The Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Dr Dermot Clifford reaches a significant milestone in his Ministry when he celebrates his Silver Jubilee as head of the Archdiocese with a special celebration in the Cathedral of the Assumption.
A native of County Kerry, Dr Clifford was first appointed Archbishop in 1986 alonside the Late Dr Thomas Morris DD. He resided for a time in Tipperary Town before moving to the Archbishops Palace in Thurles and assuming the position of Archbishop when Dr Morris retired.
Archbishop Clifford in recent times has also been charged with responsibility for the diocese of Cloyne as the Church goes through an era of unprecedented turmoil. However, he has been regarded as one of the steady performers and is a very authorative voice at Bishops Conferences.
The special celebration, organised by the Archdiocese, in the Cathedral of the Assumption on Monday evening next commencing at 7:00pm, will have Archbishop Clifford as the Main Concelebrant alongside Papal Nuncio, His Excellency, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, Cardinal Sean Brady, Primate of all Ireland, and Bishops from neighbouring diocese.
Archbishop Clifford will preach the keynote Homily and an open invitation has been extended to all to attend. The special Mass will be followed by a reception in St Patrick’s College where refreshments will be available.