Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Arnold Stewart who died recently
John Murray, Sarah Donnelly, Mary McNicholl, Minnie Ryan,
Maggie McGuigan, Eddie O’Hagan
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Coolcalm: Wednesday and Thursday at 10 am.
Keenaught: Tuesday at 10 am.
Sick Visitation: Fr. Dermot will visit the sick and the housebound of the parish this week, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October after morning Mass.
Sunday 14th October in Coolcalm.
Sunday 21st October in Keenaught.
Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1266.15. Thank you.
Confirmation: Fr Madden will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on the P7 Pupils of the Parish on Saturday 9th March in St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught at 12 noon.
Derry Diocesan Plan. Last Saturday at a conference in Derry, Bishop Donal McKeown launched a three year plan for the Diocese of Derry that will build on the strengths and gifts already present in all parishes of the diocese and prepare us for a new way of being a church, where there are fewer priests but an ever vibrant faith community eager to proclaim the message of Christ’s love where they live and work. Over the next three Sunday’s the major themes of the plan will be addressed and as you leave church today please ensure that you have the special colour supplement that will expand on the plan. Please pray for the success of this three year process that will culminate in a Diocesan Assembly in 2021, the Columban Year.
Pope Francis and the Rosary. Pope Francis has asked all Catholics to pray the rosary each day during the month of October and to offer it especially for his intentions and for the church.
Tirgan Community Assoc: This year we are going to Dublin on our Christmas Shopping Trip on the 8th December. The package includes – Overnight stay in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Party night with 4 course meal, Bed and Breakfast , Music by the Camembert Quartet, (the Late Late Show house band), Shopping in Dublin on Saturday, and stopping off at Blanchardstown Shopping on Sunday, Price £120. Contact Eileen on 07955191890 to book your place.
Job Advertisement: Derry Diocesan Trust: Part Time Parish Secretary required for Claudy Parish. Ten hours per week, Mon 9am – 2pm, Fri 9am – 2pm. Role: All administrative duties that may be required in the day-to-day running of the office and parish activities. For full details, please visit www.derrydiocese.org. For application pack, email email@example.com or tel 028 7126 2302. Completed applications must be returned to Bishop’s House, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org , no later than 5pm on 22 October 2018. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
The Net. The October edition of The Net is now available in the porch.
St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Friday 12th October
Music by Housty
Dancing from 9 pm to 12 midnight
Adm £5 includes light supper
Crochet/Knitting continues on Thursday evenings 7-9pm with Mary Kelly. Everyone welcome.
Sewing class continues on Friday evenings 7-9pm with Rosemary. Everyone welcome
Home safety: Raisa from the Mid-Ulster Council will give talk on Health and Safety in the Home on Tuesday 23rd October from 11 am- 12 noon. Open to the over 65s and to people with young children under the age of 5 years.
Suicide Awareness Talk & the aftermath for families by Denise and Danielle will take place on the 16th Oct. commencing at 7.30pm. To register contact Olive 07887614094.
SG Active Retirement Association. Meeting will be held on Monday, 8th October at 8 pm in St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin.
It’s Mission Month 2018! October is Mission Month! The most important day of this month is World Mission Sunday, which takes place on the 21st. This is the one Sunday in the year that Pope Francis asks you to pray a little stronger and dig a little deeper so that faith, hope and love can flourish.
Sarsfield Accordion Band: Buffet Supper and Dance in Tirgan Hall on Saturday 3rd November. Tickets now available from any committee member. Band practice continues every Thursday 7.30 to 9.00 pm.
St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 6 15 16 24
£50 winner: Joe McCabe, Boveagh ~ Jackpot £3000
Congratulations to our U10s and their managers upon winning the Shield competition at Glen on Saturday past. Well done to our U8 management for organising the U8 football tournament held in Longfield last Sunday
A series of talks will take place in Cumber House Claudy over the incoming months on the history and significance of the Irish language. For further information contact Pol on 07874838776
Strength and Conditioning – Tuesday 9th
7:00pm – 8:00pm U16 & U18 Girls and Senior Ladies
8:00pm – 9:00pm U16 & U18 Boys
Junior Lip/Sync Sunday 18th November
Club Dinner Saturday 1st December Youth Presentation Sunday 2nd December
Parish Bazaar Sunday 9th December Club AGM Monday 10th December