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Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin

Each year on Christmas morning, after Mass at Sligo University Hospital, I am invited to bring Holy Communion to some of the people in the wards. Quite often, I finish with the maternity unit, where I get to meet some of our newest parishioners and their mothers. I never cease to be amazed by the...

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Advent Calendar 2022

We are delighted to be bringing you our digital Advent Calendar again this year which can be accessed here. Now in its ninth year, the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will host its interactive digital Advent Calendar to mark the beginning of the Church’s new year, the First Sunday of Advent.  To mark...

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Continental Phase of the Universal Synod – February 2023

The Synod of Bishops has published the text that will provide a “frame of reference” and form the basis for the work of the second stage of the synodal path launched by Pope Francis in 2021. The Working Document for the Continental Stage was based on the syntheses coming from the churches of the five...

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Reading and Praying with St Paul

Reading and Praying with St. Paul (Part 1)

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World Mission Sunday 2022

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 23rd October and is coordinated in Ireland...

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Day for Life 2022 – Caring for the Older Person

About Day for Life 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 2 October on...

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Diocesan Appointments 2022

Very Rev Canon Liam Devine PP Loughglynn, retires and resides at the Presbytery, Kilmurray, effective 31st July 2022. Very Rev Michael Breslin PP Ballygar, retires and resides at the Presbytery, Castlecoote, effective 1st October 2022. Very Rev Glenn Alipoyo Pastoral Leader SS Peter and Paul’s, Athlone, to be PP Loughglynn, effective 31st July 2022. Very...

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Season of Creation

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the...

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Father Flanagan Visitor Centre to open in Ballymoe

The Father Flanagan Group in the Parish of Ballintubber-Ballymoe are pleased to announce the opening of a visitor centre to honour one of Ballymoe’s most famous sons, Father Edward J Flanagan, founder of the world-renowned Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.   With the support of the Diocese of Elphin, the Father Flanagan Group have...

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Bishop Kevin will lead the annual Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 21st August, which takes place during the National Novena.  Knock Shrine will be holding a Family Day on the same date with a variety of activities for families. Ceremonies in the Basilica begin with the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm and...

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