Jesus said, ‘My little children, I give you a new commandment:  love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another.’  [Sunday’s Gospel]






The children of Knocknagin Primary School will celebrate their First Holy Communion on Saturday 21st May at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm.


Family relatives, friends and parishioners will be able to view the Mass on the parish webcam – click on the blue webcam button above.


Please keep the First Holy Communion children and their families in your prayers this coming week.







Prayer for Our Holy Father

God our Father,

please watch over our Holy Father on earth, Pope Francis.
Keep him safe from harm.
Protect him from evil.

Jesus our Good Shepherd, show him the right path to follow.
Hold him in your loving care.
Let him follow your example in leading your flock.

Holy Spirit, please guide Pope Francis.
Inspire him to teach through his example of service.
Grant him the courage to speak the truth.
Give him your guidance every day.






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.



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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.