The parish of the Three Patrons is blessed to have a community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal among us. The Friars are a new religious congregation in the church, begun in the USA in 1987 who wished to root themselves more deeply in the original vision of St Francis of Assisi.They now number over 120 Friars and there is a flourishing sister congregation of women religious as well. They first came to Derry in 2009.
The primary mission of the Order is the wholehearted embrace of Jesus Christ through a commitment to prayer and contemplation, to the study of Sacred Scripture, faithfulness to the Church and the sacraments, and to service to others, especially the poor.
The Derry Franciscans are involved in youth ministry, in evangelisation, parish missions, and in outreach to people who feel excluded and marginalized. Follow then on their Facebook page Derry Franciscans or contact 71419980.