Parish News for
Sunday 6th Dec. 2009
Sunday of Advent
OF THE PARISH
Very Rev Michael Canny Adm
Fr Peter Raftery CSSp
Rev Daniel McFaul CC
Jesus said that
people would recognize Christians by the love they had
for one another (John 13:35). St Paul would go on to
explain what this love would mean practically. He described
it as being first and foremost patient and kind (1 Corinthians
13:4). He went on to say what love does not do: it does
not envy, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not
self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no
record of wrongs. When we live like this we live in
love. These qualities, or fruits, are hallmarks of God’s
presence in our lives.
of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
8th December - A Holyday of Obligation
Our Lady is the
Immaculate Conception. As she was chosen to be the Mother
of God, Mary was conceived without original sin in the
womb of her mother Anne. This was promulgated as part
of the Catholic faith in 1854 by Pope Pius IX, four
years before Our Lady revealed herself in Lourdes as
the Immaculate Conception. Since then we have celebrated
this feast which is central to the faith of all Catholics.
for the Holyday are as follows:
Monday: Vigil Masses at 6.15 and 7.30 pm.
Tuesday: 7.00, 9.30, 11.00 am, 12.30 and 7.30 pm.
Mass of Thanksgiving: Bishop Hegarty
will officiate at a special Mass of Thanksgiving in
St Mary’s Church, Creggan on Tuesday at 10.30
am to mark the 50th Anniversary of the official opening
of the school. All Past Pupils are welcome to join in
Morning: Thornhill Centre is holding a ‘Reflection
Morning’ for Advent on Thursday beginning at 10.30
am concluding with a light lunch at 1.00 pm. Time includes
a talk, quiet reflection and prayer. A donation of £5
per morning is suggested. Please ring 71351233 to book.
Morning Prayer in Advent
Monday to Friday
inclusive at 9.30 am
honour of Blessed Alexandrina Maria Da Costa
in Termonbacca at 7.30 pm on Sunday, 13th December.
Mass for the beatification of Matt Talbot on
Monday at 7.30 pm in Termonbacca.
the anniversaries of:
John Doherty, Roddy McTaggart, Paul McGeehan, Hugh Carlin
and Paddy Carlin. May they rest in peace.
Parish Office before 12.00 noon on Thursdays to have
the Anniversary of your loved one in the bulletin.
as members of the Christian community:
12 Nassau Crescent.
7 Windsor Terrace.
1C Iniscarn Road.
5 Florence Street.
10.00 am Neil
07.30 pm Adele McCauley
06.15 pm Roisin
07.30 pm Adele McCauley
09.30 am Neil McMahon
11.00 am Eugene McClintock
12.30 pm Charlie McDermott
07.30 pm Adele McCauley
on duty next Weekend
06.15 pm Roisin Bonar
07.30 pm Majella Coyle
09.30 am Brendan Burns
11.00 am Eoin Garvin
12.30 pm Kieran Kehoe
Team *C* begins its rota
at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass
Michael Canny will visit the sick in his care this week:
Mon am: 10.00
Mon pm: 3.00 - William St, Columbcille Crt, Chamberlain
St, Brewster’s Close.
Wed am: 10.00 - Westland Ave, Westland St, Glenfada
Pk, Abbey Pk, Fahan St, Joseph Place, Cable St.
Thurs am: 10.00 - Limewood St, Beechwood St, Elmwood
Thurs am: 11.30 - Fr Mulvey Pk.
Thurs pm: 2.00 - Lisfannon Pk (Upper), Eglinton Tce,
Blucher St, Little Diamond.
Peter Raftery will visit the sick in his care this week:
Mon am: Forest
Pk, Helen St, Kerrs Tce, Oakfield Rd, Marlborough Ave,
Marlborough Rd, Oakfield Ave, Beechwood Ave, West End
Tce, Marlborough Tce.
Mon pm: Creggan St, Queen St, Princes St, Great James
St, Clarendon Manor, Crawford Square.
Wed pm: 2.00 pm Confessions and Mass in Lavery Fold.
Vincent de Paul Society (St Eugene’s Conference)
Annual Collection will be taken up next weekend at all
Masses, 12th/13th December.
of the Lamb - One Day Retreat in Ards Friary
on Saturday from 9.30 am until 7.00 pm. Cost £36/€40
(includes lunch, supper and refreshments). Intercessors
of the Lamb was founded in 1976 by Mother Nadine Brown
and the main charism is the call to holiness for each
person and is Gospel based with a strong emphasis on
intercessory prayer. To book contact Ards Friary Retreat
and Conference Centre, telephone 00 353 74 9138909 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.ardsfriary.ie.
Advent Weekend Retreat. Registration Friday,
11th December at 7.30 pm finishing Sunday, 13th December
at 2.00 pm. A quiet residential weekend, which will
be a spiritual preparation for the feast of Christmas,
conducted by the Carmelite Fathers in Termonbacca. For
further details and bookings telephone 71262512.
Canny acknowledges with thanks donations for: Trócaire:
£20, £500, £100, £50. St Pio:
£5. Foyle Hospice: £250. Cathedral Funds:
£310, £20. Altar Flowers: £20.
Week’s Collection amounted to £3,125.
Gate Collection: The APA Committee thank all
who kindly donated to the Church gate collection on
Sunday, 22nd November. The sum of £502.47 was
raised which will be used to help children and their
families in Ethiopia and Tanzania suffering due to the Aids
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