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National Grandparents’ Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 8th September. All Grandparents are warmly invited to participate. Anointing of the Sick and Rosary at 2.00 pm. Mass at 3.00 pm. Further information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 0035398 24877. Website: www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August 2013. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland (including Derry, Donegal & Tyrone). For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399 or join them on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).
Summer Serenity at the IOSAS Centre and Celtic Garden, Derryvane, Muff, Co. Donegal on Wednesdays 24th July/31st July/14th August /21st August. Join them for an afternoon of food, faith and fun in the beautiful Celtic Garden and IOSAS Centre. Hot lunch at 12.30 pm followed by a tour of the Celtic Garden and a short healing service and blessing. Music and story-telling until 4.00 pm. Cost €10/£8 per person. Individuals and groups welcome. Call the IOSAS Centre to book (00353) 74 93 84866.
Derry Pioneers & Friends One Day Pilgrimage To Lough Derg on Tuesday, 20th August. Bus leaves Derry at 8.00 am and returns from Lough Derg at 4.15 pm. Total price €50 (£45) includes bus and boat fares, refreshments, services and lunch. To book a place ring 71352285 or 71291231 as soon as possible as the number of seats available is limited.
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops on 13th//14th September and 18th/19th October in Ardmore Parish Centre. Bookings are now being taken online www.accordni.com or phone (028) 71362475 or email email@example.com.
Child Safeguarding Committee Notice
on Use of Modern Technology when Working with Children
photography and video
The use of photography
and video is an issue of great concern among those working
with children. The Diocese recognises that every
parish has their own arrangements in relation to its
use in schools, youth groups and for the sacraments
however the guidelines have been devised below to aid
parishes and diocesan groups:
• it is always good practice to seek written permission
from a parent or guardian before taking any photographs
or video footage of children. This written permission
must be sought from the parent/guardian or the person
who owns the photograph before it can be displayed on
promotional materials or websites. This can be incorporated
in the registration form when a child joins a group
(template permission Resource 10);
names nor any personal information should be displayed
alongside any photographs;
consideration should be given where taking photographs
or video footage might be misinterpreted, or the images
could be seen as provocative (e.g. beach trip or gymnastics
display etc). It is not to say, however, that with the
right planning, these events cannot be recorded and
video recording are important methods of recording social
activity and providing an historic record – illustrating
and validating important moments in people’s lives.
This process is a powerful and personal one, and therefore,
we must respect the rights of everyone to make the choice
whether or not to be photographed.