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Pathways Adult Faith Development

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Pathways is a two-year, one day a month course for adults who wish to explore their faith. It runs from October to June each year. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an opness to listen to others and participate. Each day consists of input from excellent and engaging speakers and the opportunity for discussion.
The cost is €250 for the coming academic year. Booking is now open.

The programme begins this year in Gallagher's Hotel, Letterkenny on Sat 3rd October 2015 (10am-4.30pm)to book contact Grainne, details below

Grainne Doherty contact details: Mobile: 087-9119426/07491 21853, e mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Diocesan Appointments 2015

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Most Rev. Philip Boyce, OCD, Bishop of Raphoe, has announced the following clergy appointments
in the diocese to take effect from 25th July 2015.


Fr Philip Kemmy, CC, Convoy/Drumkeen to be CC, Conwal and Leck

Fr Stephen Gorman, CC, Cowal and Leck to be CC, Convoy and Drumkeen

Fr Liam Boyle, CC, Ardara to be CC, Arranmore Island

Fr Johnny Moore (Archdiocese of Birmingham) to be CC, Ardara

Fr Brendan Ward, newly ordained, to go to Rome for further studies.

Fr Francis Ferry, CC, Arranmore Island, after sick leave, will be CC, Massmount


World Youth Day 2016

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Diocese of Raphoe

In July 2016 a group of young people from the diocese will travel to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day with the pope and millions of other young Catholics.

Any young person who would like to take part in this pilgrimage should contact Tim Jackson (Diocesan Youth Director) by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 087-6457302 as soon as possible.

All those intending to travel must be 18+ by July 25th 2016. For more information on World Youth Day please visit the Raphoe Youth Ministry Facebook page.

The Official Website has further details


Click here for Diocesan booking Information

Ordination of Fr Brendan Ward

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Rev Brendan Ward, a native of Edeninfagh, Glenties was Ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Philip Boyce, OCD on Sunday 28th June in St Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny.

Fr Brendan was joined by his family and friends for the occasion.

Bishop Seamus Hegarty, retired Bishop of Derry con-celebrated the Ordination Mass along with over 50 Priests from the Diocese and from other parts of the Country.


Fr Brendan will celebrate his First Mass in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Monday 29th June at 7pm, after the Mass Fr Brendan will give his First Blessing to all who are present.


We wish Fr Brendan many years of happiness and fulfillment as a priest in the Diocese of Raphoe.

To read Bishop Boyce's Ordination Homily click here

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photographs courtesy of Declan Doherty



Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015

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Some picutres of the 2015 Raphoe Diocesan Pilgriamge to Lourdes.


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A special Mass was held recently in St Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny to mark the 40th Anniversary of Diocesan Pilgriamges to Lourdes.

Chief Celebrant of the Mass was Fr Patrick McHugh, Pilgrimage Director.

below are some pictures of the Mass. The Pilgrimage will leave for Lourdes on Friday 22nd May.

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