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Join the Irish Pilgrimage to Budapest for IEC2020

Bookings are now open for the official Irish pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in, Hungary, from 13 – 20 September 2020. Encouraging pilgrims to attend the Congress in Budapest, Bishop Kevin Doran, the Irish bishops’ delegate for International Eucharistic Congresses, said: “The Church in Hungary is inviting us to...

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Online Advent Calendar 2019

The 2019 online Advent Calendar can be viewed at www.catholicbishops.ie/adventcalendar/ Now in its sixth year, the online Advent Calendar will offer resources for the parish, school and the home which are available behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent.  Behind each door there will be content aimed at assisting people to...

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Medjugorje – Young Adult Pilgrimage Summer 2020

Young Adult Pilgrimage 15/16 – 22/23 July 2020 Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a young adult pilgrimage to Medjugorje in July 2020.  All details and registration information below and available on: Registration Form (Download) MEDJUGORJE Young Adult Pilgrimage 18 – 35 Age Group OPEN TO ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35 MUST BE...

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Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony – 2019

The Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony in the Diocese of Elphin took place in the College of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on the 23rd October 2019. Seventy six young people representing twenty four parishes and nine post-primary schools received Papal Cross, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. The ceremony was attended by Bishop Kevin Doran,...

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Youth 2000 Retreat – Summerhill College, Sligo

Youth 2000 is a Catholic youth organisation that organises lively faith festivals, retreats, prayer groups and other events for young people aged 16-35 across the island of Ireland. They invite you to come along to their next retreat which will be held at Summerhill College, Sligo from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October 2019.  To...

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Day for Life 2019 – The Scourge of Domestic Abuse

About Day For Life 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 6 October...

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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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Extraordinary Month of Mission – October 2019

It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes). To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019). This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment by sharing...

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Diocesan Appointments 2019

Diocesan Appointments 2019 Bishop Kevin has announced the following appointments: Very Rev. John Cullen PP Roscommon to take sabbatical leave for six months, effective 1st June 2019 Very Rev. Kevin Fallon, returning from sabbatical leave, has been appointed PP Roscommon, effective 1st June 2019 Rev. Vincent McDevitt CSSp, CC Ahascragh-Caltra, retires and returns to order, effective...

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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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