On Thursday 16th October, in the Guildhall, representatives of the Diocese and other agencies gathered with present and past members of Accord Derry to mark the centre's fortieth anniversary.
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. If you would like to take up this November Pledge initiative, please contact 003531 8749464 or visit www.pioneerassociation.ie . A small fee applies for the Certificate and Emblem.
Apply now to become a member of the Youth Team who travel with the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. There will be a group of 100 young people from across the diocese travelling to Lourdes on 1st - 6th July 2015.
Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry dedicated the new altar and solemnly reopened St. Mary's Church Coolcalm in Desertmartin Parish last Sunday afternoon, 38 years to the day Bishop Edward Daly reopened the church after it had suffered widespread damage in a bomb.
On Sunday 24th August 2014, Bishop Donal McKeown celebrated Mass in the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Desertegney to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church.
Clergy, past and present, joined many parishioners from across the parish for the celebrations.
You can read Bishop McKeown's homily here: Download Here
The Holy Father is following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from northern Iraq, which involve defenseless populations. Christian communities are particularly affected: a people fleeing from their villages because of the violence that rages in these days, wreaking havoc on the entire region.