The word of God came to John son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.  He went through the whole Jordan district proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  [Sunday’s Gospel]




Draws every day of the 12 days between Christmas Day and Tuesday 5th January 2022.  Every ticket will be in All the draws – so you have 33 chances to win prizes.  Total prize fund is £5,000.

PRIZES ~ on the first 10 days there are 3 prizes each day of £100.  On 11th Day the draw will be for 2 prizes of £500 and on the 12th and last Day of Christmas there is one final prize of £1,000.

TICKETS are £20 each, available from:

  • Coolcalm and Keenaught Churches before and after Mass

  • from Fr. McGirr at the Parochial House, 50 Tobermore Road

  • Desertmartin Parish Office on a Thursday between 10.30 am and 3 pm

  • St. Columb’s P.S., Cullion

  • Heron’s Gift Shop, Draperstown

  • Moneyneena Post Office

A ticket would make a nice Christmas gift for family and friends this Christmastime.

If anyone would like a Ticket Posted to them, please contact Fr. McGirr on 028 7963 2196 or email

Thank you for all your generous support of the Christmas Draw.  Good luck to everyone who enters.






SUNDAYS ~ In Desertmartin and Ballinascreen anyone may attend Sunday Mass in St. Patrick’s, Keenaught; St. Columba’s, Straw; St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena and Holy Rosary, Draperstown.


The 2-week TOWNLAND AREA ROTA continues in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm for Sunday Masses:


Sunday 12th December, 26th December:

Annagh and Moneysterlin, Ballinderry, Calmore, Cloughfin, Coolsaragh, Drumballyhagan, Drumcrow, Granny, Killynumber, Killytoney, Moneyshanere, Mormeal, Moybeg, Tamnyaskey, Tobermore and Tullyronan.


Sunday 5th December, 19th December:

Ballymacpherson, Ballynagown, Clooney, Curr, Dromore, Drumsamney, Gortamney, Grange, Killyboggin, Knocknagin, Luney, Motalee, Moyesset, Rosgarran, Roshure and Stranagard.






St. Mary’s, Coolcalm, is open for private prayer and to light candles on

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.


St. Patrick’s, Keenaught, is open for private prayer and to light candles on

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.


Please wear a face mask/face covering while entering and leaving the church.

When you call into the church please pick up a coloured card at the door on the way to your seat.  When you have finished praying please leave the card behind on your seat.  That seat will be cleaned later in the day.  Do not sit on a seat where a card has been left behind.  Thank you.



in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen:



[See Townland Rota above for Coolcalm on Sundays]

Saturday ~

5 pm Vigil in St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena

6.15 pm Vigil in Holy Rosary, Draperstown [webcam]

7.30 pm Vigil in St. Patrick’s, Keenaught


Sunday ~

9 am in St. Columba’s, Straw

10 am in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm [webcam]

11 am in St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns

12 noon in Holy Rosary, Draperstown [webcam]




Monday and Wednesday morning ~

11 am in Holy Rosary, Draperstown [webcam]


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning

11 am in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm [webcam]


Friday evening ~

7.30 pm in Holy Rosary, Draperstown [webcam]



To access other Church Webcams go to

and click on the ‘Churches’ tab in the menu




The Diocese of Derry complies with GDPR regulations.  A privacy notice is available on the Parish Website or by contacting the Parish Office.  Live streaming and recordings of Mass and Services in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm is available online.  Parishioners should note that the first three rows of seats on the left-hand side are visible online.



If you have any concerns with regard to Safeguarding children or adults in need of protection within the Church, contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at 075 9650 0793, or at the Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ, 028 7136 2475 or PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) 101 or Social Services Gateway Services Western HSC Trust 028 7131 4090.