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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
Feb
08

Fast and Vigil - Day of Prayer and Penance - 19 February 2021

Bishop McKeown is inviting people to join him on the 19th of February on a 24-hour period of prayer, penance. The vigil will be broadcast online from ...
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Feb
17

Homily - Ash Wednesday 2021 - Bishop McKeown

Wednesday, 17 February 2021  This is a strange Ash Wednesday – without ashes available for most people. And that raises the question as to what L...
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Feb
14

Homily - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 14 February 2021  In our Gospel readings from St Mark, Jesus continues to set the tone of his mission. He has already cast out devils and...
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Feb
12

Ash Wednesday, 17 February 2021

On Ash Wednesday, we begin again our Lenten journey of renewal and conversion. Traditionally, on this day we have our foreheads marked with ashes...
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Feb
07

The Net - February 2021

The February 2021 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in parishes and schools within the Diocese of Derry. &...
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Feb
07

Homily - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 7 February 2021 We are still in the first chapter of St Mark's Gospel and with these early events in Jesus' public ministry, he is teaching hi...
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Feb
03

World Day of the Sick 2021, Thursday, 11 February

Statement by Bishop Michael Router on Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of the Sick 2021  As chair of the Council for Healthcare of the Iri...
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Jan
31

St Brigid's Day 1 February

Monday, 1 February 2021, is the Feast of Saint Brigid, Abbess and Secondary Patron of Ireland. Saint Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgivin...
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Jan
31

Homily - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 31 January 2021  Last week, Jesus announced his message about God's Kingdom and he called four disciples to follow him, saying that they ...
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Jan
24

Homily - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday of the Word of God, 24 January 2021  Last Sunday, our Gospel reading asked us to focus on the Jesus who looked lovingly at people and invi...
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