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Diocesan Vigil remembering all who have died in our diocese since the start of COVID-19

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This prayerful remembrance is for all who have died in our diocese in the last twelve months, since the start of the pandemic.


Night Vigil following the Stations of the Cross 

The remembrance will be built round the Stations of the Cross. The names of the deceased from each parish since last March will be read out. As the names are read out, a rose plant will be brought forward to the sanctuary in the name of each parish. These roses will, at a later stage, be planted in a planned Garden of Remembrance at the Cathedral.

The Vigil will start at 9:00pm and continue throughout the night. It will conclude with Mass on Saturday morning at 4:30am.

You can follow the Vigil broadcast live online here at: derrydiocese.org


Advice and guidance on grief and bereavement 

The booklets below provide advice for people who have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Death during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Practical guidance

This booklet offers practical advice on dealing with those aspects of a death that may be different during the pandemic period. It has been produced by consultant clinical psychologists in conjunction with the HSC Bereavement Network. 

Grief and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Supporting yourself and others

This booklet offers advice on dealing with grief and bereavement during the pandemic period. It has been produced by consultant clinical psychologists in conjunction with the HSC Bereavement Network. 

Helping children say goodbye

This booklet deals with helping children to cope with the death of a loved one, and was prepared by Psychological Services at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

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Feast Day of St Joseph - Friday, 19th March 2021

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