Equestrian Order of the HolySepulchre of Jerusalem Lieutenancy of Ireland https://holysepulchre.ie
Vol 4 №1
In This Issue: 2
Annual Order Pilgrimage to Knock - January 2022.
Christmas Message from Birzet - 2021
Caritas Jerusalem – Gaza Donation
Council of the Lieutenancy Profiles:
Lieutenancy of Luxembourg – Newsletter.
Lord Mayor of the City of London Banquet - March 2022
Spring Mass Derry 2022
Donations and Projects
Members from other Lieutenancies
New Appointments in The Holy Land
Vigil and Investiture 21-22 July 2022
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Monday 5th to Wednesday 14th September 2022
11 An Irish Pilgrimage Guide to the Holy Land. 11 Upcoming Events 11 Deceased Members 12 The Empty Tomb
Centuries of Service to Christians in the Holy Land Dear Confrères and Consœurs I am delighted to share with you our Lieutenancy of Ireland ‘Spring Newsletter 2022’ and introduce you to the new members of Council. In a report received just before Easter I was struck by the following paragraph dealing with the post pandemic environment in the Holy Land “Our churches and pastoral centers have came back to life with activities organized at every level whether the youth chaplaincy, Sunday school programs, catechetical programs, scout activities, spiritual retreats, and visits to holy sites. Even the Vicariate for Migrants and Asylum Seekers reported tens of baptisms, first communions, and weddings, highlighting how connected to the Church they continue to be”. Last year 2021, the Order world-wide raised €15.3m for disbursement to agreed projects. In that regard the Lieutenancy contributed to an expansion of a school in Mafraq on the Syrian Jordanian border last year and this year to the Beit Afram Elderly Home in Taybeh in the West Bank, as well as to humanitarian aid in Gaza, the residue of the Covid emergency and to support education and parish infrastructure in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. At our Chapter meeting in Maynooth in July our Treasurer will report that the Lieutenancy, through your Christian generosity, has contributed €1,000,000 to the Holy Land over the last four years. Our material purpose is extremely important, as it maintains the Christian presence in the land where Jesus was born, lived, and died for us. Being a member of the Order, however, requires us to pray for all God’s children in the Holy Land, at home, and beyond. The empty Holy Sepulchre — yes, there is nothing there! — lets us know that indeed He has risen! So as a Dame or Knight think deeply about that empty space which has brought us all hope and love. Our various meetings over the weekend 3rd/4th April 2022 in Derry City were joyful, meeting members and friends in person for the first time in 20 months on the occasion of our Spring Mass celebrations. We were honoured to have the Bishop of Derry, Most Rev. Donal McKeown, attend our Gala Dinner and celebrate Holy Mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Sunday morning. At the meeting of Council on that Saturday morning, we recommended to the Grand Master the admission of six candidates, of which two are ladies, which hopefully will take place in July. We are saddened by the death of seven distinguished members of our Lieutenancy since the publication of our last newsletter. We extend to their families our sympathies and deepest condolences. They are missed. We need new members to fill their places, this responsibility falls on each of us, not just on some. I encourage you to make contact with our Chancellor, Gearóid Williams, with name suggestions so that we may introduce others to the glorious challenge presented to the Order. Finally, I am delighted to confirm that we shall travel to the Holy Land this September 5th -14th. We shall walk again in the footsteps of Christ and also visit some of our projects. Our Pilgrimage Director, Dr Frank Hurl, has all the details.
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Peter Durnin Lieutenant
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Annual Order Pilgrimage to Knock January 2022. On Friday 28th January 2022, members of the Lieutenancy participated in the annual Order Pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic & Marian Shrine, Knock, County Mayo. This year, due to pandemic restrictions the event was live-streamed with only a limited number of members attending, including our Lieutenant Peter Durnin. Evening Prayer of the Church, Stations of The Cross and Holy Mass were celebrated. Bishop Paul Dempsey, Diocese of Achonry in his homily, stated that ‘’Knights and Dames of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, by 'walking with' and 'supporting' the Christians in the Holy Land, are living the model of synodality. It is an outward looking ministry that supports our fellow Christians in prayerful solidarity and material support.’’ The Irish Catholic Newspaper as well as the Connaught Telegraph covered the event and published photographs. It generated much interest also, especially among overseas Lieutenancies, via our Facebook page reaching an audience of 5190 people worldwide.
Caritas Jerusalem – Gaza Donation In January 2022, a letter was received by the Lieutenant from Sr. Bridget Tighe, FMDM, Secretary General, Caritas Jerusalem thanking the Lieutenancy of Ireland for the kind donation of €5,000, received in June 2021. The money enabled the poorest people, many of whom are Christians, to access the medical and dental services, provided by Caritas, in their clinic in Gaza. Sr. Bridget added that the donation was greatly appreciated, as the people of Gaza were pushed deeper into poverty through the war in May 2021, on top of the Covid pandemic. Sr. Bridget extended her sincere personal thanks and prayers to the members of the Lieutenancy and our families. She looks forward to meeting again members of our Lieutenancy on the occasion of the forthcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Council of the Lieutenancy Profiles: Lieutenant: H.E. Peter F. Durnin, GCHS, was introduced to the Order in 1989, by our founding Lieutenant, H.E. Thomas Sheehan GCHS. His first pilgrimage to the Holy Land was in 1990. He received his Pilgrim Shell and has been promoted successively having served the Lieutenancy as Secretary and Chancellor.
Christmas Message from Birzet - 2021 During Christmas week 2021, a message was received from Fr Dr. Louis Hazboun, Parish Priest of Birzeit Parish, which is situated in the West Bank of the Occupied Territories of Palestine. ‘’On behalf of the Birzeit Parish and two seminarians: Rajai Maurice Musallam and Fadi Kamal Yasser, we send you Christmas greetings and thank you, most warmly, for what you have done to support our mission. Hoping to see you soon again in Birzeit.’’ Members of our Lieutenancy will recall meeting Fr Louis and the two Junior Seminarians, Rajai and Fadi, in Birzeit during the 2019 Pilgrimage. We have planned to include a return visit to Birzeit Parish in our September pilgrimage.
