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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:02

Annual Knock Novena

The National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock will be held at Knock Shrine from 14th - 22nd August 2014.

The 8th National Grandparents pilgrimage to Our Lady's shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 14th September. Blessing of the sick 2.30 pm Mass 3pm.Chief Celebrant Archbishop Charles Brown Papal Nuncio. Everyone welcome.

Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and send it to CGA office Castlebar St Westport Co Mayo. All prayers will be displayed in the basilica and blessed during the Mass.

For further information,coach and train travel phone (00) 353 98 24877 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 10 July 2014 18:27

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014

Bishop Donal McKeown led 365 pilgrims to Lourdes for his first visit to the Marian Shrine as Bishop of Derry. The Derry pilgrimage group included seventy young people and seventy-eight registered sick, with a full medical team. The theme for the 2014 Derry pilgrimage is 'The joy of conversion'.

View some photos from the pilgirmage below.

The Annual Report for the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Bishops' Conference has been prepared in a newsletter format to facilitate the raising of awareness about the work of the Council and Catholic Social Teaching. 

You can download a copy of the newsletter: Download

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:38

Reek Sunday

The Annual Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick takes place on Sunday 27 July. Confessions begin on the summit at 7:30am and continue until 2:00pm. The first Mass on the summit will be at 8:00am and every half hour thereafter until the last Mass which commences at 2:00pm.

Monday, 02 June 2014 22:24

Ordination to the Diaconate

Cardinal Séan Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, ordained fifteen seminarians as deacons at Mass celebrated in the College Chapel of the national seminary in Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth. Seán O'Donnell, a native of Iskaheen Parish was ordained for the Diocese of Derry.

(Rev Seán O'Donnell is pictured second from the left on the back row.)

Bishop Donal McKeown was the main celebrant at a Mass held today in St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry to celebrate the canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:55

Easter Triduum 2014

Bishop Donal McKeown was the chief celebrant at the Easter Triduum in St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry

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