The celebration of Mass for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher will take place later this afternoon at Saint Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan Town.
The ordination Mass will begin at 3pm, and will be attended members of the Clergy, Religious, Laity, Civic representatives, members of Mons Duffy's family and invited guests.
The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who will be assisted by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor and Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.
Other Bishops and Diocesan Administrators will also be in attendance.
Concelebrants at the Mass will include priests and religious clergy from the Diocese of Clogher, priests who are classmates of the bishop-elect (Carlow 1976), priests from the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya where he ministered for four years, and other visiting priests.
Representatives of other Christian denominations in attendance will include Bishop John McDowell, Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, Archbishop Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin (and formerly Bishop of Clogher) and other representatives.