Parish Meeting

Wednesday 6th April, 2022

 7:30 p.m.

The Community Centre, Doneyloop

This is the first step by the Parish of Urney & Castlefinn in the Synodal Pathway process launched by the Diocese of Derry. We have selected a set of questions from a list suggested by the diocese for discussion at the Parish Meeting.
A leaflet has been distributed to homes in the parish detailing the questions so that people can think about them before the meeting. If you have not received one, there are spare copies in the porches of the two churches and also in the SVP shop in Castlefinn.

The main focus of this will be the Parish Meeting. We want to hear as many voices as possible. Every shade of opinion is relevant and much needed. So whether you’re expressing criticism, frustration or anger or whether your input is affirming and positive or a mixture of both it’s all very welcome.

If you can come to the Parish Meeting, then you do not need to fill in the questionnaire but you might find it useful to use it to make some notes about points you would like to see discussed. We would also encourage you to discuss the questionnaire with your family or friends and include their thoughts.

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can share your thoughts with us by responding to the questions on the reverse of the leaflet. You are free to answer as many or as few questions as you like and enclose more sheets if you need more space to express your thoughts. Then put your response into a plain envelope with ”Synod” written on the front and drop it into the letterbox in either Parochial House or into the St Vincent De Paul shop. You do not have to sign the circular and the envelopes will be opened in bulk so you can remain anonymous.

Alternatively, you can respond to the questions online – again anonymously – at


This is a big moment for the Catholic Church in Ireland as a whole and for us as a parish. All age groups are welcome and we hope to see as many people as possible on Wednesday evening.

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St. Columba’s Church, Doneyloop   –    St. Mary’s Church, Castlefinn

Rev. Ciarán Hegarty
074 – 9146183
Rev. Oliver Crilly

Today, 11 June, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests is celebrated today, having been established by Pope St John Paul II in 2002.

9th June 2021
Today the Feast of St Columba is a special day in our Parish.
We celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Fr. Ciaran Hegarty’s ordination to priesthood on 9th June 1996. We congratulate him and pray for God’s blessing on him. We wish him the best of good health as he continues his ministry as the Administrator here in our Parish.

If you want to know or follow the readings for daily Mass, they are available on the Universalis website and mobile app. To view today’s readings click on this link.

You can also print out the QR code (it says scan me) and put it in a handy place – on the fridge, beside your TV or computer. Just scan the QR code with your smart phone and it will bring you straight to the day’s readings. To print, click the QR code image.

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St Columba’s Doneyloop St Mary’s Castlefinn
Saturday 6.00pm (vigil) 7.30pm (vigil)
Sunday 9.30am 11.00am
Monday No Mass 10.00am
Tuesday 7.30pm 10.00am
Wednesday 10.00am 10.00am
Thursday 10.00am 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm 10.00am

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