Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time 31st January 2021
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 31st January 12Noon Angela Doherty
Monday 1st February 7.30pm John Kavanagh
Tuesday 2nd February 10.00am Maggie Doherty
Tuesday 2nd February 7.30pm Lexie Arbuckle
Wednesday 3rd February 10.00am Mickey Hamilton
Wednesday 3rd February 7.30pm Mary Ann Devenney
Thursday 4th February 10.00am Paddy Doherty
Thursday 4th February 7.30pm John Patton
Saturday 6th February 6.00pm Eileen McGuigan
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Kevin Brown- Glengalliagh Park.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
FEASTS DURING THE WEEK
Monday 1st February: Feast of St. Brigid
Tuesday 2nd February: Candlemas Day
Wednesday 3rd February: Feast of St. Blaise
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Children in Crossfire Advent boxes/Donations be returned to the Parish Office. Alternatively you can send them to the Children in Crossfire office, 2 St Joseph’s Avenue Derry BT48 6TH. If you didn’t get a box and would like one you can still pick them up at the back of the chapel if you are in for private prayer. You can also donate online: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/advent-appeal. The current campaign aims to provide hand washing and sanitation facilities in 700 schools in Tanzania, benefiting up to 80,000 children. Thank you so much for your ongoing support at this challenging time.”
The January edition of The Net, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of faith in the Derry Diocese, is now available on the Diocesan website and Facebook Page – https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-january-2021. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the January edition will only be available on the Diocesan website. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – email@example.com.
St Angela’s College, Sligo is inviting applications for the following course beginning Autumn 2021: Part-Time Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) with Online Delivery. The course is open to: Qualified primary school teachers; Qualified post-primary school teachers who wish to transfer to primary school teaching. Parents, sacramental preparation teams and parish catechists who have a specific interest in the area of primary religious education may also apply. Closing date for Applications is Friday 14th May 2021. This date may be extended. For further information and application forms contact Mary Kearns, Senior Administrator, School of Education, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Website: www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie.
Western Health & Social Care Trust Recovery College is running free courses on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Courses start in March, and at the moment are planning to be delivered via Zoom, but if Covid-19 restrictions allow later in the term we intend to run face to face workshops as usual in Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen, Omagh and Strabane, so we are encouraging people to register as usual even if they do not have computer access. Some shortened courses are already free to watch online on the Recovery College page on the Trust website www.westerntrust.hscni.net/service/recovery-services/recovery-college/ and the Western Trust’s You Tube channel. Courses are suitable for everyone in the Western Trust area, whether they have mental health issues or not, are a carer or supporter, professional or student – anyone who wants to look after their mental health. Email: email@example.com or Tel: 02882 833291/ Ext. 241480.
Greater Shantallow Area Partnership and local Churches have come together, to appeal for new or used ipads/tablets, to be given to older members of our communities. Donations towards the campaign would also be greatly appreciated. All ipads/tablets or donations can be left at the Long Tower Sacristy or at Parish Office.
Knock Shrine to host special online faith discussions during Lent: Ash Wednesday falls on 17 February and heralds the beginning of Lent 2021. This year Knock Shrine will host a new series of online discussions to help engage Christians during Lent, under the title ‘Living Christian Faith – Lenten Conversations’. What nurtures our faith and what challenges it today? Where do we find hope and joy in our lives? How can our faith build mental strength, wellbeing and resilience? How has the Covid pandemic impacted upon our faith? These are just some of the questions that will be explored over the 6 weeks of Lent during a new series of online discussions on the topic of ‘Living Christian Faith’. Faith Renewal at Knock Shrine is all about reaching out to people. This will open a conversation on contemporary issues of faith and church life. The discussions will be streamed online via the Knock Shrine website offering people from all over the world the opportunity to engage in relevant topics and to hear from a range of people, from those in public life such as Baroness Nuala O’Loan and Senator Ronan Mullen to groups of young teachers and members of the clergy. The talks will be streamed at 8.30pm every Thursday during Lent. Join us at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live or on Facebook @knockshrine.
Preparing for Marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter: A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 27-28 March 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512.
Accord Derry Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme. Course Dates, April 13th/14th 2021, May 11th / 12th 2021 & June 8th/9th 2021. Booking now online at www.accordni.com.
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.
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.churchservices.tv/churches/
Radio Maria Ireland is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210 and Freeview – Channel 826; Download our FREE APP – “Radio Maria Ireland”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family.