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Online Advent Calendar

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.  Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.  Advent also...

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Youth Pilgrimages 2022

In the summer of 2022, Bishop Kevin will lead two youth pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago (1st – 10th June) and to Medjugorje (10th – 17th August). Click on the links below for all the information. Camino de Santiago 2022 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin Medjugorje – Youth – Young Adult Pilgrimage...

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Updated Guidance for the Further Reopening of Liturgical Life

The revised regulation for Religious Services as of 22nd October 2021 is very simply stated as:   “Religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”   These protective measures include: • Reasonable physical distancing between groups (ie people who arrive together) • Face coverings •...

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Video of Diocesan Opening of the Synodal Process

On Sunday 17th October we marked the opening of this Synodal Process entitled, For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission. This Synodal Process coincides with the start of the two-year Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland which will lead, in time, to a National Synodal Assembly in Ireland. Here in the Diocese...

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Day for Life 2021

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.  This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 3 October on the theme ‘The Good...

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Updated Guidance for the Further Reopening of Liturgical Life

Dear Parishioners of the Diocese of Elphin   Extra Capacity in our Churches: The recent update in public health regulations means that: “All religious ceremonies can proceed with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of immunity status of attendees”. We will now be able to welcome significantly more people in our Churches than we have since...

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Camino de Santiago 2022 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin

  YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO SARRIA to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 1st – 10th June 2022 Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a pilgrimage for young adults (18 -30) on the Camino de Santiago in June 2022.  All details, instructions for registration and contact information below. Package Details:  Dates: 1st – 10th June...

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52nd International Eucharistic Congress

A Short Reflection from Bishop Kevin Doran on the International Eucharistic Congress, which will be celebrated in Budapest, from 5th – 12th September 2021. Hungary has very deep Christian roots dating from the beginning of the second millennium. The first King of Hungary, St Stephen (1000-1038 AD) led Hungary into the community of European Christian...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 15th August

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 15th August.  The Rosary will be prayed at 2.30pm and Bishop Kevin will celebrate Mass at 3.00pm in the Basilica.  While people are welcome to attend this Mass, there is very limited capacity in the Basilica and entry is on a first come, first...

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Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2021

This year the Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place both ONLINE and IN PERSON! The festival is primarily taking place ONLINE! All talks, testimonies, Liturgies, prayer and worship will take place online for the course of the weekend and it is here that you can watch, engage with and participate in the the Summer...

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