Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 26th June 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.
Monday 27th June 7.30pm Ella Norris
Tuesday 28th June 7.30pm Roisin McLaughlin
Wednesday 29th June 7.30pm George Doherty
Thursday 30th June 7.30pm Patricia Glackin
Saturday 2nd July 6.00pm Paul Temple
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Martin Doherty- Shanreagh Park.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1976.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £540.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
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.
Derry Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage: The pilgrimage is now closed for applications. Pilgrims will be notified by phone over the next few days as to when and where to collect their tickets.
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.
The Divine Therapy
“Resting in Centering Prayer provides us with profound healing. To be healed requires that we allow our dark side to come to full consciousness and then let it go and give it to God. The divine therapy is an agreement that we make with God. We recognise that our ideas of happiness are not going to work, and we turn our lives over completely to God”. Fr Thomas Keating – The Human Condition
Fr Thomas Keating was a Cistercian monk and founder of the Centering Prayer Movement, a present-day contemplative prayer method. Fr Thomas guides us to the ‘inner room’ of our heart to help us find what is causing our repeated suffering and limiting us from living more joyfully. There, we can see what is influencing and controlling our behaviour to fill the emptiness that craves to be loved and accepted. However, centering prayer does not encourage the mulling over of the past – instead, it allows us to put our faith in the divine therapy that takes place when we rest in His presence. To discover that we are always divinely loved and accepted.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities
Faith Formation Co-Ordinator: 35 hours per week 1-year Fixed Term Contract (possibility of extension), Steelstown Parish, Derry. Closing Date 4.00pm on 30.06.2022.
Housekeeper: 20 hours per week, Core Days/Hours – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11.00am to 3.00pm (12 hours). Additional 8 hours flexible in agreement with Parish Priest. Parish of Limavady, Co Derry. Closing Date 08.07.2022.
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.
Annual Service of Intercession for the Dead takes place in the City Cemetery this Sunday, 26th June 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.
Buncrana Parish invites you to join us on Sunday 26th June for a Camino walk from 3pm to Fr Hegarty’s Rock/Stragill Beach, with Benediction in Swan Park at 5pm, followed by a free open-air concert with James Kilbane on the Shore Front from 6pm-8pm. You are welcome to bring a picnic for the concert. We hope to see you there.
Walk for Glenock – Sponsored drive and walk for renovation of St Eugene’s Church, Glenock, Newtownstewart. Route: River Derg to Lough Derg. Destination: Pilgrim-walk on the shore of Lough Derg. Start: Milltown Petrol Station, BT78 4JZ (A5 road), 1:15pm, Sunday 26th June. Drive & walk or just drive and enjoy the scenery! Donation: £20 per person (£15 to the parish, £5 to Lough Derg) or £30 per family.
The Iosas Centre Cafe in Muff (adjacent to White Oaks) is starting a Sunday Carvery starting on 3rd July, serving meals from 12.30pm-3.00pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using our own organic vegetables. Booking is recommended and take away is available. (1 course €12.50/2 courses €15.50/3 courses €19.50). Tel:- 0749384866. Why not finish your afternoon with a walk in our beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
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.
One-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: Pioneer Association and Friends are organising a bus from Derry to Lough Derg for a One Day Pilgrimage on Saturday 10th September 2022. Save the date! No charge for the bus but the charge for Lough Derg facilities will be £40 per person. If interested please ring Andrew on 71352285.
All-Ireland Rally for Life takes place in Dublin on Saturday 2nd July. Make a stand to protect Ireland’s unborn babies. Coaches travelling from towns across Northern Ireland. Book your seat today. Contact: 02890278484/ 07592280522 or Email email@example.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.