HOLY FAMILY CHURCH Parish Newsletter
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun 6th Oct 2013 Vol. 30 No 39
THE EYES OF LOVE
The eyes of love see below the surface and finds in the heart of everyone not one but two persons; the darkness and light, the wounded and angry, the good and gifted. It is understanding and love that call forth the good and gifted from within that person.
[The opposite is also true.]
This is the way that Jesus loved people like Zacchaeus, Mary Magdalene and the twelve apostles into the fullness of life. The essential prelude to love is always compassion which breaks us out of our own self-centred fixation and provides others with the gift of being understood.
The fact is we are all needy, every one of us. Incomplete. No matter what game we play to try to conceal our needs we are all thirsty to be understood and hungry to be loved. Only when this thirst is quenched and this hunger filled can we be the fully alive people the Lord has called us to be. This is the way Jesus himself sees us and this is the way he invites us to see one another. No wonder then he said ‘I have come that you may live to the full’. No wonder St Irenaeus once said we give glory to God when we are ‘fully ‘human , fully alive’.
Saturday Vigil 6.00pm
Sunday 9.30am 11.00am, 12.30pm
Weekdays 10.00am, 7.15pm
Saturday 10.30am, and before evening Mass
Eve of Holydays & eve of First Fridays:
10.30am. and before evening Mass
12th & 26th October
9th and 23rd November
Parochial House 71267070
Parish Sisters 71260398
Holy Family School 71267798
St. Eithne’s School 71377077
We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of
Irish Quigley, Goldsmith Court
who died during the week.
May she rest in peace.
We pray for:
Mary King, Brian Leaman,
Winne & John McCourt,
Francis & Grace O’Donnell
29th Sept amounted to £1958.46 and €110.00 Thank you.
6.00pm Eoghain Campbell & family
12.30pm Caomhan Tyre & family
These children will make their First Communion next year
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
These children will make their Confirmation next year.
The Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group will hold their monthly meeting tomorrow Monday starting with Mass at 7.15pm. There will be two 1st class relics at the meeting,
GROUP GUIDED PRAYER
Thursday immediately after evening Mass. For quiet reflective prayer on the Gospel for Sunday. All welcome
meets every Sunday night from 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm in Resource Centre Carnhill Derry . |All welcome.
SEASONS OF THE SOUL’ 1-DAY RETREAT
To be held in An Grianán Hotel, Burt, from 10.15 am—3.00 pm on Thursday 24 October. Facilitators: Sister Perpetua McNulty and Mary Murphy. Suggested Donation: £20 (includes lunch). To book a place on the Retreat, please phone 71351233 no later than Tuesday 22 October.
Scripture and Meditation
For four consecutive Mondays beginning 4 November, the Thornhill Ministries team will help us to move into a deep and quiet place within which the Word of God can find a home. Time: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm. Venue: Collon House, Buncrana Road, Derry.
Suggested Donation: £3 per morning. To book, please phone 71351233.
'Witness For Life’
Precious Life invite you to be a voice for unborn children at the Witness For Life in Great Victoria Street, Belfast, on Saturday 19th October, at 2.00pm, For further information and details please contact Precious Life on 90278484 firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER MONTH OF THE ROSARY
www.therosary3.com is a beautiful place where one can simply contemplate Jesus and Mary.
SHINE/SPINA BIFIDA & HYDROCEPHALUS AWARENESS WEEK : "Music for All" Concert on 19th October in St Mary's College , Northland Road at 7pm with Shine, St Mary's College Music Department & Ulster Orchestra Players. Funded by The Music Promise and Arts Council NI. Refreshments after concert Contact 71 359900 for further details. All welcome Admission free.
There will be an introduction to Centering Prayer on Saturday 2nd Nov. in St Augustine's church hall, Derry, from 10am - 3pm. The Introduction is provided free of charge. To book a place or for more information please contact Janice on 07734417824
ST JOSEPH’S PAST PUPILS UNION is holding a golf outing at Greencastle Golf Club on Saturday 26th October for past pupils and staff of St. Joseph’s Boys school If you are interested in playing please contact the school on 71262923 / 71262333 or Kevin Thompson 07540424924.
SANCTUARY Illuminating the stories of those in exile. New Theatre of Witness Production comes to The Playhouse Thursday 17th -Saturday 19th October at 8pm Admission Free – booking essential Followed by a light reception To book your ticket contact 7126 8027
LITTLE HANDS SURESTART are running a “mums 2 be” programme beginning 17th October from 5pm – 7pm in our family Centre. For more information call Rachel on 71 367524
LITTLE HANDS SURESTART MEN & TODDLER GROUP takes place, every Thursday morning, 10.00 – 11.30 am at Rosemount Primary School, Helen Street Derry. Dads, granddads, uncles, carers — all males are welcome. Tel 71367524
MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 Panel Discussion in Derry Central Library on Tuesday 15th October at 8.00pm On the panel are Liam Browne, Anita Robinson, Brian Mc Gilloway and Jenni Doherty. All welcome -light refreshments will be served.
HOBBY COMPUTER COURSE in St Eithne's school every Thursday from 12.15 to 2.15pm. 15 week course £30 (concessionary £25) Contact Maureen 71276135."
PARK MEDICAL FLU VACCINATIONS on Saturday 19 October from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon. If you normally get the flu vaccination, please contact the surgery 71378500. to make an appointment.
STROKE ODYSSEYS seeking chorus members to support the stroke community in Derry for an uplifting event. For more details call Sarah Murphy on 0781 1107065 or email email@example.com
EXERCISE CLASSES at Glenview Community Centre, For details please telephone on 71268748
I used to think gratitude a heavy burden for one to carry.
Now I know that it is something that makes the heart lighter.
The ungrateful person seems to me to be one who walks with feet and heart of lead.
But when one has learnt, however inadequately, what a lovely thing gratitude is, one’s feet go lightly over sand and sea.
And one finds a strange joy revealed to one, the joy of counting up, not what one possesses, but what one owes.
I hoard my debts now in the treasury of my heart,
And piece of gold by piece of gold, I range them in order at dawn and at evening.