Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 28th June 2020
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 28th June 12.00noon Susie Chambers
Monday 29th June 7.30pm Phil Donnelly
Tuesday 30th June 7.30pm Anna O’Doherty
Wednesday 1st July 7.30pm Conor Nicholas
Thursday 2nd July 7.30pm Paul Temple
Saturday 4th July 6.00pm Sheila & Alec Hasson
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Patrick Moran- Beechwood Street, Billy Chambers- Hatmore Park, Peter Gallagher- Bluebell Hill Gardens, Regina O’Mahony– Foyle Road, John Bryson- Ivy Terrace.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Visitation of the Sick: Due to the Coronavirus visitation of the sick and housebound within our parish will be postponed until further notice. For urgent sick calls please contact the Parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
As well as the Parish envelopes you can now also make your contributions by Standing Order or via the New Donate Button available on Parish Website. For further details please contact the Parish Office on 028-71262301 (Monday-Friday between 9.30am-2pm). We appreciate your continued support in these difficult times.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
St Columba’s Church, Long Lower, Derry is sending an invitation to everyone in the Community to join in a weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body. We shall share in a spiritual network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. While apart in person, we remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to further connect with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life.
We particularly wish to invite our elderly loved ones, their families and friends – in nursing and care homes, those alone at home, our cherished ones in hospices and hospitals. Also, for those caring for our families and friends, workers and groups – tirelessly acting for, and with us. We ask the children to help in our Monday Mass possibly preparing a family drawing of a candle to display in the window at home or writing a poem of loving kindness for everyone.
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 our brokenness at this time of isolation, suffering and loss.
We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Spiritual Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio.
We ask everyone’s assistance to help others connect with this Mass through our webcam – especially the elderly, frail and vulnerable. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends.
You can access the Mass via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org. and then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.mcmedia.tv
Continues this Monday 29th June 2020 at 7.30pm.
The Simple Cup of Water
Jesus is not central outside our humanity, and our human relationships. In the real needs of ordinary people we meet his needs. We give the ‘cup of cold water’ to the person who needs it, not just to Jesus. It’s like many stories in the gospel of Jesus helping those in real need. This is the central point of faith. We help in simple ways. This is what Pope Francis refers to in his encouragement of simple love, ‘like the warm supper we look forward to at night, the early lunch awaiting someone who gets up early to go to work. Homely gestures. Like a blessing before we go to bed, or a hug after we return from a hard day’s work. Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love’. Pope Francis- September 2015
Schedule of Masses (Week Beginning Monday 29th June)
& Other Devotions until Further Notice
10am – Mass
3.00pm – Divine Mercy Devotions
7.00pm- 7.25pm Confessions
10am – Mass
11.30am – 12.30pm – Confessions in Sacristy
3.00pm – Divine Mercy Devotions
5.15pm- 5.50pm – Confessions in Sacristy
6.00pm- Vigil Mass
10.00am – Mass
3.00pm – Divine Mercy Devotions
Adoration every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 1.00pm
Access to Church Services: All our Church Services can be viewed online via www.mcnmedia.tv or by logging on to our church website www.longtowerchurch.org and following the link to webcam. We would ask that parishioners assist one another where possible to access these resources.
Monday 29th June- Feast Day of St. Peter & St. Paul
Grant, we pray, O Lord our God,
that we may be sustained
by the intercession of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul,
that, as through them you gave your Church
the foundations of her heavenly office,
so through them you may help her to eternal salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Wednesday 1st July – Feast Day of St. Oliver Plunkett
Prayer to St. Oliver Plunkett Glorious Martyr
Oliver, who willingly gave your life for your faith, help us also to be strong in faith. May we be loyal like you to the See of Peter. By your intercession and example may all hatred and bitterness be banished from the hearts of Irish men and women. May the peace of Christ reign in our hearts, as it did in your heart, even at the moment of your death. Pray for us and for Ireland. Amen. (The shrine of St. Oliver Plunkett is in St.Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co. Louth).
Matt Talbot Prayer Society – Praying for those suffering from Addiction
St Eugene’s Cathedral is launching the Matt Talbot Prayer Society. This Prayer Society has been created to pray for people who are suffering from any form of addiction, to pray for those recovering from addiction, and to pray for all those affected by addiction, especially family members. As we know addiction takes many forms from alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, to other less acknowledged addictions.
To join the Matt Talbot Prayer Society, you are invited to enroll the name of the person to be prayed for and the addiction from which we are praying that they will be freed. Those enrolled will be prayed for specifically every day by members of the Matt Talbot Prayer Society. Mass will be offered for those enrolled on the first Monday of every month in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, at 7.30pm. You will also receive an enrolment card to enable you to join in the prayer. To enroll someone in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society please phone St Eugene’s Cathedral 028 71262894 or email email@example.com or private message St Eugene’s Cathedral Facebook page.
Online Youth Programmes: To access a wide variety of initiatives and activities by Derry Diocesan Youth, visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerryDiocesanYouth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derryyouth/
Online Youth Course Sundays 7pm: Calling all young people 15-18 yrs from Derry Diocese, we are hosting an online meeting/course for 8 weeks starting on 31st of May at 7pm. We will have some craic, play some games and quizzes but we will also explore some big questions about our faith with the help of a programme called Alpha. Alpha Youth explores the Christian Faith and answers some pretty big questions. Each week as part of the meeting we will watch a video and have a discussion afterwards. If you’d like to take part fill please in this form to sign up!
If you want more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Derry Diocesan Trust: Part Time Housekeeper for Retired Priest in Co. Donegal; Part Time Permanent Contract. This is a part time position with the hours stipulated below: 15 hours per week – Monday to Friday. For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 02871262302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to email@example.com no later than 5.00pm on Monday 13th July 2020. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
Derry Diocesan Trust Banagher Parish: Part Time Housekeeper, Permanent Contract. This is a part time position with the hours stipulated below:10 hours per week – Monday & Wednesday 4.00pm to 7.00pm and Saturday 11.00am to 3.00pm. For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 02871262302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to email@example.com no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 13th July 2020. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
The Net: The June edition of The Net will not be printed, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but it is available now online on the diocesan website, www.derrydiocese.org.
As always, it covers a wide range of events, there are loads of interviews and photos, and plenty of news from parishes and people from all around the diocese. There is also a great section devoted to youth news and activities.
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;
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.
RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St Eunan’s and St Columba’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, on RTÉ News Now. RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (521), Virgin Media (200), Eir (517) as well as via the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and via RTÉ.ie/news.
Mass – RTÉ Radio 1. Welcome to RTÉ Religious Programmes. Nearly all of our radio Worship programmes on this station are shared with RTÉ One television, so viewers throughout Ireland can also watch our Masses and Services there or on the RTÉ Player. Start times vary slightly between 11.00am and 11.10am.
Vatican Television: During these days, Pope Francis has arranged for his celebration of Mass to be televised from the Vatican. The broadcast is simultaneously translated into the English language. For access please link to https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html