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Information for media on the Funeral liturgy for Bishop Christopher Jones RIP

Please see below liturgical information for the Requiem Mass of the Most Reverend Christopher Jones RIP, Bishop Emeritus of Elphin.  Mass will be celebrated today, Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 1.30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo in the Diocese of Elphin. Celebrants Chief Celebrant will be Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, […]

Statement of Father Dermot Meehan on the death of Bishop Emeritus Christy Jones RIP

With sadness, the Diocese of Achonry has learned of the death of Bishop Christy Jones, retired Bishop of Elphin. His death leaves a significant gap in the life of the Western Dioceses.  As a former bishop of our neighbouring diocese, his friendship was deeply valued and sustaining.  His untiring witness to outreach to the poor […]

Statement of Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on the role of a Sponsor at Confirmation

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, has issued the followed statement on the role of a Sponsor at the Sacrament of Confirmation: “In March of this year I circulated guidelines to all parishes in the diocese advising on the role of a Confirmation Sponsor.  The following was communicated to all parishes: ‘Sponsors should […]

To be their voice – a pastoral message on the right to life from the priests of the Diocese of Achonry

The following pastoral letter has been published in the name of the priests of the Diocese of Achonry as the diocese is currently without a bishop: Dear Parishioners, Normally a letter to the people of the diocese comes from the bishop but as we currently have no bishop in the diocese of Achonry, we, the […]

Pastoral message by Bishop Kevin Doran to the Diocese of Elphin on the Right to Life

Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the Holy Spirit whom we describe in the Creed each week as the “Giver of Life”.  We have five days left to do all that we can to protect that Gift of Life.  I want to acknowledge the generosity of all those who have worked so hard, through the toughest […]

Bishop John Buckley’s pastoral message on the Right to Life

Within days Ireland will be facing a Referendum to remove the right to life of the unborn from the Constitution.  I am asking you to reflect on a number of issues and misinformation that people have brought to my attention since the publication of my pastoral letter. Some people fail to see the humanity of […]

Love Them Both – a pastoral message from Archbishop Eamon Martin as the 25 May Referendum approaches

Dear brothers and sisters, When I wrote to you in January about protecting the Eighth Amendment, I invited you to spread the word about the precious gift of life from the first moment of conception until the moment of natural death.  I encouraged you to be “missionaries for the cause of life”. Since then the […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin pays tribute to the late Bishop Christopher Jones RIP

Archbishop Eamon Martin has issued the following statement on the death today of the late Bishop Christopher Jones, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Elphin: “I was very saddened to hear of the death of Bishop Christy Jones.  Fifty-six years of priesthood, and twenty-four years as a bishop sums up a life of commitment, fidelity, […]

Statement by Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran on the death of Bishop Christopher Jones RIP

This is a sad day for all of us in the Diocese of Elphin as the news has broken of the death of our Bishop Emeritus, Christopher Jones.  I offer my personal sympathies and prayers to his sister Eileen and to all his extended family, and also to the priests, sisters and deacons and all […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Defence of Human Life

The Church must always be pro-life.  That means that the Christian community must be a beacon of support for life especially at its most vulnerable moments and a beacon of support at vulnerable moments of any woman or man along their path of life. Christians must be pro-life when it comes to the unborn and […]

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