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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
Sep
20

Homily - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 20 September 2020 At this stage in the Matthew's Gospel, Jesus continues to tell his disciples how their community of believers - which he cal...
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Mar
28

The Act of Spiritual Communion

An explaination of spiritual communion by Bishop Donal  For various reasons we may be prevented from receiving the Eucharist at Mass. We cou...
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Sep
11

Clerical Changes for the Diocese of Derry - September 2020

CLERICAL CHANGES FOR DIOCESE OF DERRY BY BISHOP DONAL McKEOWN The Bishop of Derry, Bishop Donal McKeown, has announced the following clerical changes,...
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Sep
06

Homily - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 6 September 2020  Today we hear Jesus speaking about the community – and using the same word that he used recently that was then translat...
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Aug
09

Homily - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 9 August 2020 If you have been following St Matthew's Gospel over the last months, it is easy enough to see the story developing - Jesus annou...
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Aug
16

Homily - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 16 August 2020  In the Gospel so far, Jesus has always been pushing boundaries. That applies firstly within Judaism. But it was inevitabl...
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Aug
23

Homily - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 23 August 2020 This reference to Christ building his Church on the Rock that is the faith of Peter is well known. But it is important to be aw...
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Sep
10

National Grandparents Pilgrimage - Sunday, 13 September

The National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place in September each year at Knock Shrine. It has been one of the busiest, most well-attended pilgrimage...
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Aug
30

Homily - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 30 August 2020 The public ministry of Jesus began with great enthusiasm and support. But as he moves towards Jerusalem, we find a Jesus who is...
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Aug
07

Preparing for Confirmation - Come Holy Spirit

The Sacrament of Confirmation confirms the presence of the Holy Spirit in each one of us. The word 'confirmation' comes from the two root words - 'to ...
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