Third Sunday of Lent 20th March 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 20th March 12Noon Leo Mooney
Monday 21st March 7.30pm Paul McWilliams
Tuesday 22nd March 7.30pm Joseph Early & Nellie Doherty
Wednesday 23rd March 7.30pm Betty Campbell
Thursday 24th March 7.30pm Gretta Sweeney
Friday 25th March 7.30pm Celine McCafferty
Saturday 26th March 6.00pm Edward McLaughlin
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Patrick Tierney- Bluebell Hill Gardens
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Emily O’Hagan, Isla Nelson, James Long & Aodhán McColgan
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1906.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £541.00
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.
Easter Mass Bouquets are now available from the Parish Office, cost £2. All intentions will be included in the liturgies celebrated at St Columba’s Church, Long Tower during Holy Week.
SYNOD 2021/2023: Parish Listening Sessions 28th March- 1st April 2022. We invite you to take part in our parish SYNOD listening sessions and to suggest ways in which we can improve and grow in our journey as a parish community together. If you would like to participate in a parish listening session, please email your contact details (name, email and tel./mobile) to firstname.lastname@example.org or return the card (available in Church) to the box situated at the front of the Altar in Long Tower Church by the 20th March 2022.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities:
Parish Office Manager; 35 hours per week- Parish of Templemore, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, Closing date 22.03.2022.
Sacristan & Caretaker; 16 hours per week- Ardmore Parish, Derry. Closing date 22.03.2022.
For a job description and application form please: Write: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, Email:email@example.com, 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 Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will resume this year, from 3 – 8 July 2022. Cost: £689 per person sharing, with single room supplement £150. Price includes flights, transfers and full board. The pilgrimage will be suitable for pilgrims who do not require medical, nursing or personal assistance as, unfortunately, this cannot be provided this year. The intentions of the sick of the diocese can be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, will be open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00am – 1.00pm, from 3 March. Tel: 028 71 260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday 25 March, the Feast of the Annunciation, there will be a celebration of Mary’s “Yes” to the Lord, in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, beginning with Evening Prayer at 7pm, Mass (celebrated by Bishop McKeown) at 7:30pm, followed by the Rosary and Night Prayer. All are welcome to attend, or to join the celebrations online via the Cathedral webcam.
The Net – March 2022 Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese, the February 2022 edition of ‘The Net’ is now available on the Diocesan website – https://www.derrydiocese.org/publications/the-net/the-net-march-2022.pdf.
Cemetery Sunday: The Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead will take place in the City Cemetery on Sunday, 26 June 2022 at 6.00 pm.
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.
Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca; Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 1st – 6th September, 2022. Fare 729 Euro per person. For booking forms, contact the Carmelite Retreat Centre. Tel: 71 262512.
Pro-Life Information Meeting: Precious Life will hold a “Restore Personhood” Pre-election Campaign Meeting on Wednesday 23rd March in The City Hotel Derry at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 07592280522 or email email@example.com
Rosary for Life at Stormont – Please join us for a special Candlelight Rosary for Life to commemorate the unborn children who have lost their lives through abortion in Northern Ireland. To be held at Stormont, (main gate entrance on Upper Newtownards Road) on Monday 21st March at 7.00pm. For more information contact Rosary Crusade for Ireland on 07592280522.
TROCAIRE Lent 2022: The 2022 Lenten campaign highlights how Covid-19 has impacted communities in Zimbabwe who were already facing significant challenges due to climate change and food insecurity. Trocaire boxes are available from Parish Office and St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. Donations can also be made online at www.trocaire.org/donate.
Dementia Friendly Tea Dance We are delighted to announce the return of our Dementia Friendly Tea Dance on Thursday 28 April at 2pm-3.30pm in the Studio Theatre at the Millennium Forum. Entertainment will be provided by Dougie Breslin, admission is free, booking in advance is essential as numbers are limited. Tickets for this performances are on-sale through our box office (02871 264455 choose option 1) or on our website www.millenniumforum.co.uk
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.
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops 2022: March 8th/9th 2022, March 22nd/ 23rd 2022, April 5th/6th 2022, May 10th/11th 2022 & June 14th/15th 2022. All of the above courses are Virtual Interactive Courses and are being facilitated over 2 evenings. They are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. Booking online www.accordni.com.
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 https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie
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