Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 17th July 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 17th July 12Noon Martin Doherty
Monday 18th July 7.30pm Jim & Lettie Deehan & their son Jim
Tuesday 19th July 7.30pm Margaret McClelland
Wednesday 20th July 7.30pm Michelle & Michael Green
Thursday 21st July 7.30pm Peter & Bridie Cavanagh
Friday 22nd July 7.30pm Jane Morrow
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Michael Walker- Formerly Lecky Road, Christopher Burton-Fergleen Park, Gerry Hutton- Prehen Park & Fr.Tom Burke- Bridge Street
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Hailey Barr, Bonnie McLaughlin, Sheá Harkin & Ameer McGuigan-Olabisi.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1567.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £446.00
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. Tom Burke RIP– Fr Tom ministered in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower for many years since returning from England. We give thanks for the many parishioners lives he touched during his time in the Long Tower. We are the better for his kindness, his humour and his wisdom. Please remember him and his family in your prayers at this time.
National Grandparents Pilgrimage at the Shrine of our Lady of Knock, also celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly, Sunday 24 July. Anointing of the Sick 2.30pm. Mass 3.00pm, followed by Rosary. Children’s Prayer Appeal: Children are invited to write a prayer for their grandparent(s) or for someone in their life who is an ‘elderly person’. Prayers can be sent to Knock Shrine and all intentions will be remembered during the liturgy. May St. Joachim and St. Anne, Parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus bless you all the days of your life.
Diocesan Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus Christ, gentle shepherd, you know your sheep, and you know how to reach their hearts. Give to the people of the diocese of Derry hearts that are open to the call of the Holy Spirit.
Speak to the hearts of the faithful men and women of our diocese, that they may hear your call to follow you and serve your people as priests, consecrated religious and consecrated virgins.
Awaken in them the courage to answer: “Here I am, Lord. Send me.”
St. Eugene, pray for us. St. Columba, pray for us. St. John Vianney, pray for us.
“It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a priest, sister or brother? If you are considering such a vocation, speak to the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Moville, at email@example.com or by telephone: +35374 9382057, or email the National Vocations Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in studying for the diocesan priesthood is invited to attend a weekend “Come & See” retreat from 26-28 August. Please contact the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Moville, at email@example.com for more details and information.
Friday 22nd July- Feast Day of St Mary Magdalene
Prayer to St Mary Magdalene
Saint Mary Magdalene, woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love.
You, who already possess eternal happiness in His glorious presence, please intercede for me, so that someday I may share in the same everlasting joy. Amen
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.
The Net July 2022 Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese, the June 2022 edition of ‘The Net’ is now available on the Diocesan website – https://www.derrydiocese.org/publications/the-net/the-net-july-2022.pdf.
The Iosas Centre Cafe in Muff (adjacent to White Oaks) is starting a Sunday Carvery starting on 3rd July, serving meals from 12.30pm-3.00pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using our own organic vegetables. Booking is recommended and take away is available. (1 course €12.50/2 courses €15.50/3 courses €19.50). Tel:- 0749384866. Why not finish your afternoon with a walk in our beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022. For more information and to book your place go to www.youth2000.ie
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.
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.
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). Please join our growing faith family.
Webcams Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can be accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie