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Confirmation dates for 2019

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Below is the list of Confirmations in the Diocese of Raphoe for 2019

Sat.     2nd February                  Dunfanaghy                                     12.30pm

Sun.    3rd February                  Falcarragh                                        11am

Sat.     9th February                  Aughaninshin                                  12noon

                                                    Gaelscoil (Cathedral)                     4pm

Sun     10th February                Kilmacrenan                                    12.30pm

Thurs   14th February              Cathedral (Illistrin N.S.)                5pm

Sat      16th February               Cathedral                                          12noon

                                                   Cathedral                                          4pm

Sun     17th February                Frosses (in Ardaghey)                 1pm

Sat      2nd March                     Killymard                                          12.30pm

Sat      9th March                      Ardara                                               12.30pm

Sun     10th March                   Glenties                                             11am

Sat      23rd March                    Kilcar                                                  12.30pm

Sun     24th March                    Killybegs                                            11am

Tues   26th March                    Bruckless                                          5pm

Sat      30th March                    Rathmullan (in Milford)                12.30pm

Sun     31st March                    Ramelton                                         11am

Thurs 4th April                          St Johnston                                      6pm

Sat      6th April                         Carrigart                                           12.30pm

Sun     7th April                         Newtowncunningham                  12.30pm

Sat      4th May                         Stranorlar                                         12.30pm

Sun     5th May                         Ballyshannon                                   11am

Tues   7th May                          Glenfin                                              5pm

Sat.     11th May                       Dungloe                                            12.30pm

Sun     12th May                       Gaoth Dobhair                                11am

Sat.     18th May                       Donegal Town (in Clar)                 12.30pm

Sun     19th May                        Raphoe                                              12noon

Sun     26th May                        Annagry                                            11am

Mass for Expectant Families

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The Annual Mass for Expectant Families will take place on Tuesday 11th September 2018 in St Eunan's Catheral, Letterkenny at 7.30pm

The Main Celebrant will be Most Rev Alan McGuckian, SJ, Bishop of Raphoe.

All expectant families are invted to this Mass.


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Bible Classes

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Clerical Changes 2018

Raphoe Clerical Changes 2018


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

-          Canon Dinny McGettigan, PP, Raphoe retires after 53 years of priestly ministry in the Diocese.

-          Fr Eamonn Kelly , Adm, Conwal and Leck to be PP, Raphoe.

-          Mgr Kevin Gillespie, CC, Conwal & Leck to be ADM, Conwal & Leck and Vicar Forane.

-          Canon Francis McAteer, retires as PP of Carrick to be AP, Glencolmcille.

-          Fr Denis Quinn, PP, Falcarragh to be PP Carrick.

-          Fr James Gillespie, CC, Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny to be PP, Falcarragh.

-          Fr Brendan Ward returns from Rome to be CC, Irish Martyrs and Official of the Derry Marriage Tribunal.

-          Fr Paul McGeehan, CC, Glencolmcille to be CC Glenvar.

-          Fr Damian Nejad returns from being on loan to Dromore Diocese to be CC, Conwal and Leck.

Appointments take effect on the 20th August 2018

Knock Pilgrimage 2018

The Anuual Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

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will take place on Saturday 18th August 2018.

The Pilgrimage will be led by  Most Rev Alan McGuckian, SJ, Bishop of Raphoe.

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Information on the Anuual Knock Novena which runs from 14th - 22nd August is available here



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