Twenty-Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time 11th September 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 11th September 12Noon Jim Murray
Monday 12th September 7.30pm Fr. Aidan Mullan
Tuesday 13th September 7.30pm George Locke
Wednesday 14th September 7.30pm George Roberts
Thursday 15th September 10.00am Maggie & Barney Brady
Thursday 15th September 7.30pm Dan Callaghan
Friday 16th September 7.30pm Rita O’Donnell
Saturday 17th September 6.00pm Kathleen Kennedy
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Dorothy Robinson- Lecky Road
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Tommy O’Kane, Eric Sweeney & Cían O’Connor
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1711.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £781.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894. Fr. Gerard Mongan will visit the sick in parish in due course. If anyone is still uneasy about a visit at this time, please let the parish office know. Likewise, if you know someone who is sick or housebound and who is not currently on the parish sick list and would like to be added, please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 with details.
The First Anniversary Mass for Fr. Aidan Mullan will be celebrated in St. Columba’s Church, Long Tower on Monday 12th September at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Safeguarding Sunday 18th September. This year’s Safeguarding Sunday Mass takes place next Sunday, 18th September 2022, at 3:00pm in St Columb’s Church, Waterside, Derry. We take this opportunity to thank and pray for those who have stepped up to co-ordinate safeguarding in our church so that we can ensure the protection of children and adults at risk. We believe that safeguarding is an outworking of our faith in a loving and just God – the God who calls us to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves and to defend the rights of the vulnerable (Proverbs 31:8).
Season of Creation 2022 – “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). In this Season of Creation, let us listen to the voice of creation, to the voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change, to the voices of those who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. These are voices of the Earth. The global Christian family is called to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and with each other and to encourage our parish communities to do the same, “for we know that things can change!” (Laudato Si’, 13). There is an abundance of liturgical resources for the Season of Creation available at www.catholicbishops.ie.
Derry Youth are now taking expressions of interest for the Derry Youth Scholarship Programme. This is a year-long programme for young people in 6th Form or doing their Leaving Cert. The programme provides opportunities for young people to meet others from across the diocese, to come together to explore their faith, to meet new friends, gain training and learn new skills, and work with a charitable organisation. If you are interested in this programme or would like more information, please message us @Derryyouth on social media or email Niamh at email@example.com
Pilgrimage to The Holy Land: Bishop Donal McKeown will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 13th – 21st February 2023. Visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites, this is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Price is €1,895 / £1,655pps including taxes and tips. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Belfast on (028) 956 80005 or Dublin on (01) 878 8159.
Derry Diocesan Vocations: Anyone interested in serving God’s people as a priest of the diocese of Derry should contact their local priest or the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Bellaghy, Lavey and Greenlough, at email@example.com
Legion of Mary: Bus to Knock Shrine Sunday 25th September 2022. Leaves Legion House, 5 Clarendon Street at 8.10am. Fare £20. includes stop in Donegal Town for tea and scone. Under 18 year olds £10., £5 deposit secures seat. For further details /to book please contact Marie – 07845672761 or Gerry – 07904341198.
Trócaire is looking for people to join our team of Christmas fundraisers to help respond to the urgent need of poor communities around the world, especially the millions of people affected by the hunger crisis in East Africa. You can take action and make a difference through a range of activities, including the promotion of our Gifts of Love – training and support will be provided. If you would like to find out more about what you can do to help now or over the Advent and Christmas period, then please email Mark McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9090 8030.
Queen’s University Catholic Chaplaincy: The Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast looks forward to reopening for the new academic year from Monday 12 September. Open during term from 10am to 10pm Monday through Thursday and Fridays 10am to 3pm, the Chaplaincy provides vital pastoral and faith supports to students, offering them a home-from-home during their time at University. More on what’s on offer can be found at qubcatholic.org. Mosaic Café is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm and the ever-popular Sunday evening Mass, open to the University community and wider public, resumes from Sunday 18 September at 8pm.
WHSCT Recovery College Free Mental Health Courses – We are holding information and registration Sessions in each of our venues where people can find out more about the College and our courses, and meet some of our lovely facilitators and volunteers over a cuppa: Thursday 8 September, 11am – 1pm, Melvin Sports Centre, Strabane. Monday 12 September, 11am – 1pm, recovery College, Lisnamallard, Omagh. Tuesday 13 September, 1pm – 3pm, Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry. Wednesday 14 September, 1pm – 3pm, Fermanagh House, Enniskillen. Wednesday 14 September, 1pm – 3pm, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady. Alternatively people can contact the College if they would like a copy of the prospectus on 028 82252079 or by emailing email@example.com
Lough Derg Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine: The One Day Retreat on Sunday 25th September, will have the special focus of praying for an end to the conflict in Ukraine. Guest Speaker, refugee, Halyna Tesluk, Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Ukrainian Catholic University. More information at www.loughderg.org. Boats from 9.15am | Retreat Programme begins at 10.15am | Boats return at 4.30pm. Morning Coffee & lunch included. Booking essential. Special discounted rate of €25 for Ukrainian refugees (must be booked by telephone: +353 (0)71 9861518). Full price €45.
The Men for Christ Conference 2022 – a Catholic Conference for Men will be live & exclusive on Radio Maria Ireland Saturday 17th September from 2pm. Speakers for this years’ Conference are Fr. Jamie Twohig SAC, John Pridmore, David Quinn and Fr. Marius O’Reilly.
Melodies & Memories – a music group for people living with dementia, their family members/ friends and also for older members of the community who like to sing and enjoy a bit of craic – will resume their sessions in The Acorn Centre (in the grounds of St. Peter’s Church, Culmore Road), starting date 19th September. The group meets each Monday afternoon, 2.30 – 4.30. Please phone 07561706815 for any further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SMA Novena 2022 in honour of St Thérèse Of the Child Jesus, Patroness of the Missions: Friday 23rd September to Saturday 1st October. Daily Mass & Novena Prayers 10.00am & 7.30pm, SMA Chapel Dromantine. All Welcome. Also, available via webcam www.sma.ie
The Poor Clares, Galway are hosting a Monastic Experience Day on Saturday 24th September from 10am to 5pm. The day is designed to help young women who are exploring the possibility of a religious vocation to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life. If you are under 40 and would like to attend the day you can book a place at: email@example.com
The 39 Steps at The Playhouse: The Playhouse presents its production of The 39 Steps from 14 to 25 September. A wildly comic thriller by Patrick Barlow in which the entirety of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 adventure film is performed on stage by a cast of only 4. More info and tickets (028)71 268027 or www.derryplayhouse.co.uk.
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