Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 4th August 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.
Monday 5th August 7.30pm James Redmond Duffy
Tuesday 6th August 7.30pm Jim McGowan
Wednesday 7th August 7.30pm Nicholas McGowan
Thursday 8th August 7.30pm Vera Clarke
Friday 9th August 10.00am Frankie Nelis
Saturday 10th August 10.00am Tommy & Michelle Doherty
Saturday 10th August 6.00pm Philomena, Billy & Jim McFeely
The Deep End
Some of us may hear today’s Gospel reading and think; ‘Well, what is so wrong with that?’ In a lot of ways, the actions of the man make sense. He has had a good harvest and is making provisions for the future- Yet God brands him a ‘fool.’ Why? As it turns out, the man is to die very soon. He certainly can’t take all his treasures with him. As Jesus warns: ‘a man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.’ We do not need to renounce all our worldly possessions or stop planning for the future, but we do need to keep things in their proper perspective. Triona Doherty
Fr Aidan will visit the sick in his care in the following areas on 5th, 6th and 7th August 2019;
Monday 5th August am:
Bishop Street, Belview Avenue, Ferguson Street, Orchard Row, Moat Street, Foyle Road, Foyle Park, Alexander Memorial Cottages, Millar Street.
Monday 5th August pm:
Ivy Terrace, Lower Bennett Street, Abercorn Road, Jack Allen Court, Metropole, Bridge Street.
Tuesday 6th August From 11.00am:
Long Tower Court, St Columb’s Wells, Meenan Drive, Drumcliffe Avenue, Abbots Walk, Dove Gardens, Nualamount Drive, Jacqueline Way, Stanley’s Walk,
Celtic Villas, Lecky Road, Kerrigan’s Close
Wednesday 7th August From 11.30am:
Bluebell Hill Gardens, Celtic Court, Southend Park, Lecky Road, Lecky Court, Iona Court & Glennane.
Wednesday 7th August pm:
Lone Moor Road, Old City Court, Lone Moor Gardens, Iona Park, Braehead Road.
Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Long Tower this Sunday 4th August at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2841.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £572.00
2019 Long Tower SOS DRAW. The next draw will take place this Monday 5th August. All draw returns are due on Monday 5th August between 6.30pm & 7.30pm, the draw will take place immediately afterwards.
PATH MASS (Parish Action Toward’s Health). We invite you to our 7.30pm Mass on Monday 5th August. At this Mass we give thanks to God for positive mental health, and to pray for those who are struggling with mental health issues, and to pray for those who care for them. During this Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated.
Person to Person
“Today, as the Church seeks to experience a profound missionary renewal, there is a kind of preaching which falls to each of us as a daily responsibility. It has to do with bringing the Gospel to the people we meet, whether they be our neighbours or complete strangers. Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on a street, in a city square, during work, on a journey”. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium.
Holy Hour for Vocations: Fr Eamon Graham, PP Lavey will lead a Holy Hour on Thursday 8th August at 8:00pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life in the Diocese of Derry. All welcome
Marian Devotions – In the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Tuesday 6th August, beginning at 7.30 p.m. Silent Retreat for Men – in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca – Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September, 2019. Conducted by Fr. Stephen Quinn O.C.D.
Join Trócaire for their annual talk at The Gasyard Feile 2019 – Making a Killing: holding corporations to account for land and human rights violations. Speakers include Caoimhe De Barra, Trócaire’s CEO. Friday 9th August 1pm The Gasyard Centre, Lecky Rd, Derry.
Rosary Crusade for Life: The Holy Rosary will be recited at Our Lady’s Grotto, Chapel lane, Belfast on August 15th, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 7:30pm, for the intention to protect NI’s unborn babies from abortion. For more information, please contact the Rosary Crusade for Ireland on 028 9027 8484 or at email@example.com.
The Net. The July/August Edition is now available. Copies are available at the Sacristy. For coverage of your parish or school faith activities just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text 07809292852.
There will be blood donation sessions in St Mary’s College, 35 Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th August 2019. The sessions will run from 1.30pm – 4pm & 5.15pm – 8pm.
Partners in Mission: We need you! A Listening Event will take place on Saturday 14th September 2019, from 10.30am – 3.00pm, in Ardmore Pastoral Centre, Derry. This will provide an opportunity for dialogue and sharing with those who have worked in pastoral and missionary work overseas and in our local parish. We have so much to learn from each other. Tea & refreshments provided. All are welcome. For further information please contact Fr David O’Kane on 028 71337727.
The Legion of Mary: The annual Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st 2019. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25-€50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website http://www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com/ or contact Lucy 087 9959803.
Ards Retreat Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal are holding a Silent Retreat, Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Killian Byrne from 16th to 22nd September 2019, Cost €390 full board. For further details contact Helen on 00353 869 1678027 or email@example.com / www.foyerofcharity.com.
Memories of The Long Tower and Brandywell: Double DVD with approx. 2hr 30mins of footage with clips of Derry in the 50’s up to 1980’s. Much of the footage was filmed in the Brandywell area & the Long Tower School. The DVD costs £10.00 & is available from St Columba Heritage Centre, Long Tower Parochial House, McLaughlin’s- William Street & Photochute- Strand Road, All Proceeds to the upkeep of St Columba Heritage Centre.
‘Be Still’ CD recorded by Sebastiano Pellizari & Anne Marie Hickey available from Long Tower Parochial House, Cost £10, containing hymns such as Ave Maria, Sweet Heart of Jesus & How Great Thou Art.
The Ulster Youth Orchestra String Quartet, Stringtime will be playing a feast of light classical and classic 60’s songs in Older People North West/Age Concern’s Malvern House on Tuesday August 6th beginning at 12.45. Come along and try your hand at conducting or have a wee dance or just enjoy the music. All are welcome to this free event. For more information call 028 71 347 478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Long Tower Parish recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and we are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being. We are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church and recognise that we also have a special responsibility towards all vulnerable people who are members of our faith community. Our Parish Safe-Guarding Representatives are Mrs Rita Moore and Ms Josephine Brown. If you wish to contact either please contact the Parish Office on 7126 2301. If you have a particular safeguarding concern you should consult the Diocesan Designated Persons.