Twenty Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time 8th October 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 8th October 10.00am Mrs Monica Wilson
Sunday 8th October 12Noon Andrew Robinson
Monday 9th October 7.30pm Gerry Houston
Tuesday 10th October 7.30pm Maureen Tonner & Family
Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm Tommy Doherty
Thursday 12th October 7.30pm Laura Sowden
Friday 13th October 7.30pm Hugh Duffy
Saturday 14th October 6.00pm Patrick McDaid
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Patrick & Maureen McCallion- Australia, Vivian Friel- Foyle Road, Terry Doherty- Cedar Street, Allison McCafferty- Fern Park & Margaret Lumsden (nee Tonner)- Darlington, England
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 for available dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2266.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £660.00
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 October the Sanctuary lamp beside the Tabernacle in Long Tower Church will be lit for all our families and especially those affected in any way by addiction.
Diocesan Vocations: We are asked as a Faith community to pray (a decade of) the Rosary for Vocations to the diocesan priesthood during the month of October.
Mass For Deceased Children and Young People will take place on Sunday the 12th of November in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral. The Mass will be Celebrated by Bishop McKeown.
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, beginning Sunday 22nd October. 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. We encourage everybody, including those in particular need of healing to join us.
Long Tower’s 40 Hours: A continuous 40 Hours of Adoration will begin with 8am Mass on Sunday 22nd October 2022, continuing right through Sunday night and all day Monday 23rd October, concluding at midnight. ‘O Come Let Us Adore Him’.
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 & Grants Shop Bishops Street.
Holy Family Parish Prize Draw. 50 Prizes for £50: 1st Prize £10,000. 2nd Prize £7500., 3rd Prize £5000., 4th Prize £2500. Also 46 other cash prizes of various amounts. Draw tickets will be on sale after weekend Masses in Holy Family Church or you can pay up for the ticket by calling each Wednesday between 7pm –8.30pm. You can also contact the parish office to purchase a ticket.
In Sunshine and In Shadow: A book of poetry written by the late Fr. Paddy O’Kane has been reprinted. It is available at Holy Family parish office any morning, Mon-Friday. Cost £10: Tel 71267070 or Veritas Bookshop in Shipquay St, Derry. All proceeds will go the Foyle Hospice.
‘Host for Hospice’ – October is Foyle Hospice Coffee Morning Month: Can you ‘Host for Hospice’ and organise a Coffee Morning in your community.Host anywhere, any way, all you need is a kettle and some company. We will even provide a ‘Free Coffee Morning Pack’. For more information please call Ailbhe, Community Fundraising Officer, Foyle Hospice, on 028 71359888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TROCAIRE is looking for people to join its team of Christmas fundraisers to help respond to the urgent need of poor communities around the world. You can take action and make a difference through a range of activities, including the promotion of its Gifts of Change – 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, please email Mark McMahon on email@example.com or call 028 9080 8030.
Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca: On Thursday 19th October there will be a day retreat in honour of St. Peregrine in the Carmelite Retreat Centre Termonbacca from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Cost for the day, including light lunch £15. Please bring along a bottle of olive oil to be blessed in honour of St. Peregrine. A first class relic of St. Peregrine will also be available on the day. For bookings contact 71 262512. At 7.30 – 8.30p.m. on the same evening – Catechesis with Fr. Cajetan.
Fahan Harvest Thanksgiving Service Sunday 8th October 2023 at 8pm. Led by Rev. Philip Poots, followed by prayer for any that would like prayed with, at the front of the Church. Please stay for supper in the Hall. Neighbours and friends very welcome. Collection at evening service for Property Fund.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 12th October at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Co. Donegal. 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. For more info call 01 4045378
‘Emergency’ Foster Care Information Sessions: ‘Emergency’ describes out-of-hours foster carers who provide time-limited care at short notice. Emergency foster carers may be contacted late at night or over a weekend. Foster carers who can offer emergency care will receive a child or young person (from babies to aged 16/17) into their home where they can offer them safe and welcoming accommodation and care. Information Events: Thursday 12th October, 7.00 – 8.30pm. Venue: Omagh Fire Station. Wednesday 11th October, 7.00 – 8.30pm: Virtual Information Session: Join via MS TEAMS: #Meeting ID: 355 763 453 169 / Passcode: AnYxoJ . These sessions are open to everyone.
Marriage and Relationship Counselling with ACCORD NI: Help us help you support your marriage and relationship. If you feel your relationship is in crisis or you need a little guidance and help, either face to face or online, contact your local ACCORD centre. Every year Accord help thousands of couples rebuild and sustain healthy relationships. For support, call 028 9023 3002 or visit accordni.com.
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.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.