The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ 6th June 2021
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.
Monday 7th June 10.00am Johnny Hegarty
Monday 7th June 7.30pm Kathleen Hegarty
Tuesday 8th June 10.00am Jim Healy
Tuesday 8th June 7.30pm Jean Norris
Wednesday 9th June 7.30pm Paul Campbell
Thursday 10th June 10.00am Myra Coyle
Friday 11th June 7.30pm Jack McGill
Saturday 12th June 6.00pm Ann Doherty
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Thomas Henry- Lone Moor Road, Margaret Lynch- Ardfoyle, Maureen Curran- Lone Moor Gardens & Ronnie McNeill- Foyle Road
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Cara Dunne
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Visitation of the Sick: For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email email@example.com
We would like to remind everyone attending Mass & other Church Services that it is mandatory to wear a face covering at all times and to 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 thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to gather together as a parish community.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 7th June @ 7.30pm
We shall share in a network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. We remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to 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 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
Feast of St. Columba – Wednesday 9th June
Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown on Wednesday at 10.00am.
Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 11.00am until 7.00pm. The Rosary will be recited in Irish at 7.00pm followed by Evening Mass at 7.30pm.
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. An information session via ZOOM will be held on Monday 7th June at 3.30pm. If you are interested in attending this session or require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Arts in Religious Education & Social Justice: St Angela’s College, Sligo, is offering this online part-time MA, starting in September 2021. The closing date for receipt of applications is 16th June. Please visit www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie or contact Mary Kearns on 0035371 9195550. Email: email@example.com
The Priory Institute, Tallaght; Online Theology Open Day, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. To find out more about our Online Open Day on Saturday 19th June, Telephone +353 (0)86 8510769 or visit our website at www.prioryinstitute.com
Lough Derg 2021: Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or www.loughderg.org.
Marian Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest please visit www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 878 8159.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Preparing for Marriage?Catholic Engaged Encounter: A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11-12 September 2021.This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512.
Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service seeking Marriage Preparation Programme Facilitator. Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Accord is seeking registration of interest from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service has 54 centres in dioceses across the island. Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally in accordance with best practice. Contact Deirdre 07980898399 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for receipt of registration of interest forms to be included in Selections for this year is Friday June 4th. Registration of Interest form and additional information about becoming a facilitator is available on www.accordni.com
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. Due to a demand for places, Accord Derry are offering an extra course on 22/23rd June 2021. This course is now opening for booking on 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.