Lavey Parish Newsletter, Articles and information.

The Ten Commandments The Gospels The Sign of the Cross The Beatitudes The Seven Sacraments The Nicene Creed

Pentecost Sunday

First Communion 2023

Our Lady Queen of the May

May procession from times gone by Queen of the May May procession Shanbally 1955

Archbishop Rino Fisichella addresses vocations conference in Maynooth: “Pray for Priests” - Number of adult baptisms in France rises again this year as crucifixes are erected across countryside - Catholic Herald British Govt is waging war on Catholic schools in NI…while praising them at home - The Irish Catholic Newspaper

Altar servers have returned to Lavey Chapel May 2023


Catholic Publications

Derry Diocese Website Catholic News Vatican News The Vatican Website


Organisations and Pilgrimages

Lavey Parish Social Media and Email

Parish Bulletin 


Open Missalette View WebCam and Missalette Webcam Direct

World famous Apparitions of Our Lady

Our Lady of Lourdes Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Postcard Icon 10x15  cm | eBay

Lourdes France, 11th February 1858 Knock Ireland, 21st August 1879 Fatima Portugal, 13th May 1917

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Masses  now on across Ireland

Church Media.TV - Click here for Masses live now.   Church Services TV - Click here for Masses live now.   MCN Services Media - Click here for Masses live now.


Lavey Parish Records - Some records not complete.

lavey Parish baptisms 1800s Lavey Parish Marriages 1800s Lavey Graveyards names
Lavey Baptisms 1800s Lavey Marriages 1800s Lavey Graveyards Names

The Angelus

YouTube Parish Videos 

Chapel Renovations 2018/2019 Cemetery Sunday 2022 Chapel People 1987


The Lavey Parish weather forecast

Irish Famine Commemoration 2023

President Joe Biden visits Knock Shrine - The Tablet

Thousands of Christians flock to Jerusalem for Orthodox Easter 'Holy Fire' rite - France 24


Easter Events Lavey 2023

Easter Facts - National Catholic Register

Letter of Pontius Pilate wrote to Roman Emperor, about Our Lord Jesus Christ - Catholic Culture

Why do Catholics cover crucifixes and statues near end of Lent

Palm Sunday was on the 2nd April 2023 - National Catholic Register


Eathquakes hit Middle East

Cork priest calls for alternative to economic sanctions on 'crippled' Syria -

Turkey’s last Armenian village fears for its future after quake - Alarabiya News

Earthquake another blow for Christian communities in Syria, Turkey - The Catholic Register

Donate to Trocaire to help Syria and Türkiye following devastating earthquakes



Irish nun leads nine-day walking pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in South Sudan - RTE News


App enables people to deepen their faith - Catholic News

Clonard Monastery, Belfast


Dingle always leads St Patrick Day parades before dawn


Safeguarding Notice - 10/1/2023


The Moving Graveyard of Matehy - by Shane Lehane


St Mary’s Church, Lavey – benefitting from the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Lavey Bulletins and Archieved Editions


Chapel Spire installation video by Jim Kerr Photography


St Padre Pio relics come to All Saints Church Ballymena, November 2022. 

Old Holy Water Font

Historic holy water sandstone font from chapel main door (men's door pre renovation) returns to rest at old altar in new graveyard thanks to Fr Graham PP who requested that it be placed there with reverance to it's history. Many people, including parishioners past and and present, blessed themselves at this cherished noble and ancient font.

Historic holy water font at chapel door (men's).


Old statue returns to Lavey Chapel

Our Lady of Mercy Statue history.



Sisters of Mercy Convent windows Derry,  now re-located in Lavey Chapel.


Derry Diocese Covid Advice World Health Covid Advice

A Chapel Altar from Ireland


Parish bulletin from Ireland


Sisters of Bon Secours

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop


The Columbans  

Frs Graham O'Hagan Easter Mass 2022 Way of Cross 2022


Saint Corona - The Tablet Pandemic Saints - Catholic Herald


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 


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


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..

Pope Francis visits Iraq


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


Fratelli tutti, on fraternity and social friendship



Young people explore connections of economy, ecology, faith





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



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 may notice some curious marks and a plate along the bottom edges of our Chapel.

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 about women in church - Catholic News

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