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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
Jul
19

Homily - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 19 July 2020 Last week, Jesus talked to his followers about the different sort of ground on which seeds could fall. The Word of God would bear...
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Jul
14

Lourdes E-Pilgrimage - 16th July 2020

​ For further information go to  https://www.lourdes-france.org/en/lourdes-united/ 
Jul
12

Homily - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop Donal McKeown

Today ​in our Gospel readings​ we begin a chapter of St Matthew's Gospel that contains Jesus' characteristic style of teaching – parables. These are s...
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Jul
05

Homily - 14th Sunday Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

For 15 Sundays, we have been unable to celebrate Mass with at least some of God's people. It is wonderful that, even imperfectly, we can today celebra...
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Jul
02

Online Lourdes Pilgrimage

Bishop McKeown and the Pastoral Team welcome you and will accompany you in prayer and reflection on this online pilgrimage.  Our Diocesan Pilgrim...
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Jun
27

Hello Tree

A Meditation on 'Trees' - by Noel Bradley I remember about thirty years ago seeing some people in Chicago hugging trees! I thought they were daft and ...
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Jun
13

Hello Water

A Meditation on 'Water the Source of Life' - by Noel Bradley  The recent good weather has left Ireland with a water shortage and consequently a r...
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Jun
30

Bishop Donal McKeown and Bishop Ken Good receive Lambeth Award for Community Service

Bishop of Derry, Most Rev Dr Donal McKeown, and the former Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good, are among more than 30 people recognised in th...
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Jun
28

Homily - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Today's Gospel passage brings us to the end of the second great discourse of Jesus in St Matthew's Gospel. The first was the Sermon on the Mount where...
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Jun
21

Homily - 12th Sunday Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

21 June 2020  St Eugene's Cathedral  On these Sundays in Ordinary Time, we are invited to journey with Jesus in a more or less unbroken narr...
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