Fr Louis, seminarians and pilgrimage group from 2019.
A public servant specialising in Corporate Governance, he retired from the rigours of commuting in November 2019. He is married to Nora, indeed they became engaged whilst at the 1994 investiture ceremony and have two adult children.
Lieutenancy Chancellor: Gearóid Williams, KC*HS, was introduced to the Order in 2013, by Judge Patrick Durcan. In 2018, he was appointed to Council by the Lieutenant when he formed his first Council. Upon the sad and untimely death of the then Chancellor Thomas Lynch, Gearóid was appointed to the office of Chancellor in 2020. Gearóid is a Solicitor with a practice operating from Kilrush, County Clare. He is married to Mary O’Sullivan, who is a GP in Kilrush. They have four children, the youngest of whom is now 24. The Chancellor’s duties are to assist the Lieutenant; encourage and process new admissions; arrange for the provision of cloaks, berets and insignia for the new members and promotion ceremonies. In addition, to assist in the selection of candidates for promotion within the Order; communicate with the
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University Chaplains and seek their support in increasing knowledge of the Order, its purpose and aims among the students and to deputise for the Lieutenant, when requested to do so.
Lay Master of Ceremonies: Raphael John Erskine Kelly, KCHS, was introduced to the Order by Eugene Ward, KCHS, in 2013 and went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2014.
Mark Kane, KHS was admitted into the Order in 2019, having been introduced by a senior priest in the Archdiocese of Tuam.
He is a Chartered Engineer, linguist and retired Civil Servant; a keen choral singer and double bass player in a late starters' orchestra.
He was awarded the Order's Pilgrim Shell and the Gold Jerusalem Pilgrim's Cross in 2019 having visited the Holy Land on an Order organised pilgrimage to support the 'living stones' and the Church in the Holy Land.
Raphael serves as Minister of the Word and Minister of the Eucharist in his home parish, St Mary's ProCathedral in Dublin
Mark is an International Construction, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Legal Professional, in addition to being a Non-Executive Director. He is a married father of five who is very active in various businesses, charities and the Catholic Church. He has various interests including: history, politics, public service, gardening and scouting. He is responsible Secretarial function.
Lieutenancy Treasurer: Anthony Harbison, KC*HS joined the Order in 2011 following a discussion with Con Power. Anthony was a member of the Committees established to oversee the funding of the Eucharistic Congress in 2012 and the World Meeting of Families in 2018, including the funding for the Pope’s visit. In 2019, he took on the role of Treasurer for the Lieutenancy. As Treasurer, Anthony is responsible for maintaining all aspects of funding within the Lieutenancy including: ensuring donations are received from members, essential expenses paid in respect of professional services and events, and most importantly for ensuring the safe transfer of the bulk of our funds to Rome in support of the projects that help the ‘living stones’. Anthony is an accountant by profession but has spent his entire career working in the public and civil service in Health, Justice and most recently Agriculture. He has been married to Anne for 33 years and is the proud uncle to 31 nieces and nephews.
Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies: Very Rev. Francis Mitchell JCL, KCHS, Diocesan Secretary, Archdiocese of Tuam.
The Lay Master is charged with Protocol and Ceremonial and, as a member of Council, advises the Lieutenant on these.
IT and Planning Officer: Stephen Dorgan, KC*HS was admitted into the Order in 2003, along with his wife Barbara. Stephen & Barbara were introduced to the Order by his recently deceased father Chevalier Jim Dorgan, KC*HS and his late mother Dame Gretta Dorgan, DC*HS. He has visited the Holy Land on a number of occasions with the Lieutenancy, and during the 2005 pilgrimage both he and Barbara were awarded the Pilgrim Shell. Also, he took part in the 2013 Pilgrimage to Rome and the 2019 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Stephen works with global industrial and healthcare organisations as an Advisor, CEO and Non-Executive Director. He travels extensively (even during the pandemic), and splits his time across several countries. He has served as a Trustee for several charities, and spends his spare time researching healthcare systems at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Stephen has represented the Lieutenancy investitures in the U.K. and Austria.
He supports the Lieutenant and Council on IT and Planning topics.
Logistics Officer: Mairéad Walls, DC*HS was admitted into the Order in 2013, having been introduced by her husband Chevalier Damian Walls KCHS, who has been a member since 2009. She has been a member of Council since 2018 and is responsible for organising Order events in Ireland. Mairéad has travelled on pilgrimage to the Holy Land on 2 occasions, receiving the Pilgrim Shell of Jerusalem in 2016. Mairéad runs a Business Management Consultancy in Co Antrim and in her spare time plays Irish
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Traditional Music and has recently released her ‘debut’ CD ‘Songs and Tunes from Co Antrim’. She is active in her home Parish of Duneane where she is Chairperson of the Pastoral Council and Choir Leader of both the Junior and Senior Folk Choirs. She has been happily married to Damian for 27 years and they have two children, Ethlinn and Conall.
Communications Officer: Thomas Kilduff, KC*HS was admitted into the Order in 2009, having been introduced by his late father, Chevalier Kevin Kilduff. He was awarded the Pilgrim Shell of Jerusalem in 2010 and has visited the Holy Land on organized pilgrimages and independently, to support the 'living stones'. Thomas works as a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner in the U.K. and returns frequently to Cavan, his hometown. He represented the Lieutenancy at the International Eucharist Congress in Budapest in September 2021 and has attended investiture ceremonies in the U.K., Spain and Norway. Responsible for external communications, Thomas currently manages the Lieutenancy Facebook Page and collates articles for both the Website and Newsletter. His role is to promote the work of the Order and increase visibility of the Lieutenancy, via social and print media.
Lieutenancy of Luxembourg – Newsletter. In January 2022, the Lieutenance du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg published its inaugural Newsletter, which was sent electronically and hard copy by Lieutenant H.E Jacques Klein to our Lieutenant. The Newsletter, published in French, was printed in a similar format to our own Irish Newsletter. In fact, H.E. Klein stated ‘’At the time of writing, the copy of your Lieutenancy Newsletter was on our desk and provided us with inspiration.
