Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time 18th September 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 18th September 12Noon Billy Cooley
Monday 19th September 7.30pm David Doherty
Tuesday 20th September 10.00am Mary & Samuel Wilson
Tuesday 20th September 7.30pm Emma Nelis
Wednesday 21st September 7.30pm Bridget McCallion
Thursday 22nd September 7.30pm Thomas McCallion
Friday 23rd September 10.00am Teddie Meehan
Friday 23rd September 7.30pm Annie Duddy
Saturday 24th September 6.00pm Deceased Members McCay Family
Sunday 25th September 12Noon Una Quigley
Monday 26th September 7.30pm Margaret Doherty
Tuesday 27th September 7.30pm Mary McCorriston
Wednesday 28th September 10.00am Bella Doherty
Wednesday 28th September 7.30pm Hugh Duffy
Thursday 29th September 7.30pm Eileen McCarthy
Saturday 1st October 6.00pm Rosaleen McLaughlin
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; Donncha Mac Niallais – Greenwood Avenue, Susan Curran- Ardfoyle
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Nola Moore & Daibhín Killen
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2170.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £671.00
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitation of the Sick. For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894. Fr. Gerard Mongan will visit the sick in parish in due course. If anyone is still uneasy about a visit at this time, please let the parish office know. Likewise, if you know someone who is sick or housebound and who is not currently on the parish sick list and would like to be added, please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 with details.
Derry Diocesan Vocations: Anyone interested in serving God’s people as a priest of the diocese of Derry should contact their local priest or the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Bellaghy, Lavey and Greenlough, at email@example.com
Safeguarding Sunday 18th September. This year’s Safeguarding Sunday Mass takes place next Sunday, 18th September 2022, at 3:00pm in St Columb’s Church, Waterside, Derry. We take this opportunity to thank and pray for those who have stepped up to co-ordinate safeguarding in our church so that we can ensure the protection of children and adults at risk. We believe that safeguarding is an outworking of our faith in a loving and just God – the God who calls us to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves and to defend the rights of the vulnerable (Proverbs 31:8).
Season of Creation 2022 – “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi). In this Season of Creation, let us listen to the voice of creation, to the voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change, to the voices of those who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. These are voices of the Earth. The global Christian family is called to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and with each other and to encourage our parish communities to do the same, “for we know that things can change!” (Laudato Si’, 13). There is an abundance of liturgical resources for the Season of Creation available at www.catholicbishops.ie.
Derry Youth are now taking expressions of interest for the Derry Youth Scholarship Programme. This is a year-long programme for young people in 6th Form or doing their Leaving Cert. The programme provides opportunities for young people to meet others from across the diocese, to come together to explore their faith, to meet new friends, gain training and learn new skills, and work with a charitable organisation. If you are interested in this programme or would like more information, please message us @Derryyouth on social media or email Niamh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage to The Holy Land: Bishop Donal McKeown will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 13th – 21st February 2023. Visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites, this is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Price is €1,895 / £1,655pps including taxes and tips. For more details, email email@example.com or call Belfast on (028) 956 80005 or Dublin on (01) 878 8159.
Legion of Mary: Bus to Knock Shrine Sunday 25th September 2022. Leaves Legion House, 5 Clarendon Street at 8.10am. Fare £20. includes stop in Donegal Town for tea and scone. Under 18 year olds £10., £5 deposit secures seat. For further details /to book please contact Marie – 07845672761 or Gerry – 07904341198.
SMA Novena 2022 in honour of St Thérèse Of the Child Jesus, Patroness of the Missions: Friday 23rd September to Saturday 1st October. Daily Mass & Novena Prayers 10.00am & 7.30pm, SMA Chapel Dromantine. All Welcome. Also, available via webcam www.sma.ie
Queen’s University Catholic Chaplaincy: The Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast looks forward to reopening for the new academic year from Monday 12 September. Open during term from 10am to 10pm Monday through Thursday and Fridays 10am to 3pm, the Chaplaincy provides vital pastoral and faith supports to students, offering them a home-from-home during their time at University. More on what’s on offer can be found at qubcatholic.org. Mosaic Café is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm and the ever-popular Sunday evening Mass, open to the University community and wider public, resumes from Sunday 18 September at 8pm.
Foster Carers urgently required in the Western Trust area. There is an unprecedented need for foster carers, due to a high rise in the numbers of children and young people who have come into care recently. Fostering Information Events will be held on: Tuesday 20 September, 7.30pm – 9.00pm in Da Vinci’s Hotel, Derry, and Tuesday 8 November, 7.30pm – 9.00pm in the Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh. There are also some upcoming ‘Virtual’ Evenings: Thursday 6 October and Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Details: https://www.microsoft.com/…/microsoft…/join-a-meeting… Meeting ID: 348 912 789 183 Passcode: hcWUQC
Trócaire is looking for people to join our team of Christmas fundraisers to help respond to the urgent need of poor communities around the world, especially the millions of people affected by the hunger crisis in East Africa. You can take action and make a difference through a range of activities, including the promotion of our Gifts of Love – training and support will be provided. If you would like to find out more about what you can do to help now or over the Advent and Christmas period, then please email Mark McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9090 8030.
Melodies & Memories – a music group for people living with dementia, their family members/ friends and also for older members of the community who like to sing and enjoy a bit of craic – will resume their sessions in The Acorn Centre (in the grounds of St. Peter’s Church, Culmore Road), starting date 26th September. The group meets each Monday afternoon, 2.30 – 4.30. Please phone 07561706815 for any further information or email email@example.com
Youth 2000 are holding a “Country Barndance”! Join us for a night of craic, food and dancing in the Mellon Hotel, Omagh on Sat 24th Sept.Welcome- 6pm to start at 6.30pm. We’ll teach you how to throw a few moves before dinner and after dinner you’ll dance til the cows come home!!Suggested style “Wild West” but not necessary. This is an Over 18s event. £30/€35.Tickets available on www.youth2000.ie
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329