Ciarán Ó Cougligh PhD, President of the Newman College Ireland will give a presentation on 'The Irish Versions of the Bible' with input from Revd Canon Harold Given (Church of Ireland) and Revd Alan Wilson (Presbyterian Church) in the Drummond Hotel on Thursday 5th November at 8.00pm. All are welcome. For more imformation go to www.newmancollege.ie
Annual Diocesan Mass for Deceased Young people and Children will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Sunday 8th November at 7.00pm. If you wish to have the name of your loved one on the Remembrance Tree you will have an opportunity to do so before the Mass. Refreshments will served after Mass.
One hundred and fifty delegates attended the recent Diocesan Youth Ministry Conference held in Thornhill College, Derry. Representatives from over thirty parishes, ten schools, and several youth groups came together with clergy, religious and young people to plan the way forward with regard to developing faith opportunities for young people at parish level. Sean Mullan chair of the Diocesan Youth Commission opened the Conference and set out the need “for young people and their leaders to find new paths in Youth Ministry that neither have walked before”
The Apostolate offers a special opportunity to pray for a priest each day. The co-ordinators in the Diocese of Derry wish to raise awareness of the St Michael’s Apostolate of Prayer for Priests and to invite people from across the diocese to join in this prayer initiative.
Trócaire has a vibrant volunteer group in Northern Ireland, supported by staff in the Belfast and Derry offices. They are now recruiting new volunteers across the Ulster region to assist our work in a number of ways:
· Schools and Youth Volunteer
· Parish Volunteer
· Community Fundraising Volunteer
· Campaigns and Activism Volunteer
Full details on these roles and an application form are available at www.trocaire.org/volunteer. Application closing date is Thursday 19th October 2015 at 5pm.
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.