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...
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Apr
29

Day of Prayer and Penance - 29 May 2020

Vigil Prayers and TimetableBishop McKeown is inviting people to join him on the first and last Friday of May on a 24-hour period of prayer, penance an...
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Apr
27

A day of Prayer and Penance - Friday, 29 May 2020

Bishop McKeown is inviting people to join him on the last Friday of May, for a 24 hour 'virtual' Vigil of prayer fast asking God: to free us from this...
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May
24

World Communications Day 2020 - Bishop Donal

Today is the 54th World Day of Social Communications - the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Pope Francis devotes this year's Message to the the...
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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...
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May
17

Homily - Novena to St Therese of Lisieux - Bishop McKeown

Concluding Ceremony - May 17th 2020 It is now two months exactly – on the Feast of St Patrick - since I celebrated a public Mass to which people ...
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May
17

Homily - Sixth Sunday of Easter - Bishop McKeown

We began our lockdown early in Lent when Jesus was inviting us to face temptations and get a glimpse of his glory in the Transfiguration. We have jour...
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May
10

Homily - Fifth Sunday of Easter - Bishop McKeown

It is now four weeks since Easter Sunday and, since then, we have all been struggling to seek encouragement and find hope of Resurrection in this stra...
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May
08

A special message from Bishop McKeown to children in the Diocese awaiting their First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Bishop Donal sends a special video message to all the children in the Diocese waiting to receive their First Holy Communion, and those awaiting Confir...
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