Thirty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 12th November 2023
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 12th November 10.00am Joy Keenan
Sunday 12th November 12Noon Edmund Kennedy
Monday 13th November 7.30pm Jackie McLaughlin
Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm Rosaleen McGilloway
Wednesday 15th November 10.00am Charlie Coyle
Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm Danny Doherty
Thursday 16th November 10.00am Deceased Members Legion of Mary
Thursday 16th November 7.30pm Eileen Breslin
Friday 17th November 10.00am Junior Goode
Friday 17th November 7.30pm Niall McBrearty
Saturday 18th November 6.00pm Hugh McLaughlin
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Michael O’Hagan- Abbey Street, Seamus McPhillips- Ballinacross Meadows, Patrick Carlin- Eskaheen View & Joseph McDaid- Fr Mulvey Park.
Baptisms: We Welcome into the family of God; Fiadh Mooney & Zach Doherty. To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 for available dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2116.00
LAST WEEK’S RETIRED PREISTS COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1230.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £716.00
The Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by phone on 028-71262301 (during office hours) or via email email@example.com.
Visitation of the Sick at Home & in Hospital. For urgent sick calls to those at home please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894. For urgent sick calls for those in hospital, please ask the duty nurse on the ward to call the Hospital Chaplain.
PRAYER OF SAINT COLUMBA
(Prayer of St. Columba in the Dubh Regles of Derry)
May the fire of God’s love burn brightly and steadfastly in our hearts like the golden light within the sanctuary lamp.
This month of November the Sanctuary lamp beside the Tabernacle in Long Tower Church will be lit for all our deceased loved ones & friends. We pray that they are at rest in the Eternal banquet of Heaven.
Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available to purchase from the Parish Office Sacristy or from the Novena Shop each Sunday, cost £2.00. Long Tower Christmas Cards are also available from the Novena shop, Parish Office or Sacristy, cost is £5.00 for a packet of 12 cards.
Long Tower 2024 Calendars are now available, cost £3 each or 2 for £5. All proceeds from the calendars will go towards the cost of refurbishing ‘The Calvary’ in the grounds of the Long Tower Church. They would make an ideal Christmas gift especially for those living away from home. Calendars can be purchased from the Parish Office, Sacristy, Doherty’s Vivo Bishop Street, Vivo Brandywell & Veritas, Shipquay Street.
Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mother of Priests.
Nine Sundays before Christmas in Long Tower Church at 6.00pm, continues this Sunday 12th November.
The theme of our Novena this year “Take the Risk for Christ”- Year of Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood. Each night will comprise of the Rosary, Novena prayer and petitions with a short talk given by various guest speakers and Eucharistic Healing Ceremony with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Our guest speaker this week is Fr John Joe Duffy who hails originally from Burtonport and was ordained as a priest in 2002. He has served in Glencolmcille, Kincasslagh/Burtonport, Stranorlar/Twin Towns. He now serves as curate in Creeslough where he has been noted for the solace and compassion he brought to its devastated community following the blast that claimed 10 lives and injured eight last October. Continuing our theme of ‘Vocations’, Fr John Joe will speak on ‘Priests serving People’. We assure him of a warm welcome and 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.
The Long Tower Parish recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing. We are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church and recognise that we also have a special responsibility towards all vulnerable people who are members of our faith community. Our Parish Safe-Guarding Representatives are Mrs Rita Moore and Ms Josephine Brown. If you have any concerns with regard to Safeguarding children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Tel: NI 075 96500 793 / ROI (0044) 75 96500 793 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional contact numbers: N Ireland PSNI: 101 or Social Services WHSCT Tel +442871314090 (Ask for Duty Social Worker).
Christmas Toy Appeal: Like last year, Long Tower Parish will be a drop off point for anyone who would like to donate toys etc.., that the local charity ‘Free Uniform Scheme’ run by Jemimah Armstrong. If anyone needs support in the Long Tower area you can leave info with Fr Mongan or contact Jemimah directly: on 07873882301 Jemimah198630@hotmail.com. Items can be dropped off at Parochial House, Monday to Thursday between 2pm and 4pm. A Wish List of items is available on our facebook page, or from the Sacristy or Parish Office. Thank you for your support.
The Annual Mass for deceased children and young people will take place in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Sunday 12th November at 7:00pm. There will be an opportunity to write the name of your deceased loved one before Mass. All are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend the Mass but would like your loved one’s name included in our prayers, please email email@example.com.
IN SUNSHINE and IN SHADOW – A book of poetry written by the late Fr. Paddy O’Kane has been reprinted (Only a small number reprinted). It is available at Holy Family Church Ballymagroarty Cost £10. Tel: 028-71267070 or Veritas Bookshop Shipquay St. All proceeds will go the Foyle Hospice.
A Day Retreat of Prayer for the Relief of the Souls in Purgatory will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca on Friday 17th November from 10.00a.m. – 3.00p.m. Cost for the day, including light lunch £15. For bookings – Tel: 71 262512.
Totus Tuus Scripture Conference 2023 Is Live on Radio Maria Ireland on Saturday 18th November from 2pm. Speakers include Fr. John Ryan (Cloyne Diocese), Fr. Luke Demasi (Home of The Mother), Fr. John McEneaney (Waterford & Lismore Diocese), Frances Hogan (Scripture Scholar). Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277
Omagh Charismatic Prayer Group – Day of Prayer, Praise and Healing: Mellon Country Hotel, Omagh, Sunday 19th November. Registration from 9.30am. Celebration of the Eucharist in the afternoon. Speaker Fr Brendan Walsh SAC. Lunch, tea & coffee available. Booking by 10 November essential. Tel: 07876411435 or 07596609041.
Preparing for Christmas: Weekend Retreat at Ards Friary, 8th – 10th December. Led by Philip McParland. In the weeks leading up to Christmas there is usually a lot going on in our lives. This weekend will offer you an opportunity to focus on your spiritual preparation. It will be both reflective and practical, suggesting ways to keep in touch with Jesus. To book, contact Ards. Tel: 074 91 38909. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November is known as Legacy Month; an opportunity to think about legacy gifts in your Will. Leaving a gift in your Will to Foyle Hospice is a loving act of kindness that will live on forever. Gifts in Wills help us to provide specialist palliative care to patients and families living with life limiting illness. If you want to know more about leaving a gift in your Will to Foyle Hospice, contact Foyle Hospice Legacy Officer, Kathleen Bradley, on 02871 359888 or email: email@example.com
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