Parish News for
Sunday 17th October 2010
Sunday in Ordinary Time
OF THE PARISH
Fr Michael Canny
Fr Gerard Mongan
Fr Daniel McFaul
Fr Peter Raftery C.S.Sp.
Fr Joseph Varghese
Deacon: Rev James Devine
Sunday is Mission Sunday. The theme for
World Mission Sunday in Ireland this year is ‘Together
in Mission’. This togetherness found a deep resonance
during Mission Month last year when we were praying
for the safety and speedy release of Fr Michael Sinnott,
the Columban Missionary who had been kidnapped in the
Philippines. His plight and the response to it was a
fitting tribute to how we are truly together in mission
- each of us involved according to our circumstances,
contributing our gifts of prayer, the offering of our
sufferings and whatever financial contribution we can
make to bring about the Lord’s kingdom of justice
Sunday we are asked to put aside - for that day - our
support for our favourite missionary group or project
so as to show our solidarity with the younger Churches
throughout the world, especially those with the least
Church, Long Tower
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Nine
Sundays before Christmas in Long Tower Church at 6.00
pm. The theme of this year’s Novena is ‘Reasons
for our Hope’ – ‘always be ready to
give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason
for your hope’. (First letter of St Peter, 3:15).
Life is Precious.
Vigil Mass of All Saints: The Hope of the Saints.
When a Loved One Dies: The Hope that Jesus
Young People in the Church: Hope for the Future.
Passing on the Faith to our Children.
Coping with Terminal Illness: The Healing Power of Christ.
Night of prayer for all who are sick in hospital, in
the hospice or at home.
Addiction: Hope for Freedom.
Called to the Priesthood: Hope for our Times.
Carols and Confessions:
Welcoming the Hope of Christ this Christmas.
(except 31st October – Vigil Mass of All Saints)
will comprise of the Rosary, Novena prayer and petitions,
talk given by various guest speakers on each theme and
ceremony of healing with Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament. We encourage everybody, including those in
particular need of healing in their lives, to come along.
The Novena can also be a way of spiritually preparing
to celebrate the feast of Christmas and a source of
blessing on our parish, our families and all those whom
We offer our
sympathy to the family and friends of
Curran, 52 Marlborough Street.
Sweeney, 22 Florence Street,
Rose Kelly, 12 Westland Avenue.
May they rest in peace.
the anniversaries of:
Corcoran, Jennifer McShane, Bridget O’Neill, Jim
and Ciara McLaughlin.
they rest in peace.
as members of the Christian community:
22 Springvale Park.
73 Cable Street.
Noah Hugh Darren
15 Meadowbank Avenue.
Readers - Weekdays
10.00 am Terry
07.30 pm Mona Tracey
Readers on duty
06.15 pm Thomas Gallagher
07.30 pm Stephen Orr
09.30 am Brendan Burns
11.00 am Geraldine Ui Meallain
12.30 pm Ciara McDevitt
Team *C* begins its rota
at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
will hold their next monthly meeting on Wednesday after
10.00 am Mass upstairs in the Choir Room.
Ministry Team would like to invite young people
(15–21) to come to meetings on Thursdays from
6.30 - 8.00 pm in the Choir Room above the Sacristy.
These weekly meetings aim to develop faith, give a safe
environment to explore beliefs and learn more about
the Catholic faith with other young people. If you’re
over 18 and would like to volunteer as a leader or young
person contact the Pastoral Youth Ministry Leader, Kerry
Gottschalk on 07592383949 or e-mail email@example.com
the sick with Eucharistic Blessing on Tuesday
at 8.00 pm in Termonbacca.
Canny acknowledges with thanks donations for:
Trócaire: £11. Altar Flowers: £20.
St Pio: £5.
Week’s Collection amounted to £3,485.
Collection amounted to £945.
Collection is the Mission Sunday Collection.
Pro-Life Devotions on Tuesday in St
Columb’s Church, Waterside commencing with Rosary
at 7.00 pm followed by Mass at 7.30 pm.
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