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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 2019

The annual Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 18th August. Bishop Kevin will be main celebrant and homilist at the 3pm Mass.  The Sacrament of the Sick will precede the Mass at 2.30pm.  All are very welcome!  Pilgrim Walk from Castlerea to Knock Introduction It ranks among our greatest, enduring but...

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Youth 2000 Summer Festival

The Youth 2000 Summer Festival is a four day Catholic event for young people aged 16 to 35, bringing people from across the country together to grow in faith, to form new friendships and celebrate with music and prayer. Meet some new faces during workshops and activities.  Tune into inspiring speakers. Enjoy the concerts or...

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Pope Francis Appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby. The announcement was made public on Tuesday 16th July 2019 in the Vatican and has been welcomed by Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop John Kirby, Archbishop Michael Neary and Archbishop Eamon Martin....

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Garland Sunday 2019

Tobernalt Holy Well – Garland Weekend Programme Theme: Remembering Penal Ireland; Faith, Perseverance, Commitment   Saturday 27th July 7.00pm   Confession 7.30pm    Evening Mass – The Gift of Our Faith   Sunday 28th July 6.00am   Dawn Mass – Camino from St Anne’s Church beginning at 4.45am 10.00am Morning Mass – Penal Ireland – Story and Journey...

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Annual Jubilee of Marriages

The Annual Jubilee of Marriages in the Diocese of Elphin will take place on Sunday 7th July 2019 during 12.30pm Mass in St Anne’s Church, Cranmore Road, Sligo (Eircode F91 R250) Bishop Kevin extends an invitation to all those celebrating the anniversary of their marriage, especially 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th,...

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Faithcast Podcast

Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. You can listen to the podcast here.

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Come & See! Vocations Retreat 18-19 May 2019

The National Vocations Office is hosting a Vocations Retreat Weekend on 18th & 19th of May 2019, “A Look Into The Life Of Priesthood”.  For more information please click on information posters and also on YouTube clip below.  Please contact Frank McGuinness, Director of Vocations, Elphin Diocese on 087 9880690 if you wish to discuss...

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Mass of Chrism 17th April 2019

Mass of Chrism Bishop Kevin invites you to attend the Mass of Chrism on Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.  During the Mass, Bishop Kevin will bless and consecrate the oils used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Sick.  The priests of the diocese...

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Christus vivit (Christ is alive) – Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation

“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world.  The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”. Thus begins the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus vivit (Christ is alive),...

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Confirmation Schedule 2019

Bishop Kevin is pleased to announce the Confirmation Schedule for the Diocese of Elphin 2019.  He sends his best wishes to all those preparing for the special gift of the Holy Spirit, to their families and teachers, and assures them of his prayers at this important time. Please note that while every effort will be...

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