Late August / early September is  a time when many people’begin again’.  It marks the beginning of the new school year and the resumption of a suite of parish and other voluntary activities – cultural, sporting, educational and pastoral.

This retreat day has been organised at the request of some Parish Pastoral Council members throughout the Elphin diocese.  As well as offering Parish Pastoral Council members an opportunity to come together in a spirit of prayer and friendship, it is open to all parish volunteers who would welcome a a short time of renewal and of drawing close to God before re-engaging in pastoral and other church commitments.

If you have never participated in an Adult Retreat Day please ‘come and see’.  It’s worth the effort and forward planning and we (the team) look forward to welcoming everyone. 

The nature of the day will be relaxed and encouraging and there will be a lovely blend of input, conversation, reflection and prayer.


10.30 am
Arrival / Tea / Coffee

10.40 am            
Orientation via a time of quiet reflective prayer

11.55 am            
‘The God we follow – knowing and following Jesus in our times’
– an input and conversation led by Colette Furlong

11.45 am            
‘So there are weeds within the wheat – keeping an eye on all that is good about us’
– an input and conversation led by Fr. Tom Hever

12.35 pm            
Light Lunch  (Soup & sandwiches, tea / coffee)

01.15 pm           
Quiet time (Opportunity for walk etc.)

01.40 pm           
Title to be communicated.
– an input and conversation led by Fr. Steven Ezenwegbu

02.30 pm
Reconciliation Service
including opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation

02.45 pm         
Celebration of Eucharist

03.30 pm            
Tea / Coffee for those who wish to avail


Fr. Tom Hever PP, VG,
Drumcliff-Maugherow parishes

Ms Colette Furlong
Sligo Cluster of Parishes

Fr. Steven Ezenwegbu PP
Aughrim-Elphin parishes 


A contribution of €15 toward light lunch, teas and coffees etc. would be appreciated.

This can be paid on the day. 



Please email, ring or text Justin @ [email protected] / 087 6171526  on or before Wednesday 24th August 2022.



 Justin @ 087 6171526 / [email protected]


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