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Lent Reflection – Week 3

Enlarge the Space of your Tent A Church where Young People Feel at Home The miracle of the feeding of the Five Thousand appears in all four Gospels, but St. John is the only one who tells us that there was a young boy there who had five loaves and two fishes. This happens a...

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Lent Reflection – Week 2

Enlarge the Space of Your Tent Making Room for the Sinner As they travelled through the wilderness, on the way to the promised land, the Hebrew people were gradually being formed as the “People of God”. One of the most important moments in this journey is when God gave Moses the Commandments. These commandments were...

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Lent Reflection – Week 1

Enlarge The Space of Your Tent This time last year, as part of our participation in the Universal Synod, Catholics all over the world were invited to reflect on a short passage from the Prophet Isaiah which, I suspect, many of us had never seen or heard before. “Enlarge the space of your tent, spread...

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Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2024 – Parish Resources

This year’s Trócaire Lenten Campaign focuses on Malawi. In the resources below, you will find more information about the country of Malawi. You are also invited to read more about the lenten family in order to learn about Trócaire’s work on the ground. Included in the Parish resources below, you will find newsletter inserts, prayers...

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Medjugorje Youth Festival 2024

Official Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 31st July – 7th August 2024 Led by Bishop Kevin Doran Open to adults between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Diocese of Elphin REGISTRATION FORM – CLICK HERE The following must be submitted as soon as possible in order to reserve a place: €100 non-refundable deposit...

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Artificial Intelligence and Peace – Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 57th WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2024   At the beginning of the New Year, a time of grace which the Lord gives to each one of us, I would like to address God’s People, the various nations, heads of state and government, the leaders of...

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Synthesis Report of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops – October 2023

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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Mission Month

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, and like the Good Friday collection for the Holy Land and Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly...

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Prayer for the Synod

As the Universal Synod draws close, we invite you to join us in prayer on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm in St Anne’s Church, Sligo to pray for the Synod and all who participate. A similar moment of prayer will take place in St Peter’s Square on Saturday 30th September.

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Season of Creation 2023

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates...

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