The Most Holy Trinity 4th June 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 4th June 12.00Noon Joe Scanlon
Monday 5th June 7.30pm Betty Woodrow
Wednesday 7th June 7.30pm Lenny Irwin
Thursday 8th June7.30pm Jim Healy
Saturday 10th June 6.00pm Liam Kennedy
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; John Pollock-Grove Place, Robert Downey- Derby, England & formerly Bishop Street.
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Malachí Curtis & Cillian Dunne. To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2160.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £650.00
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.
We congratulate the P.4 Pupils from Long Tower PS who made their First Holy Communion in Long Tower on Saturday 27th May. What a wonderful celebration! We hope you all had a lovely day!
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 5th June at 7.30pm Through the gift of this Mass we will unite in prayer with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life. We pray to be surrounded by the light and warmth of God’s love to heal us at this time. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio. The Mass will be streamed via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will be replaced this month by the Mass in honour of St Columba in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower, Derry, at 7.30pm on Friday 9th June. The Rosary will be recited in Irish at the Grotto at 7pm. The Mass will be broadcast on: https://longtowerchurch.org/webcam/
Cemetery Sunday: The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead will take place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 25th June 2023 at 3.00 pm.
St Columba’s Church, Long Tower
Celebrating 240 years
1783 – 2023
Thursday 8th June
All-Night Vigil of Adoration beginning after 7.30pm Mass until 7am
Friday 9th June Feast of St Columba
7am: Mass at the Hawthorn Tree (beside Fr Lynch’s Grave at the Grotto) concluding All-Night Adoration
10am: Mass with the Children/Families of Long Tower, Nazareth House & Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir Primary Schools and planting of Oak Tree
7.30pm: Solemn Mass of St Columba celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown, followed by procession to St Columba’s Well, led by St Colmcille’s Pipe Band.
Refreshments and Traditional Music Session in Lower Long Tower Primary School Hall with Parish Draw*
Sunday 11th June: Solemnity of Corpus Christi
12 Noon: Mass concludes with Blessed Sacrament Procession around Long Tower grounds concluding with Benediction at the Calvary. All P4 children who made their First Holy Communion are invited to participate at the Mass and lead the procession wearing their First Communion clothes. Ice cream to follow!
Saturday 24th June
Parish Family Fête: Long Tower Primary School Playground: 2pm – 4pm
*St Columba’s Church, Long Tower Celebrating 240 years 1783-2023; Parish draw on Friday 9th June, St Columba’s Feast Day. Tickets on sale £5.00 per ticket, 1st prize £2400.00, 2nd – £1000.00, 3rd– £500.00, 4th – £300.00 & 5th £200.00. Please contact the parish office to purchase tickets, Monday- Friday 9.00am – 2.30pm.*
St Columba Book by Brendan McKeever, cost £5.00. Please contact the parish office 02871-262301.
The Long Tower Parish recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music for A Summer’s Evening Concert: Join International Chart topping singers Fr Eugene O’Hagan from the multi-platinum selling classical group “The Priests” and International award winning singer Margaret Keys at Christ Church, Derry on the 17th June at 7.30pm, together with the stunning Scala Strings Orchestra and guest choir for what promises to be a night of uplifting and much loved music. Performing a wide range of music from much loved classical favourites, songs from the shows, Irish favourites and popular ballads this is an evening not to be missed! Tickets are priced at £20. You can book via Eventbrite.ie, Tel-07812588010 or call at Parish office for tickets.
The Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on Tuesday 6th June at Holy Family Chapel, Ballymagroarty, Derry. Starting with the Holy Rosary at 18:45, Mass at 19.15, and Novena to St. Pio directly afterwards. There will be a first-class relic available for veneration. Everyone Welcome.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 8th June at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Co.Donegal. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. For more info call 01 4045378.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th of June:- We are inviting anyone age 16+ to join us for our annual pilgrimage to Lough Derg on Friday the 23rd June to Sunday 25th June. Bishop McKeown will be leading the pilgrimage this year. The cost is £80 for the three nights, including transport from St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. You may, of course, wish to make your own way there, if more convenient. To book call the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on + 44 28 71264087 or Email: email@example.com
The Rally for Life 2023, the biggest pro-life event of the year, is just months away now – and we need YOU to start helping to make this an even bigger and better pro-life demonstration with a special focus on young people and RETAINING the 3-day wait before abortion. Saturday, JULY 1st, Parnell Square in Dublin city centre. SAVE the DATE!! We are always looking for volunteers to help out with the Rally for Life. Can YOU help with promoting the Rally and/or on the day itself. Please get in contact to help – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 8730465
Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca: Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes- 29th August – 6 nights. €899 Euro per person. For bookings contact the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca. Tel: 71 262512.
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