Third Sunday of Easter 1st May 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 1st May 12Noon Philomena Duddy
Monday 2nd May 7.30pm Tracy Montgomery
Tuesday 3rd May 10.00am Kathleen Ferguson
Tuesday 3rd May 7.30pm Kathleen Page
Wednesday 4th May 10.00am Josie & Frank McCloskey
Wednesday 4th May 7.30pm James McIntyre
Thursday 5th May 10.00am Jim Bradley
Thursday 5th May 7.30pm Patricia McDaid
Saturday 7th May 10.00am Seamus & Chris Morrow
Saturday 7th May 6.00pm Paul Campbell
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Catherine Doherty- O’Riada Court, Muireanna Friel- Belmont Crescent, Michael McLaughlin- 27 Dunwood Park & Gabriel McCool- Templegrove
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Méabh Doherty, Cúan McCartney & Coen Harkin-Donnelly
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2245.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £552.00
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 2nd May at 7.30pm, when we will share in a network of prayer, love and support. We remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to connect with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life. Through the gift of this Mass we will unite in prayer for all. 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. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. 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
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parish office will be closed Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May and re-open on Tuesday 3rd May at 9.00am.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
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.
Rosary at the Grottos. The Rosary will be said throughout the month of May at Brandywell Grotto, Derry beginning Sunday 1st May at 7.00pm. We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world. Everyone welcome.
The Little Way Novena in St Eugene’s Cathedral – 7th May to 15th May: The theme is ‘Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love’. The Novena will begin at the 7.30 pm Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick on Saturday, 7th May. Devotions and talk on Sunday, 8th May at 6.00 pm. Monday to Friday (9th to 13th May) Novena Masses at 6.30 am and 10.00 am each morning and an evening service with a guest speaker at 7.30 pm. Saturday, 14th May 10.00 am Mass for those who have died. The Novena will close on Sunday, 15th May at 3.00 pm. Everyone is welcome to St Eugene’s Cathedral for this time of prayer and petition.
The Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on Tuesday 3 May at Holy Family Chapel, Ballymagroarty, Derry starting with the holy rosary at 1845, mass at 1915, and novena to St. Pio directly afterwards. There will be a first-class relic available for veneration. All Welcome.
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.
Mary’s Meals – Pray in May: During May, the month dedicated to Our Lady, we invite you to join us in prayer for the work of Mary’s Meals. Each day we are reaching more than 2.2 million children with a nutritious school meal in 20 countries. We ask you to join us in prayers of thanksgiving for 20 years of little act of love that have made this work possible and in petition for God’s continued blessing, that through His providence it will continue to grow and flourish enabling us to reach more hungry children. Further information and prayer resources including our new resource for children can be found at www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay
Derry-Donegal DIVINE WILL monthly meeting: Termonbacca, 1st Monday of every month at 8pm.
The Women of Faith Conference 2022 is LIVE on Radio Maria Ireland on Saturday 7th May from 2pm. We are blessed to have the following speakers. Sister Consilio (Cuan Mhuire), Wendy Grace (Catholic Speaker) Fr. Freddy Warner, SMA, Sister Susan Evangelist (Sister of Mercy)Dr. Edward Sri (Scripture Scholar). Please join us for this blessed event sponsored by Totus Tuus Magazine. Radio Maria Ireland is accessible by:
- Going online at www.radiomaria.ie
- Download the Radio Maria IRELAND App to your smartphone or tablet
- Listen live via Facebook
- Call 01 4373277 and listen live
- Listen through your TV on SAORVIEW Channel 210
Irish Traditional Music Concert: Fundraiser for The Gavin Glynn Foundation on behalf of Caitlin Strain, Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Friday 13th May 2022, Starts at 7.30pm, Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets €20, available from Hotel.
Liam Bradley Tours; To Daniel O’Donnell Country £55.00/ Departs Guildhall 11am Sunday 29th May. For more information please call 07707166717.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 12th May at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu, Letterkenny. 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. Please contact us on 085 288 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
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.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie
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.