May
17

Homily - Sixth Sunday of Easter - Bishop McKeown

We began our lockdown early in Lent when Jesus was inviting us to face temptations and get a glimpse of his glory in the Transfiguration. We have jour...
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May
10

Homily - Fifth Sunday of Easter - Bishop McKeown

It is now four weeks since Easter Sunday and, since then, we have all been struggling to seek encouragement and find hope of Resurrection in this stra...
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May
08

A special message from Bishop McKeown to children in the Diocese awaiting their First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Bishop Donal sends a special video message to all the children in the Diocese waiting to receive their First Holy Communion, and those awaiting Confir...
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May
03

Homily - Vocations Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Fourth Sunday of Easter - 3 May 2020  Sheep clearly played a large part in the life of Jesus' contemporaries. Shepherds were among the first to h...
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Apr
27

Message from Fr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg on the Diocese day of Prayer and Penance

Fr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg offers words of encouragement to all participating in the Diocese of Derry Day of Prayer and Penenance in the face of...
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Apr
20

Homily - Divine Mercy Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Second Sunday of Easter   It is very striking that, very early in St John's Gospel, Jesus is introduced as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin...
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Apr
13

Blessing of the Graves - Easter Sunday 2020

Bishop Donal is very conscious of the very many people that visit the graves of loved ones everyday and at Easter who now are unable to do so. On your...
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Apr
26

Homily - Third Sunday of Easter - Bishop McKeown

Sunday Gospel: They recognised him at the breaking of bread  Luke 24:13-35  The Bible is full of great stories. It may be events like the on...
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Apr
13

Homily - Easter Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020. St Eugene's Cathedral  Throughout his life, Jesus shocked people with his radical teaching. He dragged his audience...
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Apr
09

Homily - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2020 - Bishop McKeown

Holy Thursday, 9 April 2020. St Eugene's Cathedral   It is strange to be celebrating Christ's institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, at...
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