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Confirmation Dates 2017


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Confirmation dates for the Diocese of Raphoe for 2017 are available by clicking here

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Clergy Appointments 2016

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Bishop Boyce has made the follwing Clerical appointments in the Diocese of Raphoe for 2016 effective 18th June 2016

  • Fr Seamus Dagens, PP, Ballintra to retire.
  • Fr Joseph O’Donnell, CC, Mountcharles and Drimarone to be PP, Ballintra.
  • Fr Francis Ferry, residing in Massmount to be CC, Mountcharles and Drimarone.
  • Canon Austin Laverty, PP, VF, Ardara to be Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral Chapter.
  • Very Rev Michael Herrity, PP, VF, Annagry to be a Canon of the Diocesan Cathedral Chapter.

see press release

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

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The second Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia published today by the Vatican is available to download by clicking here


Amoris Laetitia runs to 261 pages and is divided into nine chapters as follows:

  • Chapter One – In The Light The Word
  • Chapter 2 – The Experiences And Challenges Of Families
  • Chapter 3 – Looking To Jesus: The Vocation Of The Family
  • Chapter 4 – Love In Marriage
  • Chapter 5 – Love Made Fruitful
  • Chapter 6 – Some Pastoral Perspectives
  • Chapter 7 – Towards A Better Education Of Children
  • Chapter 8 – Accompanying, Discerning And Integrating Weakness
  • Chapter 9 – The Spirituality Of Marriage And The Family
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