Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 8th October 2017
Baptisms We welcome: Daniel Gerald McDermott, 18 Portlock Place.
Rest in Peace We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Bill Latimer, Ewing Street, Francis Harkin, 7 Central Drive.
Mary and Mercy Tour – World renowned author and speaker Fr Michael Gaitley will come to tour Ireland. He will speak on Marian Consecration and Divine Mercy. Fr Gaitley is the author of the best-selling book 33 Days to Morning Glory and will help us prepare for mass consecration of Ireland beginning on 5 November and concluding on 8th December. He will donate free copies of his best-selling book to all who attend the events. Fr Gaitley will speak in Long Tower Church on Tuesday 10th October at 8.00pm. For more information check out timeofmercy.info
Long Tower Church Choir returns to sing at the 10.00am mass each weekend. Singing gives life to the celebration of liturgy. Would you consider serving your fellow parishioners by singing in the choir? If you are interested in joining the choir or would like to find out more please speak with the choir director Maghnus Monaghan after 10.00am Sunday mass or contact him at 075 9658 1064. No previous experience is needed. The choir practices on Mondays at 8pm in the church.
Hospital Visitation Let us know if you have a friend, relative or neighbour in hospital so that we may call with them. Please give their details to Fr Aidan or telephone the Parish Office on 7126 2301.
International Choir Festival Classic Harmony will be singing at the 12 noon Mass in the Long Tower on Sunday 29th October at 12 noon.
The Holy Family Padre Pio prayer group will hold their monthly meeting on Monday 9th October in the Holy Family church, Ballymagroarty, Derry, starting with Mass at 7.15pm. There will be a 1st class relic at the meeting, and everyone is welcome.
World Missions Ireland The Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection, the Mission Sunday collection, 22nd October. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission and is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland. For more information on Mission Sunday please see the website – www.wmi.ie
Please pray for the members of the Derry Youth Community who will be leading Children’s Liturgy, delivering ‘Youth Alpha’ in the local secondary schools, training Altar Servers, preparing for Retreats, visiting parish schools and attending the Post Primary Teachers In Service Day.
‘DO THIS IN MEMORY’ – FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME
Why Go To Mass?
When you were baptised you became a member of God’s family and we call that the Church. You might think the church is just a building but the Church is also the name we give to the people who gather in the building. Without the people, the Church would be just another building. One of the most important things we do as part of God’s family is go to Mass.
The Holy Land – An 8-Day Retreat Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place in September 2018. Places still available. For further details on the above or to reserve a place, please phone 7135 1233 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cursillo in the Derry Diocese will hold two “3-day weekends” at the Carmelite Retreat Centre in Termonbacca, Derry. The men’s weekend will run from Thursday 12th until Sunday 15th October; the women’s weekend will run from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th October. These are residential weekends. For further information please contact 077 0806 6939 or 078 4110 0174.
A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rediscover the joy of their love. The next Residential Weekend will be from 17 to 19-Nov-2017 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For information and to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie or call (087) 784 0408 or (01) 832 4429
“The Parable of the Family” The first of a 3-day series led by Fr Paschal McDonnell, allowing us to hold with serenity the parable of our own family reality as it has unfolded Thurs,19th October 10.30am – 2.30pm in Thornhill House. For further information please contact 7135 1233.
Thornhill House CRIB request. Would you have a crib that is unusual, has a unique story or has its own traditions – and would you be willing to loan it to Sr Perpetua for the Crib Festival in Thornhill House in November? If so, please get in touch with her at 71351233
Thornhill Ministries – “Stirrings”: A gentle afternoon to help those who are experience initial stirrings of a religious vocation – Sunday 15 October, 3.00pm to 5.30pm in Thornhill House. The suggested donation is £5.
Fr Aidan acknowledges donations of £100.00, £10.00, £100.00 Fr Aidan gratefully acknowledges the donations to the recent Priests Collection
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £597.00
Anam Cara is an organisation that supports bereaved parents across the country. They will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 18th of October in the Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, from 7pm-9pm. A guest speaker experienced in supporting bereaved parents will talk for about forty minutes. Then there’ll be an opportunity to speak, or simply to listen to other bereaved parents. You can also talk to the professional should you have any questions or concerns. The event is free of charge and is open to all bereaved parentsand will be the first time Anam Cara has held an event on the peninsula. The guest speaker is Brid Carroll.
Free Training Course For Carers of people with Dementia to be held in Strabane & Derry starting Oct 12th Bishops Gate Hotel for 4 weeks (3 hours per week ) To register Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07484507178
The Foyle Yarnspinners will meet tomorrow Monday 9th October in the Verbal Arts Centre Bishop Street at 7.30pm. Guest speaker this month Ossie Bryson. All welcome
A Prayer for a Family
Father in Heaven, I come before you today as a member of a family. As I take this moment to think of each member of my family, I thank you for the blessings they bring to me. I know that every family is different and sometimes I can get frustrated at the family you have given to me. May I learn to appreciate them through the bad times as well as the good and, as I grow, may my relationship with my family also grow in strength and love. Amen.
Children in Crossfire are looking to recruit an office based volunteer and parish based volunteers for advent. Please contact as soon as possible on 028 71 269898 or email@example.com. By volunteering together we can make a difference!
Stanton Healthcare A coffee morning is taking place in the Synod Hall, Armagh Cathedral on Saturday 21st October at 11am. Stanton Healthcare provide life-saving crisis pregnancy support and need your help right now to protect both mother and baby. Find out more about this fantastic local charity while enjoying a cup of tea and some treats. Contact 9033 2882 for more information. Precious Life PO Box 425, Belfast, BT1 4YF t: 028 9027 8484 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society of St Vincent De Paul requires donations of bedroom furniture. Please contact 71265489 for collection.
Sum of Money found outside the church on Wednesday 6th September. Please contact the parish office on 7126 2301 for further information.