Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Brendan Hegarty, Roshure Road who was buried during the week
Joe Orr, Toronto, Canada, formerly of Draperstown, Brother of Agnes Breen, Anna McGuigan, Evelyn McKenna, Hugh Bradley and Jack McBride
who died recently &
Fr Houghton, Brian McGuigan, John Collins, Mary Quigley, John Shaw, Minnie Shaw, Francis Shaw, Bridget O’Neill, Aloysius O’Kane, Mary McGuigan, Jim Joe O’Kane and Maggie O’Kane
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Holy Week Masses and Ceremonies
Monday – 10 am Mass in Keenaught
Tuesday – 10 am Mass in Coolcalm
Wednesday – 10 am Mass in Coolcalm
Holy Thursday – 7.30 pm Mass of the Last Supper in Keenaught
10 am Morning Prayer in Coolcalm
3 pm Passion of the Lord in Coolcalm
7.30 pm Passion of the Lord in Keenaught
10 am Morning Prayer in Coolcalm
8 pm Easter Vigil in Keenaught
10 am Mass in Coolcalm
11.30 am Mass in Keenaught
LENT CONFESSIONS – Penitential Service on Wednesday in Keenaught at 7.30 pm. Visiting priests will be present when we will reflect on our sinfulness and our need to say sorry to God and to each other. Mindful that Pope Francis is encouraging us to say ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry’ often, this unique celebration of the Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation will afford us the opportunity to say sorry for our sins. The Priests will stand at the front of the altar and after we have recited an Act of Sorrow together, you’ll be invited to come forward and say ‘I am sorry for my sins’. The priest will then give you absolution and you will return to your seat. This is an occasion for a brief confession for Easter. We hope that many who have not been to confession for some time will see in this ‘Evening of Love and Forgiveness’ an opportunity to return to the sacramental life of the Church and to celebrate the Paschal Mystery with renewed vigour and faith.
Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1,786.40. Thank you.
Urgent – Our Churches need Cleaners: If you can spare a few hours to help, you will not be alone, please give your name to Cassie, Annie or Margaret Kearney.
An Evening of Song and Reflection: St. Patrick’s College Choir invite you to an evening of song and reflection on the Passion of Christ. The event will take place on Tuesday 27th March at 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s Chapel, Maghera. Everyone welcome.
Spring Sale will take place in An Rath Dubh Hall, Moneyneena today (Sunday) 25th March from 12 noon to 3 pm. Donations in aid of Cancer Research. All welcome.
Tirgan Coummunity Group: Thursday 29th March at 8 pm – an evening with Pat Cardy. Pat’s 9 year old daughter was killed by serial killer Robert Black as she cycled to a friend’s house. Pat tells her story, 30 years later.
The 33rd Derry Ballinascreen Scouts will be having their annual Easter Cake sale on Saturday 31st March from 11 am to 2 pm. We will be above Sonny’s Ice-Cream in Draperstown. Please use the entrance in the alleyway. Please come in and buy your Easter treats or why not stop for a cup of tea or coffee.
St Martin’s GAC – NEWS:
Lotto numbers 2 3 11 18
£50 winner: Conor McGovern, Draperstown ~ Jackpot £3,000
Membership payment for 2018 is now due. Adults – £40; OAPs – £20; Students/Underage £20; third child and subsequent children in a family £10 each. Payments can be made to membership officer Peter Donnelly, 2 Roshure Road, Tel: 079 4470 2434 or any committee member. To view committee members, log onto Desertmartin GAA official website.
The club is ordering more sportswear at the end of March. Anyone wishing to order new gear, contact Ciaran Higgins on 079 6883 7094 before Monday 26th March. The shop will be open each Monday night at 8 pm.
Farm Families Health Checks will take place in the Gaelic Centre on Thursday 12th April from 5 pm to 9 pm. For further information, contact Paddy Kidd on 077 9212 7940.
A collection for the Irish language will be taken up at both churches over the Easter weekend. The proceeds will assist young club members attending the Gaeltacht this summer. Those wishing to go to the Gaeltacht, contact Shay Shiels on 077 9613 5759.
The Kevin Murphy Memorial Quiz will take place in the Gaelic Centre on Friday 6th April at
8 pm. This is a table quiz commemorating the great contribution that Kevin made to the GAA within his parish and county. Admission fee is £5 per person.
The club offers its sincere sympathy to the Hegarty family of Roshure Road on the death of Brendan, father to former committee member Michael and grandfather to playing member Eoin.