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Confirmation 2018

Bishop Kevin is pleased to announce the Confirmation Programme for the Diocese of Elphin 2018.  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. On the occasion of Confirmation, a Votive Mass...

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Elphin couple celebrate their Marriage in Lourdes

                  Bishop Kevin presents Dorothy O’Dowd and Paul Coyle with their World Meeting of Families 2018 “A Wedding Gift” certificate after they celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage at the Parish Church in Lourdes on 29th August 2017.  Included in the photo are Dorothy’s sister Brigid O’Dowd, Lauren Giblin...

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Edward Flanagan – The Heart of the Shepherd

Talk by Bishop Kevin Doran at Father Flanagan Conference Roscommon Library, 24th August 2017 as part of Heritage Week Over the past few years, since I came to the Diocese of Elphin, I have been surprised at how few people know about Fr. Edward Flanagan. Perhaps I shouldn’t be all that surprised because, although I had...

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New Administrator Appointed at Sligo Cathedral

Bishop Kevin has announced that Canon Tom Hever is stepping down as Administrator of Saint Mary’s Cathedral Parish, Sligo in order to undertake a period of sabbatical leave and has appointed Father Declan Boyce SPS as Administrator, effective from 31st August 2017.  Speaking about Canon Tom, Bishop Kevin said “I am very grateful to Canon...

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Father James Tighe RIP

Father James Tighe RIP Father James Tighe died early on the morning of Saturday 19th August 2017 at the Bons Secours Hospital, Galway.  Fr Tighe, was born in 1925 in Rooskey, Co Roscommon and ordained in 1951 having studied at Summerhill College and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Having served as a priest for 50 years,...

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Heritage Week Conference on Father Flanagan and Boys Town

As part of Heritage Week in Roscommon this month, there will be a one-day conference on Father Flanagan and Boys Town on Thursday 24th August at The Library, Roscommon Town.  Bishop Kevin will speak along with Prof. Daire Keogh (DCU) and John Waters.  Admission free.  All are very welcome to attend.

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Triduum in honour of Our Lady of Fatima

Join us at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for a Triduum in honour of Our Lady of Fatima this Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August 2017   Guest Preacher: Father John Walsh OP FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 8:00am                                 Mass  10:30am                               Triduum begins with solemn procession    10:30am                               Mass – celebrant and preacher, Fr John...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Join us for our annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 20th August 2017.  Our pilgrimage takes place during the annual Knock Novena, details of which can be found on their website Why not join us on our annual pilgrim walk to Knock on the morning of the pilgrimage?  Adults who enjoy walking or who...

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Please Support Emergency Trócaire Appeal

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland on the weekend of 22 and 23 July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa.  The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the...

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Bishop Kevin announces additional Diocesan Appointments

Bishop Kevin has announced the following Diocesan Appointments in addition to appointments announced on 6th June 2017 (See below). Fr. Francis Glennon PP Oran, to resign as Parish Priest of Oran and to take up residence at the Presbytery, Castlecoote (Effective August 15th) Fr. Irek Kuzmicki CC Sacred Heart Parish, Roscommon to be PP Oran...

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