Address of Bishop Kevin Doran to mark the Centenary of Cliffoney Primary School

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 

I am delighted to be with you this morning to celebrate the centenary of Cliffoney Primary School.

Every September for one hundred years, this school has welcomed a new group of junior infants. These “junior infants” were your mothers and fathers, your aunts and uncles and even your grandparents. Alongside all of those children there have been all the teachers and the parents. This school has been an integral part of the life of this community and has helped to form the community.

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran at Mass for the Initiation of the 5th Centenary of the Birth of St Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin
15th October 2014

St. Teresa of Avila tends to be associated in the minds of many people, with mystical experiences, with great spiritual struggles and with consola¬tions in prayer. This image of her is true, but even a casual glance at her letters makes it clear that she was also a very practical woman. While living an enclosed contemplative life, she was actively concerned with the well-being of the sisters in monasteries spread across Spain, and she was not by any means removed from the concerns of the world around her, outside the monastery. I must say that has always been my experience of her sisters in Ireland and elsewhere. In keeping with the charism of Carmel, their contemplative life is not removed from what the Second Vatican Council would call "the joys and the hopes, the grief and the anguish" of the people of our time. (Gaudium et Spes, 1)

Bishop Kevin meets with Pope Francis

Bishop Kevin pictured meeting Pope Francis on Thursday 18th September at the end of the week-long course for newly appointed bishops which took place in Rome.

Bishop Kevin Doran with Pope Francis2
Photograph is copyright Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano, 2014

Click on the following link to read and listen to Vatican Radio's news report on the meeting

Confirmation 2015

Bishop Kevin is pleased to announce the Confirmation Programme for the Diocese of Elphin 2015. He sends his best wishes to all those preparing for the special gift of the Holy Spirit, to their families and teachers, and assures them of his prayers at this important time.

On the occasion of Confirmation a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit is celebrated in accordance with the liturgical norms. An Old Testament Reading and a New Testament Reading from the Lectionary Part III for the celebration of Confirmation should be selected. The Gospel Reading will be Lk 3:15-16, 21-22. Where a Confirmation takes place on a Sunday the Sunday Mass is celebrated.

Holy Spirit window St Peters

Dates for Confirmation 2015 

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