On Sunday 24th August 2014, Bishop Donal McKeown celebrated Mass in the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Desertegney to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church.
Clergy, past and present, joined many parishioners from across the parish for the celebrations.
You can read Bishop McKeown's homily here: Download Here
The Holy Father is following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from northern Iraq, which involve defenseless populations. Christian communities are particularly affected: a people fleeing from their villages because of the violence that rages in these days, wreaking havoc on the entire region.
On Sunday 20 July 2014, Pope Francis called on all the faithful to pray for Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, and to"persevere in prayer for those situations of tension and conflict that continue in different parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and in the Ukraine"
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.
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.
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.)