Advent Scripture Sharing Groups 2017

Invitation To Join a
 Advent Scripture Sharing  Group
/ Attend an Advent Preparation Evening

Have you ever been part of a small group  that  met or meets weekly during Advent for a half hour to pray, reflect and chat together? 

Would you consider joining such a group as part of your Advent exercises?

There are a number of such groups around the Elphin diocese.  Please contact Justin Harkin (087 6171526 / if you would like to receive contact details for such a group in your area.

Alternatively have you ever considered attending a meeting that would support you reflect on a forthcoming liturgical season, e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter, so that you might enter it more fully?


Forthcoming Meetings
By way of supporting existing groups and the formation of new groups the diocese will host two meetings as follows:

Date & Time:     Monday Nov. 27th,   8.00 – 9.15 pm
St. Coman’s Wood Primary School, Convent Rd., Roscommon.

Date & Time:     Tuesday Nov. 28th,  8.00 – 9.15 pm
Summerhill College, College Rd., Sligo.

Our guest presenter on this occasion will be Very Rev. Canon Eugene McLoughlin PP, Athleague-Fuerty parish and Fr. Eugene will offer insight into some of the Scriptures passages proclaimed by the Church during Advent.


The format of these meetings will be as follows:

8.00 pm:             Word of Welcome
8.05 pm:              A short introduction to the Elphin Diocese’s
                              Advent Scripture Sharing Group initiative and
                              to the resources that support it.  (Justin Harkin)
8.10 pm:              Presentation from Canon Eugene McLoughlin on ‘Insights from the Scriptures
                              proclaimed in our Churches during Advent’
8.50 pm:             Word of Appreciation & Closing Prayer drawing upon
                              the Elphin Diocese’s Advent Scripture Sharing Group resources
9.00 pm:             Cuppa for all who wish to remain on

Advent 2018 Resources
The diocese provides Advent Scripture Sharing Groups with two resources. 

The first, a short Prayer Booklet, based on the Prayer of the Church, which each group can follow / draw from during each weekly meeting.  This can be ordered by contacting Justin Harkin @ / 087 6171526.

The second, a series of handouts containing the Sunday Gospel passages and reflections read and discussed by the groups.  These will be downloadable from this page from Wednesday Nov. 23rd.

Individuals may also pray with these resources on their own.




Lenten 2017 Resources

Lenten Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2017 (Word Version)

Lenten Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2017  (PDF Version)


Advent 2016 Resources

Advent Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2016 (Word Version)

Advent Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2016 (PDF Version)


Thank you.


Updated February 24th  2017.