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The Net - December 2022

The December 2022 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in our parish communities within the Diocese of Derry and beyond.

Coverage in this month's edition includes:

  • Blessing of the Bambinelli
  • Diamond Jubilee celebrations for St Mary's PS Draperstown
  • St Joseph's NS, Illies, celebrates Silver Jubilee
  • Beautiful prayer preparation for Christmas as City parishes welcomed Divine Child by Aoife O'Neill
  • Search Youth delight with Nativity Story
  • Santa surprise at Cursillo Christmas Party
  • Catholic Mothers take time out for inspiring retreat
  • St Joseph's Boys' Jesse Tree spurred great interest
  • Young Writers share thoughts on…

*Jesus as the great gift of Christmas offered to us

*Keeping our brothers and sisters in war zones in prayer

*Operation Christmas Child

*World Soil Day

*Gift of a school oratory

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  • Derry Syro-Malabar celebration
  • Omagh Crib Festival
  • Long Tower Men's Prayer Day
  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley
  • Ireland's fifth oldest person, Ruby Druce turns on Castlefinn Christmas
  • Dungiven & Killygordon celebrations mark Fr Seamus Kelly's Golden Jubilee
  • Celebrating 50 years of priesthood, Fr Kelly shares his vocation story
  • Fr Patsy Arkinson celebrates 40 years of priesthood
  • Dungiven's Bro Ruaidhri Grieve ordained to Diaconate with Dominicans
  • More news of great joy for Derry Diocese
  • St Joseph's Young Priests' Society praised for enormous services over last 130 years
  • Remembering Fr Joseph O'Conor RIP
  • Blessed are the Pure in Heart – Reflections from across the Diocese
  • Communities thrive when individuals are prepared to volunteer – A reflection by Bishop Donal
  • My Faith Journey by Sara-Jane Olphert
  • A renewed call to holiness and humility by Fr Peter McCawille SMA
  • Family Love – A vocation and a path to holiness by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
  • My Christmas Creed by Grainne Doherty
  • Saints we celebrate in December by Fr Michael McGoldrick ocd
  • The Christmas Angels by Vera McFadden
  • One God and many Voices by Fr John McLaughlin ssc
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence
  • Termonbacca to host 'Pure in Heart' Retreat in New Year
  • Diary Dates
Homily - Christmas 2022 - Bishop McKeown
Homily - 2nd Sunday of Advent A - Bishop McKeown

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