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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 catholicgrandparents@gmail.com, 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 derry@accordni.com.

Diocesan Child Safeguarding Committee Notice

Guidelines on Use of Modern Technology when Working with Children

Use of 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);

• neither names nor any personal information should be displayed alongside any photographs;

• special 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 enjoyed.

Photography 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.