Jul
02

Online Lourdes Pilgrimage

Bishop McKeown and the Pastoral Team welcome you and will accompany you in prayer and reflection on this online pilgrimage.  Our Diocesan Pilgrim...
Jun
28

Homily - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Today's Gospel passage brings us to the end of the second great discourse of Jesus in St Matthew's Gospel. The first was the Sermon on the Mount where...
Jun
21

Homily - 12th Sunday Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

21 June 2020  St Eugene's Cathedral On these Sundays in Ordinary Time, we are invited to journey with Jesus in a more or less unbroken narra...
Jun
14

Homily - Corpus Christi - Bishop McKeown

Corpus Christi, 14 June 2020 There is one word that keeps appearing in our readings today – bread. The people of Israel are nourished in the desert, t...
Jun
11

Homily - Funeral Mass for Bishop Francis Lagan

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane​ June 11th 2020 Shortly after the death of Bishop Seamus Hegarty last September, I visited Bishop F...
Jun
09

Announcement - Death of Bishop Francis Lagan

The Diocese of Derry regrets to announce the death of Bishop Francis Lagan, who had served as Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Derry (1988-2010). He...
Jun
07

Homily - Trinity Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 7 June 2020 The liturgical year of the Church keeps throwing one feast after another at us. Since this lockdown began, we have gone on a ...
Jun
01

Homily - Pentecost - Bishop Donal McKeown

There is a famous line in one of Brian Friel's plays about young Gar O'Donnell leaving home and emigrating to Philadelphia. The quote goes something l...
May
25

A special message to pupils preparing for exams and leaving school from Bishop Donal McKeown

Bishop Donal shares wise words of advise and reassurance to students finishing their education in second level education.
May
24

Homily - Ascension Day 2020 - Bishop McKeown

World Communications Day - Sunday 24 May On Thursday, a friend sent me one of those witty WhatsApp messages – Today is the Feast of the Ascension...