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 5th July 12.00noon Joe O’Kane
Monday 6th July 10.00am Jim McGowan
Monday 6th July 7.30pm Liam McCallion
Tuesday 7th July 7.30pm Neil & Margaret Barr & Family
Wednesday 8th July 7.30pm John & Edward O’Reilly
Thursday 9th July 7.30pm Angela Campbell
Saturday 11th July 6.00pm Nellie & Larry Hasson
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
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 will be postponed until further notice. For urgent sick calls please contact the Parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
As well as the Parish envelopes you can now also make your contributions by Standing Order or via the New Donate Button available on Parish Website. For further details please contact the Parish Office on 028-71262301 (Monday-Friday between 9.30am-2pm). We appreciate your continued support in these difficult times.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
St Columba’s Church, Long Lower, Derry is sending an invitation to everyone in the Community to join in a weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body. We shall share in a spiritual network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. While 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.
We particularly wish to invite our elderly loved ones, their families and friends – in nursing and care homes, those alone at home, our cherished ones in hospices and hospitals. Also, for those caring for our families and friends, workers and groups – tirelessly acting for, and with us. We ask the children to help in our Monday Mass possibly preparing a family drawing of a candle to display in the window at home or writing a poem of loving kindness for everyone.
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.
Continues this Monday 6th July 2020 at 7.30pm.
Let us share in this moment – feel the earth beneath our feet, the sky above and the lightness of the atmosphere circulating all around. Be still. Breathe gently. Listen. For there is a stream of wonderful news trying to connect with us. Not on our phone, Facebook, Instagram, new feeds or television – for it cannot be heard or seen; it can only be felt in our heart. But because we are on these other channels of communication – searching and scrolling through reams of words – we are restricting the beautiful flow of divine news that seeks to reveal itself to us. It feels the eternal news headline is, ‘remember who you truly are – go find the place which dwells within.’ Let us not doom our spirits to the shadowlands of darkness and despair – for together, through the power of love, we can find His peace in our lives again. ‘Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.’
Reference/ further reading: 1st Letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:9. 11-13. Matthew 11:25-30
Schedule of Masses (Week Beginning Monday 6th 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.mcnmedia.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.
Online Youth Programmes: To access a wide variety of initiatives and activities by Derry Diocesan Youth, visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerryDiocesanYouth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derryyouth/
Online Youth Course Sundays 7pm: Calling all young people 15-18 yrs from Derry Diocese, we are hosting an online meeting/course for 8 weeks starting on 31st of May at 7pm. We will have some craic, play some games and quizzes but we will also explore some big questions about our faith with the help of a programme called Alpha. Alpha Youth explores the Christian Faith and answers some pretty big questions. Each week as part of the meeting we will watch a video and have a discussion afterwards. If you’d like to take part fill please in this form to sign up!
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: 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 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: 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 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.
Mass – RTÉ Radio 1. Welcome to RTÉ Religious Programmes. Nearly all of our radio Worship programmes on this station are shared with RTÉ One television, so viewers throughout Ireland can also watch our Masses and Services there or on the RTÉ Player. Start times vary slightly between 11.00am and 11.10am.
Vatican Television: During these days, Pope Francis has arranged for his celebration of Mass to be televised from the Vatican. The broadcast is simultaneously translated into the English language. For access please link to https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html