Bulletin: 24th February 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Colette Kelly, Drumard, Maura Mearns, Coleraine, Brian McGurk, Anne Sheehy
who died recently
Hugh Bradley (1st Anniversary on Sunday 3rd March at 10 am Mass in Coolcalm)
Brian Donnelly, Brigid McGirr, Ellen McGirr, Vincent Corry, Johnny McKay, Andrew Shaw, Christopher Shaw, John McBride, Thomas McNicholl, Brigid McGonigle, Kathleen McGurk, Pat Scullion, John Connery
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Sunday Masses
Keenaught: Vigil 6.30 pm; 11.30 am
Coolcalm: 10 am

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

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1663.20. Thank You.

Candles of Atonement:  Parishioners are invited to light a candle at any of the candelabras in any of the Churches of the parish over the next week and to pray the Prayer for Atonement to remember the victims and survivors of abuse. The candles are a reminder to pray for those who carry lifelong suffering following abuse – they symbolise repentance, light in the darkness and hope. There is no charge for lighting a candle of atonement.

Thornhill Ministries –  Lenten Promise Cards Now Available!  The Lenten Promise Card is a very simple, yet practical way of “doing something” for Lent.  Each day, by scratching off the date, you are invited to pray, fast or give.

Cards cost £1 and are available from Thornhill Ministries, 121 Culmore Road, Derry.

 “Jesus, Teach Us to Pray”  A series of 6 Retreat mornings (Thursdays) taking us into the mystery of the praying mind and heart of Christ, through the Gospel of Luke.  Silence is a core element.  Begins 28th February from 10.15 am to 12.15 pm in Thornhill Ministries, 121 Culmore Road, Derry.  For more information on either of these two notices, please phone 028 7135 1233, email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org or visit www.thornhillministries.co.uk.

Life In The Spirit Seminars will take place over seven Thursday evenings in conjunction with 7.30pm Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Omagh: Thursday 28thFebruary – Thursday 11 April.
Speakers – 28 Feb: Teresa Lappin; 7 March: Sr Josephine Walsh; 14 March: Fr Eugene Hasson; 21 March: Bishop McKeown; 28 March: Fr Eamon Kelly; 4 April: Fr Colum Curry; 11   April: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall

Charity Coffee Morning on Sunday 3rd March After 10 am Mass
All Proceeds for the Local SPreD Group

Advice NI: Next clinic on Friday 8th March for appointments contact Out Reach Officer Michael on 02892448738.
Tea Dance: 8th March music by Edmond Fox.
Sewing class: Some places are still available beginners welcome.
Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to Resister
Fundraiser: Next bag lift of unwanted items of clothing shoes etc will be collected 13th April. Any bags before that date can be left at the hall
Bingo session: on Wednesday 24th April. At 8pm
Volunteers Required : Anyone who would like to help us out at functions etc. Or If you have experiences in computer work and could help occasionally it would be appreciated.

Free NHS 6-Week Stress Control Programme – Commences on Wednesday 6th March from 6.20pm to 8pm in Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt. All Are Welcome!

Lenten Days And Holy Week RetreatDromantine Retreat Centre, Newry:  ‘A Lenten Encounter: Looking Up and Reaching Out’, led by Fr Damian Bresnahan SMA – 16th March, 10 am – 5 pm.  Cost £25, lunch included.  

‘A Lenten Experience: Called to Renewal’, led by Fr John Gallagher SMA, 30th March, 10 am – 5 pm.  £25, lunch included.

Holy Week Retreat, Wed 17th April, 5 pm – Sun 21st April, 11 am.  To book: Tel. 028 30821964 or email admin@dromantineconference.com

STAY AWAKE / SLEEP OUT for 15-18 year olds:  The Derry Diocese will host a Stay Awake/Sleep Out for young people aged 15-18years in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, from Friday 8 March, 8pm until Saturday 9 March, 8am. The event aims to raise awareness of homelessness across Ireland.  All money raised will go to Saint Vincent de Paul, De Paul Ireland, Damien House and the Simon Community.  Registration is mandatory.  Parental consent forms can be obtained from the Parochial House / Parish Office or found on the diocesan website (www.derrydiocese.org).  All forms must be returned to the Catechetical Centre, 2 Francis Street, Derry, by Monday 4 March.  To register or to find out more information, contact Pádraig Delargy at the Centre on +442871264087 or email  padraig.delargy@derrydiocese.org

Kilcronaghan Acitivity Centre   Booking essential: phone 79627826 for further details.
Jiving classes with Conor McEldowney and Mairead Woods commencing Thursday 21st February for 5 weeks.  £25. Suitable for all abilities.
FREE 4 week set of classes Starts Tuesday 5th March, 10am @ Kilcronaghan.  Includes cookery skills, first aid training, health & wellbeing advice & lunch each week. Criteria: unemployed, not in education or training – suitable for all ages 16+. FREE COURSE
Painting Masterclass With Artist Sinéad Smyth, born and raised in Inishowen, Co. Donegal.  Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am – 4pm, £30, limited availability.  A relaxed & fun workshop where participants will bring home up to 4/5 paintings.  Suitable for new & experienced painters.

Knock Shrine Society Seeks Volunteers – Knock Shrine Society is seeking new members to join Our Lady’s Volunteers, to assist pilgrims who visit the Shrine. This opportunity is open to all men and women over 18 who wish to share their time and be of service to the Sick and Infirm, and to assist in the Eucharistic and Liturgical services.
Contact John Hynes, Knock Shrine at 00353 87 689 1422 or email knockshrinesociety@gmail.com

Sarsfield Accordion Band:  Band Practice for all members on Thursday night at 7.30 pm.

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