Bulletin: 28th October 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Terence McGuigan, 56 Knocknagin Road, Brian Hancock 37 Grange Lane, Rita Harkin, Tobermore Road, Draperstown and Patsy Moran, Navan
who were buried during the week
Eddie Gribbin, Sean Henry, Philomena McKay and Isabella Eastwood
who died recently
Dessie Kelly, James Kelly, James Connery, Charlie Donnelly
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 am
Keenaught: Monday at 10 am. Wednesday and Friday at 7.30 pm
Confessions: Wednesday from 7 pm in St. Patrick’s, Keenaught.
Remembrance Candles are available at the back of the church. £1.20 each.

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1244.42 and the Mission Collection amounted to £1153.90. Thank you.

Tirgan Community Hall: Circuits for ladies starting Monday 5th November 7 – 8 pm. £20 for 6 weeks, payable on first night. Everyone Welcome.

‘God is Love’ – The Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2018-2021 is available to download on the Derry Diocesan website, www.derrydiocese.org. If anyone would like a hard-copy of the Plan, please request it from the Diocesan Office: Tel 028 7126 2302 or Email office@derrydiocese.org.

World Meeting of Families: The overall cost to the Church in Ireland for hosting WMOF came to €19.4 million. To date €15.4 million has been raised by local church collections and other donations. This leaves the Church with a deficit of €4 million. In order to help defray this debt, Bishop McKeown is asking you, once again, for your support in the fifth national collection which will take place in churches across Ireland over the weekend of 10th and 11th November.

Diocesan Mass For Deceased Young People: The annual Diocesan Mass for Deceased Children and Young People will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Sunday 11th November at 7 pm. The Diocese of Derry extends an invitation to all who are grieving the loss of a young relative or friend at this time to come together in prayer and support.

Calling All Knitters! The Big Knit for Age NI is back for 2018/19. For every hat knitted, Age NI receives 25p. To register or find out more information, call Dorothy on 028 9024 5729, email bigknit@ageni.org or visit www.ageni.org/thebigknit.

Desertmartin Pony Drive: The organisers would like to thank all those who contributed and supported their recent fundraising event in aid of Families with Autism Coming Together for Support. The total amount raised was £20,660. Thank you again for your continued support. Prize Winners: 1st Weekend for Two – Valerie Murdie; 2nd 500 Litres Oil – Rita Quinn; 3rd £50 – Finnan Lane; 4th Hamper – Christopher O’Hagan.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Tea Dance. Next Tea Dance on Friday 9th November. Music by Kenny Paul.
Crochet/Knitting Continues on Thursday evenings 7- 9 pm with Mary Kelly. 8 week block. 25th October to 13th December. £35, a few places available.
Sewing class Continues on Friday 26th October 7- 9 pm with Rosemary. Everyone welcome. Places available.
Yoga class are you interested in joining a class on Tuesday mornings 11 – 12.30 pm with Angela. If enough interest is shown, class will commence on 5th November to 3rd December. Cost for 6 weeks – £36. To register for any of the above, please contact Olive on 078 8761 4094.
Hall Committee is in a position to make repayments to some of the parishioners who gave interest free loans. This will take some time to complete. In the event of anyone urgently requiring their repayment, please contact Gerard 028 7963 1744, Seamus 028 7963 3200 or Kathleen 077 6427 7809. The committee is grateful to all who responded to the appeal. Without their contribution the refurbishment of the Hall would not have been possible.

Sarsfield Accordion Band: Buffet Supper and Dance in Tirgan Hall on Saturday 3rd November. Tickets still available from any committee member. Band practice continues every Thursday 7.30 pm to 9 pm. Winner of monthly draw £50: Charlie Coey, Lissan. We wish to offer sincere condolences to the McDaid Family on death of Bernie, the Bradley Family on death of Vincent McMullan, the McKay and Donnelly families on the death of Philomena and the Gribbin family circle on the death of Edward and Isabel Eastwood.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 6 10 17 19
£50 winner: Paula McErlean Keenaught Rd ~ Jackpot £3000

Strength and Conditioning on Tuesday 30th
7 pm – 8 pm U16 & U18 Girls and Senior Ladies and 8 pm – 9 pm U16 & U18 Boys

Up-coming Events
Junior Lip/Sync Saturday 17th November
Club Dinner Saturday 1st December
Youth Presentation Sunday 2nd December
Parish Bazaar Friday 7th December
Club AGM Sunday 9th December

It is with profound sadness to learn about the deaths of two former players, Patsy Moran and Eddie Gribben. Patsy played on the team that won the County Junior Championship and Graham Cup in 1968 while Eddie played with the team that won the County Senior Championship in 1953. We offer both families our deepest sympathy.

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