Twenty Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time 20th September 2020
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 20th September 12Noon David Doherty
Monday 21st September 10.00am Owen & Isobel McKee
Monday 21st September 7.30pm Bridget McCallion
Tuesday 22nd September 7.30pm John Patrick Hutton
Wednesday 23rd September 7.30pm Annie & James Duddy
Thursday 24th September 10.00am Teddy Meehan
Thursday 24th September 7.30pm Tommy Doherty
Saturday 26th September 10.00am Margaret Doherty
Saturday 26th September 6.00pm Sarah Colette
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; George Locke- Foyle Road
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Díon Gillespie & Luca Patterson
Confessions: Monday – Friday 7.00-7.25pm, Saturday 11.30am- 12.30pm & 5.15pm-5.50pm
Visitation of the Sick: For urgent sick calls please contact the Parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com
We kindly ask that everyone attending Mass, other Church Services and Devotions to wear a face covering at all times (apart from those with certain health conditions). We must all continue to observe social distancing, to use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and to receive Holy Communion only in the hand. It is up to each of us individually and as a community to keep each other as safe as possible as we continue to live alongside the virus. We continue to have stewards and ushers giving direction as you enter and leave the Church. Please follow the guidance given as they are acting for the well being of everyone. Entrance and exit doorways must be kept totally free at all times.We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to gather together in these uncertain times.
Wednesday 23rd September – Feast Day of St Padre Pio,
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful & will hear your prayer.” St. Padre Pio
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 21st September at 7.30pm.
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.
“The Church does indeed defend the legitimate right to private property, but she also teaches no less clearly that there is always a social mortgage on all private property, in order that goods may serve the general purpose that God gave them. It is not in accord with God’s plan that this gift be used in such a way that its benefits favour only a few. This calls into serious question the unjust habits of a part of humanity.” Saint John Paul II
As we ponder this, let us ask ourselves– how unjust are my habits to those around me? To respond to this forceful question, it may help to view the heart as the nucleus of the exterior property’s we occupy – home, work and church. Seeing the heart as the centre of everything and frequently checking in with it, prevents us from moving out to other places with possible unjust beliefs and judgement of others. Without the growth of love compassion and tenderness we become instrumental in holding the goods in our heart for the few we deem righteous, and neglect those we feel are not worthy. May we change our habits and re-form more stable social properties within our hearts – then we will be in harmony with God’s plan for all creation. Reference and further reading: Laudato Si – Care for our Common Home. Pope Francis, Chapter 2 – The Gospel of Creation.
The Net: The September edition of The Net is now available online, on www.derrydiocese.org . As always, it features a wide variety of news, interesting interviews, articles and photos from parishes across the diocese. There is a ‘Remembering Bishop Lagan’ feature and a ‘Remembering John Hume’ article in the September issue. You are invited to read The Net, on the diocesan website, at your convenience.
Totus Tuus Magazine; Due to the Covid- 19 Outbreak, Totus Tuus magazine is now being delivered straight to your door. If you would like to start receiving Totus Tuus to your home then please phone Fiona at 086 876 0058.
Volunteers Needed, Foyle Hospice Charity Shops, Limavady, Waterloo Place & Strabane; Do you have a few hours to spare a week? Would you like to join our fantastic team of volunteers? Meet new friends? Learn new skills? And most importantly have fun while helping and supporting your local hospice. If this is something that would interest you, please get in touch with Rachael Osbourne, Volunteer Co-ordinator, 028-71351010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s reopens on Monday 21 September. Our liturgies, faith events and social gatherings are popular with students and alumni. We have a range of groups and societies whose activities appeal to a wide range of interests. Our Chapel, Food Bar and study space are open throughout the academic year. Wherever you are on your faith journey, know that we are here for you. For more visit qubcatholic.org or drop by for a coffee and chat at 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast.
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.