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The Net - April 2023

The April 2023 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in our parish communities within the Diocese of Derry and beyond.

Coverage in this month's edition includes:

  • We need to hear and share good news – Bishop Donal welcomes 'The Net' back into print
  • Young people loving 'Tweeting with GOD' at Long Tower 'God Club'
  • Youth 2000 – Ulster Retreat in Maghera
  • Anam Óg – faith, fun & Friendship
  • NET Youth Ministry a phenomenal experience that changed my life so much for the better – Kevin Moore
  • Sessiaghoneill-born NET Ireland director looking forward to celebrating 20 years of youth ministry
  • NET Youth Ministry a bridge of trust back to the Church
  • GIFT programme strengthening community in Greenlough Parish
  • Girls Get-Together with Servant Sisters at Crossroads
  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley

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Young Writers share thoughts on…

  • *Lent
  • *Impact of acts of kindness
  • *Pope tackling discrimination
  • *Ways of connecting with Jesus
  • *Taking time to value family and faith
  • *Eastern Catholic Churches
  • Prayerful Taizé evenings highlight of Coleraine Lenten Programme by Fr Neil Farren
  • Sr Anne McWilliams shares special Taizé experience
  • Bellaghy & Greenlough faithful to build on powerful Mission by Franciscan Friars
  • Feeling of hope that faith in Aghyaran in good hands
  • Lavey folk hear story of link with national treasure – St Patrick's Bell
  • Great reception for Fr Michael McCaul at first Masses in Cathedral and St Mary's Killyclogher
  • Vocations News

  • Servant Sisters share vocation stories…
  • *First time I felt call to holiness, and that it was possible for me to live it, was on reading 'Story of A Soul' – Sr Mary
  • *Catholic faith in Ireland not very deep but people are open and seeking God – Sr Rocio
  • Sr Clare Retreat returns to Long Tower
  • Trust and you will see miracles!
  • Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Jesus I Trust in You - Divine Mercy message
  • Remembering Sr Annette O'Gorman

  • Irish section by Déaglán Ó Laithbheartaigh
  • *Óige 2000: Féile Chúige Uladh i Machaire Rátha
  • *An Cháisc Bainte Amach
  • Holy Land pilgrims from across the Diocese reflect on their experience
  • The Holy Land and 'Dominus Flevit' by Fr John McLaughlin ssc
  • Lord that I may see by Vera McFadden
  • What makes a Saint?…The life of Discalced Friar Pere Jacques of Jesus by Fr Stephen Quinn ocd
  • Each of us responsible to make choice for peace – Reflection by Sr Deirdre Mullan RSM

  • National Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock
  • Parish Post-its
  • Diocesan Diary
  • Diary Dates
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence
Homily - Divine Mercy Sunday - Bishop McKeown
Homily - Mass of Chrism - Bishop McKeown

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St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP

Tel: 028 7126 2302

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