Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time 16th August 2020
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 17th August 7.30pm William McShane
Tuesday 18th August 7.30pm Catherine Early & Elizabeth Doherty
Wednesday 19th August 7.30pm Maggie McAdams
Thursday 20th August 7.30pm Kathleen Carlin
Saturday 22nd August 6.00pm Peter Kavanagh
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Myles Toland- Drumard Park.
Baptisms: We Welcome into the Family of God; Seanna Doherty Le-Moignan, Lexie Gallagher, Noah Gillespie & Sophia Moore.
Confessions: Monday – Friday 7.00-7.25pm, Saturday 11.30am- 12.30pm & 5.15pm-5.50pm
Visitation of the Sick: For urgent sick calls please contact the Parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derry Diocesan Society
The following deceased have recently been enrolled in the Derry Diocsean Society. We commend them to your prayers. They will be remembered in our Masses this weekend.
Patrick Kelly Hazelwood Avenue, Prehen
Niall Moran Letterkenny Road
Niall Heaney Lisneal, Waterside
Ken Grant Foyle Park
Robert (Paul) McBride Lower Galliagh Road
Mary McLoone Thistlewood Park
Michael Duffy St Francis Terrace
Joanna Carlin Celtic Villas
Robert (Bobby) McConnell (Formerly) Lone Moor Road
Kathleen Hutton Templegrove, Derry
May McCartney (Formerly) Long Tower Street
John Anderson Lisfannon Park
John Kavanagh Iona Court
Joe Gallagher Glenabbey Road
Margaret Crockett Meenan Drive
John Patton Lone Moor Road
Annmarie Toland Drumard Park
Josephine Duffy (Formerly) Bishop Street
May Downey Lindenwood Park
Liam McCartney Donal Casey Court
Paul Given Meenan Drive
Tony Cassidy Drumcliffe Avenue
Rhona Toland Joseph Place
Charlie Strain Lavery Fold
Kathleen Cooke Culmore Park
Margaret McKeever The Meadows
Philip Grant Marlborough Street
William (Liam) Nelis Shantallow Avenue
John Brown Maureen Avenue
Bernadette Ferguson Inch View, Hazelbank
Jimmy Jackson Charlotte Street
Bridget Healy Donal Casey Court
Sharon McClenaghan Iniscarn Road, Creggan
Lee Gurney Victoria Road, Bready
Noreen Robinson Brandywell Court
Fr John McNamara OCD Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca
Margaret McLaughlin Sunbeam Terrace
Philomena Duffy Ardfoyle
Bridget Carroll Alexander House
Willie Lynch Lone Moor Gardens
Anna Lynch Oakfield Avenue
Eileen Harkin Dove Gardens
Jim Doyle Bluebell Hill Gardens
Kathleen Duffy St Francis Terrace
Mary Hampson Demesne Avenue
John Joe O’Driscoll Foyle Park
Patrick Moran Beechwood Street
From Monday 10th August it was mandatory to wear a face covering in any indoor public space, including in the Church. We therefore kindly ask that everyone attending Mass, other Church Services and Devotions to wear a face covering at all times (apart from those with certain health conditions). We must all continue to observe social distancing, to use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and to receive Holy Communion only in the hand. It is up to each of us individually and as a community to keep each other as safe as possible as we continue to live alongside the virus. We continue to have stewards and ushers giving direction as you enter and leave the Church. Please follow the guidance given as they are acting for the wellbeing of everyone. Entrance and exit doorways must be kept totally free at all times, we do not want to create pinch points.We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to gather together in these uncertain times.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 17th August at 7.30pm.
We shall share in a spiritual network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. While we may still be apart in person, we remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to further 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 our brokenness at this time of isolation, suffering and loss. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Spiritual Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio.
We ask everyone’s assistance to help others connect with this Mass through our webcam – especially the elderly, frail and vulnerable. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. You can access the Mass via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
‘It is an illusion to think that a person can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there. Our lives are filled with examples telling us that leadership requires understanding and understanding requires sharing.’
A desert is a place we may have walked through or will do at some point in our lifetime. To be in this dry desolate place, that rasps its salt against our wounds is isolating and painful, and for many it is devastating. But to be helped out of this place by those who has been there before us is the key to freedom – and this responsibility falls to all of us. It feels, The Divine ones have given each of us a share of their unconditional love and healing – to understand the unimaginable, share our hearts, and lead with strength and hope in all that is good and kind. Today, may we drop our illusions and take the initiative – to reach out and understand others, share ourselves and humbly lead those who are where we once where – and may be again. Reference: The Wounded Healer by Henri J.M. Nouwen.
Schedule of Masses (Week Beginning Monday 17th August)
& Other Devotions until Further Notice
10am – Mass
6.50pm–Divine Mercy Devotions
7.00pm- 7.25pm Confessions
10am – Mass
11.30am – 12.30pm – Confessions
5.15pm- 5.50pm – Confessions
6.00pm- Vigil Mass
10.00am – Mass
Wednesday 10.30am -7.00pm
Access to Church Services: You can access the webcam via the www.longtowerchurch.org website & clicking on webcam or directly via www.churchmedia.tv and clicking into to St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-columbas-church-longtower. We would ask that parishioners assist one another where possible to access these resources.
Derry Youth Community, a faith-based Gap Year opportunity for young adults aged between 18–25, is now open for applications for the year starting September 2020. DYC offers the opportunity to live in community, to develop and be formed in faith and be involved in youth ministry in parishes. The three main aspects of DYC are: Accompaniment, Community and Encounter. If you are interested in this Gap Year or would like some more information, please email: email@example.com.
Thanksgiving Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 31st August 2020. £499.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus transfer to Knock, 3 nights’ in 4 star Park Hotel with Full Board. All entertainment and excursions. Wheelchair accessible rooms. Single supplement £90.00.
Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Knock is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
The Net– July-August 2020. With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the July-August edition of ‘The Net’ will only be available on the Diocesan website at this stage – https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-july-august-2020. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. For inclusion of your faith related news in future editions just email: email@example.com.
SACRED HEART MESSENGER: The digital version of the September Messenger will be the last issue to be offered free of charge to non-subscribers. From October onwards, the digital edition will only be available to subscribers. A digital subscription costs just €15 per year and we hope you will decide to subscribe if you are not currently a subscriber. The September issue can be viewed on https://issuu.com/messengerpublications/docs/messenger_september
Growth in Prayer & Reflective Living Course, 2020-2021 Drumalis. A one year course in Ignatian Spirituality, from September 2020 to June 2021 on Monday evenings. Facilitated by the Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre in Co Antrim in association with the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. https://youtu.be/I3JY2lChUU4
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
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;
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