Sunday in Ordinary Time-Year C
EXTRACT FROM THE MESSAGE OF POPE
BENEDICT XV1 FOR MISSION SUNDAY 2007
On the occasion of world Mission Sunday I ask
the whole people of God - bishops, priests,
men and women religious and lay men and women
- to reflect together on the urgency and the
importance of the Church's missionary activity
in our day.
The primary contribution we are called to offer
for the Church's missionary activity is prayer.
Pray that His Kingdom may come on earth. I appeal
especially to children and young people who
are ever ready for generous missionary activity.
I address the sick and the suffering, mindful
of the value of their mysterious and indispensable
collaboration with the work of redemption.
I ask consecrated persons, especially enclosed
orders, to intensify their prayers for the missions.
I ask for a spiritual network of prayer to sustain
May the Blessed Virgin Mary help us realise
that we are all missionaries, all sent by the
Lord to be His witnesses in every moment of
Pope Benedict XV1
for this week:
Monday 10.00am - Anv. Mass Sarah
Thursday 10.00am - Deceased Members
of Derry Diocesan Society
Saturday 12 Noon - Month Mind Alice
Saturday 8.00pm - Anv. Mass William
This Week’s Calendar
Monday 22 - Weekday (29th Week in Ordinary
Tuesday 23 - Weekday
Also: St John of Capistrano, priest, 1386-1456,
studied civil and canon law and joined the Franciscan
Order. A faithful servant of four popes, he
attended the Council of Florence, went to Jerusalem
as apostolic emissary, and, in 1451, set out
on a preaching tour through the German provinces
and Poland. In a battle at Belgrade he contracted
fever and died there. Patron saint of jurists
and military chaplains.
Wednesday 24 - Weekday
Also: St Anthony Claret, bishop, 1807-70, founded
the Claretians in Spain for missionary work.
Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, then returned
as chaplain to the Queen of Spain, and built
schools and museums, before being exiled with
Thursday 25 - Weekday
Also: Bl Thaddeus MacCarthy, bishop (Cork &
Ross and Cloyne)
Friday 26 - Weekday
Saturday 27 - Weekday
Also: St Otteran, monk
Wedding in Aghyaran.
We pray for and congratulate Noel Slane
and Alana McSorley who were married
St. Patrick’s Church recently.
We wish them many happy days and
Gods’ blessing on their marriage as they
begin a new life as Mr. & Mrs.
Saturday 20th Oct in Aghyaran G.A.A. Centre
commencing at 9.30pm. Proceeds in aid of the
Cardiac Clinic for Sick Children - Royal Victoria
Hospital. Music on the night is by Larry &
Co. Admission £5 Û 7.50
The October Stations Monday 22nd October
- Upper Killeter & Meenamullan in the home
of Kieran & Carmel Dolan Wednesday 24th
October - Altgoland, Scraghey in the home of
Brian & Kathleen Moss Thursday 25th October
- Aghalunney, Shanaghy in the home of Damien
& Siobhan Goan Friday 26th October
- Tullycar & Meenakeeerin in the home of
Alex & Pearl Falls
Partnership are offering a Basic Hygiene
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Evening of Prayer Through Song
in association with Marian Pilgrimages will
be held in St. Joseph’s Church Ederney
on Sunday 25th November at 7.30pm. Proceeds
to Fr. Sean McGrath’s missionary work
in the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Enquiries
to Eugene McHugh 028 68632053 or John Calgie
028 68631177. Tickets cost £7 or Û
The parish bingo continues in the Parish Hall
@ 9.00 pm on Friday evening. It is hoped a good
attendance from the parish for this parish function.
Garvagh Hall Youth Club Halloween Disco
on Friday 26th October. All children of primary
school age can attend. You don’t have
to be a member of the youth club to come and
enjoy the disco. Admission £1.50 per child.
From 7pm - 9pm. Prizes on the night for best
fancy dress, Come have fun at Garvagh.
The Mission Sunday Collection will not be taken
up this Sunday but your mission offering will
be taken up at all Masses on the Feast of all
Saints using the envelope for the Propagation
of the Faith
Legion of Mary
A team from the Legion of Mary are coming to
the committee room on Thursday 25th October
@ 8.00pm with the view to setting up a Presidium
of the Legion in Aghyaran. It is hoped that
both men & women will come along to hear
what the team have to say
SERVICE OF REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAD.
Sunday November 4th at 7.00 pm. we will gather
in St. Patrick’s Church to have our Service
of Remembering. We gather for a period of quiet
reflection and prayer when we can spend time
in peace and thanksgiving, and reflect on a
A Mass with Healing Service
will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre,
Termonbacca, Derry, on Tuesday 23rd October
at 8.00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Mary’s Meals Ireland
are having an evening of testimony, music and
talks on Friday 26th of October, in The Carmelite
Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, at 7.30p.m. Speakers
include John Primmer, Author of From Gangland
to Promise Land.
Sr. Josephine Walsh Weekend Retreat
with emphasis on forgiving, healing and making
a new start, will take place at The Carmelite
Retreat Centre, Termonbacca from Friday 26th
October to Sunday 28th October. For further
details tel: Derry 71262512 during office hours
of St. John have established a new
convent in our diocese. The sisters are contemplative-their
lives are dedicated to prayer, rather than pastoral
ministry. Their intention is to build a new
convent but have temporary residence at 10 Belvoir
Park, Culmore, Derry. Mass is celebrated in
the convent on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at
8.30am and on Saturdays at 4pm. Evening Prayer
is from Monday to Friday at 5.45pm.Adoration
is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
9am to 3.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Many if not all great
begin in small and often hidden ways.
Seeds need the darkness, isolation and cover
of the earth in order to germinate.
Therefore, for something to begin small, hidden,
anonymous, is an advantage.
It means it can develop away from publicity.
There are no pressures. No burden of expectations.
It can develop at its own pace. There is no
Hurry ruins so many thing.
Hence the importance of beginnings,
of taking care of things in the beginning,
of the small in the accomplishment of the great.
Marriage Preparation Courses.
October 26th & 27th.
November 23rd & 24th.
December 8th & 9th Courses
January 25th & 26th,
February 22nd & 23rd,
April 4th , 5th, and April 25th & 26th,
May 23rd & 24th,
June 13th &14th.
Numbers on courses are limited. The fee
of £80 per couple must be included with
completed application form and forwarded to
the Accord office