Bulletin: 31st March 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Patrick Breen, Gortahurk Road, buried during the week
Hugh Bradley, Joe Conway, Joseph Sargent
who died recently
Josie Molloy (Months Mind Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Glen at 7.30 pm on Friday 5th April)
Mary Josephine McGovern, Madeline O’Connor, John Collins, John McGovern, Tommy McPeake, Mary Quigley
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

Daily Masses
Coolcalm: Monday and Tuesday at 10 am
Keenaught: No Mass this week

Draperstown Daily Mass Times
Holy Rosary: Monday at 10 am and 7.30 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7am and 10am; Friday at 10 am
St Columba’s Straw: Friday at 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: Wednesday 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 £1970.70. Thank You.

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

Tirgan Community Assoc: Annual Big Breakfast and Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 5th May, this is always a huge event, with this year’s nominated charity being Suicide Awareness.

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.

Padre Pio Mass: The monthly mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday April 1st at 7.30pm in the Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown. Rosary and novena prayers commence at 7.10pm.

Praying for Vocations: Fr Francis Bradley will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase to vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Thursday 4th April at 8 pm. All are welcome.

April Responsibilities:
Collector: Seamus O’Hagan
Altar Society:
Coolcalm: Paula O’Brien, Margaret Kearney, Frances Moran, Thérèse Moran
Keenaught: Team A

St Mary’s Hall ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee
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.
Coffee Morning: Desertmartin SPred Group wish to thank Knocknagin Hall Committee for organising the recent Coffee Morning which raised £1520. Many thanks to all who attended, made donations or helped in any way.

Trócaire (www.trocaire.org) ‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world.

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.

Celebrating and Praying the third anniversary of Sr Clare Crockett: Sunday 14th April, Carmelite Monastery, Termonbacca, Derry: 5 pm – a showing of the Extended Edition of the film of Sr Clare’s life, “All or Nothing.” Mass at 7pm. Music led by C.O.R. Refreshments provided by generous donation of Cursillo. Everyone welcome.

Palm Sunday Retreat at St Anthony’s Retreat Centre. “By His wounds we are healed” Isaiah 53:5. Sunday 14th April, 11 am – 4 pm. Prayer Ministry, story Meditation and Mass. Lunch included. Suggested Donation €20. Places are limited, please call to book- 00 353 749384866.

Lissan Leisure Club: Whist Drive in Lissan Hall, Claggan Road on Friday 5th April at 8.30 pm. Top Score £50. Supper served. Admission £5.

Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Thursday 11th April at 7.20 pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

Rosary at the Grottos: Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm (unless otherwise stated). To sign up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or call/text 087 278 6552.

Millennium Forum, Studio Theatre: Our Dementia Friendly Tea Dances. March – December 2019. Dates Tickets Now Available. Book Early To Avoid Disappointment. ADMISSION FREE by Ticket Only. Tickets can be booked from our website or by contacting our Box Office on 02871 264455 (chose option 1) or www.millenniumforum.co.uk

Showbands Of The Northwest Exibition: Will take place in Aras Cholmcille Heritage Centre (Formally The Wee Nuns School situated in the grounds of the Long Tower Church, Derry) From 1st April – 27th April 2019 Opening Times 10am–4pm Monday To Friday. The exhibition will feature photographs and memorabilia from the Showband era of the 1950s 60s & 70s. This will be a great opportunity for young and not so young to reminisce on this great part of our social history. Entry is free, however any donations are appreciated as Aras Cholmcille Heritage Centre is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers, who believe in preserving this great historic building.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 8 15 18 22
£50 winner: Ciaran Higgins, Iniscarn Rd ~ Jackpot £3000

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

Irish Language: Well done to Sinead, Leanne, Brona and Karen for organising a day of fun and games for our primary school children at the Gaelic Centre last Saturday through the medium of Irish

Big Breakfast: The club are holding a Big Breakfast in the Gaelic Centre on Sunday 14th April from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a popular event and an important fundraiser so we ask everyone to give it your full support.

Fixtures: Senior Men League Desertmartin V Slaughtmanus Sunday 31st March at 2 pm
Boys U18 Hughes/McElwee Cup Slaughtneil V Desertmartin Monday 1st April at 7 pm

Condolences: The club offers its sincere sympathy to the Bradley family of Coolcalm on the death of Hughie former club secretary.

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