Applications are now invited from young people from the Dicoese of Derry who wish to be part of the Youth Team on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The pilgrimage will take place on 1st - 6th July 2016. Applicants should be in Year 13 and under 18 years old at the time of the pilgrimage. Places are limited and the closing date for applications is 30th October 2015.
The theme for this year’s Day for Life, which will be celebrated this Sunday, 4 October, is Cherishing Life, Accepting Death.
Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.
The Pastoral of the Bishops’ Conference for Day for Life 2015 can be accessed on:
Towards Peace is a spiritual support service that has been set up to assist those who were abused by Church personnel. It is aimed at those whose faith has been damaged by abuse and who wish to continue their search for meaning and for God.
You can download their latest newsletter here.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The twenty-fourth World Day of the Sick offers me an opportunity to draw particularly close to you, dear friends who are ill, and to those who care for you.
The publication took place today of Pope Francis’ Message for the 31st World Youth Day which will be held at an international level in Krakow in Poland from 26 to 31 July 2016 on the theme: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7). The text is below:
Download Issue 22 of the Newsletter 'Sharing the Good News'.
News headings for the October issue include:
The following statement details issues discussed at the Autumn 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded this evening in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth:
A Youth Ministry Conference will take place in Thornhill College, Culmore Road, Derry on Saturday 24th October, beginning at 9.30am. The keynote speaker will be John Mc Areavey. All those interested in helping young people to be part of the Church are warmly invited. The fee, which includes lunch and refreshments, is £20 or €27. Booking is essential. For a booking form please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre (028/048) 71264087 or email