Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 1st August 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.
Tuesday 3rd August 7.30pm Gavin Ceulemans
Saturday 7th August 10.00am Pat & Trisha Harkin
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Dolores Craig- Pennsylvania, USA.
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Layla Wade
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
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
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.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 2nd August @ 7.30pm
We shall share in a network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. 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 our brokenness at this time of isolation, suffering and loss. 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. You can access the Mass via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
The August edition of The Net, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of faith in the Derry Diocese, is now available. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the March edition will only be available on the Diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-august-2021. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Mary’s Meals – Step by Step Walk
Mary’s Meals is currently feeding over 1.8million children a daily school meal across 19 countries. Our Annual ‘Step by Step to Feed the Next Child’ Sponsored walks to support this work are taking place between the 24th July and the 15th August. It starts in five different locations throughout Ireland and finishes in Knock on 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption. The Derry section starts from St Eugene’s Cathedral travelling to Fahan on the 7th Aug (12-4pm) and we would love for more people to join us even for a mile or two. All welcome to participate! Covid safe measures will be in place. If not walking, then keep us in your prayers and watch out for our walkers with their blue collection buckets and support our campaign to feed the next hungry child. Contact Helen Quinn on 07814441701 for more details or visit Step by Step to Feed the Next Child on Facebook.
Foyle Hospice is currently seeking new volunteers to join our team in our Day Hospice. With services re-opening we are in urgent of volunteer; Hairdressers, Complementary Therapists, Beauticians/ Nail Technicians. Our Day Hospice is a friendly and welcoming environment where patients receive specialist palliative care services and support combined with key complementary therapies. We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who will welcome you to the team. The Day Hospice is operational on a Tuesday, Wednesday and a Thursday each week. If you have any of these skills or qualifications and you have a few hours to spare then please contact Rachael Osbourne on 028-71351010 or email email@example.com
Exam Results arriving? Results Days at North West Regional College: In just a few weeks, thousands of students will begin the new academic year at North West Regional College (NWRC), and there’s still time for you to join them. A limited number of full-time course places are still available…if you have not yet applied, join us online at the College’s Online Results Days – www.nwrc.ac.uk/results from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th August from 10am – 4pm. If necessary, you can visit our Strand Road, Springtown, Strabane, Limavady & Greystone Campuses on these dates. Please bring a copy of your exam results. Also, please note that covid-19 measures will be in place at all campuses. Tel 028 7127 6000 or visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/results
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT: Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St Mary’s University College, Belfast, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10:00am until 4:30pm. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level. During the course, participants will cover topics on: Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, The Eucharist, Living the Christian Life, The Sacraments, The Scriptures, Where in the World is God? And much more. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/certificate-in-christian-thought.
Citizen Survey 2021: Boomhall Trust invites you to share your views on the restoration and regeneration of Boomhall Estate & Gardens. To take part in the online survey click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YCF8Z3W
Guapinol 8: Water Defenders Join Trócaire at the Gasyard Féile to find out about the case of the ‘Guapinol 8’, who were detained in Honduras for peacefully resisting the exploitation of their community’s river by a mining company. Almost two years later, they remain in pretrial detention. Thursday 12th August at 1pm online at youtube.com/feilemediaderry
Sean Davis 4 Day Outdoor Summer Fun Soccer Academy takes place at Templemore Sports Complex on Monday 9th to Thursday 12th August 2021. Boys and girls aged 5 to 18 years are welcome. Times: 10:00 am to 3.00 pm. For further details Tel. Sean Davis FAI, IFA, FA European A Licence Coach on 028 71263044.
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.