Fifth Sunday of Easter 15th May 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 15th May 12Noon Donna McGinley
Monday 16th May 7.30pm Agnes Box
Tuesday 17th May 7.30pm Eileen Anderson
Wednesday 18th May 7.30pm Jim Smith
Thursday 19th May 7.30pm Catherine Doherty
Friday 20th May 7.30pm Davy Page
Saturday 21st May 6.00pm The Burns Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Winnie O’Sullivan- Pump Street
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Ella McLaughlin, Clodagh Deans & Blake Knox-Bukauskas
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2345.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £745.00
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.
Social Café: come along for a chat, tea/coffee in aid of mental health, every Tuesday after 10am Mass in Aras Cholmcille (formally the wee nun’s school in grounds of Long Tower Church). Everyone welcome.
Diocesan Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus Christ, gentle shepherd, you know your sheep, and you know how to reach their hearts. Give to the people of the diocese of Derry hearts that are open to the call of the Holy Spirit.
Speak to the hearts of the faithful men and women of our diocese, that they may hear your call to follow you and serve your people as priests, consecrated religious and consecrated virgins.
Awaken in them the courage to answer: “Here I am, Lord. Send me.”
St. Eugene, pray for us. St. Columba, pray for us. St. John Vianney, pray for us.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities: Caretaker, 10 hours per week (Additional overtime hours may be required to meet the needs of the parish and may include evening and weekend work), Cappagh Parish, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Closing Date 27.05.2022. For a job description and application form please: Write: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: 028 7126 2302.Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
FOREVER YOUNG Children’s Memorial Garden, Westland Street, will be officially opened and blessed by Bishop McKeown on Thursday 19th May, at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome
Cemetery Sunday The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead will take place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 26th June 2022 at 6.00 pm.
Rosary at the Grottos. The Rosary will be said throughout the month of May at Brandywell Grotto, at 7.00pm daily. We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world. Everyone welcome.
St Columb’s College hosts the ‘Columba Gala’ with special guest, Mickey Harte In recognition of our Patron Saint and founder of Derry, St Columb’s College welcome you to attend our final event in a year of celebrations – a Formal Gala dinner in the City Hotel, on Friday 10th June. The night will be an opportunity to celebrate our faith, our island and the talents of our pupils, past and present. All-Ireland winning manger and special guest, Mickey Harte, will deliver a speech on his own witness and faith journey. A drinks reception and 3 course meal is included as well as the guarantee of a great night’s entertainment. Tickets – £40 per head. (booking of tables can be arranged). For any enquiries or to reserve a table please contact us via email email@example.com
An Irish Pilgrimage Guide to the Holy Land is a new book by Michael Kelly, Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper which explores the places associated with the life of Christ. Michael, who has led many pilgrimages to the Holy Land, says he hopes the book can also act as an ‘armchair retreat’ for people who cannot travel to the Holy Land bringing the Gospel to life for them. It is available now from all good bookshops and www.columbabooks.comprice €16.99/£14.99.
Mary’s Meals – Pray in May: During May, the month dedicated to Our Lady, we invite you to join us in prayer for the work of Mary’s Meals. Each day we are reaching more than 2.2 million children with a nutritious school meal in 20 countries. We ask you to join us in prayers of thanksgiving for 20 years of little act of love that have made this work possible and in petition for God’s continued blessing, that through His providence it will continue to grow and flourish enabling us to reach more hungry children. Further information and prayer resources including our new resource for children can be found at www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay
Foyle Hospice Volunteers Needed!! We are seeking volunteers to help raise vital funds for Foyle Hospice. We are currently looking for people who can spare a few hours during June & July to help with our Promotional Stands.
Week beginning 6th June 2022- Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre
Week beginning 13th June 2022- Quayside Shopping Centre
Week beginning 11th July 2022- Foyleside Shopping Centre
Week beginning 18th July 2022- Foyleside Shopping Centre
If you think this is something you could help us with, please get in touch with Rachael Osbourne, Volunteer Coordinator (028) 71351010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster Care information event: Interested in fostering a teenager? Come along to one of our face to face information events to find out more. Waterfoot Hotel, Derry/ L/Derry, Thursday 19 May, 7.30pm – 8.30pm. To attend: Call 0800 0720 137 or email your name, telephone no & postcode to: email@example.com (please let us know which event you’d like to attend). #HSCNIFosterCare #CouldYouFoster.
LOUGH DERG RE-OPENS: Lough Derg welcomes Pilgrims again with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer. Three Day Pilgrimage: 1st June – 15th August. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups. One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience: dates in May and late August through September. Booking essential. All booking information at www.loughderg.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.
Concert For Ukraine featuring “The Magnificent Seven Crew” in partnership with the Derry Branch of Concern Worldwide: Monday 6 June, in the Millennium Forum, with over 30 top singers and entertainers from Derry City and beyond, who are giving of their time freely to help those suffering as a result of the terrible devastation being inflicted on the people of Ukraine . Tickets, £16.50 available online or at the Millennium Forum Box Office. All proceeds from the show will go to the Ukrainian humanitarian appeal.
QUB Chaplaincy Golden Jubilee Ball: The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University will celebrate its Golden Jubilee with a Gala Ball in Belfast City Hall, to take place on Friday 10 June at 7pm. A drinks reception will be followed by a four-course dinner with wine, and dancing to live band MOJO. The evening promises to be the highlight of this year’s social calendar, giving Queen’s Chaplaincy alumni, across generations, a wonderful opportunity to catch up and share memories with old friends. Tickets are priced at £80 (plus online booking fee) and can be secured by following this link: https://fixr.co/event/catholic-chaplaincy-qub-golden-gala-tickets-384378624
The Millennium Forum has launched a monthly Access Newsletter, to inform people of the facilities at the Forum and about upcoming accessible events. The newsletter can be viewed on our website in our News section or sent directly by email. If you would like to receive the Newsletter via email please contact email@example.com
Gamblers Anonymous: Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Call us on 028 7135 1329.
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.
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.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie
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.