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Jubilee of Marriages 2024

Couples celebrating their Silver, Ruby, Golden, Diamond or Platinum wedding anniversaries are invited to attend along with their families and friends. Light refreshments will be served after Mass to all in attendance.  Sunday 22 September at 2.30pm in St Brigid’s Church, Four Mile House, Co Roscommon (F42 AY92) Sunday 6 October at 2.30pm in the...

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Day for Life 2024

Message for the Day for Life – June 16 2024  “The Lord is my Shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life” There has been much discussion in the media recently about “assisted suicide”, whereby people who feel they are overburdened by suffering will be facilitated in bringing their lives to a premature...

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Pray for Life Novena

The Pray for Life Novena (prayforlife.ie) is an invitation to people across Ireland, and indeed across the world, to pray for the protection of human life.  The novena, an initiative of the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, begins on 23rd May 2024 and ends on 31st May, the wonderful feast of...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August, 2024 to the 4th September, 2024 inclusive, under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Doran. Pilgrimage Highlights includes Mass at the Grotto, Torchlight and Blessed Sacrament Processions, Anointing of the Sick, Water Ceremony.  Flights ex Knock Airport. The Pilgrimage includes the Assisted Pilgrim Section. ...

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Medjugorje Youth Festival 2024

Official Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 31st July – 7th August 2024 Led by Bishop Kevin Doran THIS PILGRIMAGE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. TO JOIN WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] Open to adults between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Diocese of Elphin REGISTRATION FORM – CLICK HERE The following must be submitted...

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Bishop Kevin Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Achonry

At the beginning of Holy Week, the Apostolic Nuncio confirmed to me that Bishop Paul Dempsey would be moving to a new assignment and that I would be appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Achonry.  While providing for the pastoral care of the Diocese of Achonry, this also represents an invitation from Pope Francis...

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National Pilgrimage for Life

The first National Pilgrimage for Life, organised by the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be celebrated on Saturday 4th May in Knock Shrine with Mass at 3.00pm in the Basilicia. Anointing of the Sick will take place during Mass. Main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy. Speaking about the National...

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Many Gifts, One Spirit – Recent Assembly for Priests

MANY GIFTS, ONE SPIRIT   An update from Bishop Kevin following a recent Assembly for Priests in the Diocese of Elphin.   Many parishioners across the Diocese will be aware that the priests were away for a few days, at the beginning of February for “some kind of meeting”. The gathering, which took place in...

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Bishop’s Lenten Reflections

The title of this series of reflections is taken from a passage of the Prophet Isaiah, which is used as an image for the Synodal Church, in the documentation of the Universal Synodal Process: “Enlarge the space of your tent, spread out your tent cloths unsparingly, lengthen your ropes and make firm your pegs” (Is...

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Report of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

In the late afternoon of Saturday 28 October 2023, the members of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops adopted the following Synthesis Report (click on image below).

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