Twenty-First Sunday In Ordinary Time 21st August 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 21st August 12Noon Tess Deehan & Jimmy Deehan
Monday 22nd August 7.30pm Alan O’Hagan
Tuesday 23rd August 10.00am Danny & Maria Porter
Tuesday 23rd August 7.30pm Nora O’Connor
Wednesday 24th August 7.30pm Tommy Donnelly
Thursday 25th August 7.30pm Maisie McKinney
Friday 26th August 7.30pm Martin Hegarty & George Kalkman
Saturday 27th August 6.00pm Bridget Morrison
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Betty Gallagher- Elmwood Terrace
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Bella-Mae Healy, John McLaughlin-Hallissey& Nóra Quigley
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1681.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £535.00
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.
The Derry Diocese has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland to conduct a review of safeguarding practice. This review is due to commence with the Safeguarding Sunday Mass on 18th September 2022 in St Columb’s Church, Waterside at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this Mass. The review will continue on Monday 19th September to Friday 23rd September 2022. If you have any views about Safeguarding in the Derry Diocese, we invite you to come forward to Teresa Devlin, Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, prior to the review dates. Teresa can be contacted on the following number (+353) 01 5053124 or alternatively by email Teresa.email@example.com If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact Marie Gormley, Designated Liaison Person (DLP) on (+44) 07596 500793 or report directly to An Garda Síochána/PSNI or TUSLA/HSC.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities
Pastoral Youth Ministry Co-Ordinator: 35 hours per week,
Location: Steelstown Parish, Derry. Closing Date: 4.30pm on 23.08.2022.
Grounds and Maintenance Person: 25 hours per month/ Seasonal Contract-
April to October. Location: St Patrick’s Church, Claudy Parish, Co Derry,
Closing Date: 4.30pm on 23.08.2022
For a job description and application form please:
Write: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office,
St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: 028 7126 2302.
Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
Save the Date – Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine: Saturday 24th September 2022, led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Stations of the Cross at 2:00pm followed by Mass at 3:00pm with Sacrament of the Sick. Buses will travel from a variety of pick up points. For further information please contact Fr Patrick Lagan at St Eugene’s Cathedral on 028 7126 2894 or email the parish office at email@example.com.
The Irish Bishops’ Conference have published the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process on www.synod.ie and invite all to read it carefully and prayerfully. The Synodal Process has been conducted across the Church in Ireland from Autumn 2021. The publication the National Synthesis is the fruit of a wide-ranging process of listening and consultation drawing on the syntheses produced by the 26 dioceses in Ireland, as well as those submitted by religious congregations and other interested groups. The National Synthesis will be forwarded to Rome as part of the worldwide synodal process of listening and discernment launched by Pope Francis in October 2021 and which will culminate in the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome in 2023.
Supporting Catholic Parents: On Tuesday 6th September, there will be a conference on Zoom hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’. The topic of the conference will be: ‘Supporting Catholic Parents: Sharing the Catholic Vision of Love and Human Sexuality with Our Children’. The speaker will be Fr Chris Hayden, author of the recently published book: ‘A Better Vision: Understanding and Living the Catholic Vision of Human Sexuality’. The conference will begin at 8pm and conclude at 9pm. All are welcome. All you need to do to take part is send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org This conference is designed to help Catholic parents be the best educators of their children in the areas of faith and morality in our modern culture.
Blessing of Motorbikes and Bikers: St Aengus’ Church, Burt, Co Donegal (N13. Derry-Letterkenny Rd): Sun 11th September, at 1.00pm. All are very welcome to a blessing for motorbikes and bikers. We will also remember all our biker friends who have died since our last time together: “September 2019, before COVID.” Collection on the day for RNLI. Usual bike run to Ned’s Point RNLI Station to present the donation and for refreshments. Contact details Fr Gerry Sweeney: email@example.com or on Facebook.
Buncrana Parish is holding a Summer Garden Fête in the grounds of Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana on Sunday 28th August from 3pm-6pm. Children’s races, bouncy castles, rickety wheel, dog show and much more. Come along for an afternoon of family fun! Admission €5 per adult / €15 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See Facebook Page ‘Buncrana Parish’ for details.
Accord Derry are facilitating 2 courses in September (Virtual): September Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme; First Course- Tuesday 6th and Wednesday7th 7pm -9pm, Second Course- Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st 7pm -9pm, cost £135.00 per couple. These courses will be online for booking this Monday 22nd August at www.accordni.com
Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service seeking Marriage Preparation Programme Facilitators: Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Accord is seeking registration of interest from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally in accordance with best practice. Contact Deirdre 07980898399 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for receipt of registration of interest forms to be included in Selections for this year is Wednesday 31st August 2022. Registration of Interest form and additional information about becoming a facilitator is available on www.accordni.com
Annual Palliative Care Week, which takes place Sunday 11 – Saturday 17 September 2022. Our theme this year ‘Palliative Care: Living as well as possible’ provides us with an opportunity to raise awareness of the positive impact that palliative care has on the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses and their families; allowing them to live their lives as fully as they can. You can find out more on The Palliative Hub, https://thepalliativehub.com/palliative-care-week-2022.
The Iosas Centre Cafe in Muff (adjacent to White Oaks) Sunday Carvery, serving meals from 12.30pm-3.00pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using our own organic vegetables. Booking is recommended and take away is available. (1 course €12.50/2 courses €15.50/3 courses €19.50). Tel:- 0749384866. Why not finish your afternoon with a walk in our beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
Gamblers Anonymous: Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Call us on 028 7135 1329.
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.
Webcams Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can be accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie