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Confirmation Dates 2018

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Confirmation Dates in the Diocese for 2018

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Sat. 3rd February                Fanad   (in Massmount)                 12noon

Sun 4th February                Glenties                                             11am

Sat. 10th February              Aughaninshin                                  12noon

Sun. 11th February            Kilmacrenan                                     12.30pm

Thurs 22nd February          Cathedral (Illistrin NS)                   5pm

Sat. 24th February              Cathedral                                         12noon

                                               Cathedral                                        4pm

Sun 25th February              Gortahork                                        11am

Sat. 3rd March                     Drumoghill                                       12noon

Sat. 10th March                   Killymard                                          12noon

Sun 11th March                   Frosses (in Mountcharles)           12.30pm

Sat. 14th April                      Dunfanaghy (in Creeslough)       12noon

Sun 15th April                      Termon (in Glendowan)               12.30pm

Sat 21st April                        Carrick                                             12.30pm

Sun 22nd April                      Killybegs                                          11am

Sat. 28th April                      Newtowncunningham                  12noon

Sun 29th April                      Raphoe                                            12 noon

Sat 5th May                          Stranorlar                                         12noon

Sun 6th May                         Ballyshannon                                   11am

Sat 12th May                       Donegal Town (in Clar)                  12.30pm

Sun 13th May                       Ballintra                                            11am

Sat 19th May                       Rathmullan                                      12.30pm

Sun 20th May                       Glenswilly                                         11am

Sat 2nd June                          Dungloe                                            12.30pm

Sun 3rd June                          Gaoth Dobhair                                11am

Sat 9th June                          Arranmore Island                           3pm

Sun 10th June                       Burtonport                                       11am


Clerical Changes 2017

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Most Rev. Alan McGuckian, SJ, Bishop of Raphoe, has announced the following clergy appointments in the diocese.


  • Fr Gerard Cunningham, CC, Fintown and Administrator Glenties to be PP Glenties (Iniskeel).
  • Fr Donnchadh Ó Baoill, CC, Cnoc Fola, to be CC, Fintown
  • Canon Michael Herrity, PP, Annagry to be PE (Pastor Emeritus), AP, Cnoc Fola
  • Fr Nigel Ó Gallchóir, CC, Dungloe to be PP, Annagry
  • Mgr Kevin Gillespie, Congregation for the Clergy, Rome, to be CC, Conwal and Leck (Cathedral Parish)
  • Fr Eamon McLaughlin, CC, Conwal and Leck (Cathedral Parish) to the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome.
  • Fr Adrian Gavigan, CC, Milford and Kerrykeel to be CC, Parish of Templecrone (Dungloe) with residence in Leitirmacaward.
  • Fr Rory Brady, resident in Conwal and Leck to be CC, Milford & Kerrykeel.
  • Fr John Joe Duffy, CC, Stranorlar to be CC, Creeslough.
  • Fr Lukasz Przewislik, SChr, Polish Chaplaincy, Archdiocese of Dublin to be CC, Stranorlar and Chaplain to the Polish Community in the Diocese of Raphoe.
  • Fr Morty O’Shea, solt, CC, Leitirmacaward and Doochary to be CC, Ardaghey (Inver).



Mass for Expectant Families

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Annual Mass for Expectant Families will take place on TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017 at 7.30pm in St Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny

Poster availble here

Everyone welcome.

World Meeting of Families 2018

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Celebrating One Year to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Knock

We invite you and all your family to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018, which will take place at the Knock Shrine, County Mayo, on Monday 21st August 2017 on the Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady in Knock. This day of celebration will include liturgical moments, the celebration of the Eucharist, workshops, as well as faith and fun activities for all the family. The WMOF2018 Icon of the Holy Family will be unveiled and anointed at Mass in the Basilica at 3pm and then begin its journey around the dioceses of Ireland. Please join us in Knock that day with all your family! We look forward to welcoming families from every diocese across the country for this special celebration. More information:

Adult Youcat Classes

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Would you like to deepen your Catholic Faith and pass it on to others? Weekly YouCat classes for Adults will begin in September in a relaxed informal setting in Letterkenny. To find out more please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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