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Feast of Divine Mercy Conclusion of Novena today (Sunday) in St Columba’s Church, Long Tower at 3.00 pm led by Fr James Devine.
“Mary, ‘Queen of the May’ Celebration” Thornhill Ministries celebrates Mary of Nazareth, in themes and meditations, with flowers and ‘May altars’ in Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road. Dates: Saturday, 29th April - Monday, 1st May daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Donations towards the cuppa and the work of Thornhill Ministries. Further Details: Phone 71351233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Service of Remembrance (Interdenominational) at Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, Letterkenny: Sunday, 30th April at 4.00 pm for those who have suffered the loss of a baby through Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Neo-Natal death at Letterkenny University Hospital.
Mass in honour of Blessed Alexandrina will be held in Termonbacca next Sunday at 7.30 pm.
Pilgrimage Season at Knock Shrine commences Sunday, 30th April. Masses and Ceremonies daily in addition to a wide range of services at the Shrine, including Prayer Guidance, Youth Ministry, the award-winning Knock Museum and Café Le Chéile, the religious bookshop and daily guided tours. For more information on day retreats, events and daily ceremonies, visit www.knockshrine.ie.
Day of Prayer and Reflection led by Breige O Hare, 7th May, starts at 11.00 am and concludes with Mass celebrated by Fr Neal Carlin at 3.00 pm in St. Anthony’s Retreat Centre, Donegal. Cost includes light lunch. Tel: 0749368370 or email: email@example.com Early booking advised.
The April Big Ask! Are you between the ages of 16 and 30? If ‘Yes’, then Pope Francis wants to hear from you, as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops (October 2018) on the theme: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”. You are asked to complete the survey found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bigaprilask Further information and A Letter to Young People from Pope Francis can be found on www.derrydiocese.org
‘Do This In Memory’ - First Communion Programme
THE COMMUNION RITE: THE LORD’S PRAYER
The Communion Rite is when the priest invites us to stand to pray the Our Father together. This prayer is also called the Lord’s Prayer because Jesus taught it to his friends when they asked him to teach them to pray like he did. Jesus called God ‘Father’, and so do we because we are God’s children and part of God’s family. The prayer tells us about how great God is, promises us that God will always look after us as a parent looks after their children and helps us to see how God would like us to be with each other.
Excerpt from ‘Learning About the Mass with Kath and Qumen’