Twenty Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time 19th September 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 19th September 7.30pm Erin Healy
Monday 20th September 7.30pm Emma Nellis
Tuesday 21st September10.00am Bridget McCallion
Tuesday 21st September 7.30pm David Doherty
Wednesday 22nd September 7.30pm Tommy Devenney
Thursday 23rd September 10.00am George Roberts
Thursday 23rd September 7.30pm Martin Meenan
Friday 24th September 7.30pm Ann & James Duddy
Saturday 25th September 6.00pm Teresa Quigley
Sunday 26th September 12Noon George Kalkman & Martin Kalkman
Monday 27th September 10.00am Teresa McCrystal
Monday 27th September 7.30pm Mary McCorrsiton
Tuesday 28th September 10.00am Linda McCormack
Tuesday 28th September 7.30pm Bella Doherty
Wednesday 29th September 7.30pm Rosaleen McLaughlin
Thursday 30th September 7.30pm Alan O’Hagan
Friday 1st October 10.00am Elizabeth Duddy
Saturday 2nd October 6.00pm Gladys McShane
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Clodagh Curran & Anna Forde
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.
Wednesday 23rd September – Feast Day of St Padre Pio, “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful & will hear your prayer.” St. Padre Pio
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.
We welcome Fr. Patrick Baker as the new Adm of St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. Fr. Baker is a native of the Parish, who was ordained in Long Tower Church on 25th June 1989. We wish him well and every blessing in his new role. We ask that you remember him in your prayers.
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.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Thornhill Ministries -‘Beyond the Bruising:’ An oasis hour for those seeking serenity as they live with fractured relationships. Available on zoom. Saturday 9 October 11:00am. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
QUB Catholic ChaplaincyThe Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University has reopened for the new academic year. We are a vibrant community of faith and friendship at the heart of campus where students feel welcome, listened-to, valued and supported. For more on our liturgy schedule, events, facilities and amazing Café, visit qubcatholic.org. We can’t wait to welcome you!
The rescheduled 2021 SCALP WALK for Concern will take place on Sunday 26 September. Participants are asked to start at any time between 12noon and 2pm and to maintain safe distancing throughout. The starting point is signposted from Burnfoot. It is a 5km walk, uphill, from Henry McLaughlin’s farm. Please be prepared for changeable weather. All proceeds will go to Concern Worldwide’s Afghanistan Appeal. Donations can be made on site or at the Concern Book Shop, Ferryquay Street, Derry.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help: call us on 028 7135 1329.
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/
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.