On 4th June at 10:00am via the webcam at Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, Bishop McKeown will celebrate the Annual Fan the Flame Mass for Year 7/6th Class … [Read more...] about Fan the Flame 2020
In our thought for the week, Sr Deirdre Mullan, writes, ‘the pandemic has awakened in many a deep compassion and the need to reach out in a world … [Read more...] about Comfort and Compassion
Donal Walsh once wrote, “A few months left, he said. There it was, I was given a timeline on the rest of my life. No choice, no say, no matter. It was … [Read more...] about Nothing Normal about the ‘New Normal’!
Does your family enjoy a good Board Game? Well they will enjoy this then! This Board Game with questions and group activities is a fun way for … [Read more...] about Led by the Spirit Board Game
In our thought for the week, Finbar Madden, Principal of Saint Columb’s College, Derry, reminds us, at a time when understandably we may experience a … [Read more...] about With God on our side who can be against us?
A Book for children and families written a year after Pope Francis was elected Pope. This book helps encourage children to learn about Pope … [Read more...] about Book: Feed My Lambs – Pope Francis
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School … [Read more...] about Masters in Catholic School Leadership
To celebrate May as the month of Mary, Robyn McNutt, a young teacher and volunteer at the Catechetical Centre, has tried some craft activities from … [Read more...] about Craft Activities May is the Month of Mary
In our thought for the week, Corinne Coyle, Principal of Saint Mary’s PS, Draperstown, invites us to reflect on how, during this Coronavirus Pandemic, … [Read more...] about The Spirit Moulds us to Make Music for God!
May is a very special month for the Church as we remember Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Mother of us all. A full month is given over to Mary … [Read more...] about Celebrating May – the Month of Mary
A special message for the Derry Diocese SPRED (Special Religious Education) Groups, Special Schools and children, their families and friends who would … [Read more...] about Annual Diocesan Mass for those with Special Needs – a message from Fr Paul Farren
Stay close to him and don’t be afraid because when we stay close to Jesus we always get to the resurrection and we will in this time too.” Fr Paul … [Read more...] about Homily – Spy Wednesday – Fr Paul Farren
Fr Paul Farren, Director of the Diocesan Catechetical Centre, invites children to spend time praying before the Face of Jesus and talking to Jesus … [Read more...] about Video | Talk to Jesus
The Easter Season lasts for fifty days, from Easter Sunday, when we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead, until the coming of the Holy Spirit on the … [Read more...] about Celebrating Easter – Fifty Days of Easter – Fifty Acts of Love
Where is God? book and song is for children and families based on the Canticle of Daniel. This will help children see that God is in everyone and … [Read more...] about Book and Video | Where is God?
Would you like to walk with Jesus on the way to the Cross? Cathán, Peadar, Lorcan, Eliana, Alexander and Isabella have created a book of the … [Read more...] about Stations of the Cross Book for Children by Children
On Holy Thursday, at the Mass of Chrism, priests are asked to renew the promises they made on the day they were ordained to the priesthood. The Bishop … [Read more...] about Diocesan School Community message to Bishop McKeown and Priests of the Derry Diocese on Holy Thursday
Pray the Morning and Evening Prayer, Grace Before and After Meals with your child. These are prayers that will be very familiar to your child from … [Read more...] about Daily Prayers for Children
When multiple friends and family members received ugly and scary diagnoses, Sybil MacBeth found herself exhausted by the words of her prayers and … [Read more...] about Praying in Colour
The Station of the Cross, found in every Catholic Church, help us to think about Jesus’ last journey to the Cross on the hill of Calvary. They … [Read more...] about The Stations of the Cross for Children and Families during the Coronavirus
Churches have an Easter Garden celebrating Jesus Rising from the Dead. Why not create your own Easter Garden - inside or outside your home and share … [Read more...] about Celebrating Easter – Making an Easter Garden
Holy Week is the most sacred, special and important week of the year. Travel with Jesus through Holy Week Journey together as a family through … [Read more...] about Celebrating Holy Week at Home
These resources will help your family as they prepare to watch or listen to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The list of parishes in the Diocese of … [Read more...] about Holy Thursday – 3 Home Activities
On Palm Sunday we are reminded that Jesus was treated like a king when he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. People waved palms, laid them at his feet … [Read more...] about Create your own Palms for Palm Sunday at Home
Here is a gentle way to help younger members of the family walk with Jesus during Holy Week. There is a colouring page for each day. (Clipart© … [Read more...] about Holy Week Colouring Booklet for Younger Children
On Good Friday we are invited to walk with Jesus on his journey to the Cross on Calvary. Home Project We would like you to make your own … [Read more...] about Create your own Good Friday Cross
As you watch or listen to Mass, the Easter water will be blessed, we are all asked to renew the promises made when we were baptised. You are … [Read more...] about Easter Vigil – the Blessing of Water and Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Create your own Stations of the Cross - Drawing God Project - based on the book by Karen Kiefer. This is a Lenten Project allowing children and … [Read more...] about Drawing God Project – Create your own Stations of the Cross
A lovely collection of free bible story colouring-in pictures suitable for primary school children and families. Just click to download and print … [Read more...] about Bible colour-ins
The video is presented by Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry. This presentation is intended to help children to understand what an Act of Spiritual … [Read more...] about Helping Children Understand an Act of Spiritual Communion