Jesus said:  ‘There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day.  And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table.’  [Sunday’s Gospel]







An Identity Prayer


Dear God,

help me to know who I am.
Let me see myself as you see me.

As you gaze upon me
show me that you love me
in my strengths and my weaknesses.

Open my heart so I can
hear you call me
‘Beloved Daughter’ or
‘Beloved Son’.

Then, secure in my identity,
let me act so that others
see you through me.

Rid me of the need to
draw attention to myself.
May I always point to you.

Glory to you forever.








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.




in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen:



Saturday ~

6 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 St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena




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]



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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.