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Vocations Information Day
Is God calling you to be a priest? A Vocations Information Day will be held at Ardstraw House, 21a Buncrana Road, Derry, on Saturday, 18th March from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. For further information or to confirm attendance please contact Fr Paul Farren, Diocesan Vocations Director at 71264087 or email email@example.com.
“To become a priest or a religious is not primarily our choice; it is our answer to a calling, a calling of love”.
We pray for the members of the Derry Youth Community (DYC) who will this week be delivering the Jesus and me (J.A.M.) Programme: Prayer and Paint for P4-P7 children and Lenten Talks in St Mary’s College.
St Eugene’s JAM Programme: This FREE programme for children aged between 7-12 years old commences after the Sunday 9.30am Mass. Parents can sign their child into the programme after Mass and collect them at 11.15 am from the Sacristy.
Thank you for your generosity to the Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalité Fund Collection which amounted to £1,988.
“But see how Yahweh watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his faithful love, to rescue them from death and keep them alive in famine.” Psalms, 33:18-19. Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2017 focuses on the millions of people facing humanitarian catastrophe because of extreme weather or conflict. With the support of people in Ireland, Trócaire will deliver humanitarian aid to up to one million people in crisis this year. More information at www.trocaire.org.
The next meeting of L’Arche N. W. (a community where people with and without disabilities live together as family) will take place this Thursday at 7.00 pm in Holywell Trust, Bishop Street. For further details contact Anne 71266722 or Carmel 71262023.
The Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group monthly meeting this Monday starting with Mass at 7.15 pm. There will be two first class relics available at the meeting.
Foyle Hospice Appeal for Flag Day Volunteers to help with a citywide flag day on Saturday, 25th March. If you have 2 hours to spare and would like to help contact Sharon Williams, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 71351010.
Blood Transfusion Service: Sessions will be held in St Mary’s College on Monday and Tuesday from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm and from 5.15 pm to 8.00 pm.
Meeting of Overseas Returned Volunteers & Lay Missionaries: Have you ever volunteered overseas in any kind of profession or have worked as a lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? If so, you are invited to a meeting on Tuesday at 7.30 pm in Bishop McKeown’s house, next to St Columb’s College. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel/text 00353838422468.
‘Do This In Memory’ - First Communion Programme
THE ALTAR: Another word for altar is table. The altar table is in the centre of the part of God’s house that we call the sanctuary. Sanctuary means ‘holy’ and this is indeed a holy place. The servers prepare the altar. They put the following on the altar: the corporal a square-shaped white cloth on which the paten and chalice are placed; the Roman Missal the book from which the priest reads the prayers; The purificators small white towels which are used to clean the chalice and paten later in the Mass.
Excerpt from ‘Learning About the Mass with Kath and Qumen’