Jan
23

Bishop Donal McKeown Homily - Mass to celebrate the Derry Diocesan Launch of Catholic Schools Week - Thursday 23rd January 2020

Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God's CreationThis annual week has been celebrated for more than ten years. It provides an opportunity for ou...
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Jan
21

Confirmation Schedule 2020

File Name: CONFIRMATION-SCHEDULE-FOR-2020 File Size: 17 kb Download File ​Click on this link to view details of the Confirmation Schedule for 2020.&nb...
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Jan
20

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio "Aperuit illis", establishes that "the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God". Pope Francis is clear from the very first paragraph of this letter that the relationship between the Risen Lord, a community of believers, and sacred Scripture is essential to who we are as Christians.

Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the occasion.

Date of Celebration: Sunday, 26 January 2020

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his Word. 

Sunday, 26 January is a time when the community is called to give greater attention not just to the Word of God. It is also urged to reflect on how we honour that Word in our celebrations, the books that we proclaim the Word from.

  • Is the Gospel book carried in procession?
  • Is it a well-made book that shows forth its life-giving content?
  • Is it honoured with incense, and do we sing during the Gospel procession? 
  • Are the readers who proclaim the Word formed in the art of proclamation, and the knowledge of what they are announcing?

Pope Francis suggests in his letter that this Sunday is an ideal time to reflect on these issues. For presiders, it is also a call to reflect once again on their preaching of the Word of God. This Sunday might well be an appropriate time to commission and bless those who serve the community as readers, and initiate new ones to this essential ministry. If the parish community does not enthrone the Word of God every Sunday, maybe today is an opportunity to start.

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Jan
16

Faithcast - Weekly Podcast from Catholicnews.ie

Faithcast is the weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast...
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Jan
15

The Net - January 2020 Edition

The Net. The January edition of The Net is now available. For coverage of your parish or school faith activities just send an email to editorthenet15@...
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Jan
13

World Day of Peace 2020

World Day of Peace 2020Peace as a journey of hope: Dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversionBishop Donal McKeown, Diocese of Derry New Year r...
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Jan
13

Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

Annual Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes 2020 will take place from 2nd – 7th July 2020. We welcome all pilgrims, especially pilgrims in need of car...
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Jan
13

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - 26th January to 2nd February 2020

Catholic Schools Week 2020 will take place this year from Sunday 26 January – Sunday 2 February on the theme 'Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with...
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Jan
13

13th Annual John Paul II Award Ceremony

  The 13th Annual John Paul II Award Ceremony will be held on Monday 10th February 2020 in the Millennium Forum, Derry City.
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Jan
13

The Annual Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

The Annual Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg takes place from the 19th to 21st June 2020.  For booking and further information please conta...
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