Jesus said to Nicodemus, ‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.’  (Sunday’s Gospel)




Lorica of Saint Fursey

(A prayer for protection attributed to St. Fursey, a 7th century Irish missionary)


The arms of God be around my shoulders,

the touch of the Holy Spirit upon my head,

the sign of Christ’s cross upon my forehead,

the sound of the Holy Spirit in my ears,

the fragrance of the Holy Spirit in my nostrils,

the vision of heaven’s company in my eyes,

the conversation of heaven’s company on my lips,

the work of God’s church in my hands,

the service of God and my neighbour in my feet,

a home for God in my heart,

and to God, the Father of all, my entire being.






in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen:



Saturday ~

6 pm Vigil in Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen [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

10 am in Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen [webcam]


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning

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


Monday and Friday evening ~

7.30 pm in Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen [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), on 075 9650 0793, or at

Additional contact numbers:

PSNI Tel. 101 or Social Services Western HSC Trust on 028 7131 4090 (ask for Duty Social Worker).