Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 19th January 2020
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 21st January 10.00am Patrick Doherty
Tuesday 21st January 7.30pm The Healey Family
Wednesday 22nd January 7.30pm Mary Ellen Berry & Berry Family
Thursday 23rd January 10.00am Liam McSwine & McSwine Family
Thursday 23rd January 7.30pm Patrick Carlin
Saturday 25th January 6.00pm Evelyn & Peter Lancaster
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Ken Grant – Foyle Park, Paul McBride – Lower Galliagh Road, Mary McLoone – Thistlewood Park, Michael Duffy – St Francis Terrace, Joanna Carlin- Celtic Villas, Bobby McConnell – Formerly Lonemoor Road.
Baptisms: We welcome: Ruadán McGuinness
Fr. Aidan gratefully acknowledges with thanks the individual donations of £2000.00, £200.00, £250.00, £100.00 & £20.00 to the Longtower SOS Project.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1973.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £647.00
Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Long Tower this Sunday 19th January at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Padre Pio Healing Mass will take place on Monday 20th January at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
The Lamb and the Dove
A Symbol – ‘something that represents something else.
‘Every day we are surrounded by symbols which carry underlying meanings – roses representing love and romance, the butterfly transformation – with emoji’s fast becoming a way of conveying our mood and feelings. A large part of how we connect with our faith is through the language of symbolism – the subtle imagery of signs that reflect a simpler understanding of theological principles. It feels that the Divine uses this sacred form of spiritual communication to allow us to get to know and feel him more closely. He shares the symbol of the Lamb to represent his beloved son Jesus; that of gentleness and innocence – though also depicting the sacrificial lamb – the one who is sacrificed for us, shows mercy and helps us to create change in our hearts. The Dove he gives as a sign of peace and conciliation – representing the Holy Spirit, his messenger of love. As we continue to forge deeper connections with the Beloved let us plunge deeper into our anointed waters and witness His growing presence in our hearts. Reference/ Further Reading: John 1:29-34, The Free Dictionary
In Memory Programme
The ‘Do This In Memory’ Mass for those children who are celebrating their First Communion this year will take place on Sunday, 26th January at 12 noon.
Seven Ways we know the Gospel is important
- We Stand
- We sing or say an acclamation to welcome the Gospel
- The reading can only be done by the priest or deacon
- The priest or deacon greets us again with the same words used at the beginning of Mass
- The priest or deacon makes the sign of the cross four times. First on the Book of the Gospel and then on his forehead, his lips and his breast. We do the same on our foreheads, lips and breast. We do this to remind us that Gods word should always be on our minds, on our lips and in our hearts
- At the end of the Gospel the priest/deacon says “ The gospel of the Lord” and we answer “Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ”
- The priest/ deacon kisses the book.
Baptismal Name Tags that were placed on the Baptismal Tree from 12th January 2019 to 23rd November 2019 are available for collection from the Parish Office.
Dear Father Aidan and all parishioners of the Parish. Our sisters are incredibly grateful for the donation collected in your parish which will allow us to continue our outreach services and programs for orphanage children with psychophysical deficiencies, for people who were led astray by the rough and tumble of life (the homeless, drug and alcohol addicts, ex-prisoners and the less able) including food, shelter and clothing distribution. Let us assure that you are always welcome here at St. Elisabeth Convent, Belarus. With deep gratitude and love in Christ, Sister Anna.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Donal McKeown, Thursday 2 July to Tuesday 7 July 2020. Cost £679 (deposit £100, non-refundable) including full board and transfers in Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, will be open for enquiries and bookings each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11am to 1pm, from Tuesday 14 January. Tel 028 71 260 293/ (00 44 28 71 260 293 from ROI) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Hour for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry – Fr Chris Ferguson will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry on Thursday 23rd January at 8:00 in St. Eugene’s Cathedral. All Welcome.
Children in Crossfire. Thank you for all donations towards Children in Crossfire’s Advent campaign. Our work cannot be done without the vital support we receive from people here in Derry. Next weekend is the last call for any remaining donations.
The Net. The January edition of The Net is now available.
Thornhill Ministries: Culmore Road, Derry: 71351233:Mon. 20 Jan, 10:30am- 1:00pm ‘Look Both Ways’, a gentle morning to help hold with tenderness the struggles and the blessings of the past and to move into 2020. Offering: £10. Tues. 21 Jan, 10:30am-11:45am ‘Spiritual Reading Book Club’ coffee, conversation and a review of ‘A Cry is Heard’ Jean Vanier. Offering: £10.
St Maria Goretti Prayer Group Holy Hour for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church. Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry, on Tuesday 21st January at 8.15pm.
Open Night St Brigid’s College/Colaiste Bhride: We welcome all prospective pupils to our Open Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020, 5.00pm – 9.00pm. Principal’s Address: 5.00pm and 7.00pm.
Mass in honour of Blessed Alexandrina will be held in Termonbacca on Sunday the 26th January at 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome.
Samartians, Derry are holding two information evenings for potential volunteers or for anyone who wants to know more about volunteering in any capacity for Samaritans. The dates for the information evenings are, Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th January @ 7pm at our branch at 16 Clarendon Street, Derry, BT48 7ET. If you can’t make it you can visit our website www.samaritans.org for more information.
Donegal Hospice Bereavement Support. Tel: (003535)089-4402787
The Priory Institute, Study Theology Online. We are currently taking enrolments for our 2020 Spring Semester. Launch Day is 8 February and the cut-off date for registrations is 4 February. For further details email, email@example.com or Tel: 00353 14048124
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 24th February 2020. £399.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus transfer to Knock, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with breakfast lunch and dinner (full board). All entertainment and excursions included. Lunches on days out. Wheelchair accessible rooms. Single room supplement £40.00. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight, any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Tel: Ireland: 00353 1 443 4510, N. Ireland: 0044 28 8224 1888 Email:email@example.com Website: www.med-irishcentre.com
The Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum are introducing a new Chronic Pain Support Group to Gasyard Centre beginning Friday 24th January ‘20. The 12 week programme is designed to support individuals aged 18+ who experience chronic pain. Each week the group will be met with a health professional who will provide information and advice followed by a session of Chi Me. If you are interested please contact Lorraine Kivelehan or Sarah Harkin on 028 71365330
The IOSAS Centre is running an eight week course led and facilitated by Bernie’s Blooms culminating in an Easter Floral Display in St. Canice’s Church. Total price of course (including all materials and tea/coffee) is £100 for the 8 weeks. An ideal present for Mothers’ Day. Spaces are limited due to the nature of the course. Full details on Facebook #IOSASCentre or telephone +353 74 9384866.