Cathedral is he Mother Church of the Derry Diocese,
which stretches from Malin Head to Omagh and from Killygordon
is also the parish Church of the parish of Templemore
where thousands of Catholic people come to worship God.
They come each day to celebrate the Eucharist. They
come to spend a quiet moment in the presence of God.
They come in times of joy to celebrate Baptisms, Weddings,
Confirmations, First Holy Communions. They come to pray
for healing in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the
Sacrament of the Sick. They come in times of sadness,
especially for funerals, to take leave of their loved
ones and commend them to God in the funeral liturgy.
It was built
with the contributions of the people and is part of
many family histories. St. Eugene’s Cathedral
was solemnly opened in the last quarter of the nineteenth
century. It has been ‘teach an phobail’
for the entire twentieth century and it is now poised
to remain a symbol of the people’s faith and the
place where they will meet and experience God in the
new millennium. This website cannot capture, however,
the ethos and the aura of a place which is central to
the lives of the worshipping community of God’s
people in this parish and beyond.