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Programme of Preparation for Parents of First Holy Communion Children

To help you prepare for your child’s First Communion, a group of trained Catechists appointed by Bishop Kevin are inviting your family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles) to three, 30 minutes sessions designed to support you as you develop faith at home with your children. Our intention is to support and ‘walk with you’ on this...

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Catechetical Programmes for Parents of Children preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation

The Partners in the Gospel are delivering three Zoom sessions to parents of children preparing for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Elphin. The focus of the sessions is on supporting parents in accompanying their children on their faith journey.  The date for these diocesan gatherings will be Tuesdays June...

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Novena to St Joseph the Worker

With thanks to Bishop Michael Duignan, Diocese of Clonfert, we would like to share this Novena to St Joseph the Worker, whose feast day is Saturday 1st May.  The novena begins on Friday 23rd April.  Full Novena to St Joseph the Worker Day One – 23rd April – St Joseph, Open to God Day Two...

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Easter Message of Bishop Kevin Doran

Christ Has Died; Christ is Risen; Christ will Come Again – Easter Message of Bishop Kevin Doran Somebody asked me recently if I had prepared my Easter message yet. It strikes me that there is really only one Easter Message and it will be familiar to most of you: “Christ has died; Christ is risen;...

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Pastoral Message from the Bishops of the Six Dioceses of the Tuam Province

Dear Parishioners, brother Priests and Deacons, Religious and Friends, Covid-19: A Year On This week we mark the first anniversary of the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. As we consider how this has touched our parish communities, particularly given the tragic loss of so many lives, we wish to share some thoughts with...

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Bringing Holy Week Home – A Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday Companion

A different way of praying as a community of faith Again this year, our celebrations for Holy Week will be very different due to the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. As a Christian Community we cannot gather together for our usual religious services. This will not prevent us from uniting spiritually and...

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Springtime – A Prayer Guide for the Season of Lent

What is Lent The word “Lent” is a shortened form of the Old English word Lencten, meaning “the Spring”. Lent is one of the most significant seasons of the Liturgical Year. It originated from the period of preparation embarked upon by those preparing for the new life of baptism at Easter. Eventually, it became a...

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Sacramental Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation

Online Resources Please Click on Icon or Text to navigate to Resource                   Confirmation Candidates can also access videos from Bishop Kevin, prepared especially for them on his Confirmation page here  

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With Joyful Hope and Generous Hearts – Bishop Kevin’s Message for Lent

Dear Parishioners of the Diocese of Elphin Last year we spent most of Lent in lockdown as we faced into the unknown of the first wave of COVID-19. I share your sense of disappointment at the fact that we now begin another season of Lent with the same restrictions in place. How Can We Sing...

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Ash Wednesday at Home – Blessed Ashes and Prayer Guide

On Ash Wednesday this year, you are invited to visit your local church (in most cases, churches open after the morning live-streamed Mass) to collect a small sachet of blessed ashes and a printed copy of the specially prepared prayer service for you to pray in your homes. Please respect all physical distancing and hygiene...

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