An online Lenten calendar, launched by Archbishop Eamon Martin, can be accessed on the homepage of www.catholicbishops.ie. New information will be revealed each day of Lent by clicking on a virtual numerical door, and this will include:
On Tuesday 25th March, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, The Most Rev Charles J Brown, presented the Pope John Paul II Award to students from schools across the Diocese.
The new Bishop of Derry, Most Rev Donal McKeown also attended the event.
Images of the evening are below.
His Holiness Pope Francis has announced that Bishop Donal McKeown is to be the new Bishop of the Diocese of Derry.
Bishop Donal McKeown was presented to the priests and people of the diocese by Fr. Francis Bradley, Diocesan Administrator, accompanied by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, at a Prayer Service in St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.
Present at the Prayer Service were Father Francis Bradley, Diocesan Administrator, Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Bishop Francis Lagan, the Diocesan College of Consultors and lay people from the diocese.
Bishop McKeown will be installed as Bishop of Derry on Sunday 6th April 2014, in St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.
A 4-week series to look at the tensions in and post Vatican II; to search for a spirituality for a 21st century Church and to see Christ at the centre.
Course Facilitator: Brian McKee, guest of Thornhill Centre Ministries.
DATES: Thursdays 20 & 27 March, 3 & 10 April 2014
TIME : 7.15pm - 9.00pm
VENUE: Thornhill College, Culmore Road, Derry City.
Are you aged 16-18 yrs and interested in travelling to Lourdes July 1st to 6th 2014?
Join the Youth Group in Lourdes for a fun week filled with prayer, music, new experiences and the opportunity to meet new friends.
The Youth Group will come together prior to Lourdes and fundraising will be possible at local level.
Cost is £599 and includes flights, transfers, accommodation and all meals. If interested please contact 7126 0293 or 07714882955 before Feb 28th for an application form or more details.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Vatican City, 16 January 2014 (VIS) – Following is the Holy Father's message to the bishops, priests, consecrated, and faithful throughout the world for the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which will take place this 11 May and has the theme of "Vocations: Witness to the Truth".