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Homily of Bishop Kevin at Jubilee of Marriages 2018

Jubilee of Marriages 2018  Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon – 10th June 2018 It is lovely to gather to today to give thanks for the the gift of love. It is God’s gift to us. God is love and he shares his Spirit with us It is our gift to one another, which He makes possible....

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Month’s Mind Mass for the late Bishop Jones RIP

The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Bishop Christopher Jones RIP will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Sunday 8th July at 7.00pm.    

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Blessing and Official Opening of Cloonakilla NS, Bealnamulla, Athlone

Words of Bishop Kevin on the Occasion of the Blessing and official Opening of Cloonakilla National School, Bealnamulla, Athlone 7th June 2018 Photo with thanks to Ss Peter and Paul’s Parish, Athlone I was very interested to discover that the original Cloonakilla National School was built in 1958, just sixty years ago this year. I...

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A Pastoral Message from Bishop Kevin following Referendum on 8th Amendment

As we awake to the reality that Irish people have voted by a significant majority for abortion, my thoughts go out to the thousands of good people, across our Diocese and across the nation, who worked so hard to protect the right to life both of women and their unborn children. I include among them...

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Fr Thomas Leahy SPS – RIP

The Diocese of Elphin is once again in mourning following the news on 23rd May 2018 of the death of Fr. Thomas Leahy SPS. Fr. Leahy was curate in Ballinaheglish for the past nine years, until he was forced to retire due to ill-health in early 2018. Fr. Tommy grew up in Saddlebeg, Co Tipperary...

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Icon of World Meeting of Families visits the Diocese of Elphin

Icon of the World Meeting of Families 2018 visits the Diocese of Elphin Click here to read about this very special Icon Friday 25 May – Sligo Cathedral  Icon will leave the Cathedral after the 11.30am Confirmation Mass and will be present at the Graduation Mass at Summerhill College from 2pm – 3pm.   Icon will...

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Homily of Very Rev. Michael Duignan at Funeral of Bishop Jones RIP

Homily of Very Rev. Michael Duignan, Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Elphin at the Requiem Mass for Christopher Jones, Bishop of Elphin (1994-2014)  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, Tuesday 22 May 2018  These May Days The wild ducks have arrived to reoccupy the little pond outside Bishop Christy’s house. The swallows are back as...

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Words of Welcome by Bishop Kevin Doran, at the Funeral Mass of Bishop Jones RIP

Words of Welcome by Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin at the Funeral Mass of Bishop Christopher Jones RIP Tuesday 22nd May 2018, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo Today is, in some ways, a formal public moment in the life of our Diocese, but it is also a gathering of the many families of...

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Homily of Monsignor Gerard Dolan at the removal of Bishop Jones RIP

Homily of Monsignor Gerard Dolan at the removal of the late Bishop Christopher Jones RIP Monday 21st May 2018, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo   My dear friends in Christ, We are a diocese in mourning as we lament the passing of our much beloved retired bishop, Bishop Christopher Jones, popularly known as Bishop...

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Funeral Arrangements for the late Bishop Christopher Jones – RIP

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LATE CHRISTOPHER JONES BISHOP OF ELPHIN 3rd March 1936 – 18th May 2018   Sunday 20th May 2018 Reposing at Saint Mary’s Presbytery, Temple Street from 3.00pm – 7.00pm (Everyone is invited to stay on in St Mary’s for light refreshments)  Monday 21st May 2018 Reposing at Saint Mary’s Presbytery, Temple Street...

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