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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
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
24

VIDEO - Cáit Glass, Derry Ladies Captain 2017 - 2019 discusses Faith in sport

Cáit Glass, Derry GAA Ladies Captain 2017 - 2019 shares the importance of identifying as a Christain and shares her Top Faith Tips: prioriti...
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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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Mar
12

Parish churches in the Diocese of Derry with live Mass broadcasts

Those who are unable to attend weekend Masses in their parish are encouraged to mark Sunday as well as they can by participating in Masses which are t...
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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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May
07

The Net - May 2020

Bishop McKeown Reflection Page 2: Is God calling the Derry Diocese to introduce both Permanent Diaconate and Order of Virgins? [Read More] JP2 Aw...
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May
03

Homily - Vocations Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Fourth Sunday of Easter - 3 May 2020 Sheep clearly played a large part in the life of Jesus' contemporaries. Shepherds were among the first to he...
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Apr
29

Good Shepherd Sunday 2020

This Sunday, 3 May 2020 is Vocations Sunday, Sunday of the Good Shepherd when we pray in a special way for Vocations to the priesthood and religious l...
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