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The Net - January 2023

The January 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:

  • Maghera 'Play & Pray' time offers new way of building parish community
  • Special ecumenical ceremony in St Eugene's celebrates Christian Unity Week
  • Starting New Year encountering Holy Spirit a life-changing experience
  • You are part of the mission that began on the shores of the River Jordan – Bishop Donal
  • God has plans for His people – Bishop Donal's Pastoral Letter
  • Moving Forward
  • Draperstown school support for SVP & Foodbank
  • Cathedral Christmas Carol Singing
  • Holy Family parishioner to fulfil childhood desire to be Christ's Bride
  • Cappagh parishioner ordained to Diaconate
  • "I know now this is where God wants me to be" - Deacon Stephen Ward shares vocations story
  • The spark of faith is very much alive…it just needs fanned – Deacon Michael McCaul preparing for priesthood
  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley
  • Young Writers share thoughts on…
  • *The need for and benefits of silence
  • *The healing power of God
  • *The legacy of the late Pope Benedict XVI
  • * Inspiring story of Italian youth, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

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  • Young Derry pilgrims to set out for WYD 2023
  • New date for Medjugorje Youth Fest
  • Catholic Schools Week launch
  • Teacher as Story Keeper? Reflection by Mrs Fiona Page
  • A Thiarna, tá grá agam duit - Irish Section by Déaglán Ó Laithbheartaigh
  • Bishop Donal asks for prayer as he takes second diocese under his wing
  • Benone Rosary every third Sunday of month
  • Nigerian Bishop to highlight power of Rosary at All Ireland rally in Knock
  • Family Prayer & the Rosary – Ven Patrick Peyton
  • "God's power works quietly in this world" – Pope Benedict XVI…Reflections from across the Diocese
  • Be deeply rooted in faith so to engage challenges with determination – Pope Benedict in YOUCAT

  • "He (Jesus) grew to maturity" by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
  • Looking to future with holy 'longing' for greater togetherness and deeper friendships – Archbishop Eamon Martin
  • We are called to seek and speak the truth…with charity – Pope Francis' World Communications Day message
  • Join the choir by Vera McFadden
  • Faith & Science: Fr Georges Lemaître and the birth of modern Cosmology by Oliver Barrett

  • Carmelite Book Club
  • How do I 'Put on the Lord Jesus Christ'
  • Encounter the Lord in silent contemplative
  • St Joseph Day of Reflection
  • Day of Recollection for all in Church Ministry
  • Parish Post-its
  • Diocesan Diary
  • Diary Dates
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence
Homily - Ordination of Rev Michael McCaul - Bishop...

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