Twenty- Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time 22nd September 2019
Anniversary & Month’s Mind Masses
Mass will be offered for the following people on the occasion of an Anniversary or Month’s Mind. We remember them, their family and loved ones in our prayers.
Tuesday 24th September 10.00am Teddi Meehan
Tuesday 24th September 7.30pm Billy Wade
Wednesday 25thSeptember 7.30pm Sarah Collett
Thursday 26th September 7.30pm Annie Duddy
Saturday 28th September 6.00pm Hugh Duffy
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Catherine Doherty- Lonemoor Road & Kevin Doran- Gartan Square
Baptisms: We welcome: Eloise Doherty, Katie Wade, Isla Harkin & Clodagh Hannigan
Monday 23rd September – Feast Day of St Padre Pio,
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful & will hear your prayer” St. Padre Pio
Padre Pio Healing Mass, will take place this Monday 23rd September at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2292.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £568.00
“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life. Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption.”
Pope Francis Laudato Si – On Care for our Common Home
We are currently witnessing an amazing worldwide phenomena – people are coming out to join rallies to demand action on climate change; the biggest ever demonstration on how we all need to change our ways for the survival of our planet. It feels, that we are all part of one big eco-system – a divine body designed by the Creator which interconnects all life through the spirit of love. Let us firstly turn inwards and begin a rally of the heart – to demand action of ourselves; to change our inner conditions for the health and survival of our body, mind and spirit. Only then can we change the outer climate of our living world – serving one master in our conquest of love.
Sacramental Talk in Long Tower Primary School on Wednesday 25th September at 5.30 pm. This talk is for parents/ guardians and the children who will celebrate the Sacrament of First Communion and Confession this year in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. This time of preparation for the Sacrament is an opportunity for us all to be renewed and nourished in our own faith journey
POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD, National Pilgrimage To Knock Shrine will take place on Friday, 27 September, for young people aged 16 and 18. Over 1,100 young people from across the country attended this youth pilgrimage last year. The theme is ‘Life To The Full’ – Positive Friendships – Your Parish Needs You Now! Guest speaker will be Elma Walsh #LiveLife. Music by Elation Ministries. The pilgrimage will start at 11:00am and will conclude after 3:00pm. Mass will be celebrated by Award patron, Bishop Donal McKeown. Transport will be provided. For more information contact The Catechetical Centre firstname.lastname@example.org 0044 2871264087 Closing date for bookings is Monday 23rd September.
Diocesan Pilgrimage To Knock Shrine: Saturday 28 September, led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Stations of the Cross 2pm, Mass 3pm, with Sacrament of the Sick. Buses will travel, with a variety of pick-up points. Contact: Fr Patrick Lagan for further detail, email: email@example.com, Tel: 028 7126 2894
The Legion of Mary: Bus run to Knock Shrine, on Sunday 29th September 2019:
Cost: £15.00, Contact Maureen 07864878284 or Kathleen 028-71268019.
Job Opportunity– Derry Diocesan Trust, Melmount Parish, Strabane: Grounds Person, 28 hours per week, as stipulated: Four days, which must include Thursday and Friday (3 days; 9.00am to 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm). For application pack please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 7126 2302. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, or via email, to be received no later than 5.00pm on 30.9.19. Interviews will be held on the week beginning 7.10.19. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Thornhill Ministries, Thornhill House 121 Culmore Road, Derry BT48 8JF: Spiritual Reading Book Club, Interested in spiritual-religious writings? Join our Book Club will review books and help us stay in touch with current issues and theology. September – ‘The Beatitudes of Pope Francis’ by Aidan Donaldson. Copies available for purchase. Dates this term: Tuesdays 24 September, 22 October & 19 November. Time: 10:30 am – 11:45 am. Suggested Offering £5. All welcome. ‘She Inspires Me’ A series of meditative mornings that allow women from the Scriptures to inspire us as we are led into reflection on texts from the Bible. Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon, Dates: Mondays 7, 14, 21 & 28 October, Suggested Offering £7.50. For more information, please phone 028 7135 1233, email email@example.com or visit www.thornhillministries.co.uk.
Interested In Art? There is an opportunity open to anyone who would like to take Art Lessons. No previous experience is required and anyone interested in taking on a new hobby or carrying on an existing one is welcome. Each course is 8 weeks and costs 40.They will begin on Thursday October 17th from 2pm to 4pm and every Thursday until December 12th Venue is St. Columba Heritage Centre (Aras Cholmcille) in the grounds of the Long Tower where you can enrol. Tel: 028-71368491.Creggan Community Art Exhibition is now showing at St. Columba`s Heritage Centre (Aras Cholmcille) Monday To Saturday 10:30am to 4pm.
Mass for the Sick will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Tuesday 24th September, at 7.30 p.m.
Healing Mass: Fr Neal Carlin and The Columba Community will celebrate their monthly Healing Mass in Columba House on 26th September 2019 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend for prayer.
Mass in honour of Blessed Alexandrina will be held in Termonbacca on Sunday 29th September at 7:30 pm. everyone welcome.
Red Cross Volunteers Required: We are currently seeking help to recruit volunteers for our Meals on Wheels service in the city. Can you spare 1 hour a week? Would you like to help the Red Cross deliver meals to vulnerable people in the local community? No experience necessary. Full training provided and volunteer expenses reimbursed at 45p per mile. Contact Siobhan McGlone at 07702338930 or at Smcglone@redcross.org.uk
Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca; Saturday 28 September, 10.30am – 5.30pm: “Hope in Darkness” – A Journey with St Therese through situations of despair: A day of healing and prayer, suitable for families and individuals. Light lunch provided. Tel 028 7126 2512 to book. St Therese Triduum, 29 & 30 Sept, 1 Oct: Mass, Triduum prayers, Blessing of Roses and Blessing with Relic. 7.30pm, guided by Fr John Grennan OCD. Mass remembering Sr Clare Crockett: Sunday 13 October, 7pm. Silent Retreat for Ladies: 22, 23 & 24 November, guided by Fr Stephen Quinn OCD
IOSAS Centre supports Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 27th September. 2 Hot Drinks+ 2 Tray bakes for €5. Please come and support this great charity. To help non drivers we have a mini bus from Columba House (Queen Street) at 10.30am.
Coastal Rosary for Life, Faith and Love: Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13th at 2.30pm. We will join in with many countries around the world. To register a location please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or text/call 087 278 6552.
Irish Pilgrimage Trust– Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Easter 2020: Applications are invited from / for young people (11-30 years) with a medical condition, physical disability, illness, learning disability, social or emotional need. Applications also invited for very seriously ill children under the age of 11, accompanied by a parent or close relative. Those over 11 years travel without their family but are accompanied by experienced adult carers. Those participating have the opportunity to make new friends, increase their social skills and confidence. The pilgrimage can also provide respite for parents/carers. The IPT covers the cost of those young people selected to travel. Contact Maureen Devine after 5pm (00447717732550) for further details and an application form. Closing date for applications is 31st October. More details can be found on www.irishpilgrimagetrust.ie Volunteers, particularly male, are also required; training will be offered.