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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
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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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 A...
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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 h...
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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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Apr
27

Message from Fr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg on the Diocese day of Prayer and Penance

Fr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg offers words of encouragement to all participating in the Diocese of Derry Day of Prayer and Penenance in the face of...
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Apr
29

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes Pope Francis` two new Rosary prayers to Our Lady for protection against COVID-19

It is a Catholic tradition to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary during May, with Churches and homes erecting a May Altar with a statue of Mary, flowers, ...
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Apr
20

Homily - Divine Mercy Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Second Sunday of Easter   It is very striking that, very early in St John's Gospel, Jesus is introduced as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin...
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Apr
13

Blessing of the Graves - Easter Sunday 2020

Bishop Donal is very conscious of the very many people that visit the graves of loved ones everyday and at Easter who now are unable to do so. On your...
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