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Celebrating Family @ Knock Shrine

‘Celebrating Family’- Day Event – Sat 8th April  

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Welcome for New Deputy Principal at Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone

The Interim Board of Management of Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone has announced the appointment of Ms Marguerite Quinlan as Deputy Principal of the College.  Ms Quinlan will take up the post at the beginning of September 2017. Originally from Tipperary, Marguerite has worked in St Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum, Dublin for the last twelve years as...

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Elphin Deacon reflects on visit to Honduras with Trócaire

Third Sunday of Lent, March 19th 2017 Honduras: A land of people thirsting in a flood We are all affected by climate change in some form – in recent years, here in Ireland, we have seen unprecedented amounts of rain fall, more Atlantic storms and rising sea levels resulting in coastal erosion.  For the most...

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Bishop Kevin #LiveLent

Bishop Kevin reflects on how we can live Lent and talks about what he does for Lent.   Video with thanks to the Catholic Communications Office, Maynooth.        

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The Sacrament of Confirmation In Ireland most people celebrate Confirmation around the age of twelve, towards the end of Primary School. Others, following a period of preparation, celebrate the Sacrament as adults. Either way, it is the Sacrament that renews the grace of Baptism. Not only does God confirm his choice of us as beloved...

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Bishop Kevin Doran pays tribute to His Excellency, Archbishop Charles John Brown

Since his arrival in Ireland as Apostolic Nuncio in January 2012, Archbishop Charles John Brown has always been clearly and recognisably the representative of the Holy Father, first Pope Benedict XVI and then Pope Francis. He came among us as a diplomat, at a time when diplomacy was really needed, but he came with the...

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Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis has asked that a Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse be held each year. In Ireland this will happen on the First Friday of Lent, 3rd March 2017. Lent is a penitential season and also a season of hope.  It is a particularly appropriate time for us to ask...

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Bishop Kevin remembers Cardinal Connell

As a former priest of Dublin Diocese, I was sad to hear of the death this morning of Cardinal Desmond Connell. I have known Cardinal Connell since my time as a student in UCD, where he was my Professor. We worked together on the staff of UCD and then, I think to his surprise as...

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New Community of Sisters for Roscommon

During the past week Bishop Kevin has been to Cantabria in the north of Spain, to finalise an agreement with the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother, to establish a new community in the Diocese of Elphin. He had been exploring this possibility with Mother Ana Maria Campo for almost a year and...

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Confirmation Schedule for 2017

Confirmation schedule for the Diocese of Elphin 2017 Please note that while every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, unforeseen events may result in its alteration. Gospel during Lent:       John 14:12-17 Gospel during Easter:    Matthew 28:16-20 PARISH/SCHOOL CHURCH DAY DATE TIME KNOCKCROGHERY Knockcroghery Tuesday 21st March 11.00am BALLYFORAN Ballyforan Tuesday 21st...

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