Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 31st July 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.
Saturday 30th July 6.00pm Johnny McCafferty
Sunday 31st July 12Noon Damian Quigley
Monday 1st August 7.30pm Margaret McCarron
Tuesday 2nd August 7.30pm Lizzie Blair
Wednesday 3rd August 7.30pm Gavin Ceulemans
Thursday 4th August 10.00am William Campbell
Thursday 4th August 7.30pm Sarah Butcher
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Ann McAnee- Summerhill Park, Belmont, Martin Bar – Glenfada Park.
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Erik Daly
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1675.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £511.00
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.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 1st August 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
Bishop Daly Exhibition; ‘A Man for All Seasons’ (Monday 8th August—Sunday 14th August), Location -St. Eugene’s Cathedral Hall, Infirmary Road, Derry. The exhibition has been compiled to celebrate the life, influence, work and legacy of Bishop Edward Daly. The title of the exhibition, ‘A Man for All Seasons’, was chosen to pay tribute to the wide and varied contribution he made to peace and reconciliation in Ireland, to Derry and its Diocese, to the search for justice and to healing the differences that divide Northern Ireland. He lived out the words of Christ in his work. The project has been kindly supported by Derry and Strabane District Council. For more information, please visit www.steugenescathedral.com
“It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” Anyone interested in studying for the diocesan priesthood is invited to attend a weekend “Come & See” retreat from 26th -28th August. Please contact the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Moville, at email@example.com for more details and information.
The Monthly Matt Talbot, ‘Freedom from addiction’ Mass takes place on Monday 1st August at 7:30pm in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. At this Mass we pray for all those battling addiction, their families and all those affected by addiction in any way. We also remember specifically those enrolled in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society at this Mass, if you would like to enrol yourself or somebody else please visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com or phone 028 71262894.
World Youth Day Pilgrimage – Lisbon 2023; The Diocese of Derry is inviting any young person who is over 18 or will be 18 by July 2023 to join us on Pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day. World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. This pilgrimage will take place in August 2023. For now, we are taking expression of interest until we have more information on dates, times and prices. We have limited space so signing up is essential. You can register your interest on the derrydiocese.org website or on the @derryyouth Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding this pilgrimage, please email Lizzie Rea, Youth Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 6th August- Feast of The Transfiguration of The Lord:
Transfiguring God, before the passion of your beloved Son you revealed his glory on the holy mountain:
grant that we who by faith behold the light of his face may be strengthened to bear the cross and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; Amen.
Mary’s Meals – Annual ‘Step by Step to Feed the next Child’ sponsored ‘Two Bridges Walk’ takes place in Derry on Sunday 7th August, at 12noon (beginning in Sainsbury’s car park, across the Foyle Bridge, along the Waterside and back over the Peace Bridge, finishing in the Sainsbury’s car park). The distance is approx.. 6 miles or 9.5 Km. Walkers will meet in Sainsbury’s Car Park at 11.45 in preparation for 12 noon start. If you would like to join in for all or part of the walk, you can register online (for free) at www.tinyurl.com/mmstepbystep or on the day. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Quinn on 0781 444 1701. Everyone is welcome. If you are not walking, then please keep us in your prayers, and watch out for our walkers and their blue collection buckets. You can find out more about Mary’s Meals and the work we do at http://www.marysmeals.org.uk
The Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on Tuesday 2 August at Holy Family Chapel, Ballymagroarty, Derry. Starting with the Holy rosary at 6.45pm, Mass at 7.15pm, and novena to St. Pio directly afterwards. There will be a first-class relic available for veneration. All Welcome.
Living in DIVINE WILL monthly meeting: Termonbacca, 1st Monday of every month at 8pm, all welcome.
Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum, Gaysard Centre, Derry; Health Check Road Show: This is a Multi-cultural event that will take place on the 4th August 2022 from 6-8pm at Destined. Free Health Checks, Cultural stalls, Cooking demos etc., Booking is essential for your Health Check. To Book please call 02871 365330.
Upcoming Blood Donation Sessions in Guildhall Building, Derry on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th August from 12.30pm – 4pm & 5pm –7.30pm. Booking by appointment only, please call-08085 534 653 to book.
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022. For more information and to book your place go to www.youth2000.ie
Sean Davis “4 Day Outdoor Summer Fun Soccer Academy” takes place at Templemore Sports Complex on Monday 8th to Thursday 11th August 2022. Boys and girls aged 5 to 18 years are welcome. Times: 10:00am to 3.00 pm. For further details Tel. Sean Davis FAI, IFA, FA European A Licence Coach on 028 71263044.
Concern Worldwide Bookshop in Ferryquay Street is looking for volunteers. If you have some spare time and have a keen interest in books, please get in touch. To find out more information call to the shop for a volunteer application form, or contact email@example.com.
Benburb Priory will host a day conference on ‘The Meaning Crisis, Modernity, and the Christian Way’: A Benburb Priory Conference, (rise in suicides, depression, and more) and the Christian way, today, on Friday 2 September. The conference will feature leading Christian thinkers, including Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Vander Klay, and Fr Calvin Robinson. Tickets are available at Benburbpriory.com now. Cost: £34.99. All are welcome.
The Iosas Centre Cafe in Muff (adjacent to White Oaks) Sunday Carvery, serving meals from 12.30pm-3.00pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using our own organic vegetables. Booking is recommended and take away is available. (1 course €12.50/2 courses €15.50/3 courses €19.50). Tel:- 0749384866. Why not finish your afternoon with a walk in our beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
Live By Faith Pilgrimages: Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine; Sunday 2nd October- Monday 3rd October, Cost £125 per person sharing. Single room supplement £75. Package includes Bus, Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal, Knock Musem, full pilgrimage itinerary plus a goodie bag. For more information contact LiveByFaith Pilgrimages on Facebook or call 07508897429.
Gamblers Anonymous: Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Call us on 028 7135 1329.
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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