Latest Updates

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

After a two year break, we are delighted that our diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place once again from 24th – 29th August. To book, please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-241 0800 or on www.joewalshtours.ie (online booking will be available shortly). Please note there is no assisted pilgrim section this year.

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Camino de Santiago 2022 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin

  YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO SARRIA to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 1st – 10th June 2022 Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a pilgrimage for young adults (18 -30) on the Camino de Santiago in June 2022.  All details, instructions for registration and contact information below. Package Details:  Dates: 1st – 10th June...

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Catholic Schools Week 2022

Catholic Schools Week 2022 will be celebrated from Sunday 23 January – Sunday 30 January. on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools reflecting on their contribution to the common good of society....

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Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin

It is 145 km from Nazareth to Bethlehem. That’s almost exactly the same length as our Diocese, from Bunduff to Athlone. It would take a week to walk that far, and probably more if you were in the final stages of pregnancy. St. Luke tells us that Joseph and Mary left Nazareth to travel together...

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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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Youth Pilgrimages 2022

In the summer of 2022, Bishop Kevin will lead two youth pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago (1st – 10th June) and to Medjugorje (10th – 17th August). Click on the links below for all the information. Camino de Santiago 2022 – Young Adult Pilgrimage with Bishop Kevin Medjugorje – Youth – Young Adult Pilgrimage...

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Updated Guidance for the Further Reopening of Liturgical Life

The revised regulation for Religious Services as of 22nd October 2021 is very simply stated as:   “Religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”   These protective measures include: • Reasonable physical distancing between groups (ie people who arrive together) • Face coverings •...

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Video of Diocesan Opening of the Synodal Process

On Sunday 17th October we marked the opening of this Synodal Process entitled, For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission. This Synodal Process coincides with the start of the two-year Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland which will lead, in time, to a National Synodal Assembly in Ireland. Here in the Diocese...

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Day for Life 2021

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 3 October on the theme ‘The Good...

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Updated Guidance for the Further Reopening of Liturgical Life

Dear Parishioners of the Diocese of Elphin   Extra Capacity in our Churches: The recent update in public health regulations means that: “All religious ceremonies can proceed with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of immunity status of attendees”. We will now be able to welcome significantly more people in our Churches than we have since...

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