Applications are now open for young people from the Diocese of Derry to be part of the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage Youth Team.
The Youth Team will travel to Lourdes with the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage on 1st - 6th July 2017.You should be in Year 13 (or equivalent) and under 18 years old at the time of the pilgrimage. The fare to travel as part of the Youth Team is £555. This can be met by fundraising initiatives which you should discuss with your school and parish. If your application is successful a deposit of £150 is required to secure the place.
Places are limited and applications must be submitted by 18th November 2016.
To apply online click here: APPLICATION FORM
John Bowman's archives-based programme on RTE Radio One on this coming Sunday morning 2nd October is devoted to the career of the late Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly. Also available on RTÉ Player online for one month after the broadcast.
Bowman: Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 8;30am on RTE Radio One.
This Sunday across Ireland marks the celebration of Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Day for Life is celebrated each year by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, and in England & Wales. The theme for this year’s Day for Life is ‘Everything is Connected’.
A Conference on Saturday 22nd October 2016 in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra hosted by the Council for Marriage and the Family
Will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca, beginning on Thursday 29th September until Saturday 1st October. Mass and talk each evening at 7.30 p.m. The Speaker for the Triduum will be Fr. Eugene Mc Caffrey O.C.D. - a well known writer of many books on St. Therese. He will talk on the importance of St. Therese for the Christian today. Accommodation is available for anyone who may wish to stay for the full period of the Triduum.
Do you fancy a trip to Westport, Co Mayo combined with a hike of one of Ireland's most famous mountains 'Croagh Patrick'? The trip will be on Friday, 7th October, for those aged 16+. Cost £30 includes dinner and bus. For further details about the trip or if you require a booking form, Derry Catecatical Centre on 02871264087 or email