Twenty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 28th August 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 28th August 12Noon Eileen Barlow
Monday 29th August 7.30pm Colm Devenney
Tuesday 30th August 7.30pm William Campbell
Wednesday 31st August 7.30pm Elizabeth, Henry & Tommy Lynch
Thursday 1st September 7.30pm Annie Smith
Friday 2nd September 7.30pm RMA
Saturday 3rd September 6.00pm John Nash
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Eileen McCarthy- Woodleigh Terrace, Thomas McCallion-Balliniska Heights, Angela Campbell- Ardnamoyle Park & John Crockett-Crawford Court.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1942.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £415.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The parish office will be closed for Bank Holiday on Monday 29th August & re-open on Tuesday 30th August at 9.00am.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
This weekend we say a fond farewell to Fr. Paddy Baker and a warm welcome to Fr. Gerard Mongan. Fr. Paddy returned to his home Parish of Long Tower last year and we thank him sincerely for sharing his priestly ministry with us. We wish him well and we pray God’s blessing on him, that the Holy Spirit will guide him in his new appointment in the Parishes of Burt, Inch & Fahan. Fr. Gerard Mongan has served in Three Patrons Parish for the last six years and is no stranger to the Long Tower having previously served here as a curate. We welcome Fr. Gerard and wish him well and every blessing in his new role. We ask that you remember all the priests in the diocese in your prayers at this time of change.
Diocesan Vocations: We ask God’s blessing on all those attending the “Come and See” Vocations retreat in Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, this weekend, as they continue to discern the Lord’s will for them as they feel called to serve the Church as priests of the Diocese of Derry.
The First Anniversary Mass for Fr. Aidan Mullan will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Omagh on Friday 9th September at 7.30pm and also in St. Columba’s Church, Long Tower on Monday 12th September at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
SEASON OF CREATION 2022 – “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The burning bush is the symbol for the Season of Creation 2022. Today, the prevalence of unnatural fires are a sign of the devastating effects that climate change has on the most vulnerable of our planet. 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.
Save the Date – Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine: Saturday 24th September 2022, led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Stations of the Cross at 2:00pm followed by Mass at 3:00pm with Sacrament of the Sick. Buses will travel from a variety of pick up points. For further information please contact Fr Patrick Lagan at St Eugene’s Cathedral on 028 7126 2894 or email the parish office at email@example.com.
Supporting Catholic Parents: On Tuesday 6th September, there will be a conference on Zoom hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’. The topic of the conference will be: ‘Supporting Catholic Parents: Sharing the Catholic Vision of Love and Human Sexuality with Our Children’. The speaker will be Fr Chris Hayden, author of the recently published book: ‘A Better Vision: Understanding and Living the Catholic Vision of Human Sexuality’. The conference will begin at 8pm and conclude at 9pm. All are welcome. All you need to do to take part is send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org This conference is designed to help Catholic parents be the best educators of their children in the areas of faith and morality in our modern culture.
Accord Derry are facilitating 2 courses in September (Virtual): September Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme; First Course- Tuesday 6th and Wednesday7th 7pm -9pm, Second Course- Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st 7pm -9pm, cost £135.00 per couple. These courses will be online for booking this Monday 22nd August at www.accordni.com
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 8th September at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. Please contact us on 085 288 email@example.com for further information.
Lough Derg – One-Day Retreats have resumed. Dates for September: 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 18, 24 & 25. Booking is essential. Admission €45pp includes all refreshments, lunch, return boat service, full retreat programme, free car & coach parking. Boats available from 9.15am on the day; retreat begins at 10.30am, finishing at 4.30pm. For booking and further information: tel +353 (0)71 9861518, online: www.loughderg.org or email email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessing of Motorbikes and Bikers: St Aengus’ Church, Burt, Co Donegal (N13. Derry-Letterkenny Rd): Sun 11th September, at 1.00pm. All are very welcome to a blessing for motorbikes and bikers. We will also remember all our biker friends who have died since our last time together: “September 2019, before COVID.” Collection on the day for RNLI. Usual bike run to Ned’s Point RNLI Station to present the donation and for refreshments. Contact details Fr Gerry Sweeney: email@example.com or on Facebook.
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. Applications for the Autumn intake close 30th September 2022. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iosas Centre Cafe in Muff (adjacent to White Oaks) Sunday Carvery, serving meals from 12.30pm-3.00pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using our own organic vegetables. Booking is recommended and take away is available. (1 course €12.50/2 courses €15.50/3 courses €19.50). Tel:- 0749384866. Why not finish your afternoon with a walk in our beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
Radio Maria Ireland is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210 and Freeview – Channel 826; Download our FREE APP – “Radio Maria Ireland”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply).
Webcams Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can be accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchmedia.tv/ https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie