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Singing and comedian priests in St Patrick’s variety concert 150 150 mhamer

Singing and comedian priests in St Patrick’s variety concert

Singing and comedy priests in St Patrick's variety concert.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew is one of two priests helping to provide the entertainment at a special St Patrick’s variety concert next month.

Jimmy Cricket, Fr Frankie’s famous father, is also on the show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Monday 11 March.

Both will be teaming up with singing priest Fr Ray Kelly, who reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2018.

A comedian like his dad, Fr Frankie will be the compere for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm.

Glasgow’s own St Roch’s Ceili Band & Harrison School of Irish Dance, plus a surprise guest vocalist, are also performing.

Ring the box office on 0141 353 8000 or you can book tickets online here.

Jimmy said: “I’m heading up to bonnie Scotland to work at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with my son @FatherFrankie and Fr Ray Kelly from BGT.
“Also, St Roch’s Ceili Band and Harrison School of Irish Dance, raising funds for food banks and the homeless.”

Buy Jimmy’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is on sale.

Jimmy Cricket with his autobiography

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and 50-year career.

The paperback version costs £11.99 at online retailer Amazon. It is also available via eBook and audio.

Signed copies (£15.99 including postage and packing) can be purchased on this website here.

It is also available at Jimmy’s live gigs for £10, where Jimmy will also sign it.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Also read: Jimmy Cricket’s signed autobiographies now available by post!

Fr Frankie’s special anniversary – more video & pictures! 150 150 mhamer

Fr Frankie’s special anniversary – more video & pictures!

Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew’s family, friends and parishioners certainly made sure he celebrated his 10th year as a priest in style!

Formerly a comedian like his famous father, Jimmy Cricket, Fr Frankie was ordained in 2013.

He is currently parish priest at St James and All Souls Parish in Salford.

Drinks and food were provided at a special function to mark the memorable occasion.

Watch video from the celebration here.

Or you can click on the first headline of the image below to view it.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.

His parish posted another video on social media of Fr Frankie answering a series of questions.

View the video here. 

In a Facebook post, the parish said: “Congratulations again to our Parish Priest, Fr Frankie, on the anniversary of your 10th Priestly Ordination.

“May God continue to bless you and inspire you to lead our parish to greater heights, Amen.
“We love you Fr Frankie.”
Fr Frankie has authored two books on faith.
His first is about God and humour called Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud).
He compiled and edited the book.
It includes contributions from famous entertainers Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Milton Jones and the late Sir Ken Dodd and Frank Carson.
And the second is Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.
Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.
Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is now on sale.

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and 50-year career – told in his own words.

The paperback costs £11.99 and is available at online retailer Amazon here.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Autobiography: Buy The Jimmy Cricket Story now!

Fr Frankie celebrates 10 years in the priesthood 150 150 mhamer

Fr Frankie celebrates 10 years in the priesthood

Fr Frankie Mulgrew has celebrated 10 years in the priesthood.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.

Formerly a comedian like his father, Fr Frankie (pictured right) was ordained in 2013.

He is currently the parish priest at St James and All Souls Parish in Salford.

Not surprisingly considering his dad’s job, Frankie was captivated by a love of the stage as a child.

As a stand-up comedian, he was known as Frankie Doodle.

But he suffered with depression around the age of 18, which led him eventually to become a priest after realising the healing power of the Catholic religion.

To mark the special occasion, his parish posted a video on social media.

It features Fr Frankie answering some questions, including which one item does he always take with him when he goes out?

You can find out the answer by viewing the video here. It can also be found below this article.

An accompanying message said: “Today we celebrate Father Frankie’s 10th year anniversary of being a priest and in honour of that, here’s a little video of Father!

