Easter Sunday 4th April 2021
Change of Mass Times
Please note there will be NO Evening Mass from Monday 5th April to Thursday 8th April inclusive
Morning Mass will be at 10.00am from Monday to Friday. Normal Mass times resume on Friday 9th April
Confessions will resume on Friday evening 9th April at 7.00pm
There will be no Adoration in Long Tower Church on Wednesday 7th April
Divine Mercy Novena starts on Good Friday and finishes on Divine Mercy Sunday 11th April
The Parish Office will re-open on Monday 12th April at 9.00am.
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 family and loved ones in our prayers.
Sunday 4th April 12 Noon Christina Gillespie
Monday 5th April 10.00am Eddie Ryan
Tuesday 6th April 10.00am Liam Nelis
Wednesday 7th April 10.00am John Lyttle
Thursday 8th April 10.00am Bernadette Bradley
Friday 9th April 10.00am Danny McCafferty
Saturday 10th April 10.00am Tim & Joe Meehan
Saturday 10th April 6.00pm The Murray Family
Sunday 11th April 12 Noon Bridget Healy
Monday 12th April 10.00am Tilly & Dick Goode
Monday 12th April 7.30pm Jackie Canning
Tuesday 13th April 10.00am Charlie Meehan
Tuesday 13th April 7.30pm Billy Friel
Wednesday 14th April 10.00am Anthony McQuaid
Wednesday 14th April 7.30pm Mona Lestrade
Thursday 15th April 7.30pm Rose Irvine
Saturday 17th April 10.00am Paul McWilliams
Saturday 17th April 6.00pm Kevin & John McGowan
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Paul Millar- Coshowen & Kevin Deehan- Victoria Gate
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Adoration Chapel Pump Street: Will be closed until further notice.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2540.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £795.00
Return to Public Worship in Church: Public worship resumed on Friday 26 March. There continues to be restrictions regarding the number of people attending Funerals & Weddings to 25 people. Weekday & Saturday Morning Masses will continue as usual at 10am with Funeral Masses at 11am. There will be no Funeral Masses on a Sunday.
It remains mandatory that everyone attending Mass & other Church Services wear a face covering at all times. We must all continue to observe social distancing, use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and to receive Holy Communion only in the hand. It is up to each of us individually and as a community to keep each other as safe as possible as we continue to live alongside the virus. We appreciate your understanding and support as we once again gather together.
He Saw and He Believed
Down through the ages our ancestors waited; they listened in hope to the prophecies, and for what seemed like an eternity, Jesus came to love and live amongst them. Many witnessed the power of his anointing’s, teachings and guidance – while he prayed that they would be uplifted and begin a new life with him. However, some found the mystery of his divine work difficult to comprehend and doubted the reality of his simplicity. Today we find Simon Peter and the other disciple view the remains of Jesus’s linen wrappings lying in his tomb – what they saw they now believed. Up to this point they could not understand the scripture – that He must rise from the dead. May we resurrect our inner vision of the sacred scriptures – not with the mind’s eye, but the hearts – and truly see His teachings with the sight of love. Reference and further reading: Acts 10:34.37-43 Col 3:1-4 John 20:1-9
Trocaire Lent 2021: Trocaire Donations we would appreciate in the coming weeks that Trocaire boxes/Donations are returned to Parish Office (were possible) either in notes or by cheque, rather than coin. Donations can also be made online at www.trocaire.org/donate or via NI freephone no. 0800 912 1200. Thank you for your support.
Derry Diocesan Website: A comprehensive list of Easter resources and activities in which parishioners can join online, watch on TV or listen to on radio. These include live Easter broadcasts from the Vatican with Pope Francis, live Mass broadcasts from Knock Shrine, films for Easter, downloadable activities for children, prayers for use in your home, instructions on creating an Easter garden and much more. To view, visit: derrydiocese.org/easter.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday 11th April is Divine Mercy Sunday
To celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday as requested by Jesus, we ask you to venerate the Divine Mercy image immediately before Mass commences.
The four requirements to obtain the full plenary indulgences are;
1). Go to confession within 9 days either side or when possible
2). Receive Holy Communion in a state of grace
3). Publicly venerate the Image prominently displayed
4). Do an act of mercy for someone on the day
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body will resume on Monday 12th April at 7.30pm.
The April edition of The Net, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of faith in the Derry Diocese, is now available. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the March edition will only be available on the Diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-april-2021. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – email@example.com.
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. The next intake will be Autumn 2021. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Padre Pio Prayer Group will resume from Tuesday 6th April at Holy Family Chapel, Ballymagroarty starting with the Rosary before Mass and continuing with prayers afterwards. A first class relic will be available for blessing. Social distancing and masks at all times. All Welcome.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Aid for the Children of Yemen: Fr Neal Carlin’s new book, The Eagle, The Tiger and Covid, is now on sale at €10/£10 and can be purchased by contacting email@example.com. All proceeds are being sent via a direct contact to aid the Children of Yemen.
Children in Crossfire’s partnership with Paragon Health, who are based near us in Limavady. Paragon make disposable face masks vital for stopping the spread of COVID-19, and are producing a new range of masks from which we will receive the proceeds. They are kindly covering all production and postage costs, so anyone who buys masks from the Children in Crossfire website will know the proceeds are coming directly to us.
COVID-19 has reminded us all of the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene. Children in Crossfire have recently extended our pre-school education programme into Tanzania’s Dodoma region. This includes a commitment to provide hand washing facilities for 700 schools in the region over the next three years, which will help halt the spread of disease and keep young children healthy. Packs of 50 face masks are available for £29.40. Packs of 2,000 – ideal for businesses – cost £895. If you would like to purchase some, please Tel: 028 71269898 or visit our online shop at https://www.childrenincrossfire.org/shop/. Thank you for your continued goodwill. Keep safe and stay well.
Accord Derry Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme Course Dates: July 6th/7th 2021, August 10th/11th 2021, Sept 14th/15th 2021, Oct 12th/13th 2021 Nov 9th/10th 2021, Dec 7th/8th 2021. Booking now online at www.accordni.com.
Accord’s free and confidential ‘Relationships Support Phone Line’ for marriages, families and relationships offers support to those experiencing extra pressure due to social restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three numbers are: Accord CLG – 01 531 3331, Accord Dublin – 01 905 9555, Accord NI – 028 9568 0151 or 00353 1 531 3331.
Webcams Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchservices.tv/churches/
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). Please join our growing faith family.