The Most Holy Trinity 12th June 2022
The Complete Works
The ‘complete works’ of any collection become very desirable to enthusiastic collectors. For many, it can take a lifetime to gather all the components together, sometimes bringing years of disappointment and loss of hope that they many never achieve their goal. Today, may we encounter the ‘complete works’ of the Trinity, assisting in the evolution of our hearts – our beloved Father and Jesus unite as one with the Holy Spirit to pour love into our hearts and declare the truth of His word in our lives. May we, as enthusiastic children, feel the longing to reach our divine destination, with the ancient master of wisdom guiding us – ever hopeful we will not be disappointed that they will complete their sacred work in our hearts.
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 June 12Noon Martin Appleton
Monday 13th June 7.30pm Anne Doherty
Tuesday 14th June 7.30pm Jack McGill
Thursday 16th June 7.30pm Valerie Curran
Friday 17th June 7.30pm Mick Melly
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Roisin McLaughlin- Grainan Drive, Dougie Wood- Curraghlane, Lifford & Brendan Harron- Summerhill, Prehen Park.
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Abel Mooney-Marley & Cathair Kivelehan.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2075.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £545.00
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.
St Columba’s Church – Audio Tour; We are currently in the process of creating an audio tour of our beautiful church. This audio tour is being created with the explicit intention of capturing the essence of St. Columba’s Church, Long Tower and its fascinating history. We are looking for a volunteer to translate the tour into French, Spanish and Italian. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Ladies gold ring was found in the Long Tower Church on 20th May, please contact the parish office on 028-71262301, Monday-Friday.
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.
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.
We pray God’s blessing on Shaun Doherty who will be ordained deacon at the Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls in Rome on Wednesday 15th June, for service in the diocese of Derry. “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 Fr Pat O’Hagan, Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email@example.com
Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead takes place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 26th June/this evening* 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.
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.
Annual Scalp Challenge for CONCERN. Sunday 12th July from 2pm. Follow signs from Burnfoot. Weather-appropriate footwear and clothing advised.
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.