Community

Here you can find out all the details that you need to know about the Iosa Community.

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Who are we?

The Iosa Community is a group of like-mind individuals who come together to pray, share and support each other. The Iosa Community was formed from the desire to create a lay group who could help, not just to inspire each other on their faith journey, but also to help the local communities in which we operate.

From our humble beginnings in 2006, the Iosa Community has grown its membership base and along-side this we have expanded our reach into the community, undertaking parish missions, leading prayer services and organising pilgrimages to Rome and Lourdes.

What do we do?

Prayer Meetings
We meet twice a month, on Wednesday evenings as a Community for private prayer and sharing.  This prayer time is lead by a community member, and is used to help strengthen the friendships and prayer life of our members.  There is also time set aside for preparation for upcoming events that the Iosa Community is helping out with.

Parish Missions
The Iosa Community has been involved in leading several parish missions in the Derry and Donegal areas.  These missions take the form of a 4-day retreat, running from Sunday to Wednesday.  It is a time of prayer and reflection for the people of the parish and it offers a fresh perspective on the traditional parish missions of previous years.  You can read more on our Parish Mission work here.

Pilgrimages
Usually running for 6 days, the Iosa Community has led youth pilgrimages to sites such as Rome and Lourdes.  The pilgrimages are designed to provide a prayerful and spiritual environment, along with downtime to spend with friends and have some enjoyment.

Any details of upcoming events will be published on the main page of the website.

Can you join in?

Do you like what you have read so far?  Then why not “Come and See“?  Feel free to get in contact with us and we can tell you when you our next private meeting is.  If you wish, you can attend one of our public events and talk to any member of the Iosa Community and we will be happy to assist you.