The Epiphany of Our Lord 6th January 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.
Sunday 6th January 10.00am Moira Keasley
12.00Noon Alice Boyle
Tuesday 8th January 7.30pm Mary & Tommy McCourt
Wednesday 9th January 10.00am Rosaleen Donnelly
7.30pm Joe McLaughlin
Thursday 10th January 7.30pm Christine Carlin
Saturday 12th January 6.00pm Ronnie Kennedy
ENVELOPE COLLECTION (23/12/18) £1960.00
RENOVATION COLLECTION (23/12/18) £591.00
ENVELOPE COLLECTION (31/12/18) £2147.00
RENOVATION COLLECTION (31/12/18) £637.00
Fr Aidan will visit the sick in his care in the following areas on 7th 8th and 11th January 2019
Monday 7th January am: Foyle Road, Foyle Park, Orchard Row, Moat Street, Belview Avenue, Bishop Street, Sunbeam Terrace.
Monday 7th January pm: Alexandra Memorial Cottages, Ardfoyle, Ivy Terrace, Lower Bennett Street, Abercorn Road, Grove Place, Jack Allen Court, Metropole, Bridge Street.
Tuesday 8th January From 11.30am: Long Tower Court, Mountjoy Street, St Columb’s Wells, Meenan Drive, Drumcliffe Avenue, Abbots Walk, Dove Gardens, Nualamount Drive, Jacqueline Way, Stanley’s Walk, Elmwood Terrace,
Friday, 11th January From 11.30am : Lecky Road, Bluebell Hill Gardens, Celtic Court, Lone Moor Road, Kerrigan’s Close, Southend Park, Iona Court, Moore Walk, Glenanne, Alexander House
Rest In Peace We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Eileen Crossan, 15 Iona Court, James Blakely, 31 lower Bennett Street, Patsy O’Kane, 478 Carnhill, Nina Boyle, 59 Slievemore Park, Gerry Duddy, 14 Ballynagard Crescent, Bridie Carlin, 6 St Columbs Wells
Baptisms We welcome: Bodie Campbell & Robyn Ellen McDermott
Do This 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 January at 12 noon.
The minister of the word goes to the ambo to read. The first reading is usually from the oldest part of the Bible called the Old Testament. In the Easter Season the first reading comes from the New Testament. The stories that we hear during the first reading are the same stories that Jesus would have heard when he was a child. Some of the stories from the Old Testament are thousands of years old. They remind us of how long people have been listening to Gods Word. They also tell us how much God loves us. Even though the stories are very old, they still have an important message for us today.
The psalms: the psalms are different from the other readings from the bible. They were written as poems or songs. There are 150 psalms altogether. Sometimes the psalms is sung. Between each verse there is a response which we are all invited to say. The psalm allows us to reflect on the reading that we have just heard.
Second Reading: This reading always comes from the part of the Bible called the New Testament. The reading is taken from the books that are found directly after the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Our Response To The Readings: At the end of each of the readings the Minister of the Word finishes by saying, “The Word of the Lord” and we all respond wi9th the words “Thanks be to God”. This is our way of saying thank you to God for these stories which help us to grow together as members of Gods family.
2019 Long Tower SOS Draw The first Draw of the 2019 SOS Draw will take place on Monday 7th January at 8.00pm. Draw returns are due in on Monday 7th January between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. Limited number of tickets remaining.
Fr Aidan gratefully acknowledges with thanks the donations of £100.00 and £40.00 respectively to the Longtower SOS Project.
The Long Tower Parish recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and we are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being. We are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church and recognise that we also have a special responsibility towards all vulnerable people who are members of our faith community. Our Parish Safe-Guarding Representatives are Mrs Rita Moore and Ms Josephine Brown. If you wish to contact either please contact the Parish Office on 7126 2301.
If you have a particular safeguarding concern you should consult the Diocesan Designated Persons.
Designated Liaison Person: Noel O’Donnell, Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ. Tel:- 075 9650 0793.
Dep. Designated Liaison Person: Celine McKenna Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ. Tel:- 077 0731 1358.
PATH Mass (addressing Mental Health matters) will take place on Monday 7th January at 7.30pm in Longtower Parish Church.
Marian Devotions in Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca on Tuesday 8th January at 7.30pm. Everyone Welcome.
The Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group will hold their Monthly meeting on Tuesday 8th January in the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty, Derry starting with Mass at 7.15pm. There will be a 1st class relic at the meeting everyone is welcome.
JOB OPPORTUNITY – Marketing & Programme Manager, Celtic Prayer Garden & Iosas Centre, Derryvane, Muff. Full details on Facebook page – IOSAS Centre & Celtic Prayer Garden. Email email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or call (00353) (0)74 9384866 for application pack. Closing date for completed applications: 5pm on 18th January 2019.