Third Sunday In Ordinary Time 23rd January 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 23rd January 12Noon Bridie O’Connor
Monday 24th January 10.00am Mary Ellen Berry
Monday 24th January 7.30pm Rosemarie Kyle
Tuesday 25th January 7.30pm Ellen & Peter Lancaster
Wednesday 26th January 10.00am Mary McFadden
Wednesday 26th January 7.30pm Margaret & James McCallion
Thursday 27th January 7.30pm Margaret Duggan
Friday 28th January 10.00am William Ferguson
Friday 28th January 7.30pm Kathleen Barber
Saturday 29th January 6.00pm James & Sarah Duggan
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Stella Healy-Foyle Road, Gerry O’Neill- Formerly Ivy Terrace, Tony Rushe-Dove Gardens & Rosaleen McGilloway-Formerly Bridge Street
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Ayla McCallion, Kason Brown & Conor Collins
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Catholic Schools Week 2022 begins on Sunday 23rd January and continues until Sunday 30th January. The theme for this year is ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools, reflecting on their contribution to the common good of society.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities:-
Housekeeper, 20 hours per week- Monday to Friday (times to be agreed). Current Rate of Pay: £9.25 per hour, Maghera Parish, Maghera, Co Derry. Closing date 04.02.2022.
Housekeeper, 10 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 04.02.2022.
Cleaner/Assistant Sacristan, 2 hours per week -Monday and Thursday (times in agreement with Parish Priest), Assistant Sacristan hours on an ad hoc basis to provide temporary relief cover.
Current Rate of Pay: £9.17 per hour / (£9.43 per hour relief sacristan hours), Dungiven Parish, Dungiven, Co Derry. Closing date 04.02.2022.
For a job description and application form please: Write: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, Email: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 Net – January 2022 Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese, the January 2022 edition of ‘The Net’ is now available on the Diocesan website – https://www.derrydiocese.org/publications/the-net/the-net-january-2022.pdf. For coverage of faith stories just email email@example.com.
Sincere Thanks from Sister Ann and Gerry Deeney to ALL who contributed in any way to the Christmas Raffle/Fundraiser in aid of vulnerable children and their families in Kenya, India, Chile, Peru, Nigeria and Zambia. Thanks also to the many people who contribute generously throughout the year to the Hunger Box, in our Church. We had a very successful event and none of which could be done without your continued support. This Christmas we raised £21,655 plus 1,103 Euros. May God reward and bless you all.
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.
Upcoming Blood Donation Sessions in St Mary’s College on Thursday 3rd February from12.30pm –4pm & 5pm –7.30pm and Friday 4th February 2022 from12.30pm –4pm & 5pm –7.30pm. Booking by appointment only, please call-08085 534 653 to book.
Northern Ireland Foster Care; With an increase in children and young people needing foster homes across Northern Ireland, we really need you now. Every child deserves to have a happy, loving and safe home where they’ll feel cared for, valued and supported. It’s always the right time for fostering. Call us on 0800 0720 137 adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net #HSCNIFosterCare #FosterForYourCommunity #CouldYouFoster
Mary’s Meals- Double the Love Thanks to your support, Mary’s Meals are now bringing joy to over 2 million children with a daily meal in their place of education. Our Double the Love campaign runs until 31st January 2022, all donations up to a total of £1.6 million will be matched by a generous group of private donors. Every little act of love will go that little bit further during this period to help us reach the next child waiting, so please consider supporting this campaign and praying for its success. There are many ways to get involved including choosing one of our Mary’s Meals gift cards or setting a place at our Big Family Christmas table- find out more at www.marysmeals.org.uk
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops 2022: February 8th/9th 2022, February 22nd/23rd 2022, March 8th/9th 2022, March 22nd/ 23rd 2022, April 5th/6th 2022. All of the above courses are Virtual Interactive Courses. 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/
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.