Bulletin: 8th July 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Sarah Scullion, Rhona McKeever
who died recently
Andy McCullagh, Molly Mullan, Gerry McGuigan, Teresa O’Brien, Malachy O’Neill, Sheila McCormack, Pat McCormack, Eileen McGuigan, Kathleen O’Neill,
John Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Joseph McGuigan, Kathleen Higgins,
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 am
Keenaught: Monday at 10 am
Sick Visitation: Fr. Dermot will visit the sick and the housebound of the parish this week, on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July after morning Mass.
First Sunday of the month in Coolcalm.
Third Sunday of the month in Keenaught

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1070.20. The Restoration Fund collection amounted to £961. Thank you.

Lough Derg 2018:
The Three Day Pilgrimage Season is now open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg Team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Phone Lorraine on 00353 71 986 1518 or email: info@loughderg.org.

Future Dates for the diary!
Tuesday 21st August: County Derry Deanery Family Event to be held in Dean McGlinchy Park in the evening to celebrate the opening of the World meeting of Families on Wednesday 22nd August, culminating in the visit to Ireland of the Holiness Pope Francis. More details to follow.

Sunday 23rd September: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) and the centenary of his having received on his body the stigmata (the wounds of Jesus on the cross) Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry will be the chief celebrant at Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 3 pm.

Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Group are planning the following trips:
Wed – 25th July, Boat Trip to Donegal Bay
Sun 5th Aug – Moynalty Vintage Day
Sun 26th Aug – Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park. Bus and tickets.
Sept/Oct – 2-3 day break, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone
Wed. 19th Dec – Daniel O’Donnell Christmas Show. Tickets out early August.
Trips depend on numbers.
If interested Contact Chris: Tel 79631425 or Mob 07546 010560 asap.

Draperstown Celtic F.C.
Membership for the 18/19 season is now due. Registration must be completed online and early registration is appreciated to help us plan for next season.
The IFA Summer Camp will be taking place at the Backrow 3G again this year. Camp is from Mon 20th to Fri 24th August from 10am to 1pm each day.
50th Anniversary Dinner. Tickets are still available to buy online for our dinner on 6th October. Special guests include Sky Sports presenter Orla Chennaoui and Derry City manager Kenny Shields. For further details on any of our events and links to buy please visit www.draperstownceltic.co.uk.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin Grand Re-opening
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Friday 13th July
Music by Outbound Express
Dancing from 9pm to. 12pm
Adm £5.00 includes light supper
Up coming Tea Dances
Friday 10th August Music by Liam McLaughin
Friday 31st August Music by Michael Mawhinney

Fundraising Dance in Aid of AWARE: will be held in The Elk, Toomebridge on Saturday 14th July. Justin McGurk and the Boogie Men. Doors open 8.30 pm. Supper provided. Further details from Bridie Kelly: 07732934301.

Sarsfield Accordion Band: Band practice continues every Thursday 7.30 to 9.00 pm.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 2 3 4 19
£50 winner: Gerard McCann, Iniscarn Rd ~ Jackpot £3000

The club has been awarded the Gold Club Maith Award from the Ulster GAA Council. This credits the club on governance; duty of care; promotion of Irish culture and language, community interaction and coaching and games development. It also entitles the club to be accredited by Sport NI within the Clubmark NI Scheme on achievement of Club Maith Status. Much time had been spent on preparing the portfolio upon which the award was based. Congratulations to those who completed the programme and to many others who helped.

Well done to everyone who organised and made the annual Cul Camp Games such a success last week when dozens of children from the parish enjoyed a marvellous week of Gaelic games and fun in Longfield. Special thanks to our Children’s Officer Pamela O’Kane for the great work she did in promoting the whole event.

The club will be sending off their next order for club gear on July14th. Anyone wishing to submit an order please contact Ciaran Higgins on 07968837094 before Saturday 14th.

Congratulations to Eunan McElhennon who starred for Derry Minors last Sunday when they overcame Tyrone in the Ulster semi-final. The same to Gavin Donnelly who is part of the Derry panel and we wish them and the team all the very best in the Ulster final against Monaghan.

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