Jun
11

Homily - Funeral Mass for Bishop Francis Lagan

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane​  June 11th 2020 Shortly after the death of Bishop Seamus Hegarty last September, I visited Bishop ...
Jun
09

Announcement - Death of Bishop Francis Lagan

The Diocese of Derry regrets to announce the death of Bishop Francis Lagan, who had served as Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Derry (1988-2010). He...
Jun
07

Homily - Trinity Sunday - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 7 June 2020  The liturgical year of the Church keeps throwing one feast after another at us. Since this lockdown began, we have gone on a...
Jun
01

Homily - Pentecost - Bishop Donal McKeown

There is a famous line in one of Brian Friel's plays about young Gar O'Donnell leaving home and emigrating to Philadelphia. The quote goes something l...
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...
May
24

World Communications Day 2020 - Bishop Donal

Today is the 54th World Day of Social Communications - the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Pope Francis devotes this year's Message to the the...
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...
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...
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...