Bulletin: 21st October 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Eddie Gribbin, Dublin (brother of Angela McGuigan); Sean Henry, Brackalislea Road and Philomena McKay, Longfield Lane who were buried during the week
and Isabella Eastwood (sister of Angela McGuigan) who died recently
James Connery, Alphonsus Shaw, Henry McBride, Selina McElwee, Ignatius Crawley, Alphonsus Crawley, Neil McNally, Ada Alice Gribbin
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 am.
Keenaught: Monday at 10 am
Confessions: Thursday from 6 pm to 7 pm in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm.
First Sunday of the month in Coolcalm.
Third Sunday of the month in Keenaught.

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1603.60. Thank you.

Tirgan Community Hall: Tea Dance on Friday 26th October, music by Colin Harney, light supper served, dancing 9 pm – Midnight. Admission £5.
Why not try and drop a dress size for Christmas, with Ladies Circuits, each Monday evening 7 pm – 8 pm. 6 sessions £20, starting Monday 5th November.
Youth Club is having their Halloween Disco on Monday 29th October, 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Prizes for best costume. The Disco is for Primary 1 to Primary 7 children only. Admission £3. Music by DJ Dee Groogan.

Maghera Library – ‘Would you like help with using a computer, iPad, Laptop, Mobile phone, Kindle or any other device?’ There will be an IT tutor available in the Library from 10 am – 5pm on the following dates – 29th October, 12th, 19th and 26th
November to answer your questions and to provide individual or group help using your preferred device. Booking is not essential. Feel free to call in on any of these dates or if you would like an extended session, contact Maghera Library on 028 7964 2578 to book your preferred time. The tutor will deal with basic to advanced iPad usage, e-books and e-magazines, avoiding scams, internet shopping and safety, and any other queries you may have. This is a free service available to everyone.

Co. Derry Regional P.T.A.A Dinner Dance in Oak Leaf Restaurant, Maghera on Friday 26th October at 8 pm. Music: Bernard Henry. Tickets: £17.50 available from Kathleen Walls on 028 7963 1094. Non Pioneers are most welcome.

Annual Derry Diocesan Pioneer Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Killyclogher, Co. Tyrone on Sunday 4th November at 3 pm. Chief celebrant will be Bishop Donal McKeown. Refreshments afterwards in the Parochial Hall.

‘The Priests’ Christmas Concert in the Sacred Heart Church, Omagh on Sunday 30th December at 7.30 pm. Tickets: £25, available from Drumragh Parish Office, 48 Brook Street, Omagh. Tel. 028 8224 2092 (office hours), or from Top News, George Street, Omagh, Tel 028 8224 0084. Purchase early to avoid disappointment. Perfect as a Christmas gift.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Crochet/Knitting continues on Thursday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with Mary Kelly. 8 week block, 25th October – 13th December. £35.
Sewing class continues on Friday 26th October, 7 pm – 9 pm with Rosemary.
Home safety: Raisa from the Mid-Ulster Council will give a 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.

Kilcronaghan Centre: Ring 028 796 27826 for more details and to book your place. Cookery for Autumn and Halloween with Catherine Curran. Friday 26th October, 10 am – 12 noon. £4, includes light lunch.
Energy Efficiency in the Home: Monday 12th November, 10 am – 12 noon. Come along and learn how to save money. Everyone welcome. £2 includes refreshments.
Cookery Class: Winter Warmers with Catherine Curran. Friday 23rd November, 10 am – 12 noon. £4 includes light lunch.

Alzheimer’s Society Carer Support Group: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 23rd October, in The Lurach Centre, Maghera, from 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. If you would like to find out more about the group or services provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, please contact Mona McGlade, Dementia Support Worker on 028 8676 5888.

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 pm to 9 pm. New Members are always welcome.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 2 4 5 21
£50 winner: P J Connery, Motalee ~ Jackpot £3000

An Ghaeilge – A series of talks will take place in Cumber House, Claudy, over the coming months on the history and significance of the Irish language. For further information, contact Pól on 078 7483 8776.

Strength and Conditioning on Tuesday 23rd October, 7 pm – 8 pm for U16 and U18 Girls and Senior Ladies; 8 pm – 9 pm for U16 and U18 Boys.

Up-coming Events – Junior LipSync on Saturday 17th November.
Club Dinner on Saturday 1st December. Youth Presentation on Sunday 2nd December.
Parish Bazaar on Friday 7th December. Club AGM on Sunday 9th December.

The club offers sincere condolences to the McKay family of Longfield on the death of Philomena, mother of Donna, a member of our welfare committee, sister of former playing members Kevin and Christopher Donnelly and aunt to former players Paul, Kevin, Noel and Jim Joe Donnelly.

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