Lord Mayor of the City of London Banquet - March 2022 On Friday 18th March 2022, the Right Honourable Vincent Keaveny, K.St J, KGCHS, The Lord Mayor of the City of London, a member of the Lieutenancy of England and Wales invited members of the Equestrian Order of Jerusalem the privilege of dining with him and his wife, the Lady Mayoress at a banquet in the Mansion House, London held in honour of the Equestrian Oder of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Confrère Alderman Vincent and his wife Amanda both Irish born, from Dublin and Loughrea respectively, have made successful careers for themselves in London as a Commercial Lawyer and an Intensive Care Nurse. H.E. Peter Durnin, accompanied by his wife Nora, represented the Lieutenancy of Ireland. In attendance also, were Dr Frank Hurl, Dame Eleanor Hurl, Ms Marie Therese Hurl, Confrères Peadar O’Mordha, Thomas Kilduff and a number of distinguished Irish born members of the Lieutenancy of England and Wales. The chain that the Lord Mayor wore at the Banquet is the actual chain worn by Saint Thomas More in the 1500’s. It is kept in the Mansion House London where the Lord Mayor lives and he was given special permission to wear it in honour of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. On Saturday morning 19th March, the Feast of St Joseph, The Lord Mayor of the City of London and his wife Amanda, attended Holy Mass in St Mary Moorfields R.C Church, which is the only Catholic Church located within the Square Mile of the City of London. Dignitaries from Rome, England, Scotland, Bethlehem and Ireland attended, including our Lieutenant. The Governor General, Ambassador Leonardo di Modrone presented to The Lord Mayor of the City a framed copy of the parchment awarded in recognition of his recent promotion to the rank of Knight Grand Cross.
He further added ‘’Let us remain united in prayer and seek the intercession of Saint Williboard, the Patron Saint of Luxembourg, for the members of our two Lieutenancies and the Christians in the Holy Land.’’ Saint Williboard is one of Europe’s most important Saints, who embarked on a mission to the continent from Carlow in AD 690 and had an enormous impact on the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
left: London Mayoral Banquet right: St Mary Moorfields R.C Church
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Spring Mass – Derry 2022
The Spring Mass and meeting with Aspirants took place on Saturday 2nd April and Sunday 3rd April 2022 in Derry City.
Very Rev. Feargal Mc Grady, Knight Commander, Lieutenancy Archivist I write these notes for Easter in midLent and I have no idea how the painful and dispiriting events in Eastern Europe will work out. I am no prophet and I do not have a crystal ball.
On Saturday afternoon, presentations were made to three of six Aspirants prior to Evening Prayer and celebration of Holy Mass in St Columba’s Church, Waterside, Derry. A black-tie banquet dinner followed in the Everglades Hotel Derry, attended by members and friends. Holy Mass, on Sunday afternoon, was celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral by the Bishop of Derry, Most Rev Donal McKeown. The Irish Catholic newspaper reported the event and published photographs. It generated much interest also on our Facebook page.
Our Order was founded originally in 1099, as an honour guard of Our Lord’s newly recovered Tomb in Jerusalem. Our attention to the Church in the Land that is Holy can easily be distracted or divided in all that has happened. Never mind that we have come through two years of Pandemic that has to have affected us at a deeper level than we know! This might be true also of our fellow believers, here at home and in the Mother Church of Jerusalem. Have we all not experienced loss and fear ? So what might the historical fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus and of the empty tomb be saying to us in our lives, in these uncertain times our world is living ?
Reflections: Our Lieutenancy Secretary, Confrère Mark Kane, KHS, has recently had the opportunity and pleasure to read the excellent publication The House was filled with the Fragrance of the Perfume: A Spirituality of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, in which the author, our Grand Master H.E. Fernando Cardinal Filoni (2020 pp. 10-11), opines that: “it would be worthwhile to recall some typical characteristics of a chivalric order. .. chivalry was perceived as an organisation of selfdiscipline, rich in generosity and courage, and of virtues that lead to highly ethical behaviour… .. among these lofty virtues we find the most essential the supreme reference to God (religiositas, pietas), prudence (prudentia), loyalty (fides), faithfulness (fidelitas), solidarity among members (concordia), honour and nobility of mind (dignitas), an irreproachable civic conduct (status), selfabnegation and prowess (virtus), gratitude (gratitudo), and dedication to loved ones (amor)” Confrère Mark thinks there is unquestionable value in each member meditating on this excerpt and seeking to apply the Grand Master’s chivalric precepts in their personal and professional life for the betterment of society and the Church that we are.
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Duccio di Buoninsegna – The Maesta Altarpiece, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas ‘’Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and He said to them again, ‘Peace be with you’.’’ Already before his death, Jesus had promised His disciples the gift of a Spirit that would be with and among them in their darkest moments of loss and fear. ‘’After saying this He breathed on them and said: ’As the Father has sent Me, so I am sending you. Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven’.’’ So we too are sent : sent into our families, faith communities; sent also to support the Mother Church of Jerusalem and to be believers in Christ in the Holy Land. We have experienced loss and fear; we have touched the wounds in His hands and in His side. So we are sent! Like Thomas, we doubt! ‘’Unless I can see the holes that the nails have made in His side ....’’ In this broken and agitated world, our doubts mirror Thomas’s doubts. Is it not precisely when we
were built in 1978 to accommodate an increasing student enrolment. The following year, a new church was built alongside the house. This allowed the original church to become part of the school. Since early 1980, a house for the priest has been built above two of the three newer classrooms, and so he lives on the premises. In 1993 because of the diminishing number of children attending the school and new government regulations, the grades four, five and six had to be discontinued. This allowed the other three grades to have a classroom each.
experience moments of darkness and doubt that our Risen Lord Jesus encourages us to put our hands into His wounds? And when we do so in trust, that He then sends us out, that in the midst of our personal loss and fear we can carry His Risen Life, His Mercy and compassion to our loved ones, parishes, and even to the Holy Faithful People of God in the Holy Land? When we feel alone or even abandoned, does He not say to us across the Centuries ? ‘’Do not be afraid; it is I, the First and the Last. I was dead and now I live forever’’.
Our 2020 Project assisting “The Living Stones”- Safout [1 Peter 2:5] ‘’Peace be with you’’.
