Twenty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time 3rd September 2023
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 3rd September 10.00am John Nash
Sunday 3rd September 12Noon Annie Mallon
Tuesday 5th September 7.30pm Betty & Leanne Melly
Wednesday 6th September 7.30pm John Temple
Thursday 7th September 7.30pm Jean Deery
Friday 8th September 10.00am Lily Gillespie
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of; John McGlinchey- Harding Street, Kitty Rowe- Lecky Road & David Doherty- St Brecan’s Park.
To book a Baptism, please contact the parish office for dates.
LAST WEEK’S ENVELOPE COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £2427.00
LAST WEEK’S RENOVATION COLLECTION AMOUNTED TO £635.00
The Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by phone on 028-71262301 (during office hours) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitation of the Sick at Home & in Hospital. For urgent sick calls to those at home please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894. For urgent sick calls for those in hospital, please ask the duty nurse on the ward to call the Hospital Chaplain.
The next PATH MASS (Parish Action Towards Health) will take place in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower on Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm followed by Adoration until Midnight.
Monthly Healing Mass of St. Pio -Change of Schedule –The next Padre Pio Mass will take place in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower on Monday 25th September at 7.30pm. Please note going forward the monthly St Pio Mass will now take place on LAST MONDAY of each month in Long Tower.
Marriage and Relationship Counselling with ACCORD NI: Help us help you support your marriage and relationship. If you feel your relationship is in crisis or you need a little guidance and help, either face to face or online, contact your local ACCORD centre. ACCORD NI counsellors are professionally trained in the specialism of couples and relationships counselling. Every year Accord help thousands of couples rebuild and sustain healthy relationships. For support, call 028 9023 3002 or visit accordni.com
Season of Creation 2022 – “Let Justice and Peace Flow” 1st September to 4th October
(Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi).
Dear brothers and sisters, “Let Justice and Peace Flow” is the theme of this year’s ecumenical Season of Creation, inspired by the words of the prophet Amos: “Let justice flow on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream” (5:24).
The evocative image used by Amos speaks to us of what God desires. God wants justice to reign; it is as essential to our life as God’s children made in his likeness as water is essential for our physical survival. This justice must flow forth wherever it is needed, neither remaining hidden deep beneath the ground nor vanishing like water that evaporates before it can bring sustenance. God wants everyone to strive to be just in every situation, to live according to his laws and thus to enable life to flourish. When we “seek first the kingdom of God” (Mt 6:33), maintaining a right relationship with God, humanity and nature, then justice and peace can flow like a never-failing stream of pure water, nourishing humanity and all creatures. In this Season of Creation, as followers of Christ on our shared synodal journey, let us live, work and pray that our common home will teem with life once again. May the Holy Spirit once more hover over the waters and guide our efforts to “renew the face of the earth” (cf. Ps 104:30). Excerpt from Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 1st September 2023. Liturgical resources for Season of Creation are available at www.catholicbishops.ie.
Part Time Housekeeper, Castlequarter, Fahan, Co Donegal
9 Hours per week, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11.00am-2.00pm. Job Role – To provide housekeeping for priest living at Castlequarter, Fahan. The Housekeeper will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of all domestic matters in the Parochial House. For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone 028 7126 2302 or email: email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4.30pm on 11/09/2023.
Readvertisement – Derry Diocesan Trust HR Officer- Part-Time Permanent
2 Days per week (9.00am – 5.00pm.). Job Role – The HR Officer will be responsible for providing comprehensive HR support to parishes, reporting managers and employees in line with Diocesan Trust Policies, procedures and legal requirements, contributing to procedural excellence relating to human resources, employee relations, compliance, staffing and training. For application packs please contact: Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, telephone: 028 7126 2302 or email:email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned to Personnel, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4.30pm on 18/09/2023.
Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
ROSARY ON THE COAST All Rosary Coasters and friends are welcome to join together again at 3pm on Lisfannon Beach this Sunday 3rd September to pray the Rosary for peace and our unborn brothers and sisters. See you there.
Living Disciples Group – Living Disciples will return on Tuesday 5th September at 7:30 pm in St Pio House beside St Joseph’s Church Galliagh. Come and experience Praise, Worship, Friendship and a cup of tea. Everybody welcome.
Radio Maria Ireland continues to grow across the island of Ireland! We are launching our Belfast Studio, located in St Marys Church, Chapel Lane, BT1 1HH on Thursday 7th September, the Vigil of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Starting with a 6pm Vigil Mass in St Mary’s Church followed by tea/coffee and an information evening about Radio Maria and its Mission, Vision and how it can help support the faithful in Ireland today. Why not come along and bring some friends! For more information www.radiomaria.ie or call 00353 86 838 9989.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Thursday 14th September at 7:15pm in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Co.Donegal. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. For more info call 01 4045378.
Life in the Spirit Seminars, led by Apostles of Love Missionary Team: St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh, Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th September. Registration 10am. Saturday 11am – 4pm, Sunday 10am -4.30pm with Mass. Celebrant Bishop Michael Router. Enquiries & Booking: Tel 07876411435 or 0759660904. Cost: Donation only. Open to adults and to children age 12+.
SVP: One-Day Pop-up Clearance Event: Saturday 30th September 10am – 4pm in St Pio’s Centre, Fairview Rd, Galliagh, Derry. Lots of pre-loved bargains, all at £1 each! The aim of this event is to promote two very important aspects of the work we do within Vincent’s Shops: Affordability and Sustainability. Tel Anne on 07921876237 with any enquiries.
‘Host for Hospice’ – October is Foyle Hospice Coffee Morning Month: Can you ‘Host for Hospice’ and organise a Coffee Morning in your community, whether it is in your workplace, Community Centre or at home. Host anywhere, any way, all you need is a kettle and some company. We will even provide a ‘Free Coffee Morning Pack’. For more information or to sign up to become a host, please call Ailbhe, Community Fundraising Officer, Foyle Hospice, on 028 71359888 or email: email@example.com
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Is Gambling affecting your life? Perhaps we can help. Tel 028 7135 1329.