Fifth Sunday Of Easter 7th May 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 7th May 12.00Noon Noel Barr
Monday 8th May 7.30pm Sheila Wygers
Tuesday 9th May 7.30pm Rosaleen McLaughlin
Wednesday 10th May 7.30pm John McGuinness
Thursday 11th May 10.00am Barney Brady
Thursday 11th May 7.30pm Madge Meehan
Friday 12th May 7.30pm Eddie Breslin
Saturday 13th May 10.00am Ann Nash
Saturday 13th May 6.00pm Ann, Harry & Martha Burns
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2050.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £590.00
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.
Fr Gerard will visit the sick in his care in the following areas, the week beginning Monday 8th May 2023; Long Tower Court, St. Columb’s Wells, Meenan Drive, Dove Gardens, Bluebell Hill Gardens, Celtic Court, Kerrigan’s Close & Quarry Street.
Parish office will be closed Monday 8th May and open on Tuesday 9th May at 9am.
‘On Saturday 13th May to mark the 106th Anniversary of the 1st Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, there will be a candlelight Rosary at 9pm in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower preceded by adoration of The Blessed Sacrament after the 6pm Vigil Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend’..
First Holy communion for P.4 pupils of Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir will take place on Saturday 13th May 2023 at 12.30pm.
First Holy Communion for P.4 pupils of Long Tower Primary School will take place on Saturday 27th May at 12.30pm.
First Holy Communion for P.4 pupils of Nazareth House Primary School will take place on Saturday 3rd June at 12.30pm.
Cemetery Sunday: The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead will take place in the City Cemetery on Sunday 25th June 2023 at 3.00pm.
The Long Tower Parish recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing. 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. Our Parish Safe-Guarding Representatives are Mrs Rita Moore and Ms Josephine Brown. 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 email@example.com. Additional contact numbers: N Ireland PSNI: 101 or Social Services WHSCT Tel +442871314090 (Ask for Duty Social Worker).
The Little Way Novena in honour of St Thérèse of Lisieux will be take place at St Eugene’s Cathedral from Saturday 6th May until Sunday 14th May 2023. The Novena begins with a Mass with the Anointing of the sick at 7.30pm on Saturday 6 May. This will be an opportunity to pray for a special intention and to ask St Thérèse to intercede for us. It is a time when many people find great joy and healing. All are very welcome.
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. An information session via ZOOM will be now be held on Monday 15th May 2023 at 3.30pm. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca: Holy Souls Retreat- On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May. Fr. Paul Denizot and Fr. Axel de Perthuis from the Fraternity of Our Lady of Montligeon in France, will lead a time of retreat and prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Beginning at 10am and ending at 4.30pm on Saturday. Beginning at 10am and ending at 1pm. on Sunday. This is a free (donation only) event. Those wishing to attend please bring a packed lunch. Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes- 29th August – 6 nights. €899 Euro per person. For bookings contact the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca. Tel: 71 262512.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 11th May 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
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Courses:- June 12th/13th 2023, July 3rd /4th 2023. Courses can be booked online at www.accordni.com. All of the above courses are VIRTUAL.
Lisfannon Rosary on the Coast. The next Rosary on the Coast at Lisfannon will be on Sunday 7th May at 3pm. Benone Rosary on the Coast. The next Rosary on the Coast at Benone Strand will be on Sunday 21st May at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and pray for peace, Ireland and our unborn children. More details on (00 44) 0 7730330028
‘WHO IS SHE?’, a day- long Legion of Mary Conference takes place on Saturday 13th May, in the historic DCU Rooms, All Hallows Campus, Dublin. Insightful talks on Our Lady, Prayer, Mass. ‘What can we learn from early Irish Christian Marian devotion? How can we love Jesus as His mother loved Him?’ To find out, come along on 13 May, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Cost €30, including food. For more information or to book contact email@example.com
The Rally for Life 2023, the biggest pro-life event of the year, is just months away now – and we need YOU to start helping to make this an even bigger and better pro-life demonstration with a special focus on young people and RETAINING the 3-day wait before abortion. Saturday, JULY 1st, Parnell Square in Dublin city centre. SAVE the DATE!! We are always looking for volunteers to help out with the Rally for Life. Can YOU help with promoting the Rally and/or on the day itself. Please get in contact to help – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 8730465
Foster Carers needed in the Western Trust area – a range of opportunities available that can work in with different lifestyles, including respite, emergency and long-term: Saturday 13 May, 2.00-4.00pm: Bethany Community Hall, Limavady. To register, email email@example.com or call 0800 0720 137.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.