We couldn’t be prouder!
“Thank you for everything you do for the parish, Father, and may God bless you always and forever.”
Jimmy said on behalf of himself and his wife May: “He does such great work and his Mum and I couldn’t be prouder! xx”
Fr Frankie has authored two books on faith.
His first is about God and humour called Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud).
He compiled and edited the book.
It includes contributions from famous entertainers Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Milton Jones and the late Sir Ken Dodd and Frank Carson.
And the second is Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.
People on social media congratulated Fr Frankie on his anniversary.
Jacqui Ridler, a singer and saxophone player, told Jimmy on Facebook: “I remember him as a little toddler.
“A few years later he came with his mum and siblings to see me at the 3Bs in Bridlington.
“How he has grown, congratulations great work Frankie xx.”

Also read on this website…

Fr Frankie pops in to say ‘hello’ at church show!

Priest with ‘show business in his blood’

Fr Frankie’s answer to the question mentioned in the article above… he takes Rosary Beads with him when he goes out.

 

 

Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities 150 150 mhamer

Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

"What a wonderful afternoon @StMCRochdale for the organisation - Mary's Meals - who educates and feeds over 2 million children a day.

Jimmy Cricket and members of his family helped Mary’s Meals to celebrate an amazing 20 years of charitable work.

Mary’s Meals supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

It grew out of a charity called Scottish International Relief (SIR).

SIR was set up after Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and his brother Fergus took aid from their home in Argyll, Scotland, to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during the conflict in 1992.

The Mary’s Meals campaign itself was born in 2002 when Magnus visited Malawi during a famine and met a mother dying from AIDS.

When Magnus asked her eldest son Edward what his dreams were in life, he replied simply: “I want to have enough food to eat and to go to school one day.”

That moment was a key part of the inspiration which led to the founding of Mary’s Meals.

‘What a wonderful afternoon’

The charity began by feeding 200 children in Malawi.

Today, it feeds 2,279,941 hungry children every school day across 20 countries.

The charity is named in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty."What a wonderful afternoon @StMCRochdale for the organisation - Mary's Meals - who educates and feeds over 2 million children a day.

The 20-year landmark celebration took place in the parish of St Margaret Clitherow, Rochdale.

Jimmy attended the special event with his wife May and Fr Frankie Mulgrew, one of his sons.

The famous comedian tweeted: “What a wonderful afternoon @StMCRochdale for the organisation who educates and feeds over 2 million children a day.

“Here (below) is Fran with some of the volunteers @MarysMeals alongside Fr Simon Firth who led the 20 year celebrations.

“For more information visit marysmeals.org.uk/our-story.”

Comedian-turned-priestcFr Frankie is a long-standing supporter of Mary’s Meals.

He has previously written two books, the proceeds from both going to Mary’s Meals.

He compiled and edited Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud), published in 2013.

"What a wonderful afternoon @StMCRochdale for the organisation - Mary's Meals - who educates and feeds over 2 million children a day.

Fr Frankie is also the author of Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.

He was a professional comedian like his dad before being ordained in 2013.

The Salford-based Roman Catholic priest had the stage name of Frankie Doodle as an entertainer.

Also read: Packed show is a family affair for Mary’s Meals fundraiser

South Pacific: Manchester production was fabulous! 150 150 mhamer

South Pacific: Manchester production was fabulous!

What a fabulous production of the Classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific, playing @PalaceAndOpera Opera House on Quay Street, until Saturday 23rd July, myself, @mulgrew_may and @FatherFrankie and @KatieMulg enjoyed it, if you get a chance, do go along folks! #liveperformance 🎭

Jimmy Cricket took a break from his own shows to see the famous classic South  Pacific in Manchester.

The popular Northern Irish comedian watched the production at the Opera House.

Wife May, daughter Katie and son Fr Frankie, joined Jimmy for what was clearly a great night out.

“What a fabulous production of a Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical playing @PalaceAndOpera Opera House on Quay Street,” Jimmy posted on social media.

“Myself, @mulgrew_may and @FatherFrankie and @KatieMulg enjoyed it.

“If you get a chance, do go along folks! #liveperformance 🎭.”

The promo says: “This powerful love story, set on a South Pacific island during World War ll, is brought thrillingly to life in an epic new five-star production.

“With a sensational cast of over 30 and a full orchestra, this ravishing musical is set to be the must-see theatrical event of the year.”

The show features songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.

It has been adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener.

