Lavey Parish Newsletter, Articles and information.

The family of Fr. Brian O'Donnell express our deepest, heartfelt appreciation for the sincere deepfelt expression of sympathy and very generous support on the death of our dear Uncle Brian, Fr. Brian, Parish Priest of the people of Lavey (1989 - 2010), whose first anniversary occurs today. Our special thanks to the Diamond family, in particular Sinead for her tireless care and patience; to the McGill family, to Fr. Eamon Graham, continuously a champion of his predecessor, to Fr. Paddy Doherty (Maghera) and to Bishop McKeown. Our special thanks to the staff of Milesian Manor, in particular Shannon McKaigue, Anthony and Sevlon - their care and devotion always remembered and deeply appreciated. Our thanks to the staff, boys and girls in St. Brigid's Primary School, to the boys, girls, men and women of Erins Own GAC. Our thanks to each and every one of the very good people of Lavey - a parish of courage, love and respect. Our thanks to the excellent work and support from Mickey and Nicky Gormley of J.A. Gormley, Funeral Directors, Maghera. The thousands of quiet, effective words that have passed are his legacy of love and care. 'And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.’ St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:13.

A First Anniversary Mass will be said on Sunday 29th May at 11 am in St. Mary's Chapel, Lavey 'Onwards and upwards' .and that for the Derry teams that day too! Fr. Brian would wish it so!


New app enables people deepen their faith - Courtesy Catholic News

World Meeting of Families 2022

French nun Sister Andre, 118, claims title of world's oldest person - France 24

Chapel Webcam best viewed directly click here from ITech Website (Company who manage chapel webcam) - Bookmark to return easily every day.




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Derry Diocese Covid Advice World Health Covid Advice

Lavey Webcam with Missalette  

Queen of the May - Maureen Hegarty

Parish Bulletins of Ireland - Aghagower Co Mayo

Easter Sunday outdoor 5.30am Mass - Wet Wet Wet

Way of the Cross 2022


Confirmation 2022


What makes the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe so mysterious - Courtesy of EWTN and CNA

Have you thought of using your mobile phone or tablet as a prayerbook during Mass. The Missalette for Sunday is currently updated weekly on the parish website here. There are numerous websites offering prayers and one site offers daily Mass reading here for a small fee. The Parish website also has some prayers and links on this page.

New version of Click To Pray is 2.0 (Beta) - Popes Worldwide Prayer Network

Archdiocese of Dublin introduces cashless payments - CatholicNews.

New York Priest Niall McDonagh Story on RTE 



Mass Missalette - Click here to download colour version

Mass Missalette -  Click here to download text version


How 'Mass Rocks' are renewing the Faith in Ireland - The Tablet

Fr O'Donnell PP says Mass at Ballymacpeake June 2000 AD. 

The Funeral of Fr B O'Donnell former PP Lavey 1989 - 2010

SVDP DRaw ticket copy 1924

Five Sisters who became Nuns

Priests remains returns to USA - Catholic World Report

Cardinal at Fatima Shrine: World needs ‘spiritual restart’ after pandemic - Catholic News Agency

Fatima, Portugal ~ The Catholic Travel Guide

First Catholic Monastery in Tajikistan - AsiaNewsit

SpaceX Inspiration4 and Saint Jude's Children Research Hospital

Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux sit in the Dragon capsule

How to Watch the SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch | WIRED

I would'nt say my cooking is that bad, but if I leave the back door open, the mice run out - LM


Venezuela's 'doctor of the poor' beatified - The Tablet

Venezuela's 'doctor of the poor' beatified

Atlas excavator bogged Co Derry Ireland

Dublin Nuns take on Jerusalema Challenge

Dublin Nuns Take On Jerusalema Challenge

Catholic Media facebook pages

Trócaire donations at risk due to  Covid-19 restrictions


The Lavey Parish Website was already on the World Wide Web in 1998.

It was initially called Mayogall but was later changed to Lavey Parish.
Below is a snapshot from the Internet Archives Wayback Machine Web Crawler.
The Parish Website below, was just a plain page with some hyperlinks..

