Twenty First Sunday In Ordinary Time 27th August 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 27th August 10.00am Bridget Morrison
Sunday 27th August 12Noon Sammy (Casey) McLaughlin
Monday 28th August 7.30pm Mary Rose & Joe White
Tuesday 29th August 7.30pm Colum Devenney
Wednesday 30th August 10.00am William Campbell
Wednesday 30th August 7.30pm Paddy O’Hagan
Thursday 31st August 7.30pm Elizabeth & John Lynch
Friday 1st September 7.30pm Requiem Mass Association
Saturday 2nd September 6.00pm Annie Smith
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Susan Steinfurth- Argyle Street
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2046.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £640.00
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday 28th August and will reopen Tuesday 29th August at 9.00am. 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.
An audio-visual tour of the Long Tower Church is now available. The guide which is narrated by Bishop Donal McKeown, offers a great insight into the history and sacredness of this beautiful Church. If you’re hosting visitors or you simply want to deepen your own appreciation, why not try the audio guide, priced at just £2.00. For further details, see posters in the Church porches or take a leaflet.
Áras Cholmcille – We are seeking volunteers to staff the reception for 3 hours once a week. This might be of interest to students seeking volunteering experience or anyone who enjoys engaging with tourists. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 07789850793.
We pray, during this Year of Prayer for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood, for our own diocese, for our deacon, Stephen Ward, as he prepares for ordination next month, for our seminarians, for those who are hoping to begin their formation this year, and for all those discerning a vocation at this time. Mary, Queen of Priests, pray for them.
Part Time Housekeeper, Castlequarter, Fahan, Co Donegal: 9 Hours per week, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Job Role:- To provide housekeeping for priest living at Castlequarter, Fahan. The Housekeeper will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of all domestic matters in the Parochial House.
For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 028 7126 2302 or email: email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4.30pm on 11/09/2023.
Readvertisement – Derry Diocesan Trust HR Officer- Part-Time Permanent
2 Days per week (9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.). Job Role – The HR Officer will be responsible for providing comprehensive HR support to parishes, reporting managers and employees in line with Diocesan Trust Policies, procedures and legal requirements, contributing to procedural excellence relating to human resources, employee relations, compliance, staffing and training.
For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 028 7126 2302 or email: email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4.30pm on 18/09/2023.
Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
‘BUILDING PARISH LIFE’ – Talk by Mr David Wells in St Columb’s College, Buncrana Road, Derry: Tuesday 29 August, 7.00pm – 8.30pm. You are invited to a talk on building parish life with catechist, international speaker and author David Wells. David has worked with parishes and dioceses internationally, encouraging and inspiring people to share the Joy of the Gospel, through the lens of building parish life. He invites us to be witnesses to the Gospel and to encourage others on their journey of faith, in the context of taking up opportunities, ministries and responsibilities at local parish level. This is a free event. Booking is not required. We hope this talk, will be an inspiration to renew the work of building parish and help discern the way forward in changing times in our parishes. We hope to see you there
Legion of Mary; Bust to Knock Shrine, Sunday 24th September 2023. Leaves Legion House, 5 Clarendon Street, Derry at 8.00am. Cost Adult £20, under 18’s £10, includes tea/ coffee with scone at Central Hotel, Donegal Town. £5 deposit secures seat. For further info/ to book please contact Gerry- 07904341198, Tom- 07521500665 or Theresa- 07555629473.
Diocesan Religious Education Conference 30th August 2023 – Boards of Governors and Management- Bishop McKeown extends an invitation to all members of Boards of Governors/Management who serve in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Derry, to an evening session on the 30th August at 7pm in Saint Columb’s College. There will be a presentation by Brendan McGinn, Principal Saint Mary’s College, Derry, on ‘Building Communities of Dialogue and Forgiveness’, a panel session to allow for discussion/questions on the role of Governors in supporting this, finishing with a prayer of dedication for all Board Members. This is, an opportunity also to celebrate and acknowledge the great work done by Board Members in Catholic schools throughout the diocese.
Life in the Spirit Seminars, led by Apostles of Love Missionary Team: St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh, Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 September. Registration 10am. Saturday 11am – 4pm, Sunday 10am -4.30pm with Mass. Celebrant Bishop Michael Router. Enquiries & Booking: Tel 07876411435 or 0759660904. Cost: Donation only. Open to adults and to children age 12+.
Blessing of Bikes – St Aengus’ Church, Burt, Co. Donegal: All bikers are very welcome to the annual blessing of motorbikes and scooters on Sunday 17th September at 1.00pm. There will be a short service in St Aengus’ Church at 1.00pm, followed by the blessing of the bikes. During the service, prayers will be said for all our biker friends who have died since this time last year. Names can be emailed to email@example.com. A collection will be taken up for the RNLI. After the blessing, there will be a run to the RNLI Station at Ned’s Point, Buncrana. Light refreshments will be available for all. A Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church, Derry Road, Strabane at 11:30am, on the same day. The Mass will be in remembrance of all deceased bikers. We will leave immediately after Mass to go to St Aengus, Burt.
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Courses: – September 25th & 26th 2023, October 16th & 17th 2023, November 6th & 7th/ 27th & 28th 2023 and December 11th & 12th 2023. Courses can be booked online at www.accordni.com. All of the above courses are via Zoom, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Monday’s and Tuesday’s.
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje 2023:- A limited number of places are available for a Pilgrimage to Medjugorje departing from Dublin Airport on 20th September and returning a week later. Cost is £695 per person sharing which covers return flights, accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal. There is an additional charge for single room occupancy. The Pilgrimage is organised through Marian Pilgrimages in Dublin. £100 deposit is required to secure a place. For more details please contact John Murray on 0780 1105575.
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