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Easter Message of Bishop Kevin Doran

Christ Has Died; Christ is Risen; Christ will Come Again – Easter Message of Bishop Kevin Doran Somebody asked me recently if I had prepared my Easter message yet. It strikes me that there is really only one Easter Message and it will be familiar to most of you: “Christ has died; Christ is risen;...

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Bringing Holy Week Home – A Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday Companion

A different way of praying as a community of faith Again this year, our celebrations for Holy Week will be very different due to the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. As a Christian Community we cannot gather together for our usual religious services. This will not prevent us from uniting spiritually and...

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Springtime – A Prayer Guide for the Season of Lent

What is Lent The word “Lent” is a shortened form of the Old English word Lencten, meaning “the Spring”. Lent is one of the most significant seasons of the Liturgical Year. It originated from the period of preparation embarked upon by those preparing for the new life of baptism at Easter. Eventually, it became a...

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Pastoral Message from the Bishops of the Six Dioceses of the Tuam Province

Dear Parishioners, brother Priests and Deacons, Religious and Friends, Covid-19: A Year On This week we mark the first anniversary of the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. As we consider how this has touched our parish communities, particularly given the tragic loss of so many lives, we wish to share some thoughts with...

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Sacramental Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation

Online Resources Please Click on Icon or Text to navigate to Resource                   Confirmation Candidates can also access videos from Bishop Kevin, prepared especially for them on his Confirmation page here  

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With Joyful Hope and Generous Hearts – Bishop Kevin’s Message for Lent

Dear Parishioners of the Diocese of Elphin Last year we spent most of Lent in lockdown as we faced into the unknown of the first wave of COVID-19. I share your sense of disappointment at the fact that we now begin another season of Lent with the same restrictions in place. How Can We Sing...

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Ash Wednesday at Home – Blessed Ashes and Prayer Guide

On Ash Wednesday this year, you are invited to visit your local church (in most cases, churches open after the morning live-streamed Mass) to collect a small sachet of blessed ashes and a printed copy of the specially prepared prayer service for you to pray in your homes. Please respect all physical distancing and hygiene...

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On-line Alpha Course for Youth & Young Adults

Elphin Youth Ministry with Elphin NET Team will host 2 separate Alpha Courses on line via Zoom.   To register please email Frank McGuinness, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry on frank.mcguinness@elphindiocese.ie  For Youth aged 16 & 17 the Alpha Course will be on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:30 pm beginning on Wednesday...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin for 250th Anniversary of Ursulines in Ireland

If you walk in any direction from Sligo Cathedral, you will find an Ursuline presence within two Kilometres. To the West you will find the Ursuline College, to the East you will find a community of retired sisters who, between them have given hundreds of years in the service of young people. On Strandhill Road,...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin for Catholic Schools Week 2021

Communities of Faith and Resilience Today we celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. It is also the “Sunday of the Word of God”. This is an annual celebration established by Pope Francis to draw our attention to the importance not just of proclaiming the Word of God, but of hearing the Word of God...

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