The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ 19th June 2022
“All ate and were filled.”
Down through the ages we have gathered at momentous times in life to honour our triumphs, togetherness and departures. During our celebrations the sharing of food and wine play a significant part in bringing us together to bond with one another. It feels this inner pull to join together is a sacred longing built into our hearts – to be loved, nourished and belong – moving our hungry and thirsty spirit to seek fulfilment. May we find our peace at the heavenly table – filled with the divine food of love let us continue to gather and bond with each other; sharing in the bread and cup of freedom, and infinite life in Him.
References/further reading:Gen 14:18-20 St Paul 1Cor 11:23-26 Luke 9:11-17.
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 19th June 12Noon Leslie Lyons
Tuesday 21st June 7.30pm Edgar McCormick
Wednesday 22nd June 7.30pm Johnny Doherty
Thursday 23rd June 7.30pm Magdalen Nelis
Friday 24th June 7.30pm Christina Gillespie
Saturday 25th June 6.00pm Kevin Lyttle
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Patricia Logue- Miller Street, Lenny Irwin- Glengalliagh Park, Gerald Crockett- Lavery Fold
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Rossa Lafferty & Eloise Daly
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1651.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £550.00
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.
Thank you from Trócaire: Gratitude to the people of St Columba’s Parish, Long Tower and the generosity and compassion you have shown in so kindly choosing to give £8201.10 to the urgent work of Trócaire this Lent.
Social Café: come along for a chat, tea/coffee in aid of mental health, every Tuesday after 10am Mass in Aras Cholmcille (formally the wee nun’s school in grounds of Long Tower Church). Everyone welcome.
A Ladies gold ring was found in the Long Tower Church on 20th May, please contact the parish office on 028-71262301, Monday-Friday.
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.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities
Faith Formation Co-Ordinator, 35 hours per week 1-year Fixed Term Contract (possibility of extension), Steelstown Parish, Derry. Closing Date 4.00pm on 30.06.2022.
For a job description and application form please:
Write: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office,
St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.
Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead takes place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 26th June at 6.00 pm. Please be in position at 5.30 pm. Families are asked to bring their own holy water with them to the Cemetery for the blessing of the graves. At the appropriate time Bishop McKeown will ask a representative of each family to sprinkle their family grave (and neighbouring grave if there is no-one present). There will be no holy water in the Cemetery. Derry City & Strabane District Council, Cemeteries Section, have asked, due the large attendance on Cemetery Sunday, that all able-bodied people park their vehicles outside the City Cemetery Grounds. John Quinn, Cemeteries Manager, has confirmed that only vehicles displaying a valid disabled badge will have access to the cemetery and urged the public to adhere to a one-way system in place inside the grounds.
One-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: Pioneer Association and Friends are organising a bus from Derry to Lough Derg for a One Day Pilgrimage on Saturday 10 September 2022. Save the date! No charge for the bus but the charge for Lough Derg facilities will be £40 per person. If interested in going, please ring Andrew on 71352285.
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 email@example.com or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.
All-Ireland Rally for Life takes place in Dublin on Saturday 2nd July. Make a stand to protect Ireland’s unborn babies. Coaches travelling from towns across Northern Ireland. Book your seat today. Contact: 02890278484/ 07592280522 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaving from Dublin Airport on 24th August returning a week later. Cost is £635 per person sharing including return flights, accommodation and meals (extra charge for single room). Pilgrimage is organised through Marian Pilgrimages in Dublin. For more details contact John Murray on 02882 841265 or 0780 1105575.
‘Prayer by Telephone’: The Sisters of Mercy, Bethany House of Prayer, Dundalk, welcome any person who may wish to request prayer. All requests are confidential. Tel 0035342 9331602, between 9am – 9pm every day. One of the Sisters will be happy to listen and pray with you.
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.
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.
Sean Davis “4 Day Outdoor Summer Fun Soccer Academy” takes place at Templemore Sports Complex on Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July 2022. Boys and girls aged 5 to 18 years are welcome. Time: 10:00am to 3.00 pm. For further details Tel. Sean Davis FAI, IFA, FA European A Licence Coach on 028 71263044.
Gamblers Anonymous: Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Call us on 028 7135 1329.