Catholic Saints facebook pages


Parish Bulletin   Bulletin Extra   Bulletin 2021   Bulletin 2020 

Pope Francis visits Iraq


Relaxing Road Trip Time Lapse. Germany to Sicily 2700km 3days


Catholic Shrines Facebook Worldwide


Fratelli tutti, on fraternity and social friendship



Young people explore connections of economy, ecology, faith



Sisters of Bon Secours

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop


Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - Mexico


Dia de los Muertos about more than the 'bread of the dead,' bishop says


Interview on YouTube with Antonia Acutis mother of Carlo Acutis who tells us about his life



Carlo Acutis, Computer Programmer beatified 10 October 2020 Assisi - Angelusnews.

The Sacred Heart

New stained Glass windows at Our Lady's Altar blessed by Fr Graham PP 17th October 2020.

Our Ladys Altar Lavey Chapel Derry Ireland Fr Graham PP


Our Ladys Altar Lavey Chapel Derry Ireland Fr Graham PP

The souls of the young are being 'stolen' warns Pope

The souls of the young are being 'stolen' warns Pope

Holy land Pilgrimage Experience

Nothing prepares you for the experience of a Holy Land pilgrimage

Catholic social teaching has values the world needs, Dominican says


Site of Jesus's miracles may have moved over time - The Jerusalem Post



New stained glass fitted at Our Lady's Altar.

Point and click to enlarge.




Fr Graham PP Lavey Parish, blesses Statue of St Therese Friday 2nd October 2020 ad.


Saint Theres St Marys Chapel Lavey Co Derry Ireland Fr Graham PP

Balloonist admires Chapel and Spire

Alpha Glass install stained glass at Virgin Altar Thursday 1st of Octor 2020 ad.

St Mary's Chapel Lavey Co Derry Ireland Stained Glass Windows Alpha Glass Derry 

The 6th Station from Lough Derg was streamed live from the Chapel on May 30th 2020 at 3am.


Knock Shrine - Online Pilgrimages



Lough Derg Pilgrimage



Irish Famine remembered


Famine Eviction

Defibrillators near Chapel

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest

Play School



St Brigid's Primary School


Bahrain inaugurates Cathedral of Mary Queen of Arabia - Vatican News



Saint Corona Pray for us - The Tablet Newspaper

Best Saints to pray to during a Pandemic - Catholic Herald

1919 parochial Insurance Document - with thanks to Denis Broderick.

Oh Mary this London's a wonderful sight

Lavey Chapel St Marys Mayogall Derry Ireland irish policeman accordian london britain

Saint Charbel Makhlouf unites Christians and other faiths

Image from the Shrine of St Charbel Credit Hannah Brockhaus  CNA


Called to religious life: A brother’s vocation story


Saint Blaise. Believed to have saved Dubrovnik.

St. Blaise Church in the heart of Dubrovnik

You may recall this photo of big bale silage making in Mayogall with the new Chapel and Spire in background. Young farmers, Ben, Eamon and Edward who made these bales, recently showed me coloured stones found after the bales were fed to their cattle. These pebbles have probably come from the graves in the nearby churchyards. Owners have recently had to take measures to prevent birds from taking them for whatever reason and then dropping them in the local fields.

lavey chapel silage tractor round bale

Sample of stones found in round bale silage.


Poor Clares of Galway release song called 'Calm the Soul'.

Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald, the founder of the Cuan Mhuire addiction treatment centres, launched the song for the Poor Clares.

Click to hear and see song on YouTube

Parishoners have noticed some curious marks and a plate along the bottom edges of our Chapel since the intensive renovation cleaning  of the stonework.

Apparently these are called benchmarks and are to do with Ordnance Survey but are no longer in use. I will leave the reader to do the usual google searches for more info.

The first is at the entrance gate to the Chapel at the corner where apparently a stairway led to an underground store ( So I am told)


The second is a metal plate bearing the letters OS and BM with the number 3578. It is at the East side main altar corner near the distinctive Fr O'Kane grave at the roadside.

The parish does not have any info or history about when these were placed on the chapel.

Catherine McAuley
Sisters of Mercy

Venerable Nano Nagle
Presentation Sisters

Distinctive Rebellion in Lavey - Greta strikes 2019.

Mexican Priest dispenses Holy Water in unorthodox way.

Image result for holy water dispenser


Knock live webcams

St Francis of Assisi Basilica Live Cam

Catholic mobile Apps

Pray with the Pope - Click to Pray

Mission stalls Lavey, possibly 2006.

Congress in March about women in church - Catholic News





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