Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 21st July 2019
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.
Sunday 21st July 12.00Noon Geraldine Arnett
Monday 22nd July 10.00am Maurice & Peggy Brennan
Monday 22nd July 7.30pm Michelle Green
Tuesday 23rd July 10.00am Jane & Chris Morrow
Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm Liam McSwine
Thursday 25th July 7.30pm Letty & Jim Deehan
Saturday 27th July 6.00pm Angela Campbell
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Ellen (Eileen) Jarvis – Bluebell Hill Gardens & Liam McCallion – Beechwood Street
Please note there will be NO Padre Pio Healing Mass during the Month of July. The next Padre Pio Healing Mass will be on Monday 19th August at 7.30pm.
Saint Padre Pio Prayer
O my Jesus, Thou has said “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you and you will receive.”
Behold I knock, I seek, and I ask for the grace of…
[state your request here], Amen.
Baptisms: We welcome: Milo McLaughlin, Róraí Gallagher, Aráya Brown & Harry Millar-Gillespie
Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Long Tower this Sunday 21st July at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1983.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £587.00
2019 Long Tower SOS DRAW. The next draw will take place on Monday 5th August. All draw returns are due in on or before Monday 5th August between 6.30pm & 7.30pm, the draw will take place immediately afterwards.
The Net. The July/August Edition is now available. Copies are available at the Sacristy. For coverage of your parish or school faith activities just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text 07809292852.
Lough Derg 2019: The Three-Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Tuesday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI 00 353 71 9861518) email: email@example.com
“I understand the grief of people who have to endure great suffering, yet slowly but surely we all have to let the joy of faith slowly revive as a quiet yet firm trust, even amid the greatest distress:
‘My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is…But this I call to mind, and therefore I have to hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end: they are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness… It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord,’ Lamentations 3:17, 21-23, 26. References: Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) by Pope Francis
Hospitality has a special place in the life of God’s people. He always rewards kindness done to him. The welcome we give him should be characterised by listening in faith. The Bible story is a great example of focusing our whole awareness to the presence or Word of God. There is a clear contrast in behaviour between the sisters Mary and Martha when Jesus arrives at their home. This could be interpreted as a metaphor for how we can react to the teachings and presence of Jesus and God in our own lives. While Martha becomes preoccupied worrying about the preparations of their home, she misses the opportunity to listen and learn from the direct wisdom of Jesus. When she pleads to Jesus that Mary should help her, He responds with, “Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” It is better to give our full attention when in the presence of the Lord, whether personally as Mary was or when reading the Word of God. Doing so provides us with the best opportunity to fully understand and incorporate the wisdom from scripture into our beliefs and actions.
Diploma in Pastoral Theology at Drumalis, in association with St Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth. Applications are now being accepted for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2019. Information available at http://www.drumalis.co.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Drumalis during office hours – Tel: 028 28272196/28276455
In the Footsteps of St John Paul II: 10 Night Pilgrimage to Poland. 21st April 2020 – 1st May 2020: Follow in the footsteps of St. John Paul II: visit the capital of Divine Mercy, venerate the messenger of Mercy, St. Faustina’s relics, see the cell that imprisoned St. Maximillian Kolbe, martyr, as well as visit the largest Marian shrines and sanctuaries in Poland; daily Mass and spiritual activities. Flights from Belfast, luxury coach travel and excellent accommodation. For more information, detailed itinerary and price, please contact Fr Micheál McGavigan at email@example.com
‘Be Still’ CD recorded by Sebastiano Pellizari & Anne Marie Hickey available from Long Tower Parochial House, Cost £10, containing hymns such as Ave Maria, Sweet Heart of Jesus & How Great Thou Art.
The Ulster Youth Orchestra Stringtime Quartet will be playing their second concert in Older People North West’s Malvern House Centre on Chapel Road on Tuesday 23rd July at 12.45pm. This free event is open to all. The Quartet welcome audience participation and will be performing 60’s standards and the classical pieces you didn’t know you knew. For further information call 028 71 347 478 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mass in honour of Blessed Alexandrina will be held in Termonbacca on Sunday the 28th July at 7:30 pm. everyone welcome.
The Ryan McBride Foundation are providing a football summer camp for children aged 7-14yrs and will be delivered from Monday 5th August – Thursday 8th August, 1pm-4pm at The Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. The cost is £20 for the four days. Please find us on Facebook ‘The Ryan McBride Foundation’ where you will find more information and a link to pay via Klubfunder or pay on the day. If you have any further queries, please contact Ciara on 028 71365330 or email@example.com.
Millennium Forum – Access Information Day, Thursday 25 July 2019 @ 11am & 12 noon. We are holding an Access Information Day to show people everything that we do, this will include tours, question and answer sessions, demonstrations on our accessibility equipment and entertainment from Stage Beyond. We will also have a “wee cuppa and a biscuit” as well!! For more information or to book a place on the tour please contact Lisa Heaney on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02871 272779. Book early to avoid disappointment, places are limited
Ards Retreat Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal are holding a Silent Retreat, Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…” Preached by: Fr. Killian Byrne from 16th to 22nd September 2019, Cost €390 full board. For further details contact Helen on 00353 869 1678027 or email@example.com / www.foyerofcharity.com. This will be a privileged time to come away from noise and distractions, and listen to the Spirit of God, – Who is Love. Silence, prayer, teachings & liturgy of the Church.
Memories of The Long Tower and Brandywell: A Collection of old cine film which has been transferred to DVD, taken from1950’s onward. The pack contains a double DVD with approx. 2hr 30mins of footage and contains many clips of Derry in the 50’s up to 1980’s. Much of the footage was filmed in the Brandywell area and the Long Tower School. The DVD costs £10.00 & is available from St Columba Heritage Centre, Long Tower Parochial House, McLaughlin’s- William Street & Photochute- Strand Road, All Proceeds to the upkeep of St Columba Heritage Centre.
Accord Derry/ Marriage Preparation Workshops, September 13th/14th 2019, October 18th/19th 2019, November 15th/16th 2019, Venue: Thornhill Ministeries, Culmore Road, Derry, Booking now online at www.accord-ni.co.uk.
“If we practice seeing with the eyes of Jesus, we will always be able to recognise those who need our Help” Pope Francis