The Ascension of the Lord 2nd June 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 2nd June 12.00Nooon Joe Hamilton
Tuesday 4th June 7.30pm John Dunne
Wednesday 5th June 7.30pm Betty Woodrow
Thursday 6th June 7.30pm Healey Family
Saturday 8th June 6.00pm Murray Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Hugo Meenan-The Metropole,
The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead takes place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 30 June 2019 at 6.00 pm.
Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Long Tower this Sunday 2nd June at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
PATH MASS (Parish Action Toward’s Health). We invite you to our 7.30pm Mass on Monday 3rd June. At this Mass we give thanks to God for positive mental health, and to pray for those who are struggling with mental health issues, and to pray for those who care for them. During this Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated.
Fr Aidan will visit the sick in his care in the following areas on 3rd, 4th, and 5th June 2019;
Monday 3rd June am:
Alexander Memorial Cottages, Foyle Road, Foyle Park, Orchard Row, Moat Street, Millar Street,
Ferguson Street, Belview Avenue, Bishop Street.
Monday3rd June pm:
Ivy Terrace, Lower Bennett Street, Abercorn Road.
Tuesday 4th June From 11.00am:
Long Tower Court, St Columb’s Wells, Meenan Drive, Drumcliffe Avenue, Abbots Walk, Dove Gardens, Nualamount Drive, Jacqueline Way, Stanley’s Walk, Lecky Road, Kerrigan’s Close, Jack Allen Court,
The Metropole (Bridge Street)
Wednesday 5th June From 11.30am :
Bluebell Hill Gardens, Celtic Court, Lecky Road, Southend Park, Iona Court, Glennane.
Wednesday 5th June 1.30 pm:
Lone Moor Road, Old City Court, Lone Moor Gardens, Iona Park, Braehead Road.
2019 Long Tower SOS DRAW. The next draw will take place on Monday 3rd June. All draw returns are due in on Monday 3rd June between 6.30pm and 7.30pm the draw will take place immediately afterwards.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1896.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £576.00
Fr. Aidan gratefully acknowledges with thanks the various donations totalling £300.00 to the Longtower SOS Project.
St Columba’s Day, On Sunday 9th June, Bishop Donal McKeown will join us to celebrate the 12 Noon Mass. After Mass the annual procession to St Columbs Well will take place. The First Communion children from the Parish Primary Schools are asked to take part in the procession wearing their First Communion clothes.
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.
Our Mission So we are sent from Mass on a mission, to announce the Gospel, to live like Jesus would want us to. We are being asked to be witnesses for Jesus in the way we live our lives, at home, in school, in our community and in the world. Sometimes that may seem like a very difficult job but there lots of things that we can do and are already doing to show that we are members of Gods family.
“You Will Be My Witnesses”
As we awaken to the words of Jesus during this beautiful season it feels we are becoming more finely tuned with the Kingdom of God – that place we long to touch within ourselves. His return promised to breathe the power of the Holy Spirit into our hearts – to allow us to wisely perceive and know Him more deeply – in the hope that we too may rise and unite with the divine body. As we enter another new age may we become the next torch bearers, carrying His love within every particle of our being with strength and courage – to be His witnesses in enlightening and loving each other. In the coming days may we joyfully prepare our inner temples for a renewal of baptism with our dear friend the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday.
Reference and further reading: Acts 1:1-11, Eph 1:17-23, Luke 24:46-53
Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood– Parishioners are invited to join in a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr Edward Gallagher in St. Brigid’s Church, Carnhill, Derry on Thursday 13 June at 7.30pm. Refreshments and entertainment will follow afterwards in St. Brigid’s Centre, Carnhill. Mass will also be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Greencastle, Co Tyrone on Friday 14 June at 7.30pm if you wish to attend there. Refreshments and entertainments afterwards in Greencastle Community Centre
Holy Hour For Vocations – Fr Declan Boland will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase to vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Thursday 6th June at 8:00. All are welcome.
Job Opportunity – Faith Formation Co-Ordinator, Derry Diocesan Trust, in the parishes of Culmore and Steelstown, Derry City. Full Time (37 hours) Fixed Term One Year Contract (with possibility of extension). The employee will facilitate the growth of the faith of parishioners of all ages and form an effective team to help implement the vision and parish goals for faith formation, working in both parishes, which currently have three primary schools and one post-primary school. For application packs please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 028 71262 302. Completed applications must be returned to Derry Diocesan Trust, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, or via email, to be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday, 12th June 2019. Interviews will be held on the week beginning 1st July 2019. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Matt Talbot, Freedom from Drugs Mass: The Matt Talbot Freedom from Drugs Mass will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Monday 3rd June at 7:30pm. This Mass is offered for those who are addicted to drugs and for their families. We pray that through the intercession of venerable Matt Talbot, that people will be freed from this addiction. Prayer cards and reflection cards will be available after the Mass and refreshments will be provided. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com or ring St Eugene’s Cathedral on (028) 71262894.
Blood donation sessions in the Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry on Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th June 2019 from 1.30pm – 4pm & 5.15pm – 8pm.
Marian Devotions – in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Tuesday 4th June, beginning at 7.30 p.m. Day Retreat for Senior Citizens and Friends – in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Thursday 6th June. Cost for the day, including meals £15. To book – contact – 028 71 262512.
The Holy Family Padre Pio prayer group will hold their Monthly meeting on Tuesday 4th June in the Holy Family church, Ballymagroarty, Derry, starting with Mass at 7.15pm. There will be a 1st class relic at the meeting, everyone is welcome.
The North West Rheumatoid Arthritis Group next meeting is on Tues 4 June from 7pm to 8.30 pm in Lecture Theatre 1 MDEC Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital. Guest speaker is Mrs Eithne Boyle, Principal Physiotherapist.
Running with the Father’s Heart – 32 Marathons because Every County Counts. A scroll filled with Father God’s love is being carried the length of a marathon in each of the 32 counties. In week 18, Saturday 8th June, the scroll is carried through County Derry The weekend begins with a talk by American missionary Alan Bender on Friday 7 June at 7 p.m. in Columba House, Saturday 8th June: Relay Marathon, carrying the scroll from Drumceatt Hill to Limavady. All are welcome. Find out more on www.thewordofthelord.biz or ring Katey Moreland on +353 871238774
Join the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum for our Family Cycle on 13th June 2019. Leaving Long Tower Youth Club at 6p.m. Adult bikes can be provided but booking is essential. For more information or to book a bike please contact Oonagh on 02871365330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.