Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time 29th January 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 29th January 10.00am James Shiels
Sunday 29th January 12.00Noon Peggy McLoone
Monday 30th January 10.00am Lily McSheffrey
Monday 30th January 7.30pm James & Sarah Duggan
Tuesday 31st January 10.00am Mary & Jim Harkin
Tuesday 31st January 7.30pm MaryAnn Devenney
Wednesday 1st February 10.00am Neil McLery
Wednesday 1st February 7.30pm Agnes Doran
Thursday 2nd February 7.30pm Danny Toland
Friday 3rd February 7.30pm RMA
Saturday 4th February 6.00pm Joe McLaughlin
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Beau O’Donnell- Dunkeld Avenue, Willie Meenan- Elmgrove, Christopher Hegarty- Lone Moor Road & Leo Gallagher- Belview
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Lorcán Scott, Bonnie Hale, Ella Barrow & Dorothea Stephens. To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2240.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £716.00
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 30th January 2023; Long Tower Court, St. Columb’s Wells, Meenan Drive, Dove Gardens, Cable Street, Bluebell Hill Gardens, Celtic Court, Kerrigan’s Close & Quarry Street.
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 email@example.com
Ordination of Fr Michael McCaul. We look forward to the ordination of Deacon Michael McCaul to the Priesthood in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral on Sunday 29th January at 3.00pm. He will be celebrating his first Mass at the Cathedral on Monday 30th January at 7.30pm with refreshments afterwards in the Cathedral Hall. We are delighted to welcome him to celebrate Mass in St Columba’s Long Tower on Thursday 2nd February at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. We ask you Lord Jesus, to fill Michael with the fire of your love, that his ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Amen.
Diocesan Vocations: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeal in support of Lepra for World Leprosy Day on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2023. Our mission is to beat leprosy – Over 7 million people are currently affected by leprosy across the world. Evidence shows over 3 million people are living with undiagnosed leprosy. Over 4 million people are living with a life-changing disability caused by leprosy. Although curable, many people are unable to access treatment, even though the cure is free. Lepra works to find, treat and rehabilitate these hidden people and promote their rights in India and Bangladesh. We are working towards a day when leprosy no longer destroys lives; Please help us beat leprosy – even the smallest contribution can help treat and rehabilitate people trapped by this disease. Donations to the Lepra appeal can be left in Parish Office or alternatively at donate.lepra.org.uk. To find out more visit lepra.org.uk.
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.
‘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.
Lumen Christi College Open Evening – Tuesday 31st January 2023. Prospective pupils and their parents/carers are invited to visit Lumen Christi College for the annual Open Evening on Tuesday 31st January 2023 between 4.00pm and 6.30pm. Principal’s Address: 4.00pm & 6.00pm in College Assembly Hall. Guided tours of departments will be provided by pupils. Parents of current pupils will be available to share their experience with visitors. Details may be accessed on the College website- www.lumenchristicollege.co.uk
Totus Tuus Eucharistic Conference 2023 is Live on Radio Maria Ireland From 2pm On Saturday 4th February. Speakers Include Fr. Columba Mary Toman Op, Fr. Patrick Cahill O.J.S.S, Fr. Patrick Lagan (Derry Diocese), Maura Murphy (Holy Family Mission). Radio Maria Ireland Can Be Listened to By Downloading the Radio Maria Ireland App, Saorview Channel 210 Or Listen Live At (01)4373277
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.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s 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. On 10th February from 10.30pm come along To Festival Club, a Friday night afterparty following the feeling good songs of Nina Simone, 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 (AKA Teknopeasant) will lead a workshop performance for anyone Aged 5 and upwards. Tickets: £5 (Primary School Aged Children Go Free). Finally, 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 And Entry). More Info and Tickets (028)71 268027 Or Www.Derryplayhouse.Co.Uk.
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje 7th June 2023 -7 nights £635. Full religious programme, Lourdes -7th July 2023, Fatima– 12th Sept 2023. Savings scheme available, contact Margaret 07732468511.
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