PALM SUNDAY 10th April 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.
Monday 11th April 7.30pm Rose Irvine
Tuesday 12th April 10.00am William & Lizzie Carlin
Tuesday 12th April 7.30pm Jacqueline Whitters
Wednesday 13th April 7.30pm Billy Friel
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; James McIntyre- Coshowen, Tracy Montgomery- Alexandra Place
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Logan McConomy & Maggie Mae West
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2121.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £590.00
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.
Easter Mass Bouquets are available from the Parish Office or Sacristy cost £2. All intentions will be included in the liturgies celebrated at St Columba’s Church, Long Tower during Holy Week.
The New Parish Collection Envelopes. We would kindly ask anyone who has not yet received their envelopes to please call at Sacristy or phone the Parish office 9.00am -2.30pm, Monday-Friday.
We would also like to ask you to consider Gift Aiding the donations you make to the Long Tower Church. This means we reclaim the tax on your donation from the Inland Revenue. Anyone who pays income tax, even those who are retired but who receive a taxable pension are able to take part in the scheme – it doesn’t cost you anything extra but is an invaluable additional source of income for the Parish. If you would like a form or further information please contact the Parish Office on 7126 2301 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
The Holy Week Schedule for St Columba’s Church, Long Tower can be viewed by highlighting and following the link; LongTower Holy Week HP Advert
Easter Retreat at SMA Dromantine Retreat Centre: Wed. 13 April (5.00pm) – Easter Sun 17 April (9.00am): This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection as we celebrate the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum. It begins with the Seder Meal on the Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass and Easter breakfast. Cost (including accommodation and meals) £340 / E400, Tel. 028 30821964 firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a diocesan priest? If you are considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP Moville, at email@example.com or email the National Vocations Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
TROCAIRE Lent 2022: The 2022 Lenten campaign highlights how Covid-19 has impacted communities in Zimbabwe who were already facing significant challenges due to climate change and food insecurity. Trocaire boxes are available from Parish Office and St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. Donations can also be made online at www.trocaire.org/donate.
The Diocese of Derry Privacy Notice: The Diocese of Derry complies with GDPR regulations. A privacy notice is available on the Parish website or by contacting the Parish Office. Live stream and recordings of Mass and Services in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower and are available online. Parishioners should note that the first 4 rows of seats are visible online in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower.
Safeguarding Notice: If you have any concerns with regard to the Safeguarding of children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 07596500793/07707311358 or at the Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ or PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) 101 or Social Services: Gateway Services, Western HSC Trust, 71314090 and ask for the Duty Social Worker.
Rosary at the Grottos: The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. To see a list of locations, or to register a grotto (or other suitable location) simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie You can also register by texting 087 278 6552. We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world.
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service: Blood donation session in St Mary’s College on Thursday 14th 12.30pm-4pm & 5pm- 7.30pm and Friday 15th April 10am-3pm. Appointment only, please call 08085 534 653 to book.
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. Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service has 54 centres in dioceses across the island. 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 email@example.com. The closing date for receipt of registration of interest forms to be included in Selections for this year is Friday May 27th 2022. Registration of Interest form and additional information about becoming a facilitator is available on www.accordni.com
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.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 14th April 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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 accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie