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Please Support Emergency Trócaire Appeal

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland on the weekend of 22 and 23 July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa.  The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the...

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Bishop Kevin announces additional Diocesan Appointments

Bishop Kevin has announced the following Diocesan Appointments in addition to appointments announced on 6th June 2017 (See below). Fr. Francis Glennon PP Oran, to resign as Parish Priest of Oran and to take up residence at the Presbytery, Castlecoote (Effective August 15th) Fr. Irek Kuzmicki CC Sacred Heart Parish, Roscommon to be PP Oran...

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Garland Sunday 2017

Garland weekend celebrations take place on 29th and 30th July 2017 at Tobernalt Holy Well, Sligo. Saturday 29th July 7.00pm Confessions at the Holy Well 7.30pm Mass at the Holy Well  Sunday 30th July  6.00am Dawn Mass at the Holy Well  10.00am Morning Mass at the Holy Well 12.00noon Mass with prayers for healing and...

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Camino de Santiago 2017

In June 2017, Bishop Kevin led a pilgrimage of young people on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago in the north of Spain.  The sisters from the Home of the Mother (Roscommon) put this short video together of our pilgrimage.  We hope you enjoy sharing in our pilgrim journey to the tomb of...

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Evangelium Conference

Evangelium is a weekend conference for young people taking place from 7th – 9th July 2017 at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Evangelium is aimed at gaining a greater understanding of the Catholic Faith.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Explaining the Catholic Faith in the Modern World”.   Bishop Kevin will be one of...

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Conferring of the Ministry of Acolyte

On 1st June, the Feast of St Justin the Martyr, Bishop Kevin conferred the ministry of Acolyte on Tony Larkin and Martin Reidy who are preparing for ordination as permanent deacons. Reflecting on the life of St Justin, Bishop Kevin reminded the large congregation at the Church of Sts Peter and St Paul, Athlone, that...

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Prayers at Study and Exam Time

Prayer at Study Time Lord, I know you are with me and love me. Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study. Help me to focus on my books and notes. Keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to...

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Bishop Kevin celebrates Mass with students and staff of St Aloysius’ College

Bishop Kevin celebrated Mass with the students and staff of St Aloysius’ College, Athlone on Monday 15th May 2017, to mark the end of the school year.   “We have arrived at the end of another school year”, Bishop Kevin said, “and I am very conscious that this is a time of significant change. I...

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Welcome for new Community of Sisters in Roscommon

The parish of Roscommon welcomed the new community of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother on Saturday last, 13th May during the Sunday Vigil Mass.  The four sisters – Sr. Ruth Maria, Sr. Bernadette Maria, Sr. Michelle Maria and Sr Karen Maria, will be based in Roscommon Town but their ministry will...

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Students on Campus for First Time at Athlone’s Newest Secondary School

There has been a hugely successful and encouraging enrolment for first year at Athlone’s Newest Secondary School – Coláiste Chiaráin. There will be 19 optional subjects available for senior cycle and 10 available for junior cycle – the widest range of subjects of any school in Athlone. Incoming first years attended Coláiste Chiaráin’s transfer programme...

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