Twenty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time 4th September 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 4th September 12Noon Angela McLaughlin
Tuesday 6th September 7.30pm John Temple
Wednesday 7th September 7.30pm Betty & Leanne Kelly
Thursday 8th September 10.00am Jim Keenan
Thursday 8th September 7.30pm Kathleen Clifford
Friday 9th September 7.30pm Ann McAnee
Saturday 10th September 6.00pm Cassidy Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Mary Henry- Formerly Lone Moor Road, Fr. Patrick McIntyre- Rosemount & Fr. Philip McKenna- Alabama, USA
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2126.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £606.00
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. Fr. Gerard Mongan will visit the sick in parish in due course. Fr. Gerard will ensure that a modest number of houses is visited at any one time, reducing the risk of cross-contamination. If anyone is still uneasy about a visit at this time, please let the parish office know. Likewise if you know someone who is sick or housebound and who is not currently on the parish sick list and would like to be added, please contact the parish secretary during incoming week with details.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 5th September at 7.30pm, when we will share in a network of prayer, love and support. We remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to 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 us at this time. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. The Mass will be streamed via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
The First Anniversary Mass for Fr. Aidan Mullan will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Omagh on Friday 9th September at 7.30pm and also in St. Columba’s Church, Long Tower on Monday 12th September at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
First Thursday – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament According to the Book of Lismore, a 15th-century medieval manuscript, “Columbkille used, moreover, to go to Heaven every Thursday while he was alive”. Fr Willie Doherty translated this ‘quaint extract’ to mean that on Thursdays, St Columba was ‘more than usually fervent in his visits to the Blessed Sacrament’. According to Fr Doherty, on Thursdays God allowed St Columba to ‘see those angel-guards who surrounded the Tabernacle – a glimpse of whom in the Eucharistic Presence was a very glimpse of heaven itself’. In light of this fascinating aspect of St Columba’s Eucharistic devotion, we will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every first Thursday of each month in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower from after the 7.30pm Mass until 12 Midnight, beginning this Thursday, 8th September, the birthday of Our Lady. During this time, we will gather with St Columba and all our ancestors who knelt and prayed where he knelt and prayed for all our families, particularly the sick, those suffering from mental health and living with addictions, for healing in our city and in reparation. All welcome to come and pray throughout the evening.
Season of Creation 2022 – “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). In this Season of Creation, let us listen to the voice of creation, to the voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change, to the voices of those who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. These are voices of the Earth. The global Christian family is called to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and with each other and to encourage our parish communities to do the same, “for we know that things can change!” (Laudato Si’, 13). There is an abundance of liturgical resources for the Season of Creation available at www.catholicbishops.ie.
Diocesan Vocations: The next monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty, Derry, on Friday 9 September, from 8-9pm, and will be broadcast live via the parish webcam which can be accessed at: www.holyfamily-parish.com
The monthly Matt Talbot freedom from addiction Mass will take place in St Eugene’s Cathedral at 7:30pm on Monday 5th September. At this Mass we pray for all those battling addiction their families and all those affected by addiction, we also pray specifically for all those enrolled in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society. We welcome you to join us at this Mass to pray for yourself or somebody you may know who has an addiction. To enrol someone in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society please email email@example.com or Call (028) 71262894
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. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. Applications for the Autumn intake close 30th September 2022. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 8th September at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. Please contact us on 085 288 email@example.com for further information.
Pilgrimage to The Holy Land: Bishop Donal McKeown will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 13th – 21st February 2023. Visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites, this is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Price is €1,895 / £1,655pps including taxes and tips. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Belfast on (028) 956 80005 or Dublin on (01) 878 8159.
Living in DIVINE WILL: Termonbacca, 1st Monday of every month at 8pm. All welcome.
Lough Derg Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine: The One Day Retreat on Sunday 25th September, will have the special focus of praying for an end to the conflict in Ukraine. Guest Speaker, refugee, Halyna Tesluk, Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Ukrainian Catholic University. More information at www.loughderg.org. Boats from 9.15am | Retreat Programme begins at 10.15am | Boats return at 4.30pm. Morning Coffee & lunch included. Booking essential. Special discounted rate of €25 for Ukrainian refugees (must be booked by telephone: +353 (0)71 9861518). Full price €45.
Concern Derry: Donations to the Pakistan floods emergency appeal may be made at the Concern Bookshop, Ferryquay Street, Derry or online at; https://www.concern.org.uk/donate/pakistan-floods-appeal-community
SMA Novena 2022 in honour of St Thérèse Of the Child Jesus, Patroness of the Missions: Friday 23rd September to Saturday 1st October. Daily Mass & Novena Prayers 10.00am & 7.30pm, SMA Chapel Dromantine. All Welcome. Also, available via webcam www.sma.ie
Palestinian Paintings Exhibition, Donegal Central Library, August 2022: We invite you to the Palestinian Paintings art exhibition by Jewish Israeli artist Zohar. This is a unique exhibition extending the hand of friendship of a renowned Jewish artist to the Palestinian people. The exhibition will open in the Armagh Cultural Centre, Aonach Mhacha in late September, and thereafter travel throughout Ireland. For further details, contact :- Dr Joseph O’ Neill, Interfaith for Palestine An group of moderate Jews and Gentiles working for a Just Peace 00447380472224 email@example.com
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).
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