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.

Dec
21

The Net's young writers in conversation with Bishop Donal McKeown

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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Dec
04

The Fulfillment of All Desire: An Advent Mission With Ralph Martin

Journey closer to Christ together as a parish this Advent season! Participate in a LIVE, online Advent Mission that will help you build a solid founda...
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Dec
04

Cultivating Hope in Advent

Advent is a time of waiting. Nature shows us what it means to wait. The days are shorter, creatures hibernate, growth slows, the soil rests, our atten...
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Dec
04

Daily Advent Online Retreat

Imagine having real, lasting, unshakeable joy in the midst of a world where nothing seems solid.   Joy isn't found in the places where most peopl...
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Dec
03

A fresh perspective on the First Christmas and why it matters for us today

Free 3 part video series  SU Ireland and SU Scotland have teamed up to produce this free 3 part video series that provides a fresh perspective on...
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Nov
29

Sharing the Good News - Irish Catholic Bishops

December Edition  The December 2020 issue features articles and news on our online interactive Advent Calendar; on the Knock Remembrance Mass for...
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Nov
29

Homily - First Sunday of Advent - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 29 November 2020  Last Sunday we celebrated the end of our story when Christ will be king of all things at the end of time, the completio...
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