God has plans for his people

In his Pastoral Letter ‘God has plans for His people. Join in the Mission of Prayer, Exploration and Renewal.’ Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry points out the direction of travel for the Diocese of Derry over the next number of years. Bishop McKeown invites “all our local parishes to have prayerful discussions about how …

Stephen’s Ordination to Diaconate

Stephen Ward who was ordained a Deacon on the feast of the Epiphany We congratulate Stephen whose ordination to the Diaconate took place in St Columb’s Church at 12:00noon on Friday January 6th. Stephen is a native of Killyclogher parish in Omagh and has been active in our parish as a student since Easter. Stephen …

January Overview

The Feast of Mary, Mother of God is celebrated on January 1st. extract from catholicculture.org The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of January 2022 For educators: We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity …

SafeGuarding

Safeguarding Notice If you have any concerns with regard to safeguarding children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at +447596 500 793, or at mariegormley@derrydiocese.org Additional contact numbers: Northern Ireland: PSNI Tel 101 or Social Services Western HSC Trust +442871314090 (ask for …

Travel with Bishop Donal

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND Bishop Donal McKeown will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from February 13th – 21st, 2023. Visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites, this is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Price is €1,895 / £1,655pps including taxes and tips. For …

Foster Carers urgently required

FOSTER CARERS urgently required in the Western Trust area.  There is an unprecedented need for foster carers, due to a high rise in the numbers of children and young people who have come into care recently. Fostering Information Events were held on: Tuesday 20th September, There are also some upcoming ‘Virtual’ Evenings throughout October and November Details …

Season of Creation

Listen to the voice of Creation Season of Creation The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The theme for the Season of Creation …

National Synthesis Documents

Everyone is invited to read, discuss and reflect on the National Synthesis, on what its calling us to do, as individuals and as a Church community (click on image above) National Synthesis for the Church in Ireland Bishops’ Statement The National Synthesis document points to many challenges for the handing on of the faith in …