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The Net - December 2023

The November 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.

The NET is available online as well as hardcopy in all parishes - check your local parish church porch

Coverage in this month's edition includes:

  • Lavey blessing on Bambinelli Sunday
  • St Aengus' NS stars shine at Burt Carol Service
  • Experience true meaning of Christmas - Ballinascreen Live Crib celebrates 800 years since first crib
  • Santa Sunday goes down a treat at St Eugene's
  • St Patrick's PS Castlederg celebrates 50 years of faith, life and learning
  • Loreto girls fundraising for Lusaka Tyrone School
  • All kinds of wonderful fun for St Eugene's primary children
  • Syro Malabar Community News by John Augustine Joseph
  • City parishes blessed through Divine Child Novena
  • St Columba's Greenlough camogs celebrate 80th anniversary
  • Diocesan Safeguarding Mass

– Prayer for respectful & life-giving relationships to be hallmark of Church

  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley

Young Writers share thoughts on…

* Preparing for Jesus – Light of the World
* Journeying through Advent
* Fire in Christianity
* Finding meaning in the talents God has given us
* Young people engaging in acts of service
* Leading not leaving the Church in time of crisis
* Connecting with God in song lyrics
* COP28 and Pope Francis
* Devotion to St Pio

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  • Limavady parishioners enjoy Advent talks and Carol Service Walk
  • Banagher folk feeling festive at SVP party
  • Cathedral Carols enjoyed by all ages
  • Christmas spirit high at Afternoon Tea with Anne Marie & Friends in Cathedral Hall
  • Wonderful Golden Jubilee celebration for St Joseph's Church, Ballyscullion
  • Desertmartin faithful celebrate 50th anniversary of St Patrick's Church
  • New Eucharistic Ministers commissioned for Dungiven Parish
  • Beautiful new Grotto celebrates St Mary's Cloughcor 200th
  • Termonbacca Ladies Prayer Group yet another bud of faith bursting forth in Derry
  • Legion of Mary members enjoy inspiring retreat by Tom McDermott
  • Flame of faith fanned during Long Tower Men's Prayer
  • Call to keep flame of faith burning in our hearts – Dana reflects on connections with Hill of Slane
  • The Rosary meets needs of modern family – to get together to pray – Ven Patrick Peyton
  • The Holy Rosary – the prayer we all love by Annie Mullan
  • Pilgrimage to Fatima – Reflection and Perspective by John-Martin O'Kane
  • Derry reunion for Holy Land pilgrims
  • The last priests in Ireland? I don't think so! – Fr Pat O'Hagan spoke on vocations at Long Tower Novena
  • Faith not just holding but being re-ignited in Emerald Isle – Reflection by Pat Breslin on Maynooth 'Come & See' Weekend
  • Dromantine gathering a grace-filled time for Bishop Donal and Diocesan Priests
  • Continue to pray the Lord will send many into the harvest – Vocations update by Fr Pat O'Hagan
  • The Eucharist is the Source & Summit of Synodality and New Evangelization by Rev Dr Joseph Karukayil Varghese
  • Encounter The Lord in silent retreat by Aoife O'Neill

  • Fondly remembering the late Lawrence Moore - A man of strong faith, committed to family, friends and parish
  • Lord, help us to build a society that is pleasing to You – Reflection by Shauna Clifford
  • Eternal Echoes…Timeless Truths for today's hearts by Regina Deighan – Enriching your Advent season
  • Waiting for God by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
  • Divine Mercy Image explained: The Gaze of Jesus by Sr Benedetta Hutnikiewicz ZSJM
  • 'All the beauty I see He has given to me and His giving is gentle as silence' – Fr John McLaughlin ssc
  • Adomnán – 1400th Anniversary in 2024 by Dr Seán Beattie, Culdaff
  • Parish Post-its
  • Diocesan Diary
  • …other Diary Dates
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence
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