Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award

Congratulations to Fr. Mark Monaghan SMA

It is with great joy that I received the news this week of the honour conferred on our native son of this parish of Drumragh and our brother in Christ Fr. Mark Monaghan SMA – Pope Francis has conferred the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice ("For Church and Pope" in Latin) medal on him. It is a decoration of the Holy See and is currently conferred for distinguished service to the Catholic Church by lay people and clergy. Fr. Mark has served in Nigeria since his ordination in 1970 with dedication and distinction and he is equally generous with his availability to us when he comes home on holidays. We are very proud of Fr. Mark and today on behalf of the parish of Drumragh I pray God’s spirit upon him into the future.

– Fr. Eugene Hasson. PP.

I advise you to check out the significance of this award on-line.

Celebration of Baptism

In the baptismal ceremony, symbols are significant.
These symbols were displayed on a table beside the baptismal font.

The Baptismal Ceremony is broken down into the following parts:

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