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Apply now to become a member of the Youth Team who travel with the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. There will be a group of 100 young people from across the diocese travelling to Lourdes on 1st - 6th July 2015.

The Irish Catholic newspaper is hosting a conference on Saturday, October 4 (from 09.30am) on the theme 'Pope Francis and the future of the Church in Ireland'.

Saturday, 27 September 2014 11:23

Day of Prayer for the Synod on the Family

Sunday 28 September will be dedicated to prayer for the Third General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place from 5 to 19 October on the theme "Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation".

PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again 
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
 make us once more
mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God's plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
                                             Pope Francis

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:51

Feast of St Therese of Liseaux

Mass and Blessing of Roses in honour of Saint Therese will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca,
on Wednesday 1st October at 8 p.m.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:40

Hike to Croagh Patrick

Do you fancy a trip to Westport, Co Mayo combined with a hike of one of Ireland's most famous mountains 'Croagh Patrick'? Well now could be your chance! The trip will be on Saturday 4th October 2014, for those aged 16+. Cost £30 includes dinner and bus. For further details about the trip or if you require a booking form, contact Naoimh Moore at the Catechetical Centre on 028 71264087 or on 07714882955. Alternatively, you can drop an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has today accepted the resingation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland, presented by Cardinal Sean Baptist Brady, upon reaching the age limit. He is succeeded by Archbishop Eamon Martin, formerly coadjutor of the same diocese. Archbishop Eamon was ordained coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Armagh in April 2013. 

The priests and the people of Derry, his native diocese, wish him every blessing in his ministry.

Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry dedicated the new altar and solemnly reopened St. Mary's Church Coolcalm in Desertmartin Parish last Sunday afternoon, 38 years to the day Bishop Edward Daly reopened the church after it had suffered widespread damage in a bomb.

A Day Retreat for Eucharistic Ministers and Ministers of the Word will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, on Saturday 20 September 2014, starting at 10.30am.  Cost for the day, including meals, is £20 / €25  Booking essential.  Tel 028 71262512.

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