Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 12th July 2020
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.
Monday 13th July 7.30pm Pat O’Neill
Tuesday 14th July 10.00am Bobby McConomy
Tuesday 14th July 7.30pm Dolores McGuinness
Wednesday 15th July 7.30pm Jim, Letty & Jim (Jnr) Deehan
Thursday 16th July 7.30pm MaryAnn McAdams
Saturday 18th July 6.00pm Patrick Moran
Rest In Peace We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Susannah Toland- Joseph Place
Baptisms: We welcome: Olivia Bradley, Zara Martin & Dáire Quigley-Scarlett
Confessions: Monday – Friday 7.00-7.25pm, Saturday 11.30am- 12.30pm & 5.15pm-5.50pm
Visitation of the Sick: Due to the Coronavirus visitation of the sick and housebound within our parish is postponed until further notice. For urgent sick calls please contact the Parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
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 on Monday 13th July and will re-open on Tuesday 14th July at 9.00am.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 13th July at 7.30pm.
We shall share in a spiritual network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. While we may still be apart in person, we remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to further connect with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life.
Through the gift of this Mass we will unite in prayer for all. We pray to be surrounded by the light and warmth of God’s love to heal our brokenness at this time of isolation, suffering and loss. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Spiritual Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio.
We ask everyone’s assistance to help others connect with this Mass through our webcam – especially the elderly, frail and vulnerable. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. You can access the Mass via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
Food for Thought
As the earth is moistened with the element of water – producing food to sustain life – so too our hearts are nourished, with an endless stream of manna that works deep within us, growing and expanding our capacity to feel and give love. The element of divine love is not on the scientific periodic table, like water – it is a most beautiful mystery that invites us to place our trust and hope in its capacity to transform and heal us. Though given freely and abundantly, in order for it to reveal itself fully in our lives it requires our participation and collaboration – to work together in finding our common purpose, and let go of fear. As we attempt to clear our past and rebirth our present may we help each other move through the labour pains of change in our deliverance. Together, let us contemplate this – am I lifeless and stuck between shallow rocks, entangled and dry within piercing thorns or deeply embedded in the rich soil of my heart. Let us not become coarse, dull and shut out love – listen, hear and understand – for its seeds have been sown in your heart from the Beginning.
Reference and further reading: Isiah 55:10-11, St Paul to Romans 8:18-23, Matthew 13:1-23
Wednesday 15th July- Feast Day of St Bonaventure, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
‘When we pray, the voice of the heart must be heard more than the proceedings from the mouth’.
Thursday 16th July- Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
‘Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of Heaven. Oh, Blessed Mother of the Son of God;
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.
Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity, (mention your request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, (3 times).
Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands,’ (3 times). Amen.
We have installed a new web camera and apologise for the breakdown in streaming that you may have been experiencing during Masses this week. We are waiting for our internet provider to increase our internet speed over the next week and ask that you bear with us.
You can access the webcam via the www.longtowerchurch.org website & clicking on webcam or directly via www.churchmedia.tv and clicking into to St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-columbas-church-longtower
Schedule of Masses (Week Beginning Monday 13th July)
& Other Devotions until Further Notice
10am – Mass
3.00pm – Divine Mercy Devotions
7.00pm- 7.25pm Confessions
10am – Mass
11.30am – 12.30pm – Confessions
3.00pm – Divine Mercy Devotions
5.15pm- 5.50pm – Confessions
6.00pm- Vigil Mass
10.00am – Mass
3.00pm – Divine Mercy Devotions
Adoration every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 1.00pm.
Access to Church Services: All our Church Services can be viewed online via www.churchmedia.tv or by logging on to our church website www.longtowerchurch.org and following the link to webcam. We would ask that parishioners assist one another where possible to access these resources.
Derry Diocesan Trust: Part Time Housekeeper for Retired Priest in Co. Donegal; Part Time Permanent Contract. This is a part time position with the hours stipulated below: 15 hours per week – Monday to Friday. For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 02871262302 or email: email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5.00pm on Monday 13th July 2020. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
Derry Diocesan Trust Banagher Parish: Part Time Housekeeper, Permanent Contract. This is a part time position with the hours stipulated below:10 hours per week – Monday & Wednesday 4.00pm to 7.00pm and Saturday 11.00am to 3.00pm. For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 02871262302 or email: email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 13th July 2020. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
The Net: The July edition of The Net will not be printed, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but it is available now online on the diocesan website, www.derrydiocese.org. As always, it covers a wide range of events, there are loads of interviews and photos, and plenty of news from parishes and people from all around the diocese. There is also a great section devoted to youth news and activities.
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;
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.
RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St Eunan’s and St Columba’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, on RTÉ News Now. RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (521), Virgin Media (200), Eir (517) as well as via the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and via RTÉ.ie/news.