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Join the Irish Pilgrimage to Budapest for IEC2020

Bookings are now open for the official Irish pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in, Hungary, from 13 – 20 September 2020. Encouraging pilgrims to attend the Congress in Budapest, Bishop Kevin Doran, the Irish bishops’ delegate for International Eucharistic Congresses, said: “The Church in Hungary is inviting us to...

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A Pre-Election Message to Catholics in the Diocese of Elphin

Everything is Connected     Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The primary mission of the Church is to preach the love of God and to act as a guide (or shepherd) to all who are called to eternal life. The Kingdom of God is not, however, just a future hope. As Jesus often reminded...

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Bishop Kevin Launches Pastoral Letter on Discipleship and Mission

A Note of Introduction Almost a year ago, our Diocesan Vocations team encouraged me to prepare a pastoral letter on vocation to priesthood. As we worked on this together, it became clear to me that priesthood, like every other particular vocation, flows from the gift of life that we have each been given and from...

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Medjugorje – Young Adult Pilgrimage Summer 2020

Young Adult Pilgrimage 15/16 – 22/23 July 2020 Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a young adult pilgrimage to Medjugorje in July 2020.  All details and registration information below and available on: Registration Form (Download) MEDJUGORJE Young Adult Pilgrimage 18 – 35 Age Group OPEN TO ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35 MUST BE...

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Bishop Kevin’s Christmas Message 2019

Message for Christmas 2019 – Bishop Kevin Doran (click on the link below to listen to the message) During this Christmas season, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the focus is not only on the child, but on the family into which He is born. My thoughts turn to families in our own Diocese...

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ARISE – National Young Adult Event

ARISE – Young Adult 18+ National Event takes place in Knock Shrine on March 7th 2020.  There will be inspirational speakers, music, celebration, fun, a chance to meet with other young adults and much more.  Registration is from 10am and the day will finish at 4:30pm, Cost €10.  For more information, booking, etc. please contact...

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Online Advent Calendar 2019

The 2019 online Advent Calendar can be viewed at www.catholicbishops.ie/adventcalendar/ Now in its sixth year, the online Advent Calendar will offer resources for the parish, school and the home which are available behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent.  Behind each door there will be content aimed at assisting people to...

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Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony – 2019

The Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony in the Diocese of Elphin took place in the College of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on the 23rd October 2019. Seventy six young people representing twenty four parishes and nine post-primary schools received Papal Cross, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. The ceremony was attended by Bishop Kevin Doran,...

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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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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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