Safout is located north west of Amman an urban area, yet economically poor. The school occupies a small plot of land with no possibility of expansion. The population consists mostly of employees and workers who commute everyday to work in Fuheis, Salt and Amman, while the rest of the population are elderly who live quietly at home.
Donations and Projects
Latin Patriarchate: The first school, a very simple construction, was established in 1935, and occupied one of two- rooms built at the side of a very small church to house the parish priest. Later, three more classrooms were built inIn 1978the to accommodate increasing student enrolment. past anyear 2021, the The following year, a new church was built alongside the house. This allowed the original church to become part of the school. Since early 1980, forwarded a house forLieutenancy the priest has been builthas above two of the three newer classrooms, and so he lives on the premises. Inthe 1993 because the diminishing number towards of children attending the schoolInvestment and new government sumofof € 287,000 Capital regulations, the grades four, five and six had to be discontinued. This allowed the other three grades to have Humanitarian Aid initiatives and Pastoral a classroomprojects, each. Statistics:
Support activities in Jordan, Palestine and the Occupied Territories, which included:
Population 15,000 Christians 1,750 Latin Christians 160 LPJ School: Students 76
€5,000 donation to enable the poorest people of Gaza access medical and dental services, provided Caritas Jerusalem, in that region. This schoolby is the smallest school, not only in Jordan, but also in all of the Holy Land. The school does not comply €5,000 to with the minimum health and safety standards for the students. Those seriousdonation safety concerns and health complaints must be treated urgently especially in bathroomssupport and classrooms. The work will include Iraqi changing displaced tiles, safety and continuous electricity supply and other mechanical works. refugees in Jordan. The Lieutenancy is providing €63,400 towards this project and the local contribution will be approx €12,000. You will see on the map on the first page, the town of Birzeit in Israel. The last Newsletter described our assistance there in 2019.
Holy Family Children’s Home
Dear friends & benefactors, €6,000 donation to support the In these days of confinement, we are thinking of you. We watch the news work of the Daughters of Charity saddened every day. What to do? If not, pray and pray again that this pandemic will stop spreading in the world,Creche and especially in Europe. ‘St Vincent and Orphanage’ in Bethlehem, which weare confined have Our children do not really understand what is going on. They to the premises of the Creche, alone with us. There are no visitors and no supported previously and visited volunteers, the children feel sad too. We try to fill their time just as if it is a on many occasions. holiday period. Yet they can feel that this is no holiday, they are not allowed
to get out of the Creche and no one is allowed to get into it and make any to fund the rehabilitation contact with€43,000 them.
The Lieutenancy is providing €63,400 towards this project and the local contribution will be approx €12,000.
You will see on the map on the first page, the town of Birzeit in Israel. The last Newsletter described our €63,400 which funded the refurbishment of the assistance there in 2019. Latin Patriarchate school in Safout, Jordan, located Holy Family Children’s HomeThis school is the smallest north-west of Amman. Dear friends & benefactors, school, not only in Jordan, but also in all of the Land. we are thinking of you. We watch the news In theseHoly days of confinement, saddened every day. What to do? If not, pray and pray again that this pandemic will stop spreading in the world, and especially in Europe.
Our children do not really understand what is going on. They are confined to the premises of the Creche, alone with us. There are no visitors and no volunteers, the children feel sad too. We try to fill their time just as if it is a holiday period. Yet they can feel that this is no holiday, they are not allowed to get out of the Creche and no one is allowed to get into it and make any contact with them. May our prayers accompany you. Faithfully yours,
HOLY FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOME DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY ST. VINCENT BETHLEHEM E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sister Denise Abi Haidar and the sisters of the Bethlehem Crèche. 7
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Elderly House of Beit Afram in Taybeh
This year 2022, the Lieutenancy has donated already €57,302 towards essential life saving fire safety works, namely the installation of a water tank and pump to feed a new fire alarm system, at the Elderly House of Beit Afram in Taybeh. Taybeh is a Palestinian Christian village, located in the centre of the West Bank north of Jerusalem. The Incarnate Word Sisters are responsible for managing the place efficiently and taking care of its 20 elderly residents. It is hoped to visit, the creche and orphanage in Bethlehem, Birzeit, Mafraq, Safout and Taybeh during our forthcoming pilgrimage in September this year.
HOLY FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOME DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY ST. VINCENT BETHLEHEM E-mail: email@example.com
works of the Birzeit Parish Church of the May our prayers accompany you. Faithfully yours, Immaculate Conception, located in the West Bank, Sister Denise Abi Haidar and the sisters of the which we visited inBethlehem 2019.Crèche. The previous year, our Lieutenancy funded refurbishment works of Birzeit Deus lo VultParish School Hall, adjacent to the Parish Church, converting the hall (auditorium style) to a flat multipurpose at a cost of €21,700.
Birzeit Hall - Before (left) and After (right)
€64,895 which financed the Statistics: building Population of 15,000three classrooms Christians 1,750 for the 11th and 12th grades, a Latin Christians 160 LPJ School: Students 76room, teachers’ and This school is the smallest school, not onlyJordan in Jordan, but bathrooms in Mafraq, also in all of the Holy Land. The school does not comply which is located 20kms with the minimum health and safety standards forfrom the students. Those serious safety concerns and health complaints must be treated urgently especially in bathrooms and classrooms. The work will include changing the Syrian Border, surrounded by Iraq and Saudi tiles, safety and continuous electricity supply and other mechanical works. Arabia, and is 70km from Amman.
Further details on each of these projects are on our Lieutenancy website: https://www.HolySepulchre.ie
Children in Mafraq school
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The Lieutenancy has a very active, popular and interesting Facebook page, which can be viewed at “EOHSJ IRELAND’’ or via Google search. Currently we have 820 Facebook friends and to date, our message posts have reached an audience of 5190 people worldwide.
New members are the lifeblood of the Order. A recent review of our Lieutenancy membership highlighted that 40% of our members are under the age of 70. To sustain the Lieutenancy and continue its worthwhile active mission, it is essential that each existing member actively seeks potential new members from their Parish, Diocese, extended network of family, business and social connections.
