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Prayers at Study and Exam Time

Prayer at Study Time Lord, I know you are with me and love me. Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study. Help me to focus on my books and notes. Keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to...

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Bishop Kevin celebrates Mass with students and staff of St Aloysius’ College

Bishop Kevin celebrated Mass with the students and staff of St Aloysius’ College, Athlone on Monday 15th May 2017, to mark the end of the school year.   “We have arrived at the end of another school year”, Bishop Kevin said, “and I am very conscious that this is a time of significant change. I...

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Welcome for new Community of Sisters in Roscommon

The parish of Roscommon welcomed the new community of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother on Saturday last, 13th May during the Sunday Vigil Mass.  The four sisters – Sr. Ruth Maria, Sr. Bernadette Maria, Sr. Michelle Maria and Sr Karen Maria, will be based in Roscommon Town but their ministry will...

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Students on Campus for First Time at Athlone’s Newest Secondary School

There has been a hugely successful and encouraging enrolment for first year at Athlone’s Newest Secondary School – Coláiste Chiaráin. There will be 19 optional subjects available for senior cycle and 10 available for junior cycle – the widest range of subjects of any school in Athlone. Incoming first years attended Coláiste Chiaráin’s transfer programme...

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Annual Diocesan Celebration of Marriage

Our Annual Diocesan Celebration of Marriage will take place on Sunday July 2nd at 3pm in St Patrick’s Church, Castlerea, Co Roscommon.  Couples celebrating 10th. 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th  anniversaries are especially welcome, where they will receive a blessing from Bishop Kevin and an Anniversary Candle and Certificate.  Couples celebrating other anniversaries are...

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Safeguarding Newsletter 2017

The Safeguarding Newsletter for 2017 has been published and is available for download and viewing HERE or in the safeguarding section of our website under Newsletters and Reports.  It contains important updates in terms of personnel changes and the latest developments in Safeguarding.

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Second Deputy Principal Appointed at Summerhill College, Sligo

The Board of Management of the College of the Immaculate Conception, Summerhill, Sligo has announced the appointment of Mr Eoin Moriarty as a second Deputy Principal for the College.  Mr Moriarty will take up the post at the beginning of September 2017. The position has been made possible by changes brought about in the 2017...

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Vocations Sunday 2017 – A Message from Bishop Kevin

Bishop Kevin shares some thoughts about Vocation and Discipleship.  For further information contact  With thanks to the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother (Roscommon) who produced the video for the Diocese of Elphin. Prayer for Vocations Prayer to Discover Your Vocation Almighty God, You have made me to know you, To love...

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Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday Mass broadcast live from Sligo

The Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection on Holy Saturday 15th April and Easter Sunday Mass on Sunday 16th April were both televised live from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.  Both Masses can be viewed online until 15th May 2017. Vigil Mass Easter Sunday Mass A huge thank you to all who have...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin at Mass of Chrism 2017

A few weeks ago, I sat down one evening with my sister to watch a DVD. The movie is called Wit and it stars Emma Thompson. It is the story of a Professor of English, who discovers her own vulnerability when she has to undergo chemotherapy for Ovarian cancer. The treatment of cancer seems to...

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