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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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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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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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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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