Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time 12th February 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 12th February 10.00am Phylis O’Kane
Sunday 12th February 12.00Noon Pauline McCarron
Monday 13th February 7.30pm Ciaran McShane
Tuesday 14th February 10.00am John Holmes
Tuesday 14th February 7.30pm Martha Doherty
Wednesday 15th February 7.30pm Deceased Members of McIntyre Family
Thursday 16th February 7.30pm Eileen Robinson
Friday 17th February 10.00am Matthew Morrison
Friday 17th February 7.30pm Dervla Curran
Saturday 18th February 6.00pm Johnny & Kevin McGowan
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Jean Meehan- Moat Street, Stephen Radcliffe- Kylemore Park, Harry Curran- Glendara
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Theo Robinson, Cadhla Maguire, Sadie Shiels, Casper Talbot & Colton Kerr
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2382.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £700.00
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.
‘GOD CLUB’ – Teenagers exploring their faith…Aras Colmcille (beside Long Tower church), Saturday mornings, 10.30am. All teenagers welcome!
‘Casting a Long Shadow’ is a book charting the People’s History of the Long Tower Church. On sale in Aras Cholmcille or from Long Tower Parish Office. Cost £20.00.
Diocesan Vocations: Anyone interested in serving the Church as a priest of the diocese of Derry should contact the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan PP Bellaghy and Greenlough, at (028) 7938 6259 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concern Derry: Turkey & Syria Emergency Appeal, Pop-up Donations Office, Millenium Forum, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February, 10am to 5pm, and also at the Concern Bookshop, Ferryquay Street, Derry.
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 email@example.com. Additional contact numbers: N Ireland PSNI: 101 or Social Services WHSCT Tel +442871314090 (Ask for Duty Social Worker).
Job Opportunity with Derry Diocesan Trust – Caretaker, St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Church Street, Omagh; 20 hours per week – 1 year fixed term contract (with possibility of extension) Days and times in agreement with Parish Priest and to facilitate operational needs of the parish hall. (Evening and weekend work may be required). For job description and application pack contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone (028) 7126 2302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be returned to: Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to email@example.com no later than 4.30pm on 17.02.2023. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
St Eugene’s Cathedral Hall- Tea Dance: We will be holding monthly Tea Dances on Friday 24th February, Friday 24th March, Friday 28th April and Friday 26th May from 2-4pm. There will be live music, great craic and dancing for everyone followed by a light tea and refreshments. Places are limited and booking is required. Please contact the parish office on 02871262894 (Monday-Friday).
Flower Arranging: Come to create and learn the principles of flower arranging and take home a floral bouquet. Classes will take place on Wednesday 22nd March, Wednesday 29th March and Wednesday 5th April. The classes will take place at 11.00am and 7.00pm. Places are limited and booking is required. Please contact the parish office on 02871262894 (Monday-Friday).
Cathedral Voices: Is a singing group for people living with dementia and older members of the community. The singing club takes place every Thursday from 1.30pm-3.00pm. There is a great social aspect to the club; It is a time to come to listen to music, have a cup of tea and a chat. There is also lots of laughter too. If you are interested in attending please call St Eugene’s Cathedral on 02871262894. These projects have been supported by the Public Health Agency and CLEAR.
RTÉ will broadcast Mass on Sunday 19 February 2023 at 11am to mark Temperance Sunday 2023. Prayers will be offered for all who are in treatment for addiction and for those who are in recovery. The Offertory Hymn composed by Ephrem Feeley is a new arrangement of the Serenity Prayer.
Ards Friary is hosting a residential retreat, ‘Things that Matter’, on the first weekend in Lent, 24th -26th February. It will be led by Philip McParland. Cost €175. To register, tel 074 91 38909 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries / further information can be obtained by emailing: email@example.com
Would you like to become a volunteer at Foyle Hospice? Volunteers are an important part of enabling Foyle Hospice to keep delivering a range of services and specialist palliative care to the community. Day Hospice volunteers are needed to offer complimentary therapies, creative therapies and beauty therapies. Minibus drivers are also needed to take patients to and from the Day Hospice. A range of fundraising volunteers are needed for a number of roles including organising, assisting and promoting events, making collections and promoting the weekly draw. Retail volunteers are also needed for Foyle Hospice shops in Waterloo Place and Springtown Industrial Park in Derry and in our shops in Strabane, Limavady & Castlederg. Applications for volunteering open on 30th January and close on 28th February. You can access the application form via the Foyle Hospice website at www.foylehospice.com., or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 02871 351010 and ask to speak to Rachael.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes; 3rd – 7th July 2023: The Pilgrimage office at 164 Bishop Street, Derry will be open to the public on Saturdays’ only from 11.00am until 1.00pm commencing on Saturday 11th February. Intending pilgrims can also leave a message on 028 7126 0293 with their full postal address and the number of booking forms required, or email this information to email@example.com or write to us at the above address. We very much regret that once more we are not in a position to provide medical, nursing and personal care as was customary in the past. It is our earnest hope and prayer that we will be able to restore these services in 2024.
This year’s Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on 24th February the first Friday of Lent. The Day of Prayer is an initiative of Pope Francis and was first marked in Irish dioceses in 2017. Blessed candles will be lit in parishes across the country as a reminder to the faithful of the need for atonement and to symbolise repentance; light in the darkness and hope. These ‘Candles of Atonement’ will be lit in diocesan cathedrals and churches on the Day of Prayer, and thereafter during the celebration of Mass and other liturgies.
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).
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.