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Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:40

Hike to Croagh Patrick

Do you fancy a trip to Westport, Co Mayo combined with a hike of one of Ireland's most famous mountains 'Croagh Patrick'? Well now could be your chance! The trip will be on Saturday 4th October 2014, for those aged 16+. Cost £30 includes dinner and bus. For further details about the trip or if you require a booking form, contact Naoimh Moore at the Catechetical Centre on 028 71264087 or on 07714882955. Alternatively, you can drop an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:34

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is a new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference, designed to complement the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It has been adapted for an Irish audience and is written in accessible, easy to understand language.

Monday, 08 September 2014 17:39

"They that Wait on the Lord" by Fr Neal Carlin

The Columba Press in association with the Columba Community cordially invites you to the launch of "They that Wait on the Lord" by Fr Neal Carlin. The book will be launched by Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 7.30pm in An Grainán Hotel, Burt, Co Donegal. 

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has today accepted the resingation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland, presented by Cardinal Sean Baptist Brady, upon reaching the age limit. He is succeeded by Archbishop Eamon Martin, formerly coadjutor of the same diocese. Archbishop Eamon was ordained coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Armagh in April 2013. 

The priests and the people of Derry, his native diocese, wish him every blessing in his ministry.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 01:44

Living with Suicide Day Retreat

Living With Suicide Day Retreat on Lough Derg, 24th September 2014.


The Retreat is an invitation to people to come to a safe place where they might find some sense of healing & peace in the midst of pain and struggle.
It is a day for adults who have been affected by suicide, either through personal loss or with suicidal ideation, or for those ministering to the suicide bereaved or working in support services.
Advance booking is essential. For further information contact Maureen or Sharon 071 9861518 (from NI 00353719861518) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

A Day Retreat for Eucharistic Ministers and Ministers of the Word will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, on Saturday 20 September 2014, starting at 10.30am.  Cost for the day, including meals, is £20 / €25  Booking essential.  Tel 028 71262512.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 17:10

Clerical Appointments 2014

The Bishop of Derry, Bishop Donal McKeown, has announced the following clerical changes, effective 5th September 2014:

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