The 2017 resource material was prepared for worldwide use by the churches in Germany based around the verses 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. The text from 2 Corinthians announces that God has, in Christ, reconciled the world to himself. The love of Christ compels us to be ambassadors of this reconciliation, which is enacted by dismantling walls.
This year’s resources include an order of service, daily reflections and background information. Some of the resources are available in the Irish language.
We will be sharing information and news on Irish events for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on our news website www.catholicnews.ie.
For additional resources including powerpoints for use at gatherings please see the Church Together in Britain and Ireland website.
The First Session will be Introduced by Bishop Donal McKeown and Presented by Grainne Doherty (Director for Pastoral Development for Raphoe Diocese). Commencing at 7.30pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
The various themes contained in Pope Francis' 'Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family' will be explored and deliberated upon for reflection, inviting all to look anew at the beauty and joy of what it means to be part of a family.
It's an opportunity to be refreshed, enriched and informed by the Pope's reflections on the Family.
Each following Session will be on the last Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Ardmore Pastoral Centre. (No Sessions in July and August).
Dates: February 28th; March 28th; April 25th; May 30th; June 27th; September 26th; October 24th & November 28th. All Welcome.
From Sunday 15 January, for ten days, members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will undertake their Ad Limina Apostolorum visit to Rome – or “to the threshold of the Apostles” – a reference to the pilgrimage to the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul that all bishops are required to make.
The Ad Limina normally occurs every five years and its purpose is to strengthen the bishops’ communion with the universal Church and with the successor of Saint Peter, Pope Francis.
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I express, on behalf of the Catholic community in the Diocese of Derry, deep sympathy to the Church of Ireland community of the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe as well as the wider Church of Ireland family, on the death of Very Reverend Dean Victor Griffin.
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14 hours per week - Temporary One Year Contract
Hours of duty will be: Tuesday 9am -1.30pm; Wednesday 12.00 – 5pm; Thursday 9am – 1.30pm
Anyone who is interested in going on this pilgrimage, should contact St Mary's Parochial House, Creggan for further information -
Telephone 7126 3152 (Parish Office is open Monday - Friday from 9a.m. until 1p.m.)