Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time 6th February 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.
Sunday 6th February 12Noon Jim & Mary Harkin & Family
Monday 7th February 10.00am Angela Bowen
Monday 7th February 7.30pm John McGeehan
Tuesday 8th February 7.30pm Tommy Cooke
Wednesday 9th February 7.30pm Jim & Bernadette Deeney
Thursday 10th February 10.00am Patrick Doherty
Thursday 10th February 7.30pm Annmarie Toland
Friday 11th February 10.00am Del Prince
Friday 11th February 7.30pm Margaret Doherty
Saturday 12th February 6.00pm Pat O’Donnell
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Paul O’Hagan- Bluebell Hill Gardens, Rosena Moore- Kinnego Park, Brendan Burke- Ballinacross Meadows, Danny Toland- Lone Moor Gardens.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates
Baptismal Name Tags that were placed on the Baptismal Tree from 5th December 2020 to 20th November 2021 are available for collection from the Parish Office.
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.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 7th February at 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 Spiritual 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
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.
The Diocese of Derry Privacy Notice: The Diocese of Derry complies with GDPR regulations. A privacy notice is available on the Parish website or by contacting the Parish Office. Live stream and recordings of Mass and Services in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower and are available online. Parishioners should note that the first 4 rows of seats are visible online in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower.
Safeguarding Notice: If you have any concerns with regard to the Safeguarding of children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 07596500793/07707311358 or at the Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ or PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) 101 or Social Services: Gateway Services, Western HSC Trust, 71314090 and ask for the Duty Social Worker.
A Holy Hour For Vocations, led by the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, will take place in St Mary’s Church, Creggan, Derry, at 8pm on Friday 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Holy Hour may also be followed at www.cregganchapel/webcam.com.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 10th February at 7:30pm in the Raddison Blu, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
Employment opportunity at the Sanctuary of St Patrick, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage centre. For further details and Application Pack contact Mary at +353 7198 61518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth 2000 invites you to the St Valentine`s Ball 2022 on Saturday the19th of February. The evening will include dinner, a raffle, a band and DJ and an opportunity to meet many new people from across Ireland. The evening will begin with the celebration of Holy Mass at 4 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. From there, the ball will commence at 7pm nearby in The Armagh City Hotel. The event is strictly for persons aged 18 and over and ID will be required. Tickets cost €55 and can be purchased only on www.youth2000.ie
Catholic Engaged Encounter. A Marriage Preparation course is planned for 9/10 April 2022 in The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Co. Derry. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512.
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops 2022: March 8th/9th 2022, March 22nd/ 23rd 2022, April 5th/6th 2022, May 10th/11th 2022 & June 14th/15th 2022. All of the above courses are Virtual Interactive Courses and are being facilitated over 2 evenings. They are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. Booking online www.accordni.com.
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/
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