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iCatholic Video Special

The meeting on the ‘Protection of Minors’ will take place in the Vatican from 21- 24 Feb 2019.  Pope Francis has called a representative from every Episcopal Conference around the world.  Archbishop Eamon Martin as president of the Irish Episcopal Conference will represent the Irish Church. iCatholic has produced four short, informative videos addressing why the...

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Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on Friday 15 February, a week before Pope Francis’ gathering in Rome with senior bishops and major religious superiors to discuss child safeguarding throughout the universal Church.  During their recent retreat in Knock, the bishops of Ireland blessed and dedicated candles of atonement for use in their Cathedrals and parishes throughout the country on 15 February...

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Camino de Santiago 2019 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin

Please Click on Picture Above for Poster Please Click for -> 8th June – Essential Information 1st Stage of Celtic Camino in Ireland Please Click for -> ESSENTIAL INFORMATION – WHAT TO BRING Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a pilgrimage for young adults (18 -35) on the Camino de Santiago in June.  All details, instructions...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

At this time of year, people are inclined think ahead to longer, brighter days and possible trips abroad. The Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes offers a break with a difference; a change of air and a space for prayer. Elphin becomes a community on the move. The annual Diocesan pilgrimage will take place from 30th August...

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Catholic Schools Week 2019 – Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27th January to 3rd February 2019. The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools. As Irish society changes, it is important that we reflect on the unique contribution of Catholic schools to our collective goal of education....

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World Youth Day 2019 Panama

Panama was announced by Pope Francis as the host city of World Youth Day 2019 which will take place from 22-27 January. Following WYD tradition, the Holy Father revealed his choice at the conclusion of the Final Mass in Krakow, the venue for the last World Youth Day in 2016.  The theme of the 2019...

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RTÉ programme celebrating 60 years of the service of the Irish Chaplaincy

This Wednesday, 19 December, RTÉ One’s Nationwide will broadcast a special programme at 7.00pm celebrating 60 years of the pastoral service of the Irish Chaplaincy in London. The Irish chaplaincy is an agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and is partly supported by grants from the Department of Foreign Affairs. When established by the Irish bishops...

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Bishop Kevin’s Christmas Message for 2018 

I spent a few days on retreat in November and, as I walked along the woodland paths, I enjoyed watching the squirrels darting around gathering beech nuts and acorns for the winter. It may be my imagination, but they seem to have been even more active on Black Friday.  There is something of the squirrel...

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Living Family Retreat Day – Sligo

“Living Family” will host a retreat day for all families on Saturday 5th of January 2019 in Summerhill College, Sligo from 10am – 5pm.  Bishop Kevin will celebrate Mass on the day.  To book, please email download the booking form and send to info@livingfamily.ie   Booking Form PDF Version  https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuyYPO_PJKBCgcsk8PQVtIveAUCNuA   Booking Form Word Version...

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Online Advent Calendar

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.  Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.  Advent also...

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