Apr
09

Homily - Holy Thursday Chrism Mass - Bishop McKeown

Holy Thursday, 9 April 2020. St Eugene's Cathedral  The Chrism Mass is the one annual event when the Church in each diocese gathers. During it, w...
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, ...
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...
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 cou...
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 Gabri...
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...
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 giv...
Mar
17

St Patrick's Day Homily - Bishop Donal McKeown

St Patrick's Day 2020  Bishop Donal McKeown  St Patrick's Day traditionally brings our great fervour and enthusiasm around the world. People...
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...
Mar
16

Prayer resources for use during the Coronavirus pandemic

The following prayers and resources have been made available by the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference. They are offered to assist us all during the th...