Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time 23rd October 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 October 12Noon Eileen Holmes
Monday 24th October 7.30pm Tony McDaid
Tuesday 25th October 7.30pm Liam McAdams
Wednesday 26th October 10.00am Charles McCormick
Wednesday 26th October 7.30pm Susan Curran
Thursday 27th October 7.30pm Aaron Doherty
Friday 28th October 7.30pm Martin Boyle
Saturday 29th October 6.00pm Patrick McDaid
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Laura Sowden- Sunbeam Terrace
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Felix Toland, Myles Toland & Barra McLaughlin
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2006.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £612.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com.
Fr. Gerard gratefully acknowledges with thanks a donation to the running costs for the 40 Hours Adoration.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Fr Gerard will visit the sick in his care this week beginning Monday 24th October in the areas specified; Deanery Street, Southend Park, Iona Court, Nualamount Drive, Lone Moor Road, Old City Court, Braehead Road, Mullenan Road & Alexander House.
Morning coffee/tea at the Aras. Come and join us at Aras Cholmcille for a cup of coffee/tea and a bit of crack with the parishioners after 10 mass on Tuesday’s. ‘Casting a Long Shadow’ is a new book charting the People’s History of the Long Tower Church. It will be on sale in Aras Cholmcille daily from 10.30.a.m. to 1.00.p.m. Price £20.00
Today is World Mission Sunday; World Mission Sunday is being celebrated in every Catholic parish around the world today! It supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world. To make a donation please use Missio envelopes available in Church or alternatively visit www.missio.org.uk.
Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Nine Sundays before Christmas in Long Tower Church at 6.00pm, beginning this Sunday 23rd October. The theme of our Novena this year is What do I believe? Exploring our Faith. Each night will comprise of the Rosary, Novena prayer and petitions with a short talk given by various guest speakers and a ceremony of healing with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Our first speaker will be Deacon Michael McCaul. Michael who is a native of Derry was ordained Deacon on 8th May this year and is currently serving in St Eugene’s Cathedral. We wish him and our Parish every blessing as we begin our Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. We encourage everybody, including those in particular need of healing in their lives to join us.
Long Tower’s 40 Hours
A continuous 40 Hours of Adoration will begin with 8am Mass on Sunday 23rd October 2022, continuing right through Sunday night and all day Monday 24th October, concluding at midnight.
‘O Come Let Us Adore Him’.
Sunday 23rd October 2022
8.00am Mass, 10.00am Mass, 12.00Noon Mass, 3.00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
6.00pm Opening of Novena & Talk
9.00pm Night Prayer
Monday 24th October 2022
12.00am Rosary, 3.00am Rosary, 6.00am Angelus and Chaplet for Priests
8.00am Morning Prayer, 9.30am Divine Mercy, 9.40am Rosary
10.00am Mass, 12.00Noon Angelus and Midday Prayer
6.00pm Angelus & Evening Prayer
7.00pm Rosary, 7.30pm Mass, 9.00pm Night Prayer
Long Tower Parish together with a Local Charity launch a Cost of Living Appeal:- Given the rise in the cost of living and the stress and heartache many families are going through especially in the run up to Christmas, we want to help as many families as possible. Please get in touch if you can help in any way or if you need help yourself. Items we are collecting are: Toys for all ages, Toiletries, Food for hampers, Gift sets, PJ’s/ Clothes (Must be in good condition/new). Items /Donations can be left at the Parochial House, 6 Victoria Place, Monday-Thursday from 2-4pm. Thank you for your support.
Do you have questions about your Catholic Faith? Ask the God Club! 🤔. For 11-18year olds. Starting Saturday 5th November 10.30am- 11.30am, Upstairs in Long Tower Church, then every Saturday same time, same place. Be there!! Be informed!! Parents welcome.
Derry Diocesan Trust Job Opportunities
Part Time Financial and Administrative Secretary – Gortin, Greencastle, Newtownstewart & Plumbridge parishes – 16 hours per week.
Closing Date for completed applications is 4.30pm on 27.10.2022
For a job description and application form please:
Contact: 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.
Diocesan Vocations; Anyone interested in serving the diocese of Derry as a priest should contact their local priest(s) and/or the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Bellaghy, at email@example.com
Day of Prayer, Praise and Healing, St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh, BT78 1DG on Sunday 6th November. We advertised this event in last weekend’s bulletin, however the event has now been postponed. Apologies are offered for any inconvenience.
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust- Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Easter 2023: now accepting applications from young people of all religious denominations with:A medical condition, physical disability or illness (aged 9-18), A learning disability (aged 11-21), Very seriously ill children under the age of 9, (accompanied by a parent or close relative) & Young adults between the age of 19 and 30 with a disability or illness. The young person travels without their family but accompanied by experienced adult carers in the group. This week is a great experience for the young person as they have the opportunity to make new friends, increase their social skills and confidence and often provides respite for parents/carers. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust covers the cost of those young people selected to travel. If there is a young person that you feel would be eligible and would benefit from a trip to Lourdes please contact Mary Dunnion on 0877962047 or Aileen Henry on 0872063183 for further details and an application form. Please note closing date for applications is 31st October. Have you ever wanted to volunteer and help others? If you are interested in volunteering with The Irish Pilgrimage Trust to travel to Lourdes as a carer for a week next Easter please contact Mary on 00353877962047 for more information. All volunteers pay their own fare which is €750 for adults or €495 for students. More details can be found on our website www.irishpilgrimagetrust.ie
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshop, Friday 18th November 2022 from 7pm To 10pm- Continuing Saturday 19th November 2022 from 10am To 4pm. Venue; Cathedral Hall, Francis Street, Derry (Please note that this course is NOT Virtual). Booking online www.accordni.com. Accord NI Marriage & Relationship Counselling: Counsellors are professionally trained in the complex specialism of Couples Counselling. For further information or to make an appointment with a counsellor; Please contact: Accord Derry- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone– (028) 71362475 (option 1). Booking online www.accordni.com.
“Calling all Men …Hundreds of Irish Men Needed The Men’s Global Rosary Crusade invites 100 faithful Catholic men and more to meet and say the Rosary in reparation, repentance and conversion of the Irish nation at 1pm in Church Street, Coleraine, on the first Saturday of the month, 5th November 2022. For details, ring 07730330028 (00447730330028 from the Republic).
The Playhouse presents its production of The Producers from 9th to 20th November. Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday matinees 13th & 20th Nov at 3pm. The Playhouse will also host Don Vappie and Jazz Creole Saturday 12th Nov at 8pm. More info and tickets (028)71 268027 or www.derryplayhouse.co.uk.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.