Bulletin: 9th December 2018

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Ethna Doherty, Tullynagee Road, (mother of Brenda Murray) buried during the week
&
Joe McHugh (1st Anniversary Mass on Sunday 16th December at 10 am in Coolcalm) Nellie McGovern, Mark McKenna, Annie Kelly, Edward McGurk and Katie McGurk
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 am
Keenaught: Tuesday at 10 am

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1337.60 and £1087.40 for the Green Envelope Restoration Fund.  Thank You.

Twelve Days of Christmas 2018 Draw

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me … one winning ticket!’

The Parish is having a special Christmas Draw this year.  There will be draws every day of the 12 days between Christmas Day and Saturday 5th January 2019.  Every ticket will be entered into all the draws, which means everyone has 33 chances to win prizes.  Total prize fund is £5,000.  Tickets are £20 each, available from either of the Church Sacristies, Desertmartin and Ballinascreen Parish Offices, and from Fr. McGirr at the Parochial House, 50 Tobermore Road.   This would make a nice Christmas gift to send to members of your family and friends.  

The first ten draws are for three prizes of £100.  On the Eleventh Day of Christmas the draw will be 2 prizes of £500 and on the Twelfth and Last Day of Christmas there is one final prize of £1,000.  Please make a real effort to let your family and friends know about this special Christmas draw.

Parish draws and cake sales have not taken place recently.  This has created a shortfall in parish funds and it is hoped that this Christmas Draw will make up for it.  Your generosity from week to week is very much appreciated, but, if we are to maintain the fabric of the parish, fund-raising is essential.  The work that was undertaken in St Mary’s, Coolcalm four years ago is almost paid, but plans for St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught are waiting our attention.  Of immediate concern is the state of the car park at Keenaught.  Depending on the success of the draw, it is hoped that this problem can be addressed immediately after Christmas.  Thanking you for your continued support.

The Net. The December edition of The Net is now available.  For coverage of your parish or school faith activities just send an email to editorthenet15@gmail.com or ring/text 07809292852. 

St Colm’s H S Week 6:  £30 – Kathleen Doherty – Collector: Emma Doherty Year 8;  £50 – Mickey McGlade – Collector: Danica McIvor Year 8;  £100 – Teresa McGuigan – Collector: Katelyn McEldowney Year 8.  Collector Prize: Daniel Diamond £3 Print Credits

Tirgan Community Group:  Sunday 9th December, Traditional night, come along and enjoy some great music, good craic and a cup of tea, doors open 7.30 pm.  There will be a wreath making class on Tuesday 11th December at 7.00pm, all materials will be supplied.  Also on Tuesday 11th December at 8.00pm First -Aid Course for farm families, this includes CPR training, it is a very useful and worthwhile course and at least one member of your family should attend, 
Our AGM takes place on Monday 17th December.

SG Active Retirement Association  Meeting will be held on Monday 10th December at 8 pm in St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin.  Fundraising Concert and Irish Dance Night with music by Stuart Moyles in St. Mary’s Hall, on Saturday 15th December. Music 9pm-1am – Late Bar.  Contact: Chris: 07546 010560, tel: 79631425.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2019 : 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service.  Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 00353 1 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

TROCAIRE CHRISTMAS APPEAL: ‘Do not let the downtrodden retreat in confusion, give the poor and needy cause to praise your name. ‘Psalm 74:21.  Millions of people have had to flee conflict in South Sudan and Yemen.  In one area alone in northern Uganda, 33,000 people, mainly women and children from South Sudan, have taken refuge. They have witnessed and experienced the worst kind of violence and have arrived traumatised and broken.  Trocaire’s Christmas Appeal will help these people and many others rebuild their lives. Visit www.trocaire.org to find out more.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall ~ Desertmartin

Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month

Friday 14th December                                       Music by Michael Mawhinney

Dancing from 9 pm to 12 midnight                     Adm £5 includes light supper

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Cookery Demonstration: Take the stress out of your Christmas cooking.  Tips & ideas for Starters/Mains/Sweets by qualified Chef Mark on Saturday 8th Dec. Commencing at 12 midday.  Admission £3.

Crochet/Knitting: Continue until 13th December on Thursday evenings 7- 9pm with Mary Kelly.  £6 per class.

Sewing class: Continue on Fridays 7 – 9 pm with Rosemary, everyone welcome places available.

Yoga class: continue on Monday mornings 10.30 am – 12 with Tutor Angela.  Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to Register for any of the classes.

Bingo session : Wednesday 12th December. Commencing 8pm Money prizes for full line and house, 10 page book £7.

Date for your Dairy: Keep Sunday 17th Feb free for our fund raising dinner ‘Come Dine With Us’

St. Martin’s GAC – News

Lotto numbers    1, 6, 10, 21

£50 winner:  Michael McCann, Iniscarn Road   ~   Jackpot  £3000

Club Dinner & Youth Presentation:   Well done to everyone who organised the Club Dinner and the Youth Presentation which took place in the Gaelic Centre last weekend.  It was marvellous to have players of the 1968 Junior Championship winning team and the Minor Championship winners of 1993 in attendance at the Club Dinner.  We are very grateful to Enda Gormley,  former Derry County player who made the presentations to our underage players last Sunday evening.  

Club AGM:  The Club AGM will be held on Sunday 9th December at 4 pm.   




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