Our Lord Jesus Christ, King Of The Universe 20th November 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 20th November 10.00am Clare McDaid
Monday 21st November 7.30pm Tillie Evans
Tuesday 22nd November 10.00am Thomas Mooney
Tuesday 22nd November 7.30pm Teresa McGeehan
Wednesday 23rd November 10.00am Aoibheann Cusack
Wednesday 23rd November 7.30pm Patrick Gorman
Thursday 24th November 7.30pm Kate Kennedy
Friday 25th November 7.30pm Deceased Members of Legion of Mary
Saturday 26th November 6.00pm Dan Callaghan
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Elizabeth Long – London, Mary Fraser – Inverness, Scotland & William McCauley- Braehead Road
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Jack Dunne, Nina Rice, Max McLaughlin & Grayson McKinney
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1811.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £596.00
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.
Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Continues this Sunday 20th November at 6.00pm. The theme of our Novena this year is ‘What do I believe’? Exploring our Faith. Each night will comprise of the Rosary, Novena prayer and petitions with a short talk given by guest speakers and a ceremony of healing with Benediction. Our guest speaker this week is Michael Kelly. Michael is an award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in religious and social affairs. Born and raised in Omagh, he attended the Pontifical University St Patrick’s College, Maynooth where he obtained degrees in philosophy and theology and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome where he studied social institutional communications. He is Managing Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper, a weekly columnist with The Irish Independent and a regular guest on television and radio, providing commentary and translation services for RTÉ religious programmes from across Europe. He is also a voiceover artist and Consulting Editor with the Columba Press. We wish him and our Parish every blessing as we continue our Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. We encourage everybody, including those in particular need of healing to join us.
Morning coffee/tea at the Aras. Come and join us at Aras Cholmcille for a cup of coffee/tea and a bit of crack with the parishioners after 10 mass on Tuesday’s All welcome. ‘Casting a Long Shadow’ is a new book charting the People’s History of the Long Tower Church. It will be on sale in Aras Cholmcille daily from 10.30.a.m. to 1.00.p.m. Price £20.00.
Confirmation for the P.7 pupils of both Long Tower Primary School & Nazareth House Primary School
will take place on Thursday 9th February 2023 at 5pm.
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 2023 at 12.30pm.
First Holy Communion for P.4 pupils of Nazareth House Primary School
will take place on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at 12.30pm.
Adoration Chapel Pump Street: The Adoration Chapel will be open Monday- Friday from 9am-5pm. Everyone is welcome to visit.
Long Tower Parish together with a Local Charity have launched a Cost of Living Appeal:- Given the rise in the cost of living and the stress and heartache many families are going through especially in the run up to Christmas, we want to help as many families as possible. Please get in touch if you can help in any way or if you need help yourself. Items we are collecting are: Toys for all ages, Toiletries, Food for hampers, Gift sets, PJ’s/ Clothes (Must be in good condition/new). Items /Donations can be left at the Parochial House, 6 Victoria Place, Monday-Thursday from 2-4pm. Thank you for your support.
Lumen Christi College musical, “Cinderella” by Rodgers & Hammerstein -: Lumen Christi College’s production of the musical, “Cinderella” will be held on Wednesday 30th November, Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the College Reception: Adults £12; Concession £9; Family (2 adults, 2 children) £40.
St Mary’s College Christmas Craft Fair (Northland Road, Derry), Saturday 26th November 2022, 11am – 4pm, 70+ stalls. £1 Entry – Café – Santa. Everyone welcome.
St Eugene’s Primary School 5th Annual Rickety Wheel; Thursday 1st December, Pilot’s Row, Rossville Street, Derry. Doors open at 7pm.
St Cecilia’s College Christmas Fayre; Rickety Wheel, Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Stalls, Thursday 1st December 2022 from 6pm-8pm. Everyone Welcome.
Alcohol Awareness Week 18-25 November 2022. Al-Anon offering Family support for those affected by alcoholism. Local people, from all backgrounds are being urged to think about drinking and the effects on Families during Alcohol Awareness Week. Al-Anon wishes to remind the community that help is available for anyone who needs it. Whatever your relationship to the drinker, whatever your story, Al-Anon can help. Our information office, in Belfast is open from 10am–1pm Monday to Friday. All meetings are listed on the website www.al-anonuk.org.uk, or call our Confidential Helpline on 02890682368 10am – 1pm or 6pm – 10pm daily.
The Catholic Mothers Group will host a Retreat in Termonbacca on Saturday 26th November. This all-day Retreat will begin at 10am, with registration. Come and join us for a day away from the busyness of motherhood and take time for prayer, restoration and encouragement. For further information and to register call Sinead on 07523104760 or 0860528282.
Mary’s Meals –If you are struggling to find the perfect present for a loved one this Christmas, look no further! Our gift cards and life-changing gifts are sure to bring joy to friends and family on Christmas morning – while making a real difference to the 2.2 million children who eat our meals every school day. You can place your order online www.marysmeals.org.uk or by calling us on 0800 698 1212.
This autumn, help us spread the word about Fostering: We need more foster carers now, right across Northern Ireland. Help us get the message out by talking to your family, friends and work colleagues. There are various types of foster care available to suit different lifestyles and family commitments. Could you foster? Telephone:0800 0720 137, Website: adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net.
Advent Reflection at Dromantine Retreat Centre, Tuesday 13 December, 4pm, to Wednesday 14 December, 5pm, in preparation for Christmas. Hosted by the SMA Community, it includes Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Anointing of the Sick. Cost £120/€145. To book call 02830821224 or email email@example.com
Accord NI Marriage & Relationship Counselling: Counsellors are professionally trained in the complex specialism of Couples Counselling. For further information or to make an appointment with a counsellor; Please contact: Accord Derry- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone– (028) 71362475 (option 1).
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).
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.