonduff welcome you to our website. This website is a new venture for the parish community and we hope that it will introduce our community to you. Feel free to browse through the pages, as we add them, and share something of the lived experience of the people of Hilltown, Cabra and the surrounding townlands of South Down. Perhaps you will be encouraged to visit us in person to join our worshipping communities in Ballymaghery, Ballygorian or Cabra churches.
- Plea for parishioners to look out for elderly neighbours as cold weather bites December 14, 2017Parishes have been urged to look out for the elderly and vulnerable during the cold spell, and use Church structures to boost rural solidarity. Raphoe’s Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ called on people coming to Christmas services to think of their neighbours and perhaps offer them a lift to Mass during poor weather, telling The Irish Catholic: “Some people are mor
- A week in Kenya challenges Western view of the Church December 14, 2017As a broad generalisation, it’s probably accurate to say that on-the-ground experience of the developing world often issues a fairly stiff challenge to the way Americans think about things, including the Catholic Church. Think Catholicism is in decline? Visit much of Africa and parts of Asia, where the biggest headache is keeping pace with breakaway growth.
- Sleeping out under the stars for the needy December 14, 2017Fr Michael Kelleher CSsr with a volunteer during a 24-hour SleepOut in Limerick to raise awareness of food poverty in the city and to raise funds for the Redemptorist Christmas Hamper Appeal, which last year saw over 7,000 hampers distributed to needy individuals and families by the Redemptorists in partnership with the Society of St Vincent de Paul and othe
- Tragic death of MMM in Africa December 14, 2017An Irish Medical Missionary of Mary tragically died in Uganda on the day celebrations were planned for her 50 years of service in Africa. Sr Maura Lynch became unwell while recovering after surgery she needed following a fall, she was admitted to Kampala Hospital last week. Four MMM Sisters and three doctors from Kitovu Hospital were with Sr Lynch when she p
- Re-finding the language of faith December 14, 2017There was a fascinating debate in Britain’s House of Lords last week about education achievement and the need for young people to have access to equal opportunities. The debate was extraordinary for its breadth and depth. While everyone agreed about the need for better outcomes the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Justin Welby pointed out that a “major obstacle”