Twenty Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time 17th October 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.
Sunday 17th October 12Noon Bridie Meenan
Monday 18th October 10.00am Jimmy McConomy
Monday 18th October 7.30pm Kathleen Devine
Tuesday 19th October 10.00am Richard Barr
Tuesday 19th October 7.30pm Mary Power
Wednesday 20th October 10.00am Patrick McCarron
Wednesday 20th October 7.30pm Tommy McGowan
Thursday 21st October 10.00am Liam McAdams
Thursday 21st October 7.30pm Fr. Jim Hamilton
Friday 22nd October 10.00am Maggie Doherty
Friday 22nd October 7.30pm Mary Toland
Saturday 23rd October 6.00pm Cassidy Family
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Gerry Houston- Brandywell Avenue
Baptisms: We welcome into the family of God; Róise Doherty & Kate Kennedy
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
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.
We would like to remind everyone attending Mass & other Church Services that under current guidance there remains a legal requirement to wear a face covering on the way into a place of worship and on the way out. Despite this change in the legal position Bishop Donal McKeown has asked that we strongly continue to recommend & encourage the use of face coverings during all services of worship. We also kindly ask that you continue to observe social distancing & use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and that you 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.
OCTOBER – MISSION MONTH: A series of presentations on Mission Today – what mission means in today’s society – will be available online, by Zoom, on the Tuesday and Thursday evenings of the month of October. Each presentation is free and will consist of a short talk, discussion on the topic and and chance to ask questions. For more information on the individual presentations, the speakers and to receive the Zoom links, visit derrydiocese.org/mission-month.
Annual Solemn Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Nine Sundays before Christmas in Long Tower Church at 6.00pm, beginning Sunday 24th October. Please note on Sunday 31st October the Novena will begin at 3.00pm. The theme of our Novena this year is ‘The gifts of hope and joy in a time of darkness’. Each night will comprise of the Rosary, Novena prayer and petitions with a short talk given by various guest speakers and a ceremony of healing with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Our first speaker will be Fr. Paddy Baker. Fr. Paddy has recently been appointed as the new Administrator of St Columba’s Church, Long Tower. He was ordained in the Long Tower Church on 25th June 1989 and has served in various parishes within the Diocese of Derry during his ministry. We wish him and our Parish every blessing as we begin our Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. We encourage everybody, including those in particular need of healing in their lives to join us.
Derry Diocesan Trust, St Mary’s Parish, Creggan, Derry, Part Time Financial and Administrative Secretary; 10 hours per week with the possibility of extension to 15 hours per week (days/time to be agreed) For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 028 7126 2302 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 18.10.2021.
Derry Diocesan Trust: Faith Formation Coordinator in Banagher & Claudy Parishes, 3-year Fixed Term Contract (possibility of extension). For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 028 7126 2302 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 22.10.2021. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
AN AFTERNOON OF EXPLORATION – understanding your Vocation St Eugene’s Cathedral is offering an afternoon of discussion and reflection on discerning vocation in our lives, this Sunday, 17 October, at 3.00pm: whether it’s your vocation to Diocesan Priesthood, Marriage, Single Life, Consecrated Life or Religious Life, we will discuss ways in which we can learn to discern and recognise the voice of God calling us to be prophets of the Gospel. The venue is the Cathedral Hall, Windsor Terrace. For further information please contact St Eugene’s Cathedral on 028 71262894 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BIBLE AND THE VIRGIN MARY: Would you like to discover more about the Blessed Virgin Mary? Fr Kevin McElhennon is presenting a 12-week reflection and study on the role of Mary in our faith, the role she plays in our lives today, and on understanding the Church teachings on our Blessed Mother, and how they are connected to Scripture. Choice of evenings or mornings, from Wednesday 20 October (evening) / Thursday 21 October (morning). Venue: Killyclogher Parish Hall. Full details at: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-bible-and-the-virgin-mary Register your participation at email@example.com or 028 – 8224 3375
COP26 : HEALTHY PLANET/ HEALTHY PEOPLE PETITION: Advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable, whose lives are devastated by the climate emergency. JOIN WITH POPE FRANCIS IN APPEALING FOR URGENT ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION ONLINE BEFORE 28TH OCTOBER. thecatholicpetition.org
OUR FAITH – DEVELOPING WHAT WE WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL:
- Was RE just a subject in school? Would you like to really to understand it in practice?
- Are you open to deepening your understanding of your Catholic Faith?
- Do you want to better understand the Mass – the celebration to the Eucharist?
- Would you like to explore, discuss and reflect upon issues and questions of faith, the Church, and how to link faith to your everyday life?
The Pathways Adult Faith Programme by Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, addresses these questions and more. This two-year faith development programme, delivered one Saturday per month from October to June is available either in-house at Drumalis or by Zoom video-conferencing. For personal testimonies, full details and enrolment on the programme, visit: www.drumalis.co.uk/pathways
St. Columb’s College invites you to the inaugural event of a year of Columba celebrations: “Calves and Kindles”: St Columba and the History of the Book. Friday, 22nd October 8:15pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral Hall. Delivered by: Dr. Stephen Kelly, English Subject Lead, Queen’s University Belfast. To book your FREE ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Precious Life will be holding a ‘Pro-Life Chain’ at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 23rd October at 2pm to commemorate the second anniversary of abortion legislation in Northern Ireland. For more information please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email email@example.com
ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE: The Western Health & Social Care Trust Adoption Team is holding an Information Session on Monday, 25 October at 3.30pm. It will be delivered via Zoom. If you wish to participate, please email your request with your name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm the email address linked to your Zoom account.
Accord Derry Marriage Preparation Workshops 2022: January 25th/26th 2022, February 8th/9th 2022, February 22nd/23rd 2022, March 8th/9th 2022, March 22nd/ 23rd 2022, April 5th/6th 2022. All of the above courses are Virtual Interactive Courses. They are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. Booking online www.accordni.com. Due to demand an extra course is being facilitated on November 23rd/24th 2021.
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.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND 5 – 7 November, hosted by Catholic Marriage Encounter: Restore Communication, Renew Commitment and Rekindle Romance. This is an online experience (using Zoom), starting on Friday evening at 8pm and ending on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Full details on: https://www.marriageencounter.ie
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
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.