Twenty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 29th August 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 29th August 12Noon Shay Meenan
Monday 30th August10.00am William Campbell
Monday 30th August 7.30pm Colm Devenney
Tuesday 31st August 7.30pm Elizabeth, Thomas & Harry Lynch
Wednesday 1st September 7.30pm Annie Smith
Thursday 2nd September 7.30pm Dolores Logue
Friday 3rd September 10.00am John Nash
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Alan O’Hagan- Cromore Gardens, Tommy Donnelly-Northland Avenue & Bridie Shields- Foyle Park
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Charlie Jenkins-Coooke, Fiádh Meenan & Blake Melly
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday 30th August and will re-open on Tuesday 31st August at 9.00am.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894
We would like to remind everyone attending Mass & other Church Services that under current guidance there remains a legal requirement to wear a face covering on the way into a place of worship and on the way out. Despite this change in the legal position Bishop Donal McKeown has asked that we strongly continue to recommend & encourage the use of face coverings during all services of worship. We also kindly ask that you continue to observe social distancing & use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and that you 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 thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to gather together as a parish community.
SEASON OF CREATION. “A Home for All?: Restoring Our Common Home” Pope Francis established the 1st September as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation following the publication of the encyclical Laudato si’ in 2015. The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi), celebrating the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The Diocese of Derry is encouraging parishes, schools and families to reflect on what they can do to protect the environment around us all. For ideas, initiatives, prayers, liturgies and news articles on the theme please see the diocesan social media channels and derrydiocese.org/season-of-creation.
‘Every Voice Festival’. This year the festival marks 1500 years since the birth of Colmcille, patron saint of Derry, through music and prayer. This concert was filmed in the beautiful settings of St Columb’s Cathedral, St Columba’s Church Long Tower and Áras Cholmcille.It features Long Tower Folk Group, St Columb’s Cathedral Choir and St Eugene’s Cathedral Choir as well as a performance from an inter-denominational choir of community singers from throughout Derry and Donegal. The concert celebrates the city’s shared heritage and early Irish Christianity. The concert can be viewed via the following link https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YfQdIIGxY0
DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE: The following Retreat and Workshops will be offered by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA: ‘Called by a New Name’ Retreat – Refocus, recharge and reconnect in a post-pandemic world. Sunday 3 October, 5pm – Friday 8 October, 9.30am. Cost £420/€490. ‘Broken Open’ Workshop – How difficult times can help us grow. Friday 19 November, 5pm – Sunday 21 November, 2pm. Cost £200 / €230. Enquiries and reservations: Tel 028 (048 from ROI) 30821964. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT: Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St Mary’s University College, Belfast, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10:00am until 4:30pm. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level. During the course, participants will cover topics on: Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, The Eucharist, Living the Christian Life, The Sacraments, The Scriptures, Where in the World is God? And much more. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/certificate-in-christian-thought.
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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/
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