Latest Updates

Medjugorje Youth Festival 2024

Official Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 31st July – 7th August 2024 Led by Bishop Kevin Doran THIS PILGRIMAGE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. TO JOIN WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] Open to adults between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Diocese of Elphin REGISTRATION FORM – CLICK HERE The following must be submitted...

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Bishop Kevin Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Achonry

At the beginning of Holy Week, the Apostolic Nuncio confirmed to me that Bishop Paul Dempsey would be moving to a new assignment and that I would be appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Achonry.  While providing for the pastoral care of the Diocese of Achonry, this also represents an invitation from Pope Francis...

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Many Gifts, One Spirit – Recent Assembly for Priests

MANY GIFTS, ONE SPIRIT   An update from Bishop Kevin following a recent Assembly for Priests in the Diocese of Elphin.   Many parishioners across the Diocese will be aware that the priests were away for a few days, at the beginning of February for “some kind of meeting”. The gathering, which took place in...

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Bishop’s Lenten Reflections

The title of this series of reflections is taken from a passage of the Prophet Isaiah, which is used as an image for the Synodal Church, in the documentation of the Universal Synodal Process: “Enlarge the space of your tent, spread out your tent cloths unsparingly, lengthen your ropes and make firm your pegs” (Is...

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Report of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

In the late afternoon of Saturday 28 October 2023, the members of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops adopted the following Synthesis Report (click on image below).

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Mission Month

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, and like the Good Friday collection for the Holy Land and Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly...

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Prayer for the Synod

As the Universal Synod draws close, we invite you to join us in prayer on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm in St Anne’s Church, Sligo to pray for the Synod and all who participate. A similar moment of prayer will take place in St Peter’s Square on Saturday 30th September.

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Season of Creation 2023

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates...

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Jubilee of Marriages

Couples celebrating their Silver, Ruby, Golden or Diamond wedding anniversaries are invited to attend along with their families and friends. Light refreshments will be served after Mass to all in attendance.  Sunday 15th October at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Ballygar, Co Galway (F42 YD83) REGISTRATION FOR COUPLES As each couple celebrating an Anniversary will...

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Garland Weekend at Tobernalt Holy Well

Garland Weekend Programme 2023 Theme:        United in Prayer   Friday 28th July 10.00am          Morning Mass in St John’s Church, Carraroe  Private pilgrimage in preparation for the Weekend   Saturday 29th July 6.30pm           Individual Confession 7.00pm           Evening Mass – Keeping a Sacred Tradition   Sunday 30st July 6.00am          Dawn Mass – Remembering Penal Ireland 10.00am         Morning...

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