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Diocese Extends Invitation to Families to Attend Family Fun Day

Bishop Kevin Doran launches the Diocesan Family Day. Pictured at Lough Key Forest Park with the Poirier and Doherty Families, Louise Fitzpatrick Manager of Lough Key Forest Park and members of the organising committee – Tim Donnelly, Evelyn McManus and Eddie Carr (Photo: Liam Reynolds) Bishop Kevin Doran is inviting families across the 37 parishes...

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Welcome for Additional Deputy Principal at Summerhill College

The Board of Management of the College of the Immaculate Conception, Summerhill, Sligo is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kenneth Donagher as an additional Deputy Principal for the college.  Mr. Donagher will take up the post in September 2018. The position has been made possible by changes brought about in the 2017 Budget...

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Choose Life 2018 – Newsletters and Resources

Every human life is beautiful, every human life is precious. Choose Life! www.chooselife2018.ie CHOOSE LIFE NEWSLETTERS FOR DOWNLOAD   Life is precious Amidst all the rich variety of life on earth, human life is cause for special wonder. We alone can contemplate the beauty around us. We alone can create art and music and literature...

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Confirmation 2018

Bishop Kevin is pleased to announce the Confirmation Programme for the Diocese of Elphin 2018.  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...

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Two Lives, One Love – Information Evenings with Bishop Kevin – Sligo & Athlone

Bishop Kevin will host the final two evenings for parishioners around the diocese to explore the LIFE question and to consider how best we can exercise our responsibility as Catholics to respect life and to support women. Clayton Hotel, Sligo on Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm. Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on Monday 30th April at 7.30pm. All...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the Mass of Chrism 2018

Just a week ago today, Pope Francis announced that he would be coming to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August.  We have known for a while that it was a possibility, but now it is a reality.  In recent months we have been thinking and praying a bit more than usual about...

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‘Our Common Humanity’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

‘Our Common Humanity’ Statement on the second day of the Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference As pastors we are aware that the conversation about unborn life is sensitive, delicate and, indeed, painful for many.  We offer our reflections with the greatest of respect for everyone while wishing to make some...

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A Season of Transformation – Bishop Kevin’s Message for Lent 2018

“I am asking you to make a personal commitment to some form of prayer and penance during this season of Lent, in a way that perhaps some of us have not done for quite some time. Do it as a specific expression of your desire to “Choose Life” and to respond generously and constructively to...

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Saint Valentine’s Day

The World Meeting of Families is inviting couples to share special tokens of love with a difference for Saint Valentine’s Day this year. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, WMOF2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box of chocolates or bunch of flowers to gifts...

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Pope Francis on Family – Join us to Reflect on Family Life!

POPE FRANCIS ON FAMILY As we prepare for the World Meeting of Families this August, we invite you to join us for guided discussion and reflection on family life, as outlined in Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love in the Family.  These informal sessions, which are free of charge, will take place in...

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