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Young Adult Pilgrimage to Assisi & Rome 2018

  YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE ASSISI – ANCIENT CHRISTIAN ROME   23rd June – 1st July, 2018 OPEN TO YOUNG ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35 MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS BY 22nd June 2018 LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE A PLACE     The following must be submitted as soon as...

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World Day of the Poor 19th November 2017

Pope Francis has designated Sunday 19th November as the first “World Day of the Poor”.  When we read the Scriptures, we find that, from Moses, through the Prophets, up to Jesus himself, and in the first Christian communities, there is always a special focus on the poor.  This love of preference for the poor is the only...

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Volunteers for Globe House, Sligo

The Volunteer Centre in Sligo are looking for volunteers who can give some time to befriend residents from Globe House in conjunction with Diversity Sligo.   Do you have 1 or 2 hours to share in a week? Volunteers are invited and will be matched in a befriending role with a resident of Globe House, the...

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The Pope John Paul II Awards Ceremony 2017

The Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony in the Diocese of Elphin took place in the College of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on the 25th October 2017. 71 candidates received Papal Cross, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. The ceremony was attended by Bishop Kevin Doran, Mr Tom Walton (Supreme Secretary of the Knights of Columbanus),...

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Father John Leogue College of the Immaculate Conception Ethos Award 2017

For her dedicated commitment and selfless service to the College, carried out in her own unique way, Summerhill College Sligo had the honour of conferring the 2017 Father John Leogue College of the Immaculate Conception Ethos Award to Sr Patricia Tomlinson rsm.   This year in response to a request from the selection committee to...

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Parish Development and Renewal Gathering 7th October

Diocese of Elphin Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2017 St. Joseph’s Hall & Abbey Community College, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. 9.30 .m.  – 4.00p.m. Saturday  October 7th 2017.   ALL WELCOME   Dear Parishioner, Pope Francis has chosen Dublin to host the next World Meeting of Families (WMOF2018) in August 2018. Held every three years, this...

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Day for Life 2017

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 1 October and will focus on the theme: ‘Fostering a...

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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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