Bulletin: 4th November 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Moore, Magherafelt who was buried during the week
Terence McGuigan, Brian Hancock, Patsy Moran,
who died recently
Sean Henry (Months Mind Mass on Friday 9th Nov at 7.30 pm in Coolcalm)
Philomena McKay (Months Mind Mass on Saturday 10th Nov at 6.30 pm in Keenaught)
James P O’Hagan, James Lyttle, Selina O’Hagan, Rose O’Hagan, Jim McIvor,
Mary McGuinness, Teresa McGuinness, Rosie Donnelly, Jean Walls, Mary Ann Walls
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Thursday at 10 am and Friday 7.30 pm
Keenaught: Monday and Tuesday at 10 am
Sick Visitation: Fr. Dermot will visit the sick and the housebound of the parish this week, on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November.
First Sunday of the month in Coolcalm.
Third Sunday of the month in Keenaught.

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1983.95. Thank you.

Nov Responsibilities:
Collector: Gerry Fullen
Altar Society:
Coolcalm: Bradley Family (Annagh)
Keenaught: Team B – Gortahurk/Keenaught

Thanks from Cuan Mhuire Ltd: Sr Consilio and all at Cuan Mhuire would like to thank you for the very kind and generous donation of £385. The money will go help Cuan Mhuire continue to deliver its life changing services. Once again many thanks and please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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.

Tirgan Community Group: Circuits for Ladies starting on Monday 5th November from 7 pm – 8 pm. £20 for six weeks, payable on the first night.
Traditional Music Night on Sunday 11th November. Doors open at 7 pm. Come along for a cup of tea and a night of good music and craic beside an open fire. All musicians and singers welcome.

Padre Pio Mass: The monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday 5th November at 7.30 pm in The Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown. Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.

Give Blood in St. Colm’s High School, Draperstown on Monday 12th November from 2.30 pm – 4.15 pm and 5.30 pm – 8 pm.

Pilgrimage to Rome and Tuscany: 18th June 2019, for seven nights from Dublin. (Includes Assisi, Florence and Pisa). Spiritual Director: Fr Brian Donnelly. Guide: Kieran Troy. £1,090 per person sharing (single room supplement £280). Includes guided tours and most meals. Contact Paul or Marie at Downe Travel: Tel. 028 4461 3288 or email-marie@downetravel.co.uk.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Friday 9th November
Music by Kenny Paul
Dancing from 9 pm to 12 midnight
Adm £5 includes light supper
Crochet/Knitting continues on Thursday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with Mary Kelly.
8 weeks 25th October – 13th December. £35, a few places available.
Sewing class continues on Friday 2nd Nov. 7 – 9 pm with Rosemary. Places available.
Yoga class: Are you interested in joining a class on Monday mornings 10.30 am – 12 noon with Tutor Angela. If enough interest is shown, classes will commence on 5th November to 3rd December, costing £36 for 6 weeks. To register for any of the above, please contact Olive on 078 8761 4094.
Craft Fair: On Sunday 11th November from 11 am – 3 pm, a great opportunity to pick up a few hand-crafted gifts and good ideas to complete your Christmas shopping list.
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.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 2 8 13 18
£50 winner Aoibhinn Walls Luney ~ Jackpot £3000

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

Junior Lip/Sync: The club is hosting Junior Lip/Sync on Saturday 17th November at 7.30 pm. This event involves young people from the parish putting on a dance and music show featuring their interpretation of acts and songs of well known performers. It is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to display on stage their acting and musical talents. We ask all people to support this event and tickets will be available from committee members. Adults £10, U16s £5.

Scor na nÓg: This year is the 50th anniversary of the commencement of Scor as an event dedicated to the promotion of Irish culture by the GAA. We wish to celebrate this occasion by having representatives in this year’s Scor Na Óg semi- finals which take place on 17th and 18th November. Scor consists of the following categories: Irish Dance; Solo Singing; Ballad Group; Instrumental Music; Recitation and Question Time. If you are 17 years old or younger and wish to take part, please contact Sinead on 078 5866 2564 or Shay on 077 9613 5759.

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