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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
Jan
03

Homily - Second Sunday in Christmas - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 3 January 2021  We are now on the tenth day of Christmas and our scripture readings keep echoing that message that the Word of God has be...
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Jan
02

Homily - World Day of Prayer for Peace 2021 - Bishop McKeown

Friday, 1 January 2021  A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace In most years, we can begin January 1st by wishing everyone a happy New Year. That i...
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Dec
31

1 January 2021 - World Peace Day - Message from Pope Francis

A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace  1. At the dawn of a new year, I extend cordial greetings to Heads of State and Government, leaders of Inter...
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Dec
30

Homily - Feast of the Holy Family - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 27 December 2020  I heard a presenter on radio over the weekend, insisting that they would not be playing any more Christmas music, for t...
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Dec
26

Homily - Christmas Day - Bishop McKeown

Friday, 25 December 2020  We have at last arrived at Christmas Day. It will be a strange time without many of the feel-good elements which bright...
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Dec
21

The Net's young writers in conversation with Bishop Donal McKeown

Young writers, from the four deaneries of the Derry Diocese, share with Bishop Donal McKeown what Christmas means to them and their image of God. ...
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Dec
21

Homily - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 20 December 2020  During the first weeks of Advent, we heard Isaiah who articulated the longing of people for peace, justice and healing....
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Dec
14

Family Prayer Service for use at Home this Christmas

At Christmas we celebrate the gift of Jesus, our hope and peace, Jesus, the light of the world. Family Prayer Service for your home during the 12 days...
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Dec
13

Homily - Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 13 December 2020  This third Sunday of Advent has traditionally been called Gaudete/Rejoice Sunday. Just as the fourth Sunday of Lent is ...
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Dec
10

Homily - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Bishop McKeown

Tuesday, 8 December 2020  I love that quotation from Pope Benedict XVI that the Bible tells of a love story between God and humankind. Thus, each...
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