Fourth Sunday of Lent 27th March 2022
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 27th March 12Noon Pat Hamill
Monday 28th March 10.00am Damien McCafferty
Monday 28th March 7.30pm Paul Matthewson
Tuesday 29th March 10.00am Colm Curran
Tuesday 29th March 7.30pm Lawrence O’Reilly
Wednesday 30th March 7.30pm Kevin & Johnnie McGowan
Thursday 31st March 7.30pm Mona Lestrade
Friday 1st April 10.00am Kevin Deehan
Saturday 2nd April 10.00am Eddie Ryan
Saturday 2nd April 6.00pm Bridget Hume
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Kieran McGowan- St. Columb’s Wells, Dáire-Louise Devine-Cooleen Park, Culmore.
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Molly McLaughlin-Deane, & Esme Baxendale.
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2471.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £575.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Easter Mass Bouquets are now available from the Parish Office, cost £2. All intentions will be included in the liturgies celebrated at St Columba’s Church, Long Tower during Holy Week.
Eucharistic Adoration: There will be a period of Eucharistic Adoration for Healing in the World and especially in Ukraine this Sunday 27th March from 2-4pm in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. Everyone is welcome.
The New Parish Collection Envelopes are now available. We would appreciate if the usual distributors could call and collect the envelopes for distribution in their areas at the Parish Office from Monday 28th March during office hours 9am-2.00pm. If you don’t receive your envelopes during the next few weeks, please telephone the Parish Office on 7126 2301 or leave your name and contact number in the Sacristy and we will make suitable arrangements for you to receive a box of envelopes and details for collection of same. Anyone from outside the parish who received collection envelopes in previous years should call at the Sacristy.
GIFT AID: Would you consider Gift Aiding the donations you make to the Long Tower Church? This means we reclaim the tax on your donation from the Inland Revenue – it doesn’t cost you anything extra but is an invaluable additional source of income for the Parish. If you would like a form or further information please contact the Parish Office on 7126 2301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will resume this year, from 3 – 8 July 2022. Cost: £689 per person sharing, with single room supplement £150. Price includes flights, transfers and full board. The pilgrimage will be suitable for pilgrims who do not require medical, nursing or personal assistance as, unfortunately, this cannot be provided this year. The intentions of the sick of the diocese can be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, will be open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00am – 1.00pm, from 3 March. Tel: 028 71 260293 or email email@example.com
Aras Cholmcille: Aras Cholmcille- The St Columba Heritage Centre (formally the wee nun’s school) are looking for volunteers to help out with the day to day running of the museum. Can you spare 3hrs per week? and become part of a small dedicated friendly group. If you can help call Eugene on 07779748142 or call into the museum between 11am-3pm.
The Net – March 2022 Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese, the February 2022 edition of ‘The Net’ is now available on the Diocesan website – https://www.derrydiocese.org/publications/the-net/the-net-march-2022.pdf.
HSC NI Foster Care is urgently appealing for more foster carers and supported lodgings hosts who can provide homes to young refugees who arrive in Northern Ireland without a parent or carer. For more information on becoming a foster carer or supported lodgings host, contact HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net/young-refugees/
Candlelight Vigil to Pray for People of Ukraine, Tuesday 29th March’22, Guildhall Square, Derry, 7-8pm. Everyone welcome.
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – annual Spring Mass celebrations in Derry – Over the weekend of Saturday 2nd April and Sunday 3rd April 2022, Knights and Dames from this prestigious Catholic Order will travel from all over Ireland to Derry City They will be present at 12.30pm Mass on Sunday afternoon in St Eugene’s Cathedral. They will attend also a special Mass celebration on Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm in St. Columb’s Church, Waterside. Both events are open to the public and parishioners from the Diocese are invited to attend in person or join virtually, as the masses will be live-streamed on the Cathedral and Parish websites. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has approximately 30,000 members worldwide organised in 60 Lieutenancies, including Ireland. It works to support the 150,000 Christians remaining in the Holy Land. Each year, the Order contributes approximately €3 million towards Capital Investment projects, Humanitarian Aid initiatives and Pastoral Support activities. Donations go to support poor families, an orphanage, crèches, health care institutions, homes for the elderly and disabled, 40 primary and secondary schools, staff and clergy in 60 parishes of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and most recently refugees displaced from Syria and Iraq who are resident temporarily in Jordan. Further information is available on the Lieutenancy of Ireland website HolySepulchre.ie and Facebook page EOHSJ IRELAND.
TROCAIRE Lent 2022: The 2022 Lenten campaign highlights how Covid-19 has impacted communities in Zimbabwe who were already facing significant challenges due to climate change and food insecurity. Trocaire boxes are available from Parish Office and St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. Donations can also be made online at www.trocaire.org/donate.
The Diocese of Derry Privacy Notice: The Diocese of Derry complies with GDPR regulations. A privacy notice is available on the Parish website or by contacting the Parish Office. Live stream and recordings of Mass and Services in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower and are available online. Parishioners should note that the first 4 rows of seats are visible online in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower.
Safeguarding Notice: If you have any concerns with regard to the Safeguarding of children or adults in need of protection within the Church please contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 07596500793/07707311358 or at the Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ or PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) 101 or Social Services: Gateway Services, Western HSC Trust, 71314090 and ask for the Duty Social Worker.
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 https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras// https://www.parishwebsites.ie
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