Bulletin: 15th July 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Sarah Scullion, Rhona McKeever
who died recently
Annie Connery’s 1st Anniversary Mass on Tuesday 17th July in Coolcalm at 7.30 pm
Dan McKenna, Veronica O’Neill, James Doyle, Brian McGuigan, Dan Kerr
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Tuesday at 7.30 pm; and Friday at 10 am
Keenaught: Monday at 10 am
First Sunday of the month in Coolcalm.
Third Sunday of the month in Keenaught

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1,234.70. The Pope’s Collection amounted to £669.50. Thank you.

Meeting of newly married and engaged couples
Pope Francis will meet newly married and engaged couples in the Pro Cathedral Dublin during his visit to Ireland on Saturday 25th August 2018. If you would like to be in the draw for available places please contact by email Fr Pat O’Hagan Diocesan Delegate to the WMOF immediately and give your names, parish, place and date of wedding and the name of the priest who married or will marry you. Desertmartin Parish has no involvement in the selection process. Fr O’Hagan’s email address is as follows: pgoh2111@googlemail.com The closing date for names is 16th July.

Family Focus Week at Knock Shrine Mon 16th – 21st July From Monday July 16th to Saturday July 21st there will be a special week focusing on the family held at Knock Shrine. It will include four events each day. The morning and evening workshops at 12 noon and 8.30pm will explore the message of Pope Francis to families, as we prepare to celebrate his visit to us in August. Prayer times will include Mass at 3pm and Holy Hour at 7pm. The blessing of young children will take place on Saturday morning July 21th at 12 noon. Further details are available from www.knockshrine.ie/familycentre. Tel 094-9375320

Jesuit Week / Week of Ignatian Spirituality 24-31 July
‘Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God’
Facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ
There will be two 20-minute sessions daily at 11.05am and 7.05pm and also a preached retreat each day in the Prayer Guidance Centre and Mass at 3pm in the Basilica. Each day will focus on a different theme. No booking necessary, all welcome. Please see www.knockshrine.ie/events for further details.

The Net. The July-August edition of The Net is now available. This month’s coverage includes: St Canice’s Feeny celebrate 60th anniversary, Dungiven’s Cara Rose star of Fan the Flame, St Safan’s NS Castlefin celebrate ‘Families of Joy’, Desertmartin welcomes young pioneers, Joint WMOF celebration in Limavady, Long Tower and Fountain children together for Columba Play, Ardmore parish family enjoy picnic. Celebrating First Holy Communion in Granaghan, Glenullin, Altinure and Craigbane, New Divine Mercy Chapel opens in Creggan, Kilrea faith family celebrate Fr Cargan’s ruby anniversary, Maghera hosts Diocesan Safeguarding Mass, Irish page – Safann, Céile Dé, Diocesan Pastoral Plan launched, Ballinascreen Faith Story, Omagh launch for defending the faith book, WMOF set to be largest yet, Marriage and Family Life, Feature on Derry’s Long Tower and others, Children’s Catechism Club, Diocesan Diary and Quiz Time.

Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre Invites applications for the post of Diocesan Youth Coordinator
This post represents the continuing development and commitment in Youth Ministry by the Diocese of Derry and will be a challenging undertaking for the successful candidate. The main focus of the post will be working with young people, schools and parishes to help them live their faith vibrantly in their school, parish and community. Engaging young people in faith and the activity of the Church will be the post holder’s priority.
To be successful you will need to have:
– A degree in a relevant discipline – Education, Theology, Religious Education or Pastoral Studies.
– Evidence of working with young people in a leadership capacity
– Active involvement in the spiritual and sacramental life of the Catholic Church at parish and/or diocesan level.
Application Form, Job Description and Personal Specification may be obtained by emailing office@derrydiocese.org or by telephoning (028) 71262302 during normal office hours. Completed applications must be returned to: The Diocesan Offices, Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP not later than 4.00pm on 25th July 2018.

Lough Derg 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently 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 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: info@loughderg.org

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 2 10 12 20
£50 winner Pat Kidd Mooreside Villas ~ Jackpot £3000

U18 Boys League Callan Gaels V Newbridge Monday 16th @ 7:30pm

Senior Men League Lissan V Desertmartin Tuesday 17th @ 7:30pm

U14 Boys League Desertmartin V Newbridge Tuesday 17th @ 7:30pm

U16 Boys League Ballinderry V Desertmartin Thursday 19th @ 7:30pm

Congratulations to Ryan McEldowney and Conor Shields who were part of the Derry team that defeated Cavan last weekend to win the Ulster U15 Championship. It was a special moment for the club when Conor Shiels lifted the Brian McLernon Cup as the Derry captain.

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