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St Eugene’s Cathedral Restoration/Renovations Draw
1st Prize £2,000; 2nd Prize £500; 3rd Prize £200; 4th Prize £200; 5th Prize £100; 6th Prize £100; 7th Prize £100; 8th Prize £100; 9th Prize £100; 10th Prize £100. 5 chances per £5 ticket. (£50 for book of 10 tickets). Draw will take place on Saturday, 30th December 2017. Tickets available from the Sacristy after Masses or from the Parochial House.
Please pray for the members of the Derry Youth Community who will be leading Please pray for the members of the Derry Youth Community who will be leading Children’s Liturgy, delivering Sacramental Talks, delivering ‘Youth Alpha’ in the local secondary schools, delivering Retreats.
Baptismal Tree: During Advent the name-tags of the children who were baptised during the past year will be available in the Sacristy area for their parents or guardians to collect for a keepsake or to hang on their Christmas Tree. As God’s family tree evolves, we, as a community offer the children our support and commitment through daily prayer.
St Vincent de Paul (St Eugene’s Conference) wishes to acknowledge with thanks anonymous donations of £100 and £500.
Children who will be 4 years old by the 1st July 2018 must commence their primary education in September 2018. We have three excellent Catholic schools in the parish, which take both boys and girls. The three schools are: St Anne’s Primary School, 71263046, St Eugene’s Primary School, 71261601 and Rosemount Primary School, 71265605. Nursery class places are available in St Eugene’s and Rosemount Primary Schools for children who will be 3 years old by the 1st July 2018. Application Forms can be obtained from the schools. Closing date for applications is 12 noon Wednesday, 10th January 2018.
‘Do This In Memory’ - First Communion Programme
GLORIA: The Gloria is a very old prayer of praise and thanksgiving. The first few lines will sound familiar because it was the song sung by the angels when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. We do not pray the Gloria during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
Opening Prayer: After the Gloria the priest will invite us to pray. The prayer begins in silence. This gives us time to talk to God in our hearts. We might want to thank God for something good that has happened or we might want to ask God to take care of something that we are worried about. Then the priest takes all our prayers and offers them to God. The words of the Opening Prayer differ from Sunday to Sunday and reflect the theme of the Mass. We respond by saying ‘Amen’. Amen means that we believe that whatever God does is OK with us.
Excerpt from‘Learning About the Mass with Kath and Qumen’