Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2019

Diocese of Elphin
Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2019
in conjunction with Elphin Vocations Committee


“God has created me to do him some definite service. 
He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another.  I have my mission.”
Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

St. Joseph’s Hall,
Marian Rd.,
Co. Roscommon.
9.30 .m.  – 4.15 p.m.
Saturday  November 9th 2019.


Main Presenters 
Bishop Kevin Doran
Mr. Eddie Stones,
Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert.


09.30 Registration / Tea & Coffee in St. Joseph’s Hall

09.45 Word of Welcome & Morning Prayer

10.00 Session 1: Bishop Kevin Doran

  • Pastoral Letter  – Some Definite Service 
  • Discussion and Feedback 
  • Summary Comments

11:20 Tea/Coffee

11:40 Session 2: Mr Eddie Stones

  • Baptism and the call to Discipleship
  • Discussion and Feedback
  • Summary Comments

12:50 Lunch (Soup and Sandwiches served in Abbey Community College)

14:00 Session 3: Eddie Stones

  • Healing Ministry, Priesthood & Sacraments
  • Discussion & Feedback
  • Summary Comments

15.00 Healing Service

15.45 Word of Thanks & Closing Prayer Service



Owing to generous financial support from the Diocese of Elphin, the  goodwill of facilitators and contributors many costs and anticipated needs have been met.

The organisers, nonetheless, would appreciate a contribution of €10.00 from each participant toward the cost of lunch (soup and sandwiches) and tea-breaks.

Contributions will be taken up during registration.



On the day but please advise the organisers that you are coming by ringing, texting or emailing Justin @ 087 6171526 /  j[email protected]   before Thursday November 7th.



Justin Harkin
Diocese of Elphin
Pastoral & Faith Development Services
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 087 6171526

Deacon Frank McGuinness
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Elphin
[email protected]
Mobile: 087 9880690


Participants who are not free to participate in the whole  day are welcome to participate in either  the morning or afternoon sessions.

Thank you.

Updated 7th October 2019