Twenty- Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time 6th October 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.
Monday 7th October 7.30pm Martin Leonard
Tuesday 8th October 7.30pm Jim Murray
Thursday 10th October 7.30pm Maureen Tonner
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Monica Earnshaw- Northland Way, Gladys McShane- Orchard Row, Gerry McMonagle- Prehen Park
Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Long Tower this Sunday 6th October at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Fr. Aidan gratefully acknowledges with thanks the individual donations of £100.00, £50.00 & £20.00 to the Longtower SOS Project.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1882.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £642.00
Monday 7th October – Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary;
The Rosary has accompanied me in moments of joy and in moments of difficulty. To it I have entrusted any number of concerns; in it I have always found comfort. The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and its depth.., Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (October 16, 2002)
In Memory Programme
The ‘Do This In Memory’ Mass for those children who are celebrating their First Communion this year will take place on Sunday, 27th October at 12 noon.
What Do We Do At Mass? There is a special name for all the people gathered together for Mass. They are called the Assembly. Everyone in the Assembly helps to make Mass a celebration of God’s love for us by:
- Joining in the prayers
- Standing, kneeling and sitting at the right times
- Listening carefully
- Offering our gifts to be shared
- Coming to the table to receive communion or a blessing.
In other words, we are all part of the action! In Church language this is called ‘full, active and conscious participation’.
2019 Long Tower SOS DRAW. The next draw will take place this Monday 7th October. All draw returns are due on Monday 7th October between 6.30pm & 7.30pm, the draw will take place immediately afterwards.
PATH MASS (Parish Action Towards Health). We invite you to our 7.30pm Mass on Monday 7th October. At this Mass we give thanks to God for positive mental health, and to pray for those who are struggling with mental health issues, and to pray for those who care for them. During this Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated.
Gift of Faith
Faith, a gift of God, the implications of this can never be fully understood. Faith always demands that we recognise and respond to God’s presence in our lives. It is at times of hardship that this may be easier to recognise. Even at those times when God seems far away and slow to respond we should keep the faith and trust in Him.
Holy Hour for an Increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life: Fr Gerry Sweeney, PP Leckpatrick will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry on Thursday 10th October at 8pm, in St Eugene’s Cathedral. All Welcome.
Derry Diocesan Trust, Three Patrons Parish, Pastoral Youth Ministry Co-ordinator required: 10 month contract to cover maternity leave (possibility of extension). 30 hours p/week. For an application pack please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (048)/02871-262302. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 5.00pm. Send to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry (or email email@example.com). Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Coastal Rosary for Life, Faith and Love: Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto, Lecky Road –Sunday, 13th October at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and join with us and the thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love.
The Matt Talbot Freedom from Drugs Mass will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Monday 7th October at 7:30pm. This Mass is offered for those who are addicted to drugs and for their families. We pray that through the intercession of venerable Matt Talbot, people will be freed from this addiction. Prayer cards are available at the Mass.
St Columba Heritage Centre -Aras Cholmcille, Interested In Art? Each course is 8 weeks and costs £40.They will begin on Thursday October 17th from 2pm to 4pm and every Thursday until December 12th. To enrol Tel: 028-71368491. Creggan Community Art Exhibition is now also showing Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 4pm.
The Net. The October edition of The Net is now available. For coverage of your parish or school faith activities just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text 07809292852.
Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca; Marian Devotions take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Tuesday 8th October, beginning at 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Mass remembering Sr Clare Crockett: Sunday 13 October at 7pm. Silent Retreat for Ladies: 22, 23 & 24 November, guided by Fr Stephen Quinn OCD.
Thornhill Ministries, Thornhill House 121 Culmore Road, Derry BT48 8JF
‘She Inspires Me’ A series of meditative mornings that allow women from the Scriptures to inspire us as we are led into reflection on texts from the Bible. Time: 10:30 am -12:00 noon, Dates: Mondays 7, 14, 21 & 28 October, Suggested offering £7.50. For more information, please phone 028 7135 1233, email email@example.com or visit www.thornhillministries.co.uk
An evening in celebration of John Henry Newman: To mark the forthcoming canonisation of John Henry Newman, the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s invites you to an evening of celebration on his feast day, Wednesday 9th October. Mass will be celebrated in the Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, at 7pm and will be followed by a talk Newman’s Idea of a University to be given by Dr Andrew Meszaros, Maynooth. Light refreshments afterwards.
Paris & Inishowen Gospel Choir: Award winning chanteuse, Christine Bovill beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song, casting a spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, and more in ‘Paris’ at The Playhouse on Friday 11th October, 8pm. Inishowen Gospel Choir will then bring Gospel, folk, roots, rock and soul to the Playhouse on Saturday 12th October, 8pm, joined by three of the finest soul, gospel, jazz and blues singers in Ireland, Mirenda Rosenberg, Amanda St John and Jaime Nanci. More info at www.derryplayhouse.co.uk or (028)71268027.
Clarendon Medical, 35 Northland Avenue, Will be holding its flu vaccination clinic on Saturday 12th October 8.30am-1.30pm. All those over 65 and in other at risk groups are invited to attend.
Save The Date. Under the name “Both Lives Matter” we ask people from all the Christian denominations to stand with us at our cross-community, inter-generational gathering, in opposition to Westminster’s extreme abortion regime. Date: Sunday 13th October 2019, Time: 3:30pm, Location: Falls Road, Belfast (the exact meeting point will be confirmed on the 9th October). We respectfully ask that anyone joining us does not bring any flags, posters, banners, leaflets or loudspeakers. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Joseph K. Bill Retreat- Given by Fr. Anthony Saji V.C. 5 Day Silent Spiritual Renewal & Healing Retreat at Knock Shrine from 4th– 8th November. For further details please contact Maeve on 07815319710.