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Day for Life 2022 – Caring for the Older Person

About Day for Life Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 2 October on...

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Diocesan Appointments 2022

Very Rev Canon Liam Devine PP Loughglynn, retires and resides at the Presbytery, Kilmurray, effective 31st July 2022. Very Rev Michael Breslin PP Ballygar, retires and resides at the Presbytery, Castlecoote, effective 1st October 2022. Very Rev Glenn Alipoyo Pastoral Leader SS Peter and Paul’s, Athlone, to be PP Loughglynn, effective 31st July 2022. Very...

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Season of Creation

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 the...

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Father Flanagan Visitor Centre to open in Ballymoe

The Father Flanagan Group in the Parish of Ballintubber-Ballymoe are pleased to announce the opening of a visitor centre to honour one of Ballymoe’s most famous sons, Father Edward J Flanagan, founder of the world-renowned Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.   With the support of the Diocese of Elphin, the Father Flanagan Group have...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Bishop Kevin will lead the annual Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 21st August, which takes place during the National Novena.  Knock Shrine will be holding a Family Day on the same date with a variety of activities for families. Ceremonies in the Basilica begin with the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm and...

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Peter’s Pence 2022

Peter’s Pence is the name for the financial help offered by the faithful to the Holy Father in support of his apostolic and charitable mission in favour of the universal Church and the entire world.  Each donation, small or large, also has a powerful symbolic value – it is a concrete sign of communion with...

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Our Diocesan Synthesis for the Universal Synod 2021 – 2023

This Diocesan phase of the Universal Synod has been understood as an exercise in listening. It was organised by a working group of the Diocesan Pastoral Council, and it involved a series of specific Focus Groups along with some larger gatherings of parishioners and clergy from each of the six deaneries and three online surveys...

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New Arrangements for Polish Chaplaincy in our Diocese

Drodzy Siostry i Bracia,   Ksiądz Stanisław Kardaś zakończył swoją posługę w Diecezji Elphin. Pragnę podziękować mu za służbę w minionym okresie 4,5 roku i życzyć wielu błogosławieństw w czekających go zadaniach duszpasterskich.   Od dnia 1 czerwca 2022 mianuję o. Bartłomieja Parysa, SVD kapelanem Polskiej wspólnoty w naszej Diecezji. Od tego dnia będzie on...

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Novena for Life: 23 – 31 May

The Council for Life of the Irish Bishops’ Conference has today launched a nine day Novena of Prayer for Life which will run from Monday 23 May until Tuesday 31 May (Feast of the Visitation). The Pray for Life Novena and its associated website www.prayforlife.ie will give people an opportunity be an active part of...

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Medjugorje – Official Diocesan Pilgrimage Summer 2022

Official Diocesan Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 10th – 17th August 2022 Led by Bishop Kevin Doran OPEN TO All Ages Children and Teenagers under 18 MUST be accompanied by Parent/Guardian Note: Parents/Guardians accompanying children and teenagers under 18 are fully responsible for their safety, care and safeguarding during the trip.  No additional supervision will be provided...

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