Fifth Sunday of Lent 3rd April 2022
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 families and loved ones in our prayers.
Sunday 3rd April 12Noon Liam Nelis
Monday 4th April 10.00am Vinnie McCloskey
Monday 4th April 7.30pm William Murray
Tuesday 5th April 10.00am Josie Healy
Tuesday 5th April 7.30pm Kevin Deehan
Wednesday 6th April 7.30pm Tim Meehan & Joe Meehan
Wednesday 6th April 7.30pm John Lyttle
Thursday 7th April 7.30pm Agnes Tully
Friday 8th April 10.00am Charles & Mary McClenaghan
Friday 8th April 7.30pm Patrick Tierney
Saturday 9th April 6.00pm Danny & Richard Quigley
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Charles John Coyle-Bishop Street
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Easter Mass Bouquets are now available from the Parish Office, cost £2. All intentions will be included in the liturgies celebrated at St Columba’s Church, Long Tower during Holy Week.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1885.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £510.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 4th April at 7.30pm, when we will share in a network of prayer, love and support. We remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to connect with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life. Through the gift of this Mass we will unite in prayer for all. We pray to be surrounded by the light and warmth of God’s love to heal our brokenness at this time. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. The Mass will be streamed via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
The New Parish Collection Envelopes are now available. We would appreciate if those who have assisted with distributing envelopes in their areas in the past could call and collect the envelopes at the Parish Office during office hours 9am-2.00pm. If you don’t receive your envelopes during the next week, please telephone the Parish Office on 7126 2301 or leave your name and contact number in the Sacristy and we will make suitable arrangements for collection. Anyone from outside the parish who received collection envelopes in previous years should call at the Sacristy. If anyone who has not been using envelopes but would like a box please contact the Parish Office on 02871-262301.
We would also like to ask you to consider Gift Aiding the donations you make to the Long Tower Church. This means we reclaim the tax on your donation from the Inland Revenue. Anyone who pays income tax, even those who are retired but who receive a taxable pension are able to take part in the scheme – it doesn’t cost you anything extra but is an invaluable additional source of income for the Parish.
If you would like a form or further information please contact the Parish Office on 7126 2301 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in St Mary’s Church, Creggan, on Friday 8 April 2022, from 8-9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend in person or to follow the Holy Hour on the parish webcam at http://www.cregganchapel.com/webcam.html
A Day Retreat for Holy Week will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Saturday 9th April from 10a.m.-3p.m. For bookings, contact the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca. Tel: 71 262512.
Easter Retreat at SMA Dromantine Retreat Centre: Wed. 13 April (5.00pm) – Easter Sun 17 April (9.00am): This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection as we celebrate the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum. It begins with the Seder Meal on the Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass and Easter breakfast. Cost (including accommodation and meals) £340 / E400, Tel. 028 30821964 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aras Cholmcille: Aras Cholmcille- The St Columba Heritage Centre (formally the wee nun’s school) are looking for volunteers to help out with the day to day running of the museum. Can you spare 3hrs per week? If you can help call Eugene on 07779748142 or call into the museum between 11am-3pm.
Healing Sunday, Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh: Healing Sunday Service will be on this Sunday, April 3rd and on the first Sunday of every month, going forward. Rosary is at 2.45pm followed by Mass/Healing Service at 3pm. Confessions are from 2pm – 5pm. Everyone is welcome.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 14th April at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. Please contact us on 085 288 email@example.com for further information.
HSC NI Foster Care is urgently appealing for more foster carers and supported lodgings hosts who can provide homes to young refugees who arrive in Northern Ireland without a parent or carer. For more information on becoming a foster carer or supported lodgings host, contact HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net/young-refugees/
TROCAIRE Lent 2022: The 2022 Lenten campaign highlights how Covid-19 has impacted communities in Zimbabwe who were already facing significant challenges due to climate change and food insecurity. Trocaire boxes are available from Parish Office and St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. Donations can also be made online at www.trocaire.org/donate.
The Diocese of Derry Privacy Notice: The Diocese of Derry complies with GDPR regulations. A privacy notice is available on the Parish website or by contacting the Parish Office. Live stream and recordings of Mass and Services in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower and are available online. Parishioners should note that the first 4 rows of seats are visible online in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower.
Safeguarding Notice: If you have any concerns with regard to the Safeguarding of children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 07596500793/07707311358 or at the Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ or PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) 101 or Social Services: Gateway Services, Western HSC Trust, 71314090 and ask for the Duty Social Worker.
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Webcams Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie
Accord’s free and confidential ‘Relationships Support Phone Line’ for marriages, families and relationships offers support to those experiencing extra pressure due to social restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three numbers are: Accord CLG – 01 531 3331, Accord Dublin – 01 905 9555, Accord NI – 028 9568 0151 or 00353 1 531 3331.