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...
Mar
15

Homily - Third Sunday in Lent - Bishop McKeown

Third Sunday in Lent  15 March 2020 Today's readings present two different crises. In the first reading, during the long trek out of Egypt to the...
Mar
13

Pastoral Statement from Bishop of Derry

The Coronavirus - precautionary measures and pastoral response  Statement issued: Friday, 13 March 2020 The Coronavirus has created a lot of worr...
Feb
24

A message for Lent 2020 from Bishop Donal. An invitation to look at the life of service to which God is calling us.

Lenten Invitation from Bishop McKeown During the six weeks of Lent 2020, I invite you, as individuals, as families and parish faith communities of the...
Dec
01

Reopening of the Church of the Holy Rosary. Parish of Ballinascreen, Draperstown, Co Derry

Reopening of the Church of the Holy Rosary Parish of Ballinascreen, Draperstown, Co DerryDecember 1st, 2019Bishop Donal McKeown It is just over ninety...
Nov
16

Re-opening of St Mary’s Church, Clonmany

 Re-opening of St Mary's Church, Clonmany November 16 2019Bishop Donal McKeownIt is good to be here in Clonmany to celebrate the reopening of the...