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Rev James McGonagle PP


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Miss Caroline Catterson

The Parochial House


County Donegal,



00 353 (0)74 - 9379107
00 353 (0)74 - 9379835







Derry Diocesan Child Safeguarding Annual Update

There is now a new Child Safeguarding Policy Document in place in the Diocese of Derry. This policy aims to minimise the risk to children involved in church activities. It has been drawn up to meet the requirements of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. A copy of the document is now available in all parish offices and will shortly be available to view or download from the diocesan website

If you or anyone you know has a child safeguarding concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities, please contact the PSNI/local Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) or Health Service Executive/Garda, (Republic of Ireland). If contacting the Health Service Executive or local Health and Social Care Trust, ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker.


Contact Details – Statutory Authorities

Gateway Services
Tel: 028 7131 4090


Tel: 028 2563 3700


Duty Social Worker
Letterkenny Tel: (074) 912 3770
Buncrana Tel: (074) 936 1044


Alternatively, if you or anyone you know has a child safeguarding concern in relation to any member of Church personnel and wishes to report it to Church authorities, please contact one of the diocesan designated persons, who will, in turn, report this concern to the relevant statutory authorities.

Name: Rev John Farren
Phone Number: NI (0035374) 938 4037 / ROI (074) 938 4037

Name: Mary McCafferty
Phone Number: NI (028) 075 1426 5252/ ROI (0044) 75 1426 5252








Accord Inishowen


We now offer a new type of course. Its called FOCCUS Programme. It uses a set of questions to be answered by couples and then discussed with a facilitator. The programme is run over two sessions. The first involves the couple meeting with the facilitator and filling out an inventory of questions which covers a broad range of topics known to be important to married relationships.

The second session involves discussion with the facilitator on the topics covered. Each session is about 90 minutes and is 10-14 days apart.

We propose offering the programme to couples who, for the following reasons would be unable to attend a full course:- inter-faith couple; at the request of the local priest; illness issues, difficulty with attendance at multi-sessional course; second marriage; age-related issues.

Please note that this course is not suitable for person/persons with literacy or language difficulties.







Do you know of an older person living alone who could benefit from a weekly phone call? Talk to them about the service and give them our contact details or if you need more information give us a call and we will explain the service to you.

For further enquiries and application forms please ring Frances or Joan at Good Morning Service, 6 Ardaravan Sq., Buncrana @ 074 93 21598





St Vincent de Paul - Anyone needing help at this time can contact members at these numbers: 0864041219; 9367000; 0868174439; 9367218, in complete confidence.