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The Net - January 2022

The January 2022 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:  

  • A New Year message from Bishop Donal
  • Banagher & Claudy welcome first faith formation coordinator
  • Claudy Parish Children's Rosary a beautiful blessing
  • The birth of Children's Rosary
  • Special prayer time treasured during Termonbacca Novena
  • Celebrating St Eithne's PS Derry Nativity stars
  • St Columbanus Omagh Awards
  • Young writers share thoughts on...
  • *Legacy of Nelson Mandela
  • *Catholic Education
  • *Safeguarding the family
  • *World Day of Peace
  • *International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • *The plight of migrants and refugees
  • *Humble beginnings make Jesus more relatable

  • Derry Youth Ministry update by Niamh McLaughlin
  • Synod preparation for parish youth leaders
  • 'All or Nothing' youth event at Termonbacca by Aoife O'Neill
  • Reflecting on the value of Catholic Education – Comments from across the Diocese
  • Francis Lagan – A man of faith who lived the ethos of Catholic Education
  • Dominic O'Hara – a dedicated, witty and loveable part of school life

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  • Online deanery sessions highlight Synodal Pathway challenges and hopes
  • A listening heart – Synod reflection by Fr Oliver Crilly
  • The Synodal Path continues by Bishop Donal
  • Croí le hÉisteacht - Irish Section by Fr Oliver Crilly
  • Carnhill Holy Hour for Synod
  • The Synod Prayer
  • Archbishop Eamon and fellow Derry men at Armagh Rosary
  • St Patrick Novena
  • Celebrating Christian Unity Week
  • February gathering for Blessed Brunch & Books by Aoife O'Neill
  • Derry seminarian providing English commentary at Vatican ceremonies
  • A Belfast Cross moves to Newtownstewart by Fr Roland Colhoun
  • I have loved the whole life of the priest – Fr Liam Donnelly reflects on priesthood
  • Remembering Fr John Ryder – a kindly teacher and exemplary priest
  • Behold Your Mother – A Lenten Retreat by Aoife O'Neill
  • Reflection on Pope's Prayer Intention by Bishop Donal
  • Beyond Christmas by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
  • Saints we celebrate in January by Bishop Donal
  • Birth of a Naturalist by Patricia McCormack
  • Reflections on 2021 by Marie Lindsay
  • New beginnings by Vera McFadden
  • The Sacraments of Initiation by Fr John McLaughlin ssc
  • Rembrandt's 'Return of the Prodigal Son' – Part 1 by Fr Stephen Quinn ocd
  • Children's Catechism Club – C3 by Veronica Harley
  • Quiz Time with Lawrence
  • Diary Dates


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