Twenty Third Sunday In Ordinary Time 10th September 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 10th September 10.00am Kathleen Clifford
Sunday 10th September 12Noon Jim Keenan
Monday 11th September 10.00am Dympna & Tony Healy
Monday 11th September 7.30pm Susan Curran
Tuesday 12th September 7.30pm Dorothy Robinson
Wednesday 13th September7.30pm George Lock
Thursday 14th September 7.30pm Gerard O’Kane
Friday 15th September 7.30pm Dan Callaghan
Saturday 16th September 6.00pm Kathleen Kennedy
Sunday 17th September 10.00am Mairead Doherty
Sunday 17th September 12 Noon George Roberts
Monday 18th September 7.30pm Johnny McKane
Tuesday 19th September 7.30pm David Doherty
Wednesday 20th September 7.30pm Emma Nelis
Thursday 21st September 7.30pm Bridget McCallion
Friday 22nd September 7.30pm Sean Pól Boyle
Saturday 23rd September 6.00pm Deceased Members of the McCay Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Tommy Killen- Lecky Road.
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Méabh Doherty, Cianán O’Kane & Aras Doherty.
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
Parish Bulletin: Please note there will be NO Parish Bulletin next Sunday 17th September 2023.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £1895.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £605.00
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, the Sanctuary lamp beside the Tabernacle in Long Tower will be lit for our children and young people in our Schools and Colleges, their teachers, assistants, and their families.
Fr Gerard will visit the sick in his care during the coming week’s as follows;
This Week beginning Monday 11th September Bishop Street, Corporation Street, Belview Avenue, Ferguson Street, Maureen Avenue, Ivy Terrace, Foyle Park, Ardfoyle, Lower Bennett Street, Jack Allen Court & The Metropole.
The Week beginning Monday 18th September 2023; Long Tower Court, Meenan Drive, Dove Gardens, Deanery Street, Bluebell Hill Gardens, Celtic Court, Kerrigan’s Close & Quarry Street.
The Week beginning Monday 25th September 2023; Nualamount Drive, Lone Moor Road, Old City Court, Mullenan Road & Alexander House.
Feast of St Michael the Archangel Friday 29th September 2023
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz from Congregation of St Michael the Archangel will celebrate Holy Mass and Healing Service (Holy Hour) in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower at 7.30pm, with Veneration of the first class relic of Saint Faustina & Investiture of the scapular of St Michael. Fr. Peter is the chief editor of The Angels, messengers from a loving God, a quarterly publication. His main charism and expertise is on St Michael the Archangel and the Holy Angels which has led to him becoming a sought after inspirational speaker on these topics and the Divine Mercy for over twenty years. Between 1993 – 1996, Father Peter served as Chaplain to the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw where Saint Faustina started her religious life. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will visit St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry on Thursday 14th September 2023. Programme for the Day: • 9.30am – Arrival of Relic to St. Eugene’s Cathedral, • 10.00am – Mass with Bishop Mc Keown, Archbishop Sorrentino and Monsignor Figueiredo, • 12Noon – Rosary in the Cathedral, • 3.00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet, • 4.00pm – Benediction followed by Closing ceremony and farewell. There will be an opportunity to be blessed with the relic. Also, there will be an exhibition of Blessed Carlo’s life on display in the Cathedral Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Safeguarding Mass Friday 15 September at 7.30pm in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. The Annual Safeguarding Mass is a chance to shine a light on what our Diocese is doing to make our parish communities and our places of worship safe environments. Protecting children and adults at risk is at the heart of the Church’s message. We want to thank everyone who is doing this vital ongoing work and taking part in this year’s Safeguarding Mass to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in their church and community. We also want to take this opportunity to thank and pray for those who have stepped up to coordinate safeguarding in our church so we can protect children and adults at risk together. 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).
St Eugene’s Cathedral Choir is welcoming new singers to its ranks in all voice parts. The choir sings at the 12:30pm mass each Sunday. If you have some experience of singing and would like to get involved please contact director of music Maghnus Monaghan on firstname.lastname@example.org or by text on 0863728443. St Eugene’s Cathedral Choral Scholars have vacancies in male voice parts (tenor and bass). People aged over 16 in full time education are invited to apply. Scholars are paid a stipend for their participation in choral music at the cathedral. For further information and application forms please contact Maghnus Monaghan, Director of Music at email@example.com. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 19th at 6pm.
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. The funds raised will help pay for the renovations of the church. Draw Tickets will be on sale after weekend Masses in Holy Family Church or you can also pay up for the ticket by calling each Wednesday between 7pm –8.30pm. You can also contact the parish office to purchase a ticket.
Derry Diocesan Trust: Financial and Administrative Secretary to Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre and Pope John Paul II Award-35 hours per week – Monday to Friday, Fixed Term Contract until the end of June 2024 with possibility of extension. For job description and application pack please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone (028) 7126 2302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be returned to: Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to email@example.com 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.
The Totus Tuus Men for Christ Conference 2023 – a Catholic Conference for Men will be Live & Exclusive on Radio Maria Ireland Saturday 16th September from 2pm. Speakers for this year’s Conference are Fr. Billy Swan, Fr. Chris Hayden, Anthony Crossey & Fr. John Harris OP
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 14th September at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Co.Donegal. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents. We also offer an online service. For more info call 01 4045378.
SVP: One-Day Pop-up Clearance Event: Saturday 30th September 10am – 4pm in St Pio’s Centre, Fairview Rd, Galliagh, Derry. Lots of pre-loved bargains, all at £1 each! The aim of this event is to promote two very important aspects of the work we do within Vincent’s Shops: Affordability and Sustainability. Tel Anne on 07921876237 with any enquiries.
Energy of Light Disco: Our next 15+ Energy of Light Disco on Friday 29thSeptember @ 8.30pm. Our discos are aimed at those experiencing limited physical, sensory and or learning disability. Tickets are £3 with carers and parents going free. Tickets for this performances are on-sale through our box office (02871 264455 choose option 1) or on our website www.millenniumforum.co.uk
‘Host for Hospice’ – October is Foyle Hospice Coffee Morning Month: Can you ‘Host for Hospice’ and organise a Coffee Morning in your community, whether it is in your workplace, Community Centre or at home. 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 or to sign up to become a host, please call Ailbhe, Community Fundraising Officer, Foyle Hospice, on 028 71359888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.