Sixth Sunday of Easter 26th May 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 26th May 8.00am Rosaleen Browne
Monday 27th May 7.30pm Maura McColgan
Tuesday 28th May 7.30pm Mary Pat Murray
Wednesday 29th May 7.30pm Seamus & Jimmy Conway
Saturday 1st June 6.00pm Raymond Doherty
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of June Kivelehan – Iona Park, Patrick McGuigan – Donegal Place, Fr Jerry Fitzpatrick- Termonbacca
Baptisms: We welcome: Sofia McGilloway & Patrick McCormick.
First Holy Communion for children from Nazareth House Primary School will take place next Saturday 1st June 2019 at 11.30am.
Wednesday Adoration; There are times during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays when no one is present. For the time being Adoration on Wednesday will be postponed. We ask people to consider signing the sheet covering the hours of Adoration so that a complete prayerful presence is maintained throughout the whole of Adoration on Wednesdays. Please see sheets at Offertory Gifts Table.
The Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary – Friday 31st May
Mass at the Grotto – at 6.00pm
Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Mass in Our Lady’s Grotto, Lecky Road. A collection will be taken up after Mass for the upkeep of the grotto. Please note: there will be NO 7.30pm Mass in the church on Friday, 31st May.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2093.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £611.00
Fr. Aidan gratefully acknowledges with thanks the donations of £20.00 & £20.00 respectively to the Longtower SOS Project.
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, 23rd June at 12 noon.
We are sent: At the end of mass we may all feel relieved that something is over and that we have done our bit as members of Gods family for another week. But remember what the priest says at the end of every Mass: “Go and announce…”. The emphasis is on the word “go”. We are blessed, dismissed and sent from Gods house out into the world to bring God and his message with us to everyone we meet. We can only do this because we have been nourished by the Word of God and the Bread of Life. We cannot do this on our own. We need the support of one another, the Body of Christ, who gather every week to pray.
“Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
There is a feeling that seems to stir within the heart during these weeks of Eastertide, of being touched by the words of the Apostles and the visions of the battles we all encounter in the book of the Apocalypse. The beauty and love within their words invites us in to witness their divine experiences and unburden ourselves from the distractions of our outer world. As they carry us to Pentecost they are constantly connecting us to our beloved friend, the Holy Spirit. With him we can never be separated from the infinite teachings of Jesus, for he is the sacred messenger and teacher between heaven and earth. May we continue to reinforce the foundations of our spiritual home by expanding His word within our hearts and lovingly sharing it with each other. Reference/ Reading: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Apoc 21:10-14, 22-23, John 14:23-29
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday 27th May.
The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead takes place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 30 June 2019 at 6.00 pm.
Lourdes Pilgrimage – The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 4 – 9 July, has a limited number of places left. Cost £679 pp sharing. Anyone interested in travelling, please contact the Lourdes Office office – open Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays 11am – 1pm. Tel: 028 7126 0293. Email email@example.com.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg. The annual pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rdJune. Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown. A bus is being arranged from Derry for those who wish to avail of it. £80 per person (including bus) or £65 for students (ages 16 – 18) including bus. For those making their own way to Lough Derg the cost is £65 / €75. To book a place on the bus, tel: 028 71264087 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Accord Derry /Recruiting for Counsellors: Accord invites applications for the Certificate in Counselling (Marriage and Relationship) for the academic year 2019/2020. The certificate, validated by St Patrick’s College Maynooth, is aligned to Level 8, 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications (Level 6 England, Wales and NI) and is aimed at qualified experienced counsellors/therapists who have: Degree/Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy, completed a minimum of 200 client hours and have a current supervised caseload & knowledge/experience of the Person Centred Approach. Successful applicants course and supervision fees funded by ACCORD. Training in Maynooth over eight weekends, September 2019 to June 2019. For application and criteria and form please see www.accord.ie/joining-accord/becoming-a-counsellor. Closing date 31st May 2019.
Mass in honour of Blessed Alexandrina will be held in Termonbacca on Sunday the 26th May at 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Mass for the Sick will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Tuesday 28th May at 7.30 p.m.
On Friday 31st of May 2019, St Mary’s Church, Creggan, will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of its dedication. Following an extensive programme of refurbishment, Bishop Donal McKeown will re-dedicate the church at a Mass to be celebrated at 7.30p.m on the Anniversary itself. All are welcome. A particular welcome is extended to all those who have been a part of St Mary’s Parish during its 60-year history, wherever they may be. For those who are unable to travel, the Mass can also be watched on our live stream: https://www.churchservices.tv/creggan
The Apostolate of Adoration invites parishioners to the Adoremus National Eucharistic & Marian Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Friday evening 14th June and or all-day Saturday 15th June. There is a full programme organised for everyone; Adults, Young Adults and Children. See website for more details www.eucharisticadoration.ie or email email@example.com or text 087 2478519 for full details. Bishop Phonsie Cullinan is chief celebrant on Friday evening and Archbishop Eamon Martin is chief celebrant on the Saturday.
Catholic ‘Faith and Reason’ talks! This exciting and insightful series of talks will be kick-started on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 7pm in St Malachy’s Parish Hall, Belfast. Come along to hear Fr Conor McDonough OP speak on ‘Faith vs Science? Think again’. Find out more information on our Facebook page ‘Faith and Reason talks Belfast’ or contact Sarah on 07885267509.
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. The next intake will be Autumn 2019. An information session will be held in Saint Mary’s College, Derry on Monday 10th June at 4pm. If you are interested please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries are open for the Age Concern Annual Gardening Competition 2019. There are 4 categories, garden, enclosed yard or patio, vegetable plot, hanging basket or window box. It costs £2 per category to enter. This competition is open to all gardeners over the age of 60 living in the BT47/ BT48 areas of the city. Closing date is Friday June 28th 2019. For entry forms call into Malvern House, Chapel Road, email email@example.com or ring 028 71 347 478
There will be blood donation sessions in the Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry on Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th June 2019. The sessions will run from 1.30pm – 4pm & 5.15pm – 8pm.
Older People North West are starting a walking group for older people beginning Tuesday May 28 2019. First walk will be to Prehen Woods. Bus leaving Malvern House, Chapel Road at 1.30pm and returning there for 3pm. To book a place call 02871-347478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org