Parish News for
Sunday 31st May 2009
OF THE PARISH
Very Rev Michael Canny Adm
Rev David O'Kane CC
Rev Daniel McFaul CC
The Deep End -
This story tells what Pentecost is about. A taxi driver
arrived at an address. He honks his horn. No response.
He honks again. Still no response. Out he gets and knocks
on the door. A stressed voice cries out, ‘just
a minute, please’.
After a long
pause he hears something being dragged to the door.
A frail old woman in her 80’s opens the door pulling
a suitcase after her. ‘Would you carry my case
to the car, please?’ she asks. ‘Sure,’
he says, and as he moves off she links his free arm
and walks slowly with him to the taxi.
She gives him an address and asks him to go through
the city centre. ‘It’s not the shortest
way, Ma’am,’ he says to her. ‘I don’t
mind,’ she replies, ‘I’m going to
a hospice. There’s no hurry.’
He looks in the
rear-view mirror, and sees tears in her eyes as she
reveals, ‘I’ve no family left. The doctor
says I haven’t long to go’. As she says
that the driver leans over and quietly switches off
They drive around
the city centre. She points out where she had worked
in an insurance office, where she and her husband had
lived after their wedding, and a building that once
was a ballroom where she had first met him. At one or
two places they stop in silence - her mind elsewhere.
Much later they reach the hospice.
The taxi driver
goes home lost in thought, convinced and content that
he has just had one of the most important days of his
means using the language of love.
by Fr Tom Cahill SVD from ‘Intercom’ May
Cathedral Choir presents an Evening of Sacred
Music, Scripture and Prayers: A most special evening
for the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ on Sunday,
14th June in St Eugene’s Cathedral from 8.00 pm
to 9.15 pm. The Cathedral will host a beautiful and
prayerful Evening of Sacred Music, Scripture and Prayers
in honour of this great Feast. Music will include Ave
Verum, Panis Angelicus, Cantique de Jean Racine, Ubi
Caritas and culminates with Vivaldi’s Gloria.
All welcome - no charge.
Diocesan Youth Mass & Blessing for Young
Drivers. Today, Pentecost Sunday, there will
be a Diocesan Youth Mass & Blessing for Young Drivers
in St Columb’s Church, Chapel Road, Waterside
at 7.00 pm. All young drivers are invited to bring
their licence or car keys to this Mass for a special
blessing. ‘Rejoice’ the Diocesan Youth Choir
will lead the music and Bishop Hegarty will be the main
celebrant. Refreshments will be served in the
parish centre after Mass.
our sympathy to the family and friends of:
Hamilton, 4 Creggan Street.
he rest in peace.
10.00 Neil McMahon
07.30 Charlie McDermott
on duty next Weekend
06.15 pm Mary McDowell
07.30 pm Mona Tracey
09.30 am St Anne’s P.S.
11.00 am Vanessa McGeehan/
12.30 pm Don Clarke
Team *C* begins its rota
at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass
St Anne’s Primary School - the
children from St Anne’s will celebrate the Liturgy
at the 9.30 am Mass on Sunday, 7th June. The children
who received the Sacrament of Confirmation will have
an opportunity to make the promise to abstain from alcohol
until 18 and illegal drugs for life.
Centre - Foundations in Liturgy One-Year Course
beginning Tuesday, 6th October - The People of God.
A Faith Community Shaped by Our Liturgy. Further information:
Secretary, Thornhill Centre, 121 Culmore Road, Derry
BT48 8JF. Phone 71351233 or email: email@example.com
of Intercession for the Dead
takes place in the City Cemetery
on Sunday, 21st June at 6.00 pm.
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.
Canny acknowledges with thanks donations for:
Upkeep of the Cathedral: £1000. Trócaire:
you for your generosity to the Annual Diocesan Collection
taken up last week.
The Service of Intercession for the Dead
takes place on Sunday 14th June in Ballyoan and Altnagelvin
cemeteries at 3.00 pm and in Ardmore cemetery at 6.00
pm. A bus will travel to Ardmore leaving Chapel Road
at 4.30 pm (sharp) and calling at Trench Road at 4.45
pm, returning immediately afterwards. Anyone travelling
by car is asked to co-operate with stewards, disabled
parking will be available at the upper end of the new
cemetery. Please try to be in the cemetery at 5.50 pm.
A collection to help maintain the upkeep of the cemetery
will be taken up at gates. The sale of flowers in Ardmore
on this evening is strictly by arrangement with cemetery
devotions in honour of Our Lady in Termonbacca
on Tuesday starting with confessions at 7.30 pm followed
by Rosary and Mass, finishing around 10.00 pm.
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