Our Communications Officer, Chev Thomas Kilduff, encourages members who have a Facebook account to: view, like “ ” and share posts to friends and followers, with the view to raising awareness of the good work the Order does.
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In This Issue:
Dear fellow member,
In This Issue:
I hope this Newsletter finds you in good health and that you are coping as well as
The Pentecost Event and the Equestrian Order
Pilgrimage 2019 and Proposed Pilgrimage 2022
Called To The Bar
My prayers for the Holy Land
Archbishop Charles J. Brown
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Services from the Holy Land
Msgr. Edward Dunne DSM KCHS
possible with the ups and downs of the Covid-19 crisis, which is indeed a great trial for us all.
As we know we have two central objectives, strengthening the interior life and
practical assistance to the Living Stones in the Holy Land. With regards to the latter, your response to the special appeal for the Covid appeal for the Holy Land has been exceptionally generous, with approximately €70,000 remitted to the Patriarch in recent months. All in all over €2m has been sent there by the world-wide Order. The area has been devastated with the collapse of the Pilgrimage/Tourist industry, one of the economic bed-rocks of the Christian population. Your Christian support was the subject of a full one page report in the Irish Catholic newspaper of 1st October last.
Our normal project support this year was focussed on the refurbishment of the oldest School in the Patriarchate. I am glad to report that, as you read this, the finishing touches to the school in Safout are being applied. We on Council are aware of the disappointment being felt at the lack of meetings
of the Lieutenancy. For those with Zoom (which is a cloud based video conferencing service for use on your PC and managed for us by Council member Dr Stephen Dorgan) we shall have a series of events. However our November Mass will be streamed from Ennis Cathedral.
Why are Holy Land Christians called “Living Stones”?
Centuries of Service to Christians in the Holy Land Dear fellow member, While the last year has been challenging, equally it has been enormously rewarding. Starting in March 2020 and recognizing that we operate in two political zones with varying levels of restrictions imposed, meetings in person have not taken place.
New buildings supported With the aid of Information Technology we have had a variety of events since then to engage our energies, to mention one a fantastic prelude for Holy Week presented by the Lieutenancy from Rome by Fr Enda Murphy, KHS. As I write it appears we shall be able to meet, Information by ZOOM subject to certain restrictions, in September and ceremonially admit our new members and, subject to numbers, promote a number of our senior members. July Promotions will be the 35th anniversary of our establishment. That event will be appropriately New Members commemorated. The papal visit the world thought impossible Applying for a Grant of Arms Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Tuam, 2021
Easter in the Republic was notable by the absence of the usual Church services.
However it was heartening that so many members promoted the usual Good Friday collection at parish level for the benefit of so many of our fellow Christians.
Our website will be revamped presently and enable more resources to be made available to members.
Thanks to your charity we have supported the refurbishment of the oldest School in the Patriarchate in Jordan; and it is worthwhile to read what you have aided in the article within. This year we are financing a significant project on the Syrian Jordanian Dr Muredach Dynan, KHS border. Your donation will profoundly improve the educational and employment prospects of young Christians in that area. Dame Mary Sweeney DC*HS
Our Communications Officer, Chev Thomas Kilduff, invites members to send articles and photographs to him, for publication in forthcoming Lieutenancy Newsletters. 7
Patrick Dullaghan, BE
Micheal O’Dwyer, KCHS
An urgent message from the Chancellor
Keep an eye on our website and on our new Facebook page to keep up with developments.
As soon as we can we shall resume meetings in person. God bless.
November 14th Mass for deceased members
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December 3rd Zoom Table Quiz
January 1st, 2021 World Day of Peace Mass in Dublin January 30th, 2021 Knock
February 2nd, 2021 Feast day of Bl. Andrea Cardinal Ferrari February 7th, 2021 Feast Day of Bl. Pius IX
February 10th, 2021 Feast Day of Bl Aloysius Cardinal Stepinac
July 2021 Promotions and Admissions, Maynooth
The Holy Father has appointed
as Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Latins Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M., until now apostolic administrator sede vacante.
Bishop Shomaly, Vy. Rev. Derek Darby, H.E. Charles Kelly, H.B. Patriarch Pizzaballa, H.E. Seán Cardinal Brady Grand Prior, Brendan O’Reilly, Dr. Frank Hurl during the 2016 pilgrimage
Centuries of Service to Christians in the Holy Land
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April 25th Spring Mass, Carlow: Without doubt, you make the difference in the Land of Jesus. God bless. streamed Mass Deus lo Vult April 25th-May 2nd Virtual Pilgrimage to Jordan: by Peter Zoom July 24th Mafraq 35 years Celebration Mass This City is 20kms from Syrian Border and September 25th surrounded by Iraq and Saudi Arabia and is Investiture ceremony 70km from Amman. There are 2,500 October 2nd Christians in a population of 75,000. The Western Region Mass parish has a secondary school that contains November 13th • classes until the 10th grade only; pupils of Day of Reflection Mafraq continue their high school education in the neighbouring villages and cities. With the exception of the Spring Mass and Virtual Pilgrimage, all of the above events are subject Mafraq: New Buildings Supported by the to prevailing public health Lieutenancy, continues page 4 requirements.
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Proposed articles and photographs can be sent to Communications@HolySepulchre.ie. Articles should not exceed 200 words.
Websites The Lieutenancy Website has been functional now, for over 10 years. It is a very useful source of information pertaining to the Order and the Lieutenancy of Ireland. Members are encouraged to view it frequently, for important updates and news of events. https:www.www.holysepulchre.ie The Grand Magisterium of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has its own Website oessh.va and Facebook page - Grand Magistero OESSH. Of particular interest to members of the Order worldwide is the monthly reflection by our Grand Master, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, which can be found in the ‘’Grand Master's Corner’’ section of the website and Facebook page. The Grand Master invites informal letters from members who may have questions relating to our Order, to its life within the Church, our Christian life, our commitment to the Holy Land. You can send your short letters to the Grand Master at firstname.lastname@example.org inserting ‘’Grand Master’s Corner'' in the subject line of the email message.