The production runs until Saturday 23 July.

You can book here for the show at Manchester Opera House.

Also read on this website: Lyndene Hotel: It’s wonderful to be back!

Mary’s Meals: Charity marks memorable milestone 150 150 mhamer

Mary’s Meals: Charity marks memorable milestone

My thanks to #FrFrankieMulgrew and all the Team Members here at headquarters for the invite to Mary's Meals here in the great City of Glasgow for the celebrations of reaching the monumental figure of now providing meals for over 2million children in over 19 countries around the world! #pleasehelpifyoucanJimmy Cricket helped charity Mary’s Meals celebrate passing the great milestone of providing food for two million children.

The famous comedian was in Glasgow earlier this week for the special event.

Mary’s Meals supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Jimmy’s comedian-turned-priest son, Fr Frankie Mulgrew, is a long-standing supporter of Mary’s Meals.

Jimmy said on social media: “My thanks to #FrFrankieMulgrew and all the Team Members here at headquarters for the invite to #MarysMeals here in the great City of Glasgow…

“… for the celebrations of reaching the monumental figure of now providing meals for over 2million children in over 19 countries around the world! #pleasehelpifyoucan”

Fr Frankie has previously written two books, with the proceeds from both going to Mary’s Meals.

He compiled and edited Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud), published in 2013.

Sir Ken Dodd, Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine and the late Frank Carson were among the famous showbiz names to contribute to the book.

God’s love and power

Fr Frankie also compiled and edited Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.

A summary of the book, published three years ago, asks: “Do miracles really happen? Are there miracles in the 21st century just as there were during the life of Jesus?

“This book proves that God’s love and power to traFr Frankie Mulgrew leaves church after saying his first Mass as a Catholic priestnsform hearts and lives is as real today as it was in the time of Jesus.”

It includes a contribution from Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

Fr Frankie (right) was a professional comedian like his dad before being ordained in 2013.

The Salford-based Roman Catholic priest had the stage name of Frankie Doodle as an entertainer.

Also read: Packed show is a family affair for Mary’s Meals fundraiser

 

‘Dawn comes just after the darkest part of the night’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Dawn comes just after the darkest part of the night’

Fr Frankie Mulgrew has given a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic

Fr Frankie has given a message of hope during the pandemic

Fr Frankie Mulgrew has talked about the “coming of the dawn” as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy Cricket’s younger son is the parish priest of St James and All Souls in Salford and Catholic chaplain at Salford University.

He has also been assisting with hospital ministry during the current crisis.

Fr Frankie is reported in the Catholic Universe talking about the importance of hope and love in response to the virus.

“The greatest message we can give anybody is the message that they’re loved, and to know they’re not alone,” Fr Mulgrew said in a recent interview with The Art of Dying Well.

“They’re loved enough that someone wants to be sat next to them in this difficulty, wants to stand with them on this front line… I think that’s really key.”

Fr Frankie has been supporting Fr Mark Paver, who is the lead chaplain at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

He said chaplains have personal protective equipment (PPE) and take the lead from the hospital on whether they can go into wards to minister.

“We’ve got to have the gear on, and even with personal equipment – there’s still the eyes, hopefully you can still display a message of eyes of love,” he said.

However, he admitted it was “tricky” and these are particularly “difficult circumstances”.

‘No night lasts forever’

“It’s letting people know that they’re not alone really,” Fr Frankie explained. “And from the priest’s perspective; it’s that God never leaves them.

“I think that’s the key thing, that He never leaves them; and that he always joins them in their pain.”

He said it was “a great honour” to be able to help and support as a chaplain, but insisted: “The real heroes are the doctors and nurses.”

Fr Frankie added: “What I am holding onto is that basically, the dawn comes just after the darkest part of the night. The dawn is coming. No night lasts forever before the sun rises. And when it rises, boy, does it shine brightly.”

Read the full story here

The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said public liturgies should cease until further notice because of the coronavirus.

Many churches have been getting around the problem by streaming their services online – including Fr Frankie.

Also read: Coronavirus pandemic: Fr Frankie’s Masses go online