Thirty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 6th November 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 6th November 12Noon Joy Keenan
Monday 7th November 10.00am Daniel Ferguson
Monday 7th November 7.30pm Kevin Mullan
Tuesday 8th November 10.00am Richard, Ellen & Richard Jnr Barr
Tuesday 8th November 7.30pm Peter McDaid
Wednesday 9th November 10.00am The Healy Family
Wednesday 9th November 7.30pm Edmund Kennedy
Thursday 10th November 10.00am The Gallagher Family
Thursday 10th November 7.30pm Michael & Michelle Green
Friday 11th November 10.00am Maureen Tonner
Saturday 12th November 6.00pm Jackie Deehan
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Raymond Donnelly- Ferguson Street
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Rose Shen
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1995.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £745.00
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 two donations received towards the running costs of the 40 Hours Adoration.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Continues this Sunday 6th November at 6.00pm. 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 guest speakers and a ceremony of healing with Benediction. Our guest speaker this week is Martin McLaughlin. Martin is Chairperson of Derry Search Youth Group. For more than half a century, Martin has dedicated his life working voluntarily in youth ministry and during Lockdown he wrote a book entitled ‘Leave the water running’ detailing incredible stories during his time with Don Boscos FC and many years leading young people in human and faith formation through the wonderful work of Derry Search. Martin will speak on the transformative power of the Holy Spirit he has witnessed in his vast experience of working with young people. We wish him and our Parish every blessing as we continue 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.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Padre Pio Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 7th November 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
Sr Clare Crockett would have been 40 years old on 11th November. Mass will be celebrated in Long Tower this Friday 11th November at 7.30pm to mark this occasion. Refreshments afterwards in Arás Cholmcille.
Adoration Chapel Pump Street: The Adoration Chapel will be open Monday- Friday from 9am-5pm. Everyone welcome to visit.
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 All welcome. ‘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.
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.
Deceased Children & Young People’s Mass: The Annual Mass for deceased children and young people will take place in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Sunday 6th November at 7:00pm. There will be an opportunity to write down the name of your deceased loved one before Mass. All are welcome to attend. You can also join this Mass live on the St Eugene’s Cathedral webcam.
Diocesan Vocations: The next monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Friday 11 November, from 8-9pm, and will be broadcast on the Cathedral webcam for those who cannot attend in person. It will be led by Fr Daniel McFaul, PP, St Mary’s, Creggan.
Living in Divine Will: special meeting with gifted speaker Greg Dunne. Termonbacca Monday 7 November at 6pm. All welcome.
St Joseph’s Boys School- Annual Mass of Remembrance for all deceased pupils, staff and governors will take place on Thursday 10 November 2022 @ 7pm in the school assembly hall. If you would like to add a name to the list for remembrance please contact the school office on 02871262923.
Knights of St. Columbanus deceased members mass is Thursday 10th November in St Brigids Church, Carnhill, Derry at 6 30pm. Celebrant, Fr. Sean O’Donnell.
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).
Pledge for November: Many people offer spiritual support to a relation who is struggling because of alcohol or an addiction problem. Parishioners who wish to take a short-term Pioneer pledge during the month of the Holy Souls are invited to visit www.pioneers.ie/pray.
This autumn, help us spread the word about Fostering: We need more foster carers now, right across Northern Ireland. Help us get the message out by talking to your family, friends and work colleagues. There are various types of foster care available to suit different lifestyles and family commitments. Could you foster? Telephone:0800 0720 137, Website: adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net.
The Catholic Mothers Group will host a Retreat in Termonbacca on Saturday 26th November. This all-day Retreat will begin at 10am, with registration. Come and join us for a day away from the busyness of motherhood and take time for prayer, restoration and encouragement. Contact Sinead for further information and to register on 07523104760 or 0860528282.
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