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Now is the time to review your ‘real’ and ‘social media’ friends, to identify potential Aspirants. People like ourselves, perhaps neighbours, work colleagues and old school friends. Engage them in conversation, share details of our mission and explain how we, both as individuals and as an Order, contribute to maintaining the Christian presence in the Holy Land. The Grand Master recently proclaimed that ‘’our Order is not an order of ‘rich people’, but of people who live generosity’’. To progress the matter of invitation contact either the Chancellor Gearoid Williams by email Chancellor@holysepulchre.ie or H.E. Lieutenant Peter Durnin at Lieutenant@holysepulchre.ie
Members from other Lieutenancies If you become aware of members of other Lieutenancies living in or visiting Ireland, please inform both our Chancellor Chancellor@ holysepulchre.ie and H.E.Lieutenant Lieutenant@ holysepulchre.ie
Awards John Dominic Dowling, KCHS Congratulations to our Confrère John Dominic Dowling, who was recently awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross by Pope Francis for his lifelong service to the Church. The award was presented to Dominic, by Archbishop Dermot Farrell, at Archbishop’s House in Dublin before Christmas. Dominic who is an active parishioner at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock Parish; spent his early years at St. Mary's Star of the Sea, Sandymount and has produced and edited The Sheaf, the official publication of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society, for the past 25 years.
Brian Sullivan, KCHS Congratulations to our Confrère Brian Sullivan, who was recently awarded a gold medal, in recognition of his 50 year membership of the Knights of St. Columbanus - CK 47, Area 10
The award was presented by Supreme Knight, Brendan Mc Cann, at a special dinner in his honour at the Hotel Kilmore Cavan on 27th February 2022.
Professor Bart Mc Gettrick, OBE, KGCHS Congratulations to Bart Mc Gettrick, Professor Emeritus The University of Glasgow; former Professor and Dean Liverpool Hope University and Chairman of the Holy Land Commission, who was recently appointed a member of the Grand Magisterium by decision of the Grand Master, dated 14th March 2022. Professor Bart is a true friend of the Lieutenancy of Ireland, having attended many investitures and events over the years.
Vigil and Investiture - 21-22 July 2022 We are honoured and delighted to confirm that Bishop William Shomali, General Vicar and Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine will attend our Vigil, Chapter and Admission Ceremony at the Pontifical College of St. Patrick’s in Maynooth on Friday 21st/Saturday 22nd July 2022. The names of six candidates have been recommended to the Grand Master for admission. Further details to follow by email from our Secretary, Confrère Mark Kane.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Monday 5th to Wednesday 14th September 2022
New Appointments in The Holy Land On Friday 11th March 2022, the Holy Father appointed The Reverend Canon Jamal Khader, Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan assigning him the titular See of Patara, and The Reverend Canon Rafic Nahra, priest of the Archdiocese of Paris, Patriarchal Vicar for Israel, assigning him the titular See of Verbe. Auxillary Bishop Khader will continue to reside in Amman Jordan, having previously and most recently served in Ramallah, in the Occupied Territories of Palestine. Members of our Lieutenancy will recall meeting Fr Khader, during the 2016 Pilgrimage, when he held the position of Rector of the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala, Bethlehem. Auxillary Bishop Nahra was born in Lebanon, served as a Patriarchal Vicar for the Hebrew Catholics and the co-ordinator for the Pastoral of Migrants from 2017 to 2021, and Patriarchal Vicar of Nazareth from August 2021 to March 2022. Auxillary Bishop Nahra speaks five languages Arabic, Hebrew, French, English and Italian. He will continue to reside in Nazareth.
Details of our Order pilgrimage to the Holy Land has recently been sent to Members. This will be the fourteenth “pious journey” since the establishment of the Lieutenancy Every three years, the Lieutenancy of Ireland organises a pilgrimage to the Holy Land visiting the empty tomb of the 'Holy Sepulchre' in Jerusalem, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Christian towns and villages where we meet 'the living stones' in person and meet teachers and students in their schools which we support. Members and friends are invited to participate in this special pilgrimage. Further information and booking forms are available from Navan Travel tel: 046 9068600.
Death or impending death of a member, what must I do ? Please contact either the Lay Master: Confrère Raphael Kelly at tel: 086 8346088 or by email LayMasterOfCeremony@ holysepulchre.ie or Lieutenant: H.E. Peter Durnin at tel: 087-6591992 or by email Lieutenant@ holysepulchre.ie
Members’ Obituaries Joseph (Joe) Connolly, KCHS, admitted 1995 Confrère Joe who died on 3rd November 2021, aged 91, was the beloved husband for 64 years of our Consœur Rona. Together they lived at Donacarney House, Drogheda, County Meath. He was deeply committed to both the economic and social development of Drogheda and East Meath and served on the Board of Drogheda Harbour Commissioners. Joe was a very faithful member of the Order and was admitted in 1995 on the nomination of the then Grand Prior, Archbishop Thomas Morris. He participated in the Order Jubilee Millennium Pilgrimage to Rome in the year 2000. Both he and Rona participated in our sixth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from the 22nd to 29th September 2007. Joe had a major involvement in the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration both in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Joe was buried in the grounds of Mornington Church, near Drogheda. The church was built on land that he and Rona donated some years previously. His devotion to the Divine Mercy and St. Faustina will ensure his welcome in Heaven. Our condolences to Dame Rona, their children Aislinn, Karen, Michele, Clodagh, Joseph and extended family and friends.
Gerard (Gerry) O'Mahony, GCHS, admitted 1978 Confrère Gerry who died on 29th February 2022, resided in Dublin and worked in the financial sector, at one time heading up AIB Bank in the UK. Gerry was admitted as a member of the Order in 1978 whilst resident in the United Kingdom and transferred to the Lieutenancy of Ireland, when it was formed in 1986.
