Seventeenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 25th July 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.
Monday 26th July 7.30pm Regina O’Mahony
Tuesday 27th July 7.30pm Kathleen (Prindy) McBride
Wednesday 28th July 10.00am Hugh & Margaret Dalton
Thursday 29th July 7.30pm Valerie Curran
Saturday 31st July 6.00pm Damien Quigley
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Celine McClelland- Bigwood Road
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Farágh O’Kane, Odin Brown, Christopher Hallissey & Olivia Reutelingsperger
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
We would like to remind everyone attending Mass & other Church Services that it is mandatory to wear a face covering at all times and to continue to observe social distancing, use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and to receive Holy Communion only in the hand. It is up to each of us individually and as a community to keep each other as safe as possible as we continue to live alongside the virus. We thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to gather together as a parish community.
The July edition of The Net, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of faith in the Derry Diocese, is now available. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the March edition will only be available on the Diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-july-2021. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – email@example.com.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Mary’s Meals – Step by Step Walk
Mary’s Meals is currently feeding over 1.8million children a daily school meal across 19 countries. Our Annual ‘Step by Step to Feed the Next Child’ Sponsored walks to support this work are taking place between the 24th July and the 15th August. It starts in five different locations throughout Ireland and finishes in Knock on 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption. The Derry section starts from St Eugene’s Cathedral travelling to Fahan on the 7th Aug (12-4pm) and we would love for more people to join us even for a mile or two. All welcome to participate! Covid safe measures will be in place. If not walking, then keep us in your prayers and watch out for our walkers with their blue collection buckets and support our campaign to feed the next hungry child. Contact Helen Quinn on 07814441701 for more details or visit Step by Step to Feed the Next Child on Facebook.
Foyle Hospice is currently seeking new volunteers to join our team in our Day Hospice. With services re-opening we are in urgent of volunteer; Hairdressers, Complementary Therapists, Beauticians/ Nail Technicians. Our Day Hospice is a friendly and welcoming environment where patients receive specialist palliative care services and support combined with key complementary therapies. We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who will welcome you to the team. The Day Hospice is operational on a Tuesday, Wednesday and a Thursday each week. If you have any of these skills or qualifications and you have a few hours to spare then please contact Rachael Osbourne on 028-71351010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on the lough shore is now open daily. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option, and several information boards highlight features of particular interest. Leaflets are available at the Visitors Centre. A guided walk experience will be offered on Sunday 25th and Saturday 31st July, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting. Further dates for these guided walks will follow for late August and early September. For bookings and further information email email@example.com or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. www.loughderg.org Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.
Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art? The Priory Institute eek-long online Summer School will run from 8-13 August and again from 22-27 August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT: Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St Mary’s University College, Belfast, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10:00am until 4:30pm. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level. During the course, participants will cover topics on: Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, The Eucharist, Living the Christian Life, The Sacraments, The Scriptures, Where in the World is God? And much more. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/certificate-in-christian-thought.
Accord Derry Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme Course Dates: August 10th/11th 2021, Sept 14th/15th 2021, Oct 12th/13th 2021 Nov 9th/10th 2021, Dec 7th/8th 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.
Preparing for Marriage?Catholic Engaged Encounter: A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11-12 September 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.
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.