Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time 13th February 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 13th February 12Noon Richard Gillespie
Monday 14th February 10.00am The Strain Family
Monday 14th February 7.30pm Joan McGowan
Tuesday 15th February 7.30pm Neil McLery
Wednesday 16th February 7.30pm Stella Healy
Thursday 17th February 10.00am Matthew Morrison
Thursday 17th February 7.30pm Hugh Gillespie
Friday 18th February 10.00am Maureen McCallion
Friday 18th February 7.30pm Dervla Curran
Saturday 19th February 6.00pm Kathleen Doherty
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Martha Doherty- Dove Gardens, Liam Irvine-Racecourse Road, Patrick McDaid – Braehead Road
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Albie Irwin, Fia Simpson & Hope Doherty
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates
Baptismal Name Tags that were placed on the Baptismal Tree from 5th December 2020 to 20th November 2021 are available for collection from the Parish Office.
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.
We would like to remind everyone attending Mass & other Church Services that under current guidance there remains a legal requirement to wear a face covering on the way into a place of worship and on the way out. Despite this change in the legal position Bishop Donal McKeown has asked that we strongly continue to recommend & encourage the use of face coverings during all services of worship. We also kindly ask that you continue to observe social distancing & use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and that you receive Holy Communion only in the hand. It is up to each of us individually and as a community to keep each other as safe as possible as we continue to live alongside the virus. We thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to gather together as a parish community.
We would like to Congratulate the P7 children form Long Tower Primary School who made their Confirmation this week. May the Holy Spirit guide & support them always.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities:-
Housekeeper, 12 hours per week- (days and times to be agreed). Current Rate of Pay: £9.25 per hour, Three Patrons Parish (St Brigid’s), Derry, Co Derry. Closing date 21.02.2022.
For a job description and application form please: Write: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, Email:email@example.com, Telephone: 028 7126 2302
Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
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 and 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 Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will resume this year, from 3 – 8 July 2022. Cost: £689 per person sharing, with single room supplement £150. Price includes flights, transfers and full board. The pilgrimage will be suitable for pilgrims who do not require medical, nursing or personal assistance as, unfortunately, this cannot be provided this year. The intentions of the sick of the diocese can be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, will be open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00am – 1.00pm, from 3 March. Tel: 028 71 260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring Priesthood – Zoom with Seminarians and Priests: On Tuesday 1st March at 8.00pm there will be an opportunity for men to join in on a Zoom to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from a priest and from two young men who are currently studying for the priesthood in our National Seminary in Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office. Further information and registration details can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or alternatively by visiting vocations.ie/zoom The Zoom session should end by 9.30pm at the latest. There will be a short time spent watching YouTube videos on priesthood and vocation, and a Questions & Answers session with the seminarians and the panel.
Catholic Engaged Encounter. A Marriage Preparation course is planned for 9/10 April 2022 in The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Co. Derry. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Bookings are now being taken for a Pilgrimage to Medjugorje later this year. It will leave from Dublin Airport on 24th August returning a week later. The cost of the Pilgrimage is 765 Euros (approx £630) per person sharing. This covers return flights, accommodation and meals. There is an additional charge for single room occupancy. The Pilgrimage is organised through Marian Pilgrimages in Dublin. Early booking is strongly recommended with a small deposit required to secure your place. For more details please contact John Murray on 02882 841265 or 0780 1105575.
Dementia Friendly Tea Dance We are delighted to announce the return of our Dementia Friendly Tea Dance on Thursday 28 April at 2pm-3.30pm in the Studio Theatre at the Millennium Forum. Entertainment will be provided by Dougie Breslin, admission is free, booking in advance is essential as numbers are limited. Tickets for this performances are on-sale through our box office (02871 264455 choose option 1) or on our website www.millenniumforum.co.uk
Thornhill Ministries: BRING A HYMN: Monday 21st February 6.30 pm Church music leaders are invited to consider appropriate music for Lent and Holy Week and, if they wish, some of us might be willing to share a resource or two with others. To register, receive zoom details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth 2000 invites you to the St Valentine`s Ball 2022 on Saturday the19th of February. The evening will include dinner, a raffle, a band and DJ and an opportunity to meet many new people from across Ireland. The evening will begin with the celebration of Holy Mass at 4 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. From there, the ball will commence at 7pm nearby in The Armagh City Hotel. The event is strictly for persons aged 18 and over and ID will be required. Tickets cost €55 and can be purchased only on www.youth2000.ie
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops 2022: March 8th/9th 2022, March 22nd/ 23rd 2022, April 5th/6th 2022, May 10th/11th 2022 & June 14th/15th 2022. All of the above courses are Virtual Interactive Courses and are being facilitated over 2 evenings. They are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. Booking online www.accordni.com.
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.
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.churchservices.tv/churches/
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