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Opening of World Meeting of Families 2018 across the Diocese

Le Chéile le Críost! Celebrations in the Diocese of Elphin for the opening of the World Meeting of Families 2018 on Tuesday 21st August Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo at 7.00pm  Bishop Kevin welcomes Bishop Ferran Glenfield, Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh, who will preach the homily.  Music by Sligo Cathedral Choir, under the...

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Diocesan Appointments 2018

DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS 2018 Bishop Kevin has announced the following appointments: Fr. Michael Donnelly PP Drumcliff-Maugherow has retired. Canon Thomas Hever VG, returning from sabbatical leave, has been appointed PP Drumcliff-Maugherow, effective 1st July 2018. Fr. Martin Mulvaney PP Ss Peter and Paul’s, Athlone to be PP Kilglass and Rooskey, replacing Fr. Kevin Fallon who will...

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Garland Sunday at the Holy Well 2018

Tobernalt Holy Well, Co Sligo celebrates Garland Sunday this weekend 28th – 29th July 2018. Bishop Kevin will celebrate 6am Mass on Sunday. SATURDAY 28 JULY 2018  7.00pm     Confession at the Holy Well  7.30pm     Evening Mass – Remembering Our Faith  SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018  6.00am    Dawn Mass – Camino from St Anne’s...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 19 August 2018

The annual Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 19th August 2018.  Bishop Kevin will be main celebrant and homilist at the 3pm Mass.  The Sacrament of the Sick will precede the Mass at 2.30pm.  All are very welcome to join us in Knock during the Novena as we pray together for...

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Relics of Ss Louis and Zélie Martin and St Therese to visit Sligo Cathedral

As part of a national pilgrimage, the Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and their daughter, Saint Therese of Lisieux will visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Wednesday 15th August 2018, arriving at 11.30am (until 9pm) and departing on Thursday 16th August after the 8.00am Mass. The Relics of these three...

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Sligo Family Feature in WMOF2018 TV Series

The O’Brien Family from Sligo As part of the preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, a 6-part television series has been commissioned by the World Meeting of Families to help explore the document written by Pope Francis on love in the family.  The O’Brien family...

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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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