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Young adult gathering with Bishop Kevin on Sliabh Bán

Bishop Kevin invites all young adults (over 18) to a 5km walk and celebration of the Eucharist at Sliabh Ban Mass Rock, just outside Strokestown on Sat 30 March. Meet at 11.15am at Percy French Hotel. Please bring something to eat and drink and come prepared for Irish weather: warm and waterproof clothes, walking shoes....

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St Patrick’s Day Mass on RTÉ to be broadcast from Strandhill

Strandhill, one of the most stunning seaside villages in Ireland will feature prominently in this year’s St Patrick’s festival celebrations as Mass for St Patrick’s Day will come live from Strandhill on RTE1 at 11am. The Kairos Communications team who broadcast mass from around the country for RTE, have already done three masses from the...

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Lent 2019 in the Diocese

Just some of the events taking place around the diocese this Lent If you would like to include your parish event in this list, please email office@elphindiocese.ie   SAINT ANNE’S CHURCH, CRANMORE ROAD, SLIGO (Eircode F91 R250) A Journey with the Saints “CATHOLICISM – The Pivotal Players” a 6-part film by Bishop Robert Barron highlighting six...

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Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2019

TRÓCAIRE This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses on land rights and specifically the stories of Patricia, Maya and Maria who all feature on this year’s Trócaire box.  Patricia is an 8 year old from Uganda whose family’s land is being stolen from them, bit by bit.  Maya is a 10 year old who is living...

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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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