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Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in the Diocese

Below is a list (A-Z by parish) of Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in the parishes of our diocese from Monday 15th April.  More will be added as we receive the information.  Join us at the Mass of Chrism – 17 April, Sligo Cathedral Bishop Kevin invites you to attend the Mass of Chrism on...

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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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Young adult gathering with Bishop Kevin on Sliabh Bán

Bishop Kevin invites all young adults (over 18) to a 5km walk and celebration of the Eucharist at Sliabh Ban Mass Rock, just outside Strokestown on Sat 30 March. Meet at 11.15am at Percy French Hotel. Please bring something to eat and drink and come prepared for Irish weather: warm and waterproof clothes, walking shoes....

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St Patrick’s Day Mass on RTÉ to be broadcast from Strandhill

Strandhill, one of the most stunning seaside villages in Ireland will feature prominently in this year’s St Patrick’s festival celebrations as Mass for St Patrick’s Day will come live from Strandhill on RTE1 at 11am. The Kairos Communications team who broadcast mass from around the country for RTE, have already done three masses from the...

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Lent 2019 in the Diocese

Just some of the events taking place around the diocese this Lent If you would like to include your parish event in this list, please email office@elphindiocese.ie   SAINT ANNE’S CHURCH, CRANMORE ROAD, SLIGO (Eircode F91 R250) A Journey with the Saints “CATHOLICISM – The Pivotal Players” a 6-part film by Bishop Robert Barron highlighting six...

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Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2019

TRÓCAIRE This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses on land rights and specifically the stories of Patricia, Maya and Maria who all feature on this year’s Trócaire box.  Patricia is an 8 year old from Uganda whose family’s land is being stolen from them, bit by bit.  Maya is a 10 year old who is living...

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iCatholic Video Special

The meeting on the ‘Protection of Minors’ will take place in the Vatican from 21- 24 Feb 2019.  Pope Francis has called a representative from every Episcopal Conference around the world.  Archbishop Eamon Martin as president of the Irish Episcopal Conference will represent the Irish Church. iCatholic has produced four short, informative videos addressing why the...

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Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on Friday 15 February, a week before Pope Francis’ gathering in Rome with senior bishops and major religious superiors to discuss child safeguarding throughout the universal Church.  During their recent retreat in Knock, the bishops of Ireland blessed and dedicated candles of atonement for use in their Cathedrals and parishes throughout the country on 15 February...

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