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The word 'Advent' means 'coming' or 'arrival'. The season of Advent marks the time we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This year Advent starts on Sunday, 29 November. It spans four Sundays and four weeks of preparation for Christmas.

Nov
29

Homily - First Sunday of Advent A - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 27 November 2022 Last Sunday we celebrated Christ as the Universal King. That marks our belief in the final destination of the world where all...

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Dec
13

Homily - Third Sunday of Advent C - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 12 December 2021  Lent has its Laetare Sunday, and Advent has its Gaudete Sunday – a day in the penitential seasons when the faithful are...

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Nov
28

Homily - First Sunday in Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 28 November 2021 There is one image that I like when it comes to explaining the various seasons of the Church's year. Just like a globe o...

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Dec
06

Homily - Second Sunday of Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 5 December 2021  On this second Sunday of Advent, we find ourselves face to face with the strange character that is John the Baptist. Acc...

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Nov
16

Advent Family Prayer Service for use at Home

The word 'Advent' means 'coming' or 'arrival'. The season of Advent marks the time we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This year Adve...

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Nov
20

Advent Family Prayer Service for use at Home 2020

The word 'Advent' means 'coming' or 'arrival'. The season of Advent marks the time we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This year 2020,&nbs...

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Dec
21

Episode 2 - The Net's young writers in conversation

Young writers, from the four deaneries of the Derry Diocese, share with Bishop Donal McKeown what Christmas means to them and their image of God. ...

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Dec
21

Homily - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 20 December 2020  During the first weeks of Advent, we heard Isaiah who articulated the longing of people for peace, justice and healing....

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Dec
10

Homily - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Bishop McKeown

Tuesday, 8 December 2020  I love that quotation from Pope Benedict XVI that the Bible tells of a love story between God and humankind. Thus, each...

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Dec
04

Advent Reflections - The Nativity Trail with Frances Hogan

I know, you are thinking "I already see, how do you think I'm reading this?" In today's beautiful advent reflection you will discover what it really m...

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Diocesan Offices
St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302

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