Pádhraig Folan, KC*HS, admitted 1979 Confrère Pádhraig who died on 28th February 2022 resided in Galway. He was born in the parish of Cnoc na hAille, a few miles west of An Spideal. On completion of his schooling in the local Bun Scoil and then St. Jarlath's College Tuam, Padhraig went to Maynooth as a clerical student and graduated with a B.A. He studied for his Higher Diploma in UCD while teaching in Colaiste Mhuire Parnell Square, an all Irish Secondary School. His first permanent teaching post was in Crescent College Limerick and then in 1964 he moved to Colaiste Iognáid (the Jes) in Galway where he remained until he retired in the early 2000's. History was his principal teaching subject which his students enjoyed as is evident from their condolence messages on hearing of his death. Pádhraig lectured in UCG in their Education faculty on the subject of Philosophy of Education which he taught through the medium of Irish. Later when he retired from Coláiste Iognaid, he monitored those University students who were out in Gaeltacht schools for their teaching practice. In addition, he helped Galway Cathedral staff who needed Irish versions of leaflets and brochures for certain important ceremonies being held in the Cathedral. Pádhraig was admitted as a member of the Order in 1979 into the Lieutenancy of England and Wales but transferred to the Lieutenancy of Ireland, when it was formed in 1986. He was promoted to the rank of Grand Officer, was a recipient of the Pilgrim Shell consequent on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in September 2011 and was a member of the International Pilgrimage to Rome in September 2013. Our condolences to his beloved daughter Mary, brother Colm, extended family and friends. Solas na bhflaitheas dá anam uasal agus leaba imeasc na naomh go raibh aige.
He was promoted successively, held the rank of Knight Grand Cross, received the rarely awarded Golden Palm of Jerusalem in 2010 and in the year 2000 led our Order Jubilee Millennium Pilgrimage to Rome to visit Pope St. John Paul II.
John G Mc Donald, KC*HS, admitted 1996
We have lost a most committed member who supported the Christian community with diligence and humility for many years.
John was a Harvard graduate and prominent business consultant who spent the majority of his life and all of his career outside of Ireland; in New York, Geneva and Dussledorf.
Our condolences to his beloved wife Berna, their children Tony, Fiona and extended family and friends. May he rise to eternal glory.
Confrère John died on Friday 4th March 2022, aged 96, at his home, of old age, in peace and quiet in the company of his children at his bedside.
It was in New York that he met and married Philomena Burke from Galway. Following retirement in 2010, John and Philomena returned to London to be close to their children and grandchildren. John was admitted as a member of the Order in 1996, into the Lieutenancy of Ireland and was
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predeceased by his late wife, Dame Philomena, DCHS in 2017, aged 92. Chevalier John and Dame Philomena received their Pilgrim Shells whilst on Pilgrimage in October 1996 and participated also in the Jubilee Pilgrimage to Rome to meet Pope St. John Paul II in March 2000. Our condolences to his children John, Greg, Karen, Susanne and extended family and friends. May he rise to eternal glory.
Antony (Tony) Devlin, KC*HS, admitted 2002 Confrère Tony who died on 15th March 2022, resided in Ballymena, County Antrim and was a successful businessman in the retail food sector. Tony was a devoted Catholic and was admitted as a member of the Order in 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Grand Officer, KC*HS and was a recipient of the Pilgrim Shell of Jerusalem on his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2007. Tony returned again on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2008 and both he and his wife Elizabeth participated in the 2013 Order Pilgrimage to Rome. He had a critical role in servicing the needs of members of the Lieutenancy and was visible at Order events and Investitures promoting the sale of Mass cards, books, ties, bags for cloaks and decorations. Members will recall his ever-present smile and friendly banter. In recent years, Tony suffered debilitating ill health, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which he bore with grace and dignity; campaigning to raise awareness of the condition to help others. Despite his deteriorating health, Tony remained strong in faith and it is poignant that he returned to the Lord, whilst watching a streamed Mass in the loving company of his devoted wife and family. Our condolences to Elizabeth, their children Mark, Sharon, Joy and extended family and friends. May he rise to eternal glory.
James Joseph (J.J.) Dorgan, KC*HS, admitted 1998 Confrère J.J. who died on 30th March 2022, was born in Cork and resided in Blackrock, County Dublin County where he and his late wife, Dame Gretta DC*HS, raised two devoted sons Carl and Stephen. J.J. was as a successful business consultant, a member of The Catenians, Knights of Saint Columbanus and a man of great faith. He was admitted into the Order in 1998 and was promoted successively to the rank of Grand Officer, KC*HS. J.J and Gretta visited the Holy Land on a number of occasions with the Lieutenancy and both received
their Pilgrim Shells. During the 2005 pilgrimage, their son Confrère Stephen and daughter-in-law Consœur Barbara both were awarded their Pilgrim Shells. Together as a family, they took part in the 2013 Order Pilgrimage to Rome. J.J. last visited the Holy Land in 2019, accompanied by Stephen and grandson Aaron, part of the Lieutenancy of Ireland pilgrimage which was very poignant and memorable. During our visit to the Daughters of Charity ‘St Vincent Creche and Orphanage’, J.J. humbly presented the Sister in Charge a substantial donation, a legacy of his late wife Dame Greta, an act which made him so proud. The big man, with the softest heart, may have left us here on earth; but he longed to be reunited with the love of his life Dame Gretta, both now in eternal rest in the presence of God in Heaven. Requiescat in pace
Brian Murphy-O’Connor, KC*HS, admitted 1987. Confrère Brian who died on 18th April 2022, resided in Waterfall, Cork and was a renowned architect with a successful practice Boyd Barrett Murphy-O’Connor in Cork, which following his retirement transferred to his son James. Brian was admitted as a member of the Order in 1987, was promoted successively to the rank of Grand Officer, KC*HS, and was a recipient of the Pilgrim Shell of Jerusalem having participated in numerous Order Pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Brian was happily married to Beatrys for over 51 years, having first met in 1969 whilst she was a young au-pair visiting from the Netherlands. The couple were blessed with four children Julie, James, Mimi, Christopher and later eight grandchildren. Brian was pre-deceased by his late parents Kerry and Mary, his cousin Cardinal Cormac MurphyO’Connor, his brother Prof. Jerome MurphyO’Connor O.P and is survived by his sister Sheila (Daly), brother Archdeacon Kerry Murphy-O’Connor, his devoted wife Beatrys, children and family. Brian will be remembered for his many achievements as an architect, business consultant, mentor, painter, sour dough bread baker and a keen angler who mastered the art of smoking the fish that he caught. However, he will be remembered mostly for his smile, kindness, generosity, Christian practice and role as loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. At the time of his death in the Bon Secours Hospital, Brian had a decade rosary ring on his finger which was very important to him, a sign of his true Catholic faith. May he rise to eternal glory.
