Parish News for
Sunday 21st June 2009
Sunday in Ordinary Time
OF THE PARISH
Very Rev Michael Canny Adm
Rev David O'Kane CC
Rev Daniel McFaul CC
of trust by clergy is never far from the headlines.
My views on this topic are well known. There can be
no excuses or hiding places for people who engage in
criminal behaviour. Children and vulnerable people must
be cherished and cared for at all times and people who
engage in criminality must be dealt with by the legal
Despite the horrendous
litany of past abuses that is well documented I believe
that in time the Catholic Church can be an “exemplar
of good practice”. This to many may seem to be
impossible, but given the huge number of committed lay
people who are giving their time and expertise I believe
it is achievable.
At present, I
can report that the Bishops and all Priests of this
Diocese who hold a Diocesan appointment in the North
of Ireland have been vetted by police. In this parish
all paid employees have also been vetted by police and
at present most volunteers who are involved with young
or vulnerable people have gone through the process.
This means that very soon all people - clergy, paid
and voluntary workers who are in close contact with
children and vulnerable people will have been vetted
I take this opportunity
to extend a word of thanks to our Child Protection officers,
Charlie O’Donnell and Marie Canning who have given
of their time and expertise in this field. I cannot
guarantee 100% success but I hope we will not be found
wanting in determination to ensure a safe environment
activity of people in positions of trust as well as
inaction by people in positions of leadership has meant
that there is a lack of confidence and this is understandable.
Restoring confidence will take time and there may be
setbacks but I am confident that working together the
future will be much safer than the past.
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of the Graves in the City Cemetery
The Annual Service
of Intercession for the Dead takes place in the City
Cemetery this evening at 6.00 pm. Please be in position
at 5.30 pm.
Families are asked
to bring their own holy water with them to the Cemetery
for the blessing of the graves. At the appropriate time
the Bishop will ask a representative of each family
to sprinkle their family grave (and neighbouring grave
if there is no-one present). There will be no holy water
in the Cemetery.
The City Cemetery
Manager has asked that all able bodied people park outside
We offer our
sympathy to the family and friends of:
Thomas Sweeney, 179 Glenowen Park.
he rest in peace.
as members of the Christian community:
Martin Pius Campbell,
30 Glenowen Park.
Grace May Flanagan,
12 Rathlin Drive.
10.00 Neil McMahon
07.30 Adele McCauley
on duty next Weekend
06.15 Louise Davis
07.30 Kieran Kehoe
09.30 Michael Roddy
11.00 Gatha McClintock
12.30 Michael Wilson
Team *C* begins its rota at the
6.15 pm Vigin Mass next weekend.
Protection: As mentioned in Fr Canny’s
update the process of vetting staff and Church volunteers
is nearing completion. All outstanding paperwork should
be forwarded to St Eugene’s Child Protection Team,
Marie Canning and Charlie O’Donnell, at the Parochial
House office. Appointments may be organised by telephoning
Una at 71262894/71365712.
Canny acknowledges with thanks donations for: Trócaire:
£100, £15, €19.30, £1. St Pio:
£20. Thanksgiving for favours received: £100.
Children in Crossfire: £100. Eucharistic Congress:
£50, £10, £100, £20, £90,
Collection amounted to £3,956.
collection is the Peter’s Pence collection for
our Holy Father the Pope.
would like to thank you for your generosity last week.
They raised £744.93 and €25.42.
Young Priests’ Society will hold their
last meeting before the summer holidays on Thursday
in the room upstairs in the Sacristy area here in St
Eugene’s Cathedral at 8.00 pm. All welcome.
retreat for Senior Citizens and their friends in Termonbacca
on Wednesday, 1st July for those from Derry
and Donegal. Registration from 10.30 am finishing around
5.00 pm. Cost £15 or €18 includes lunch.
Payment on the day. To book telephone 71262512 during
office hours only.
Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, 19th July. Coach
leaves Termonbacca at 7.45 am with a pick up point at
Melmount Centre at 8.15 am. Returning to Derry at 11.00
pm approx. Return coach, snack on the way down and evening
meal. Fare £35.00 or €40. For information
telephone 71262512 during office hours only.
Mass in honour
of Blessed Alexandrina Maria Da Costa
on Sunday, 28th June at 7.30 pm in Termonbacca.
Croagh Padraig on Saturday, 4th July for those
aged 16-35 and it will cost approximately £25.
The fee includes transport from Derry, a guide and dinner.
For further details or to book a place contact the Catechetical
Centre before 29th June on 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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