Is God calling you to Priesthood? There will be an information day for men who are discerning God's call in their lives on Saturday 21st February 2015, at Ardstraw House, Buncrana Road, Derry. The Information Day runs from 11am to 4pm.
Lough Derg will hold an ecumenical celebration of Friendship & Prayer on Ash Wednesday 18th February from10.30am until 3.00pm.
This year's guest speaker is the former president of the Methodist Church, Rev Dr Heather Morris. The event will conclude with an ecumenical prayer service in St Patrick's Basilica.
Please note: distribution of Ashes and Eucharist are not part of the event.
Everyone is welcome including community interfaith groups. Admission €25/£22 includes. refreshments and lunch.
Veritas, Shipquay Street, Derry, will host a St Brigid's cross-making demonsration by Mr John Rankin, on Saturday 7 February 2015, from 12.00noon – 2.00 pm. If you are interested in learning how to make a St Brigid's cross, come along to this event. John will provide rushes, or you can bring your own. Everyone is welcome.
The Annual Solemn 40 Hours Adoration of the Most Belssed Sacrament takes place in all of the Chruches across the Diocese.
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The 23rd World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Wednesday 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The World Day of the Sick is an initiative which was begun by Pope John Paul II in 1992. Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have continued this special World Day – an occasion during which the whole Church bears witness with special concern to the tender mercy and love of God towards all who suffer. It is a time to pause and be prayerfully in solidarity with those who are sick and with all who care for the sick.
Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne both participated in a delegation of European bishops which travelled to the Holy Land from 10 – 15 January. The purpose of the pilgrimage was to promote prayer and support for the Christian community in the Holy Land, and to encourage peace and the building of human dignity. The delegation also had an opportunity to visit Trócaire-partners in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. On their return home from their recent visit, the two Irish bishops said: