Pentecost Sunday 28th 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 28th May 10.00am Mary Pat Murray
Sunday 28th May 12.00Noon Frances & Michael Duffy
Tuesday 30th May 10.00am Kathleen McGowan
Wednesday 31st May 7.30pm Mass at Brandywell Grotto
Saturday 3rd June 6.00pm The Murray Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Donal Murphy- Rotherwood Drive, Patsy Ferguson- Bishop Street
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Layla-May McCreanor, Áille Quigley & Cahir Healy. To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2020.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £616.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com.
The Parish Office will be closed Monday 29th May and will reopen Tuesday 30th May at 9.00am.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Feast of Visitation- Wednesday 31st May– Mass at Brandywell Grotto at 7.30pm. Please note there will be no evening Mass in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower that evening.
Cemetery Sunday: The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead will take place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 25th June 2023 at 3.00 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional contact numbers: N Ireland PSNI: 101 or Social Services WHSCT Tel +442871314090 (Ask for Duty Social Worker).
St Columba’s Church, Long Tower
Celebrating 240 years
1783 – 2023
Thursday 8th June
All-Night Vigil of Adoration beginning after 7.30pm Mass until 7am
Friday 9th June
7am: Mass at the Hawthorn Tree (beside Fr Lynch’s Grave at the Grotto) concluding All-Night Adoration
10am: Mass with the Children/Families of Long Tower, Nazareth House & Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir Primary Schools and planting of Oak Tree
7.30pm: Solemn Mass of St Columba celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown, followed by procession to St Columba’s Well, led by St Colmcille’s Pipe Band. Refreshments and Traditional Music Session in Lower Long Tower Primary School Hall with Parish Draw*
Sunday 11th June: Solemnity of Corpus Christi
12 Noon: Mass concludes with Blessed Sacrament Procession around Long Tower grounds concluding with Benediction at the Calvary. All P4 children who made their First Holy Communion are invited to participate at the Mass and lead the procession wearing their First Communion clothes. Ice cream to follow!
Saturday 24th June
Parish Family Fête: Long Tower Primary School Playground: 2pm – 4pm
*St Columba’s Church, Long Tower Celebrating 240 years 1783-2023; Parish draw on Friday 9th June, St Columba’s Feast Day, tickets on sale now at £5.00 per ticket, 1st prize £2400.00, 2nd – £1000.00, 3rd– £500.00, 4th – £300.00 & 5th £200.00. Please contact the parish office (02871262301) to purchase tickets Monday- Friday 9.00am – 2.30pm.*
Music for A Summer’s Evening Concert: Join International Chart topping singers Fr Eugene O’Hagan from the multi-platinum selling classical group “The Priests” and International award winning singer Margaret Keys at Christ Church, Derry on the 17th June at 7.30pm, together with the stunning Scala Strings Orchestra and guest choir for what promises to be a night of uplifting and much loved music. Performing a wide range of music from much loved classical favourites, songs from the shows, Irish favourites and popular ballads this is an evening not to be missed! Tickets are priced at £20. You can book via Eventbrite.ie, Tel-07812588010 or call at Parish office for tickets.
All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock: The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday June 3rd from 1pm in Knock. It will include Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross and a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is Archbishop Eamon Martin. A bus will leave from Antrim/Derry. Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment. Ring Patricia Casey: 075 93041040.
Two Rosaries on The Coasts:- The next Rosaries on the Coasts will be on 4th June at 3pm on Lisfannon Strand, Buncrana and also on 18 June at 3pm on Benone Strand, Limavady, also at 3pm. All Rosary Coasters welcome and remember – invite your families and friends along too.
Exam Mass at Knock Shrine; 5th June at 7.30pm for all students preparing for exams and their families. Take some time out from your studies for a quiet moment to ask for God’s strength and guidance as you move through your exam period. Bring your pencil case to have it blessed.
HURT (Have Your Tomorrows) is an addiction charity supporting individuals and family members impacted by addiction, self-harm, poor mental health and suicide. We have recently opened a charity shop in Quayside shopping Centre, Derry – The Quirky Corner. The shop is open six days a week from 10.00am to 4.30pm. We would appreciate your support and will gladly accept donations of clothes, small furniture, items, books, CDs and bric a brac. All proceeds will go to supporting HURT to maintain free services for clients in the North West. Contact us on 02871 369696 or message via our Facebook page The Quirky Corner.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 8th June 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.
Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca: Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes- 29th August – 6 nights. €899 Euro per person. For bookings contact the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca. Tel: 71 262512.
Dromantine Family Fun Day: Sunday 11th June, 1.30pm – 5.30pm. Attractions: Grand Draw, Country & Western Music, Vintage Tractors, Bouncy Castles, Obstacle Courses, Stalls, Food, Refreshments and much more! Admission £5 Donation per car. Everyone Welcome.
Last remaining places for Pilgrimage to the Holy Land at Christmas 2023 EX Dublin taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Last Supper Room, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives with full day in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. Contact James Treacy 061921470 email@example.com
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.