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The Net - December 2021

The December 2021 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in our parish communities within the Diocese of Derry and beyond.

Coverage in this month's edition includes: 

  • May we be grateful for God-given blessings – A Christmas message from Bishop Donal
  • Derry youth enjoy World Youth Day at Home
  • Long Tower celebration for end of St Columba anniversary year
  • Winning schools announced for Columba Project
  • International praise for Claudy children's digital book on St Colmcille by Michael O'Kane
  • Hollybush PS welcomes Bishop Donal for blessing
  • Spirit of Christmas shines at Steelstown PS
  • Volunteering gave a sense of purpose lost to many nowadays – A JPII Award reflection by Luke Kelly
  • Award coordinators nourished by fruits of pandemic reflection time
  • Answering God's call to youth ministry – Galliagh's Lauren Campbell shares faith story
Young writers share thoughts on...
  • Preparing for Christmas
  • Gratitude for faith passed on
  • Caring for others less fortunate
  • Using gifts from God
  • Servant Sisters at St Cecilia's College
  • Diocesan World Youth Day
  • Three Patrons' Mission a special time of reflection on St Joseph
  • Many preparing for Christmas with Novena to Divine Child
  • Steelstown and Culmore promote Trocaire's Gifts of Love
  • Passers-by support for pro-life vigil by Ethna Johnston
  • Derry men folk at Belfast Rosary of Reparation
  • Stopping malnutrition...saving children's lives by Shauna O'Neill, Children in Crossfire
  • Waterside priest uses pedal power to raise thousands for charity
  • Led back into life of prayer through Divine Mercy – Omagh's Siobhan Sweeney shares faith story

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  • St Michael's Apostolate of Prayer for Priests
  • Syro Malabar Bishop on Derry visit
  • Remembering Fr James McKee – a holy, kind and gentle pastor by Fr Liam Donnelly
  • Gifting talents to parish family - Comments from across the Diocese
  • Developing a 'ministry-rich' way of being Church – Reflection by Bishop Donal
  • To live a life of service with love by Mel O'Dea
  • Building a lasting relationship with Jesus will lead to freedom – Fr Paul Farren
  • Live Advent journeying in hope by Marguerite Hamilton
  • Mí na hAidbhinte - Irish section by Fr Oliver Crilly
  • December Blessed Brunch & Books
  • Is Sr Clare Crockett a saint? – Part II by Fr Stephen Quinn ocd
  • O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to Thee by Mary McMenamin
  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley
  • Saints we celebrate during December by Bishop Donal
  • Watch yourselves! Stay awake! by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
  • Sergio Munoz...and many faces along the highways of my life-span by Fr John McLaughlin ssc
  • Visions of the Child by Vera McFadden
  • Burt, Inch & Fahan Calendar 2022
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence

Homily - World Day of Peace - Bishop McKeown

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