Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time 18th August 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.
Tuesday 20th August 7.30pm Cathy Barr
Thursday 22nd August 10.00am Jane Morrow
Saturday 24th August 10.00am Charlie Wilson
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Michael Burke- Ballymagowan Park
Baptisms: We welcome: Emily Martin.
Padre Pio Healing Mass will take place on Monday 19th August at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
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.
Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Long Tower this Sunday 18th August at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Fr. Aidan gratefully acknowledges with thanks the individual donations of £100.00 to the Longtower SOS Project.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1915.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £591.00
The Deep End – Three against two and two against three
There will always be conflicts in family life. Differences of opinion can arise over beliefs or choices, sometimes causing immense hurt on both sides. Often these disagreements are between generations. Parents who have raised their children in the faith can feel hurt when a son or daughter drifts away, or decides not to pass on the faith to their own children. Grandparents often carry this burden too. Some conflict is unavoidable as we navigate these situations, but we have a choice- do we allow anger and hurt to shape our interactions with loved ones, or do we listen with respect and try to understand and find common ground? Perhaps these inevitable conflicts are what Jesus refers to in today’s Gospel- father divided against son, mother against daughter. It’s a surprising statement given his usual focus on peace. But then, following Jesus is not a smooth path. Peace can be hard-won, particularly in families where there are so many different personalities and opinions. Let us pray for wisdom and patience to navigate the tougher times. Triona Doherty
Dearly Beloved, May your divine grace descend upon me,
to cleanse and remove any impressions veiled around my soul
Allow that I may be released from past times, events or experiences
that hold me in bondage
Let my thoughts, words and actions be always in remembrance of you
May the seeds of love that you have sown in my soul at the time of creation flower into bright new formations
Reflective of your infinite loving essence
I open my heart to expand your love out into the world
in an ongoing circle of love and light.
Job Opportunity: Derry Diocesan Trust seeks to recruit a Youth Co-ordinator for the Parish of Templemore (St Eugene’s Cathedral and St Columba’s, Long Tower). Part-Time (20 hours), Fixed Term One-Year Contract (with possibility of extension). The employee will facilitate the growth of the faith of all youth within the parish, which currently has five primary schools and three post-primary schools. For application packs please email email@example.com or telephone 028 7126 2302. 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 Thursday 22nd August 2019. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage To Knock Shrine: Saturday 28 September, led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Stations of the Cross 2pm, Mass 3pm, with Sacrament of the Sick. Buses will travel, with a variety of pick-up points. Contact: Fr Patrick Lagan for further detail, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 028 7126 2894
Diocesan Religious Education Conference –‘The Path I Walk Christ Walks It’: The Diocese of Derry is hosting its inaugural Education Conference for Schools in Saint Columb’s College, Derry on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th August. As part of this event, there will be two public sessions, beginning each evening at 7pm. On 28th Fr Adrian Porter, SJ, Director of the Jesuit Institute of Education, London, will speak about, ‘Trusting God-Promoting Positive Mental Health in a Catholic School’ and, on 29th Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor of Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, will address the topic, ‘Why Choose a Catholic School?’ Everyone is welcome to attend
St Maria Goretti Prayer Movement – A Holy Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayer for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church. Veneration of the relic of St Maria Goretti afterwards. In the Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry, on Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 8.15pm led by Fr Sean O’Donnell. The Holy Hour is on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Everyone welcome
Mass in honour of Blessed Alexandrina will be held in Termonbacca on Sunday the 25th August at 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome.
Garden Fête, Buncrana: Buncrana Parish is holding a Garden Fête in the Grounds of Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana,on Sunday, August 25th from 3pm – 7pm. Adm €5 or €15 for a family. All proceeds in aid of the Church Renovation Fund.
March For Their Lives: Please join us at this Urgent March at Custom House Square, Belfast, on September 7th from 2.00pm. For more information on buses leaving from your area, please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email email@example.com
The organising group – NI Voiceless – is not linked to any party or particular faith and aims to put pressure on politicians to restore Stormont and halt abortion legislation. It will hold a protest on the steps of Stormont on Friday, 6th September at 7pm. Protesters have been asked to wear black or dark colours and carry a mobile or “other electric light”.
Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 8th 2019, Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin – Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.
Schola: If any singer is interested in being part of a Schola for the pleasure of singing sacred music, and for the occasional liturgical celebration, please contact Sr. Perpetua at Thornhill Ministries, 028 71351233. Rehearsals will be once every third Sunday afternoon 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm. 1st rehearsal Sunday 25 August, Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road Derry.
St. Mary’s College Return to School Arrangements 2019; Year 8 – Thursday 29th August, Years 13 & 14 – Friday 30th August – Induction, Monday 2nd September Whole School.
Registration Days for St Joseph’s Boys’ School are as follows Year 9 – Tuesday 27th August 10.00 am – 11.30 am, Year 10 – Tuesday 27th August 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm, Year 11 – Wednesday 28th August 10.00am – 11.30am Year 12 – Wednesday 28th August 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm.
Introduction to the School year for St Joseph’s Boys School are as follows;
Year 9, 10, 11 and 14 will attend on Thursday 29th August 2019 from 8.40 am – 12.00 noon. Year 8, 12 and 13 will attend on Friday 30th August 2019 from 8.40 am – 12.00 noon. All pupils attend for full timetable on Monday 2nd September.
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. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel: 028 7135 1329.
‘The Way to Bethlehem’ Christmas exhibition in Fahan Presbyterian Church Hall. Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd December 2019. Open Daily from 10:00am (except Sunday’s opens at 2pm). Special Christmas Carol service at the conclusion on Sunday 22nd December at 7.30pm. Free entrance for everyone. (Any voluntary donations to Missionary project in Romania). School groups welcome. PW groups, Youth Groups etc., as well as individuals. Please text or ring Ronnie: 078 3410 5669 or James: 078 1367 3874 J_lamberton@Hotmail.com