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Bishop's Homilies and Statements
Mar
31

Reflection on the Gospel: Jesus arrives in Jerusalem

During the six weeks of Lent 2020, Bishop Donal McKeown invites us, as individuals, as families and parish faith communities of the Diocese of Derry, ...
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Mar
29

Homily - Fifth Sunday in Lent - Bishop McKeown

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2020  29 March 2020 Gospel: The Raising of Lazarus Jesus was very often hard to understand. Regularly, he seemed to be ...
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Mar
28

The Act of Spiritual Communion

An explaination of spiritual communion by Bishop Donal For various reasons we may be prevented from receiving the Eucharist at Mass. We coul...
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Mar
12

Parish churches in the Diocese of Derry with live Mass broadcasts

Those who are unable to attend weekend Masses in their parish are encouraged to mark Sunday as well as they can by participating in Masses which are t...
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Mar
24

Order of Service for Act of Consecration of Ireland to Immaculate Heart of Mary

UPDATE: The Act of Consecrating Ireland and her people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for protection from the #coronavirus with Bishop Donal McKeown,...
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Mar
26

Pope Frances extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing to be broadcast at 5.00pm RTE News Now

Tomorrow Friday, 27 March, 5.00pm Irish time, the Holy Father Pope Francis will preside over an extraordinary global celebration (Statio orbis) o...
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Mar
27

Homily - Feast of the Annunciation - Bishop McKeown

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 | St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry On the surface, two figures are at the heart of today's Gospel passage – the Angel Gabrie...
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Mar
24

Statement from Bishop Donal McKeown - Coronavirus

On Monday, 23 March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement, instructing people to stay at home wherever possible. He specifically said th...
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Mar
16

Statement from Bishop Donal McKeown to the Priests of the Diocese - Coronavirus

Dear Father You will know that public health advice regarding the Coronavirus epidemic is constantly changing.It is clear now that the virus is active...
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Mar
22

Homily - Fourth Sunday in Lent - Bishop McKeown

Fourth Sunday in Lent  22 March 2020 Gospel: Jesus Heals the Blind Man One of the great traditions in plays on stage has been the role given...
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