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The Net - May 2020


Page 2: Is God calling the Derry Diocese to introduce both Permanent Diaconate and Order of Virgins? [Read More]

Page 3: Siuin Lafferty accept Bishop Donal's challenge to take up 'apostle' role at Pentecost. [Read More]

Page 10: Stirring the imaginations of all ages in the Diocese - Drawing God Author, Karen Kiefer. [Read More]


The May 2020 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in parishes and schools within the Diocese of Derry.

WITH the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the May edition of 'The Net' will only be available on the Diocesan website at this stage. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted.

Coverage in this month's edition includes:

  • JPII updates from Clonmany and Iskaheen
  • Youth Ministry online
  • Schools maintaining spiritual support for pupils
  • Diocesan Catechetical team keeping focus on faith
  • Drawing God feature – a catalyst for more God talk
  • Iskaheen JPII leader reflects on parish life as extension of family life
  • Building 'new normal' centred on Christ by Davog McCaffrey
  • Surviving lockdown by Lizzie Rea
  • Sr Clare Crockett's family overwhelmed by depth of devotion
  • Bellaghy blessed with amazing music ministry by Mgr Andy Dolan
  • Ministry in Lockdown by Fr Eddie Gallagher
  • Maghera reflection time source of comfort
  • Parishioners praise their 'unsung heroes'
  • Faughanvale reflection on Fatima
  • Online prayer important link with parish community by Fr Colum Clerkin
  • Ballymagroarty teacher, Delma Boggs shares devotion to Our Lady
  • Internet services big hit in Ardstraw East
  • Culmore parishioner, Michelle Burns shares faith story

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  • Parish Post-its
  • Irish Page by Fr Oliver Crilly – Criost Mhachaire Rátha
  • Parishes celebrate Divine Mercy
  • Fr Gerard Mongan reflects on Our Lady's last recorded words
  • A Word of God for Your Family Life by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
  • Derry couple enjoy golden years after Marriage Encounter enrichment
  • Tribute to late Fr John McNamara OCD
  • Children's Catechism Club by Veronica Harley
  • Bishop Donal on staying prayerful and open to God's promptings
  • Maytime contemplation in lockdown by Patricia McCormack
  • Boats that sailed by Vera McFadden
  • Trocaire Feature by Caoimhe de Barra CEO
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence.


A special message from Bishop McKeown to children ...
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