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The Net - September 2023

The September 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

Coverage in this month's edition includes:

  • Youth urged to be witnesses and keep WYD memories alive
  • 50 Golden Years of St Brigid's PS, Mayogall
  • St Patrick's College Dungiven start new school year on a high
  • Fr Stephen Kearney Award for young Newtownstewart readers
  • Anam Og enjoy Magilligan outdoor Mass and Benone Family Fun Day by Aoife O'Neill
  • Fabulous day of family fun to celebrate Long Tower 240th
  • Buncrana Fete fun shines through rain
  • Coleraine Picnic a lovely community gathering
  • Cathedral parishioners enjoy trip to Doon Well & Ards by Niamh Kehoe
  • Syro Malabar community enjoy Ness picnic by John Augustine Joseph
  • Termonbacca Summer Scheme a great week of fun and faith development by Aoife O'Neill
  • St John's Eve bonfire tradition kept lit in Greenlough Parish
  • Echoes of Devotion: Reviving Glenshane Mass Rock legacy by Fr Joseph Varghese
  • Blessing of new icon in Gortnaghey
  • Tech and talk unite in celebration of St Columba's Long Tower
Young Writers share thoughts on…
  • How Word of God helps in times of need
  • WYD 2023 Lisbon
  • Wonders of Rome
  • St Columba Legacy – Aras Cholmcille
  • Syro Malabar faithful fasting for Our Lady Feast Day
  • The challenges and highlights of WYD 2023 by Niamh Kehoe
Ordination of Fr Stephen Ward…
  • *Be sure that your life echoes what you preach – Bishop Donal
  • *Continue to pray for more Vocations…because God answers our prayer – Fr Stephen Ward
  • Ruby Jubilee celebration for Fr Madden in Ballinascreen & Desertmartin
  • Fr Madden a true spiritual leader in our community by Jacqui Conway
  • Remembering the late Fr Carlo Centra
  • Missionary heart needed for Irish Church already beating in Redemptoris Mater Seminary - Archbishop Eamon Martin
  • From humble beginnings to over 75,000 Neo-Catechumenate youth at WYD 2023
  • Bishop Donal hopeful of Derry becoming ministry-rich Diocese
  • Prayer for Vocations bearing fruit by Fr Pat O'Hagan
  • "Come follow Me" – A Year of Prayer for Vocations by Fr Johnny Doherty

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Knock Rosary Rally…
  • *"With Mother Mary, victory is ours!" – Bishop Doeme, Nigeria
  • *Be carriers of Christ everywhere you go." – Archbishop Eamon Martin
  • *Children's Rosary spreading across Ireland
  • Steelstown grandfather shares link with Rosary Priest
  • Derry pilgrims stood atop Hill of Slane for rekindling of St Patrick's flame of faith
  • Child Safeguarding training update by Briege O'Neill
  • A ray of hope in a world too often plunged into despair - Reflection by Sr Deirdre Mullan
  • Eternal Echoes…Timeless Truth for today's hearts by Regina Deighan
  • The Divine Mercy Image explained: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus by Sr Benedetta Hutnikiewicz ZSJM
  • Confession – Maybe one of the most significant spiritual insights? by Fr Stephen Quinn ocd
  • Listening and hearing and learning by Fr John McLaughlin ssc
  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence
  • Parish Post-its
  • Diocesan Diary
  • …other Diary Dates
  • Supporting 'The Net'
November - Pray for deceased relatives & friends
Ordination of Stephen Ward to the Priesthood

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