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Mass Cards, Ties, Garment Bags, Prayer Books
Members who wish to purchase Order Mass Cards, Lieutenancy Ties, Garment bags for carrying cloaks, morning and evening Prayer Books should contact our Retail Director, Confrère Peter Moylan tel: 087 0678508.
Wine We are delighted to announce the arrival of exclusive wine from Heras Cordón in Rioja Spain. This is the exact red wine the Pope Emeritus Pope Benedict drank and is the official wine of Pope Francis. After much negotiation, the Lieutenancy has secured 20 cases only of this wine, with one of the official Vatican labels in each case of 6. With that in mind, we have decided to sell it by the case with all monies going to the Order. The price per case will be €180 for 6 bottles, with delivery anywhere on the island of Ireland.
The C.D. is available for sale now. To purchase a copy, contact Mairéad directly at email@example.com
An Irish Pilgrimage Guide to the Holy Land. Michael Kelly, Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper has just published his latest paperback book ‘An Irish Pilgrimage Guide to the Holy Land’, which should be of interest to members and friends of the Lieutenancy. Whether you are planning to join our forthcoming Order Pilgrimage in September to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, or simply want to deepen your understanding of faith, this guide is recommended. Price €16.99, available from Amazon or directly from the publisher Columba Books www. columbabooks.com
Please note that a condition of sale prohibits re-sale of the Vatican label. We think it’s something really special and we expect to sell out quickly.
Orders and further enquiries may be made directly with Confrère Rodney Leonard at The Winehouse, Athboy Gate, Trim, County Meath. Contact tel: 046 9483929 or Whatsapp 0868114636.
- June 18th
- July 3rd
St Oliver Plunkett Procession in Drogheda
- July 21st & 22nd
Vigil, Promotions and Investiture in Maynooth
Masks and Gloves A limited number of cotton Face Masks and soft leather Gloves, embroidered with the Cross of Jerusalem, are available for sale, price €10/mask and €25/pair of gloves.
- September 5th to 14th Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Masks are available in black or white. Gloves in white only.
A List of Deceased Members from the Lieutenancy of Ireland has been complied and is available for viewing in our Members’ Handbook and Order Website www.holysepulchre.ie
Orders and further enquiries may be made directly with our Communications Officer, Confrère Thomas Kilduff, tel: 087 7444985.
Music CD Congratulations to our Consœur Dame Mairéad Walls, on the recent release of her debut C.D. of music and songs ‘’Mairéad Walls, Songs & Tunes from Country Antrim.’’ A renowned traditional singer and founding member of the group ‘Deanta', Mairéad has been at the forefront of the singing community, organising singing sessions, teaching new singers and performing all over Ireland and most recently at a traditional Celtic music festival in France.
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- November 12th
Day of Reflection in Tallaght
Members are encouraged to review the list each month and remember the Deceased Member and their family in prayer The following Members will be remembered in prayer during the month of May. May 3rd
Margaret Gretta Dorgan, DC*HS (2020)
Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich, KGCHS (1990)
James Doherty, KCHS, KCSS (2015)
Edmund J (Eamon) Waldron, KCHS (2016)
Anna Philomena Dowling, DHS (2011)
Fausta Ryan, DHS (2008)
The Empty Tomb During the Easter period we might reflect with a little more purpose the meaning of what it is to be a lady or knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The essence of the Order lies in its spirituality. The spirituality is based on “the empty tomb.” Too often prominence can be given to the superficial elements of the Order – the ceremonial of investitures; the social gatherings; the collection of funds; and so on. In their own way each of these is important and contributes to a community that serves the Church with love and charity. That service points us constantly in the direction of The Holy Land, and the work of the Order there is extremely important. It maintains the Christian presence in the land where Jesus was born, lived, and died for us. Being a member of the Order, however, requires us to pray for all God’s children in the Holy Land, at home, and beyond. The empty Holy Sepulchre – yes, there is nothing there! – lets us know that indeed He has risen! So as a lady or knight think deeply about that empty space which has brought us all hope and love. This Easter know that He is Risen and lives in your heart and soul. Know also that the generosity of your prayers will reach The Holy Land and make a difference to so many there. God bless all you do from Ireland. Professor Bart McGettrick, President of The Holy Land Commission, Member of The Grand Magisterium
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Lieutenancy of Ireland Council of the Lieutenancy Lieutenant: Peter F. Durnin, GCHS
Thomas Kilduff, KC*HS
‘’Rosaire’’, Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth A92 RF6F email Lieutenant@holysepulchre.ie tel: 041-9830278; 087-6591992
with responsibility for Press and Media email Communications@HolySepulchre.ie tel: 087 7444985
Chancellor: Gearóid Williams, KC*HS
Lieutenants of Honour:
Feagurroge, Kilrush, Co Clare V15 C513 email Chancellor@holysepulchre.ie tel: 087 2254617
Secretary: Mark Kane, KHS Deich Garraí Glas, Corofin Village, Cummer-Tuam, Galway, H54 XE10 email Secretary@holysepulchre.ie tel: 091 442277
Treasurer: Anthony Harbison, KC*HS 3 Corrina Park, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 OHA email Treasurer@holysepulchre.ie tel +447789480466
Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies Very Rev Francis Mitchell JCL Lay Master of Ceremonies: Raphael Kelly, KCHS email LayMasterOfCeremony@holysepulchre.ie tel: 086 8346088
Councillors: Dr Stephen Dorgan, KC*HS with responsibility for I.T and Planning
Mairéad Walls, DC*HS with responsibility for Logistics email Logistics@holysepulchre.ie
H.E. M Joseph McDonnell, GCHS H.E. Nicholas McKenna, GCHS H.E. Charles Kelly, GCHS Novice Master: Commandant R.F. Hearns, Grand Officer Archivist: Very. Rev. Feargal MacGrady, Knight Commander Pilgrimages Director: Dr Frank Hurl, KCHS, with additional responsibilities for Heraldry
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