Bulletin: 11th November 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Moore, Terence McGuigan, Brian Hancock, Patsy Moran
who died recently
Nellie Trainor, Mary Fullen, Michael Trainor, Vera McKenna,Gladys Wilson, Nathan Doyle, Mary McKenna
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Monday and Thursday at 10 am
Keenaught: Tuesday at 10 am and Friday at 7.30 pm

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1366.30 and the Restoration Fund amounted to £1194.80.Thank you.

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.

St Columb’s PS, Cullion:  We are having another recycling lift at the school this Monday 12th November.  Bags of clothes, curtains, bedding, paired shoes, handbags, etc, can all be left at the school before 9.30 am on Monday.  Thank you for your continued support.

Tirgan Community Group:  Sunday 11th November, Traditional Night.  All musicians and singers welcome.  Come along for an evening of good music and craic, enjoy a cup of tea beside an open fire.  Doors open 7 pm.  Everyone welcome.
Ladies circuits continue each Monday night 7 pm – 8 pm.
Tea Dance on Friday 23rd November.  Music by Maudie.
Monday 26th November at 8 pm – Business Planning Seminar for the farming community presented by CAFRE and Rural Support.  Topic:  ‘Making Tax Digital’.  This is one of the most significant changes to have occurred in the past number of years and will have a major impact on almost all farm businesses and comes into effect in April 2019.  It’s important farmers get themselves up to speed with the changes.  It’s important farm members and farm employees attend this seminar and get a chance to hear from industry professionals on key issues related to the ‘Making Tax Digital’ system.

St. Colm’s High School – Ulster Champions:  Congratulations to St. Colm’s High School Junior Camogie Team (U16) on winning the Ulster Title.  This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of the dedicated players, management and supportive parents.  Well done to all on this superb success.  We wish St. Colm’s all the best as they progress to the All Ireland series.

New Mission Team in Derry Diocese:  If you are interested in being part of a new Mission Team in the Diocese to promote and foster mission awareness at home and overseas, please come along to a meeting this Tuesday, 13th  November, at 7 pm, in Ardstraw House, 21A Buncrana Road , Derry BT48 8LA (next to St  Columb’s College).  All welcome.  For further information, please contact Fr David O’Kane on 028 7133 7727.

Sarsfield Accordion Band: Band practice continues every Thursday 7.30 to 9.00 pm. 

St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin 

Craft Fair: Today, Sunday 11th November 11 am – 3 pm, over 30 stalls from across Northern Ireland, a great opportunity to pick up a few hand-crafted gifts and good ideas to complete your Christmas shopping list.

Tea Dance: Next Tea Dance on Friday 30th November.  Music by Sweet Dreams.

Crochet/Knitting: Continues on Thursday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with Mary Kelly.

8 week block, 25th October —13th December.  £35.  A few places available.

Sewing class: Continues on Friday 7 pm – 9 pm with Rosemary.  Places available.

Yoga class: continue on Monday mornings 10.30 am – 12 noon with Tutor Angela.  Please contact Olive on 078 8761 4094 to register for any of the classes.

The Joy of Love in Marriage: Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all age ranges private time to rekindle the joy of their love.  The next Weekend (residential) will be from 16th – 18th November in the Lake Hotel, Killarney. For further information/bookings, visit www.marriageencounter.ie or call 00353 86 609 5168 / 00353 64 664 4319.

SG Active Retirement Association  Meeting will be held on Monday 12th November at 8 pm in Knocknagin Hall, Desertmartin. 6-day holiday Golden Years Festival, Westport Plaza Hotel 6th Jan 2019. Places available. Contact: Chris: 07546 010560, tel: 79631425.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 12  17  21  22
£50 winner Seamus McBride  Longfield   ~   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’s a wonderful opportunity for our young people to display on stage their acting and musical talents.  We ask you to support this event and tickets are available from the Club Lotto Office on Monday nights and from Brona Connery at Cullion PS or Miss S McGuckin at Knocknagin PS.  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 Og 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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