May
25

A special message to pupils preparing for exams and leaving school from Bishop Donal McKeown

Bishop Donal shares wise words of advise and reassurance to students finishing their education in second level education.
May
24

Homily - Ascension Day 2020 - Bishop McKeown

World Communications Day - Sunday 24 May  On Thursday, a friend sent me one of those witty WhatsApp messages – Today is the Feast of the Ascensio...
Continue reading
May
17

Homily - Novena to St Therese of Lisieux - Bishop McKeown

Concluding Ceremony - May 17th 2020  It is now two months exactly – on the Feast of St Patrick - since I celebrated a public Mass to which people...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading
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...
Continue reading