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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

Monday, 18 August 2014 14:38

Pathways - Adult Faith Formation Course

The Pathways course in Drumalis (Larne), which began in September 2006 and is now recruiting for its ninth cohort of applicants for September 2014. This two year introduction to theology programme is offered by Drumalis in association with All Hallows College, Dublin.

There are no academic pre-requisites; it is open to a wide range of participants and this has proved to be one of its great strengths.

Please contact Drumalis for further details.

Tel: (028) 28272196 +44 (028) 28272196 (048) 28272196
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The Holy See released a letter written by Pope Francis to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations regarding the situation in Iraq. The letter condemns the violent persecutions underway in the country, and calls on the international community to act swiftly and decisively to stop the humantiarian disaster currently taking place. Here is the text of the Holy Father's letter:

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11:55

Pope Francis - Pray for Peace

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.

Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:28

Pray for Peace - Pope Francis

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"

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:39

Explore God's call for you...

ExploreAway is a programme which provides the opportunity for young, single, men and women between the ages of 21-40 who are interested in exploring religious life and the priesthood in a reflective and prayerful environment.

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.

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.

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