Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time 5th February 2023
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 5th February 12.00Noon Pearl McGhee
Tuesday 7th February 7.30pm John McGeehan
Wednesday 8th February 7.30pm Mary O’Kane
Thursday 9th February 7.30pm Teresa McAllister
Friday 10th February 7.30pm Patrick McDaid
Saturday 11th February 6.00pm Derek Prince
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Damien McShane- Fr Mulvey Park & Christy Green- the Craft Village
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Oilibhéar Wershof, Theodore Wershof & Benjamin McAlister.
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2351.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £645.00
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.
Fr Gerard will visit the sick in his care in the following areas, the week beginning Monday 6th February 2023; Deanery Street, Southend Park, Iona Court, Nualamount Drive, Lone Moor Road, Old City Court, Braehead Road, Mullenan Road & Alexander House.
The Long Tower Parish recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children. We are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church and recognise that we also have a special responsibility towards all vulnerable people who are members of our faith community. If you have any concerns with regard to Safeguarding children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Tel: NI 075 96500 793 / ROI (0044) 75 96500 793 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Casting a Long Shadow’ is a book charting the People’s History of the Long Tower Church. On sale in Aras Cholmcille or from Long Tower Parish Office. Cost £20.00.
‘GOD CLUB’ – Teenagers exploring their faith…Aras Colmcille (beside Long Tower church), Saturday mornings, 10.30am. All teenagers welcome!
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 6th February at 7.30pm. The celebrant will be Fr Frank Trias CP of the Passionist Order accompanied by Brendan Rodgers who will give a talk after Mass followed by individual veneration of a first-class relic of St Pio. Brendan will share his extraordinary story of how he was gifted a relic from Padre Pio and the ministry and miracles that have happened since, recalling memories and stories from the past 40 years. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Mass will also 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.
Diocesan Vocations: The next monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, at 8pm on Friday 10th February, and will be led by Deacon Stephen Ward. Anyone interested in serving the Church as a priest of the diocese of Derry should contact the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP Bellaghy and Greenlough, at (028) 7938 6259 or at email@example.com
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes; 3rd – 7th July 2023: The Pilgrimage office at 164 Bishop Street, Derry will be open to the public on Saturdays’ only from 11.00am until 1.00pm commencing on Saturday 11th February. Intending pilgrims can also leave a message on 028 7126 0293 with their full postal address and the number of booking forms required, or email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the above address. We very much regret that once more we are not in a position to provide medical, nursing and personal care as was customary in the past. It is our earnest hope and prayer that we will be able to restore these services in 2024.
Job Opportunity with Derry Diocesan Trust – Caretaker, St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Church Street, Omagh; 20 hours per week – 1 year fixed term contract (with possibility of extension) Days and times in agreement with Parish Priest and to facilitate operational needs of the parish hall. (Evening and weekend work may be required). For job description and application pack please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone (028) 7126 2302 or email: email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to: Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4.30pm on 17.02.2023. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
St Eugene’s Cathedral Hall- Tea Dance: We will be holding monthly Tea Dances on Friday 24th February, Friday 24th March, Friday 28th April and Friday 26th May from 2-4pm. There will be live music, great craic and dancing for everyone followed by a light tea and refreshments. Places are limited and booking is required. Please contact the parish office on 02871262894 (Monday-Friday).
Flower Arranging: Come to create and learn the principles of flower arranging and take home a floral bouquet. Classes will take place on Wednesday 22nd March, Wednesday 29th March and Wednesday 5th April. The classes will take place at 11.00am and 7.00pm. Places are limited and booking is required. Please contact the parish office on 02871262894 (Monday-Friday).
Cathedral Voices: Is a singing group for people living with dementia and older members of the community. The singing club takes place every Thursday from 1.30pm-3.00pm. There is a great social aspect to the club; It is a time to come to listen to music, have a cup of tea and a chat. There is also lots of laughter too. If you are interested in attending please call St Eugene’s Cathedral on 02871262894. These projects have been supported by the Public Health Agency and CLEAR.
Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca; Silent Retreat:- for men and women from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February, Cost £90. Ladies Lenten Retreat:- Led by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February. Cost £90. For bookings, contact the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on 028 71262512.
Ards Friary is hosting a residential retreat, ‘Things that Matter’, on the first weekend in Lent, 24th -26th February. It will be led by Philip McParland. Cost €175. To register, tel 074 91 38909 or email: email@example.com. Enquiries / further information can be obtained by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 9th February at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Co.Donegal. 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. We also offer an online service. For more info call 01 4045378.
The Playhouse Presents Three Unique Events; As Part of Lúmináre Festival. 10th February from 10.30pm come along To Festival Club, a Friday night afterparty with performance by Victoria Geelan Tickets: £5 (or Free with Feeling Good Ticket). On 11th February at 2pm Environmental Activartist and organic grower Conor O’Kane will lead a workshop performance for anyone Aged 5 and upwards, tickets £5 (Primary School Aged Children Go Free). On 12th February at 12.30pm join us for highly talented La Pompe and locally sourced street food (£10 Entry Or £25 Include Food, complementary drink & entry). More Info and Tickets (028)71 268027 Or www.derryplayhouse.Co.Uk.
Would you like to become a volunteer at Foyle Hospice? Volunteers are an important part of enabling Foyle Hospice to keep delivering a range of services and specialist palliative care to the community. Day Hospice volunteers are needed to offer complimentary therapies, creative therapies and beauty therapies. Minibus drivers are also needed to take patients to and from the Day Hospice. A range of fundraising volunteers are needed for a number of roles including organising, assisting and promoting events, making collections and promoting the weekly draw. Retail volunteers are also needed for Foyle Hospice shops in Waterloo Place and Springtown Industrial Park in Derry and in our shops in Strabane, Limavady & Castlederg. Applications for volunteering open on 30th January and close on 28th February. You can access the application form via the Foyle Hospice website at www.foylehospice.com., or you can contact email@example.com, Tel: 02871 351010 and ask to speak to Rachael.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.