Third Sunday In Ordinary Time 24th January 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.
Sunday 24th January 12Noon Raymond & Kathleen Doherty
Monday 25th January 7.30pm Evelyn & Peter Lancaster
Tuesday 26th January 10.00am Mary McFadden
Tuesday 26th January 7.30pm James & Margaret McCallion
Wednesday 27th January 10.00am Eileen Sweeney
Wednesday 27th January 7.30pm Margaret Duggan
Thursday 28th January 10.00am William & Kathleen Ferguson
Thursday 28th January 7.30pm Margaret Stewart
Saturday 30th January 10.00am James & Sarah Duggan
Saturday 30th January 6.00pm Kathleen Barber
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Eugene McLaughlin- Deanery Street & Margaret McDermott- Bishop Street
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Adoration Chapel Pump Street: Will be closed until further notice.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 25th January at 7.30pm Via Webcam.
We shall share in a spiritual network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. While we may still be apart in person, we remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to further connect with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life. Through the gift of this Mass we will unite in prayer for all. We pray to be surrounded by the light and warmth of God’s love to heal our brokenness at this time of isolation, suffering and loss. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Spiritual Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio. We ask everyone’s assistance to help others connect with this Mass through our webcam – especially the elderly, frail and vulnerable. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. You can access the Mass via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated from 24th-31st January 2021. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience. Our focus on faith and resilience is to remind us of the powerful role our Catholic schools have in the lives of so many young people. We have focused the week around the three theological virtues- faith, hope and love- while acknowledging the challenges we are all facing at this present time and the need to feel a sense of belonging in our community again. All CSW 2021 resources are available to download online at www.catholicschools.ie.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Children in Crossfire Advent boxes/Donations be returned to the Parish Office. Alternatively you can send them to the Children in Crossfire office, 2 St Joseph’s Avenue Derry BT48 6TH. If you didn’t get a box and would like one you can still pick them up at the back of the chapel if you are in for private prayer. You can also donate online: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/advent-appeal. The current campaign aims to provide hand washing and sanitation facilities in 700 schools in Tanzania, benefiting up to 80,000 children. Thank you so much for your ongoing support at this challenging time.”
The January edition of The Net, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of faith in the Derry Diocese, is now available on the Diocesan website and Facebook Page – https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-january-2021. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the January edition will only be available on the Diocesan website. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparing for Marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter: A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 27-28 March 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.
Greater Shantallow Area Partnership and local Churches have come together, to appeal for new or used ipads/tablets, to be given to older members of our communities. Donations towards the campaign would also be greatly appreciated. All ipads/tablets or donations can be left at the Long Tower Sacristy or at Parish Office.
Simon Community: A safe place to call home has never been more important. But for many this winter will be their first without a home. Each day approximately another 50 people become homeless here in Northern Ireland, and we only expect this to rise with the economic impact of coronavirus. They will be adults, children and families, all anxious and frightened for their future. We will provide them with vital shelter and support when they need it most, saving and rebuilding lives. If you would like to make a donation to help someone without a home, please send a cheque payable to Simon Comunity C/o Mrs Amanda Scott, Simon Community NI, 25-27 Franklin Street, Belfast BT2 8DS or go to https://www.simoncommunity.org and donate or phone 028 9023 2882. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact; email@example.com.
Priory Institute Online Open Day- Our next semester starts on February 13, 2021 and the Open Day is a chance to look into what it would be like to study with us. People attending our online Open Day here in Tallaght will have the opportunity to meet with current students and staff over Zoom, attend a short introductory lecture on theology and find out if studying theology with us is the right thing for you.
To find out more about the schedule or to register please go to: https://prioryinstitute.com/events/january-priory-institute-open-day.
Accord Derry Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme. Course Dates, January 12th and 13th 2021, February 9th and 10th 2021 & March 9th and 10th 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.
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.