Bulletin: 24th March 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Hugh Bradley Tobermore Road, buried during the week
Joe Conway, Joseph Sargent and Eddie McKeever
who died recently
Jack McBride (1st Anniversary today, Sunday 24th March in Coolcalm at 10 am Mass),
Agnes Breen (1st Anniversary on Tuesday 26th March in Keenaught at 7.30 pm Mass),
Sr Monica Higgins (1st Anniversary), Fr J Houghton, James Kidd, Aloysius O’Kane,
Brian McGuigan, Mary McGuigan, Jim Donnelly
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

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

Draperstown Daily Mass Times
Holy Rosary: Monday at 10 am and 7.30 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 am and 10 am; Friday at 10 am
St Columba’s Straw: Wednesday at 7.30 pm and Friday at 7.30 pm
St Colm’s High School: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8.40 am

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1302.75. The Second Collection on St Patrick’s Day for Clerical Education and Ongoing Formation amounted to £742.85. Thank You.

Sharing the Good News: The March 2019 issue includes the following articles and news snippets:
Archbishop Eamon Martin encourages the faithful to #LiveLent 2019; Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at a service of silence and prayerful reflection in a gesture of solidarity with the people of New Zealand and the Islamic faith worldwide; Parishes encouraged to champion the message of Laudato Si – Pope Franics’ encyclical on care for our common home ‘At the service of justice and peace’ – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin delivers the annual Trócaire lecture 2019 [article also includes a reference to the awarding of two prestigious honours to former Trócaire directors Mr Justin Kilcullen and Éamonn Meehan]; Bishops express concern about ads for maternity hospital. News snippets: (i) Bishop Kevin Doran appointed Chairman of Council for Life (ii) Altar used for WMOF2018 Closing Mass has new permanent home in Bonnybrook Parish. Copies are available at the back of the church.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Friday 29th March
Music: Michael Mawhinney
Dancing from 9 pm – 12 midnight
Adm. £5 includes light supper
Everyone welcome
Advice NI: Next clinic on Friday 12th April from 1 pm – 4 pm. For appointment contact Out Reach Officer Micheal on 028 9244 8738
Sewing class: Some places are still available -beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 078 8761 4094 or Philomena on 078 6638 1473
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 8 pm.
Volunteers Required: Anyone who would like to help out at functions etc. Or application for funding would be much appreciated.

Friends of Knocknagin
Upcoming events:
Friday 5th April: Bingo – 7pm start (Doors Open 6.30pm) – St. Mary’s Parochial Hall
Friday 14th June: Family Fun Evening & BBQ – 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Knocknagin PS Garden

St Columb’s P.S. Cullion: Recycling of all rewearables (clothes, pair shoes, curtains, handbags etc). Any bag can be used and left at the school anytime before the next lift on Monday 25th March at 9 am.

Desertmartin Credit Union: We have a special Junior Membership Easter Promotion on at present, which will end on 19th April, to encourage new Junior members to join. If you are a pupil at either Cullion or Knocknagin Primary Schools and have not yet joined our Credit Union, we will give each new member a start-off payment of £10. This is a great opportunity to get saving with us through the schools.

Desertmartin PTAA: Many People Abstain from Alcohol during Lent. Anybody who wishes to take the Temporary Pledge for the Duration of Lent, please enrol with Madonna Devlin 028 796 32769 or Kathleen Walls 028 796 31094.

N.I. Blood Transfusion Service: Blood donation sessions in St Colm’s High School on Wednesday 27th March. 2.30 pm – 4.15 pm and 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm.

Veritas 20 Shipquay Street, Derry, invite you to ‘A Leap of Faith’ Book signing with Rev David Latimer on Thursday 28th March 12 noon – 2 pm. All royalties donated to North West Cancer Centre.

Sarsfield Accordion Band: We would like to congratulate all members, especially the new members who turned out on St Patrick’s Day. Thanks to all. Band Practice will re-commence on Thursday 28th March at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers: 7 10 14 23

£50 winner: Kevin & Aidan McMichael, Longfield Lane ~ Jackpot £3000

The Kevin Murphy Memorial Quiz will take place in the Gaelic Centre on Friday 12th April @ 8 pm. Admission £5 per person. This is a table quiz in memory of Kevin for the great work he did for the club over many years.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Irish language collection which took place outside both churches on St Patrick’s Day past and thanks to the club members who supervised at the gates.

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