Fourth Sunday of Easter/ Vocations Sunday 8th 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 8th May 12Noon Kathleen Hegarty
Monday 9th May 10.00am Kathleen Ferguson
Monday 9th May 7.30pm Liam Doherty
Tuesday 10th May 10.00am Bertie Mooney
Tuesday 10th May 7.30pm Dan Gormley
Wednesday 11th May 7.30pm Madge Meehan
Thursday 12th May 7.30pm Jean Norris
Friday 13th May 7.30pm Eddie Breslin
Saturday 14th May 6.00pm The Williams Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Sally Doherty- Blucher Street
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2055.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £501.00
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.
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.
The Little Way Novena in St Eugene’s Cathedral – 7th May to 15th May: The theme is ‘Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love’. The Novena will begin at the 7.30 pm Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick on Saturday, 7th May. Devotions and talk on Sunday, 8th May at 6.00 pm. Monday to Friday (9th to 13th May) Novena Masses at 6.30 am and 10.00 am each morning and an evening service with a guest speaker at 7.30 pm. Saturday, 14th May 10.00 am Mass for those who have died. The Novena will close on Sunday, 15th May at 3.00 pm. Everyone is welcome to St Eugene’s Cathedral for this time of prayer and petition.
The 2022 World Day of Prayer for Vocations is celebrated this Sunday 8th May. Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Called to Build the Human Family’ for his message for Vocations Sunday. ‘The word “vocation” should not be understood restrictively, as referring simply to those who follow the Lord through a life of special consecration. All of us are called to share in Christ’s mission to reunite a fragmented humanity and to reconcile it with God. Each man and woman, even before encountering Christ and embracing the Christian faith, receives with the gift of life a fundamental calling: each of us is a creature willed and loved by God; each of us has a unique and special place in the mind of God. At every moment of our lives, we are called to foster this divine spark, present in the heart of every man and woman, and thus contribute to the growth of a humanity inspired by love and mutual acceptance. We are called to be guardians of one another, to strengthen the bonds of harmony and sharing, and to heal the wounds of creation lest its beauty be destroyed. In a word, we are called to become a single family in the marvellous common home of creation, in the reconciled diversity of its elements. In this broad sense, not only individuals have a “vocation”, but peoples, communities and groups of various kinds as well.’ Pope Francis
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 3rd to 8th July 2022, (ex.Belfast) £689 pp sharing. Places are still available: contact the Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry. Tel 028 71260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All intending pilgrims are asked to return application forms and full payment by Saturday 28 May.
Ukraine Appeal: Bishop McKeown has informed us that the total amount sent to the Archdiocese of Lviv for the Diocesan Ukraine Appeal was €464,461.30 (Euros). Bishop McKeown, is in regular contact with the Archbishop of Lviv, and will keep us informed in due course as to how the money donated will be used.
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 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.
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 email@example.com or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.
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
A Day Retreat dedicated to St. Therese will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Saturday 14th May from 11am -5pm. Cost, including lunch £25. For bookings contact 71 262512.
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.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents. We are holding our monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents this Thursday 12th May at 7:15pm 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. We also offer an online service. Please contact us on 085 288 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Irish Traditional Music Concert: Fundraiser for The Gavin Glynn Foundation on behalf of Caitlin Strain, Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Friday 13th May 2022, Starts at 7.30pm, Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets €20, available from Hotel.
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
Foster Care information event: Interested in fostering a teenager? Come along to one of our face to face information events to find out more. Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Tuesday 10th May, 7.30pm – 8.30pm. 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.
Sincere Thanks from Sister Ann and Gerry Deeney to ALL who contributed in any way to the very successful Easter Raffle/Fundraiser in aid of vulnerable children and their families in Kenya, India, Chile, Peru, Nigeria and Zambia. Thanks also to the many people who contribute generously throughout the year to the Hunger Box in the Holy Family Church. This Easter we raised £17,532 and €590 Euro.
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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.