Thirty Third Sunday In Ordinary Time 13th November 2022
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 13th November 10.00am Mary Page
Sunday 13th November 12Noon Bronagh Crossan-Sheaffer
Monday 14th November 7.30pm Rosaleen McGilloway
Tuesday 15th November 10.00am Danny Doherty
Tuesday 15th November 7.30pm Samuel Wilson
Wednesday 16th November 10.00am Charlie Coyle
Wednesday 16th November 7.30pm Pam O’Kane
Thursday 17th November 10.00am The Barr Family
Thursday 17th November 7.30pm Niall McBrearty
Friday 18th November 10.00am McSheffrey Family
Friday 18th November 7.30pm Junior Goode
Saturday 19th November 6.00pm Thomas & Isabel McShane
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Jackie McLaughlin – Nixons Corner
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Zoe Carlin, Tallach Moyne-McCaul & Darragh Houston
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2247.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £646.00
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.
Morning coffee/tea at the Aras. Come and join us at Aras Cholmcille for a cup of coffee/tea and a bit of crack with the parishioners after 10 mass on Tuesday’s All welcome.
‘Casting a Long Shadow’ is a new book charting the People’s History of the Long Tower Church. It will be on sale in Aras Cholmcille daily from 10.30.a.m. to 1.00.p.m. Price £20.00.
Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Continues this Sunday 13th November at 6.00pm. The theme of our Novena this year is ‘What do I believe’? Exploring our Faith. Each night will comprise of the Rosary, Novena prayer and petitions with a short talk given by guest speakers and a ceremony of healing with Benediction. Our guest speaker this week is Mrs Oonagh McAlister. Oonagh was born and bred in Long Town Parish, she is married to Con and is mother to 5 sons. She is manager of Magee student village, and has been facilitating youth ministry for the past 30 years. She will reflect on our belief in the Catholic Church as recited in the Creed. Oonagh says “Life is lived forward & learned backwards. I can now look back and recognise that through experiencing my Catholic faith alive, my journey makes sense, every job I have had, every person that has come and gone, every choice I have made has been guided and influenced by the knowledge that I am loved, and that I have a purpose, a role to play & a job to do in this one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”. We wish her and our Parish every blessing as we continue our Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. We encourage everybody, including those in particular need of healing to join us.
Confirmation for the P.7 pupils of both Long Tower Primary School & Nazareth House Primary School will take place on Thursday 9th February 2023 at 5pm.
First Holy Communion for P.4 pupils of Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir will take place on Saturday 13th May 2023 at 12.30pm.
First Holy Communion for P.4 pupils of Long Tower Primary School will take place on Saturday 27th May 2023 at 12.30pm.
First Holy Communion for P.4 pupils of Nazareth House Primary School will take place on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at 12.30pm.
Adoration Chapel Pump Street: The Adoration Chapel will be open Monday- Friday from 9am-5pm. Everyone is welcome to visit.
Long Tower Parish together with a Local Charity have launched a Cost of Living Appeal:- Given the rise in the cost of living and the stress and heartache many families are going through especially in the run up to Christmas, we want to help as many families as possible. Please get in touch if you can help in any way or if you need help yourself. Items we are collecting are: Toys for all ages, Toiletries, Food for hampers, Gift sets, PJ’s/ Clothes (Must be in good condition/new). Items /Donations can be left at the Parochial House, 6 Victoria Place, Monday-Thursday from 2-4pm. Thank you for your support.
Lumen Christi College musical, “Cinderella” by Rodgers & Hammerstein -: Lumen Christi College’s production of the musical, “Cinderella” will be held on Wednesday 30th November, Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the College Reception: Adults £12; Concession £9; Family (2 adults, 2 children) £40.
St Mary’s College Christmas Craft Fair (Northland Road, Derry), Saturday 26th November 2022, 10am – 4pm, 70+ stalls. £1 Entry – Café – Santa. Everyone welcome.
St Eugene’s Primary School 5th Annual Rickety Wheel; Thursday 1st December, Pilot’s Row, Rossville Street, Derry. Doors open at 7pm.
Alcohol Awareness Week 18-25 November 2022. Al-Anon offering Family support for those affected by alcoholism. Local people, from all backgrounds are being urged to think about drinking and the effects on Families as we approach Alcohol Awareness Week. Al-Anon wishes to remind the community that help is available for anyone who needs it. Whatever your relationship to the drinker, whatever your story, Al-Anon can help. We hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Our information office, based in Belfast is open from 10am–1pm Monday to Friday. All meetings are listed on the website www.al-anonuk.org.uk, or call our Confidential Helpline on 02890682368 10am – 1pm or 6pm – 10pm daily.
Totus Tuus Scripture Conference 2022 is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm on Saturday 19th November. speakers include Sr. Caitriona Kavanagh OP, Brian O’Driscoll (paving the way home), Fr. John McCarthy (Cloyne diocese) and Fr. Terence Crotty OP. Radio Maria Ireland can be listened by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland app, Saorview channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277.
The Catholic Mothers Group will host a Retreat in Termonbacca on Saturday 26th November. This all-day Retreat will begin at 10am, with registration. Come and join us for a day away from the busyness of motherhood and take time for prayer, restoration and encouragement. Contact Sinead for further information and to register on 07523104760 or 0860528282.
This autumn, help us spread the word about Fostering: We need more foster carers now, right across Northern Ireland. Help us get the message out by talking to your family, friends and work colleagues. There are various types of foster care available to suit different lifestyles and family commitments. Could you foster? Telephone:0800 0720 137, Website: adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net.
The Playhouse’s production of ‘The Producers’ continues until 20 November. Considered one of the funniest musicals ever to grace the stage. Wednesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Sunday matinees (Today 13 Nov, and next Sunday 20 Nov) 3pm. More info and tickets (028)71 268027 or www.derryplayhouse.co.uk.
The Irish Doctors Choir are holding a concert for Children in Crossfire in Derry’s Guildhall on Sunday 20 November at 3:45pm. Featuring performances of music by Pärt, Ives & Vaughan-Williams, The Unanswered Question: Music and Poetry of Searching and Peace will feature the Doctors Choir, accompanied by Musical Director Brian MacKay and Orchestra Northwest. To book call Ronan on 028 7126 9898 or email email@example.com
Lough Derg is recruiting a Senior Vessels Skipper with General Maintenance Duties. Main duties will be the safe and courteous transportation of pilgrims and staff to and from Station Island, along with the maintenance of the Lough Derg fleet of steel-built commercial passenger Vessels. Closing Date Friday Nov 18th at 12 noon. Application Pack available on www.loughderg.org/jobs or please email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: +353 (0)7198 61518.