Bulletin: 14th April 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Patrick Breen, Hugh Bradley
who died recently
Kathleen O’Hagan, John Shaw, Peter McGovern, Mary McGuigan, Francis Walls, Frank Higgins, Frank Loane, Mickey Higgins, Jim Kelly (Dan)
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Holy Week Masses and Ceremonies
10 am Mass in Keenaught

10 am Mass in Coolcalm

7.30 pm Penitential Service in Keenaught

Holy Thursday
7.30 pm Mass of the Last Supper in Keenaught

Good Friday
10 am Morning Prayer in Coolcalm
3 pm Passion of the Lord in Coolcalm
7.30 pm Passion of the Lord in Keenaught

Holy Saturday
10 am Morning Prayer in Coolcalm
8.30 pm Easter Vigil in Keenaught

Easter Sunday
10 am Mass in Coolcalm
11.30 am Mass in Keenaught

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1185.15. Restoration fund amounted to £977. Thank You.

LENT CONFESSIONS – Penitential Service on Wednesday in Keenaught at 7.30 pm. Visiting priests will be present when we will reflect on our sinfulness and our need to say sorry to God and to each other. The Priests will stand at the front of the altar and after we have recited an Act of Sorrow together, you’ll be invited to come forward and say, ‘I am sorry for my sins’. The priest will then give you absolution and you return to your seat. This is an occasion for a brief confession for Easter. We hope that many who have not been to confession for some time will see in this ‘Evening of Love and Forgiveness’ an opportunity to experience the mercy and compassion of God in a healing and gentle way.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place this year on the 25th and 26th May.

The Net. The April edition of The Net is now available and includes: Malin Confirmation preparation, Inishowen parishes embrace youth ministry challenge, Teenagers sleep out for charity, Be part of the DYC, Bocan fundraising concert, Newtownstewart candlelight Rosary, Kindness dolls visit Ardstraw East, Dungiven Guides celebrate 40th anniversary, Bellaghy Night of Hope, Donaghmore join Urney & Castlefin for reflection time, Three Patrons celebration of parish ministers, Granaghan parish retreat, Coffee morning for Inch Hall, World Day of Prayer in Limavady, Buncrana welcomes new director of catechesis and faith mentor, Creggan folk consider call to conversion, Carnhill’s Fr Ferguson reflects on faith journey and vocations, Tribute to the late Fr Colm Rafferty, Gatherings galvanising Polish community, Irish Page – Peannaireacht Bheo, Children’s Catechism Club, Diocesan Diary, and Quiz Time.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall
Sewing class: Next sewing class is Friday 26th April beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 0788 7614 4094 or Philomena on 07866381473
Crochet class: continue on Thursday night 7 – 9 pm with tutor Mary
Fundraiser: Black bag lift of unwanted items of clothing, shoes etc. Any Bags missed on Saturday will be collected on Monday or contact 0788 7614 4094 for collection.
Bingo session: on Wednesday 24th April at 8 pm. Prizes £30 Line. £50 House Middle and last page £100 House
Monday Morning yoga: 10.30 – 12 noon next 3-week block commencing 29th April tutor Angela
Tuesday evenings Yoga: Commencing on 7th May at 7:30pm With Tutor Paula this will be open to ladies and gent cost £25 for 4 weeks to be paid on first class. If you are interest please contact 0788 7614 4094.

Lough Derg One Day Retreats begin on Saturday 4th May and continue on 5th, 6th, 11th,12th, 14th,19th, 21st, 25th, 26th and 27th. Why not take some time and space on Lough Derg personally or as a parish group this May?
A NEW event for those who serve in lay parish ministry, is our Parish Ministry Day Saturday 18th May.
Booking essential. Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518. Email: info@loughderg.org Web: www.loughderg.org

The 33rd Derry Ballinascreen Scouts will be having their annual Easter Cake Sale on Saturday 20th April (Holy Saturday) from 10am to 1pm in Sonny’s Draperstown. There will also be a raffle on the day. Please come in and buy your Easter Treats or why not stop for a cup of tea or coffee.

Sarsfield Acc Band: Band Practice will take a break for 2-weeks over Easter. Practice will re-commence on Thursday 2nd May. Happy Easter to all.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto Tuesday 2nd April: Numbers 2 14 16 21
£50 winners: Tony O’Kane, Moneymore Rd ~ Jackpot £3000

Lotto Monday 8th April: Numbers 7 8 14 18
£50 winner: Peter Collins, Magherafelt ~ Jackpot £3000

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 fund-raiser so we ask everyone to give it your full support.

Slieve Gallion Challenge
The club’s annual 10k/5k road race will take place on Sunday 19th May @ 10:00pm. Registration of runners will take place in the Gaelic Centre from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Entry fees: 10km Road Race £15; 5km Road Race £10 and 5km Walk £5. Visit http://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St-Martins-GAC-Desertmartin/EventRegistration for on-line registration.

U14 Girls Feile Final
Congratulations to our U14 Girls on winning the County Feile with a 1-4 to 1-0 victory over Ballinascreen and to the management team of Paul Scullion, Paul Donnelly and James Frain. The team now progress to the All Ireland series.

U14 Girls League Ballymaguigan V Desertmartin Sunday 14th
Senior Ladies League Dungiven V Desertmartin Monday 15th at 7 pm
U18 Boys Hughes/McElwee Cup Swatragh V Desertmartin Monday 15th at 7 pm

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