Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Joseph O’Hagan, Iniscarn Road, buried last Sunday,
Hugh Bradley (Months Mind Mass today (Sunday) at 10 am in Coolcalm)
Mara Gormley, Draperstown (Months Mind Mass on Wednesday 24th April in Straw at 7.30 pm)
Pat Breen (Months Mind Mass on Saturday 27th April in Keenaught at 6.30 pm)
who died recently
Colm McKenna, Anne O’Neill, Alex Scullion, Jeannie McGovern, Eddie Donnelly, Peter McNally, Henry Trainor, Mary McGuckin, Mary McOscar, John Smith, James Breen, Bridget O’Neill
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Keenaught: Vigil 6.30 pm; 11.30 am
Coolcalm: 10 am
Coolcalm: Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am
Keenaught: No Weekday Masses
Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £. Thank You. Please return your Trocaire Box as soon as possible.
St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee
Recycle Collection: Many thanks to all who support this if any bags were missed leave at Parish Hall door or contact 07887614094.for collection.
Bingo session: on Wednesday 24th April at 8pm. Prizes £30 Line £50 a House Middle and last page £100 a House
Sewing class: sewing class Friday 26th April 6 week block cost £25 beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 0788 7614 4094 or Philomena on 07866381473
Crochet class: Thursday night 7 -9pm with tutor Mary. 6-week block cost £25, commencing 2nd May
Monday yoga: 10.30 am -12 noon Next 3-week block commencing 29th April with tutor Angela cost. £18
Tuesday evenings Yoga: Commencing on 7th May at 7:30 pm With tutor Paula this will be open to ladies and gent cost £25 for 4weeks to be paid on first class. If you are interest please contact 0788 7614 4094.
Parish Survey: Thank you to all parishioners who took part in the recent parish survey. There was a tremendous response and sometime after Easter an overall picture of parishioners responses will be made available. If you offered your services to the parish but did not sign the survey, please give your name and address to one of the priests of the parish. Once again thank you for taking the time to participate in this ongoing conversation that all parishes in the diocese of Derry must have as we now face the challenges of fewer priests in the immediate future.
Reminder of the Alpha and GIFT Training Evening being run for the parishes of the County Derry Deanery on Wednesday 8th May at 7.30 pm – 9 pm in the Pastoral Centre, Maghera. Alpha is a 6-8 week film series designed to engage teenagers in a conversation around faith and life’s most important questions. We are usually pitching it at JPII Award Participants, but it is suitable for age 14 upwards. GIFT is Growing in Faith Together and it is a parish-based post confirmation programme for 6 weeks in the Autumn pitched at Year 8s. The theme is Fun, Faith and Friendship and it would be promoted at the P7s Leaver’s Mass in June and can involve some parents. GIFT II and GIFT III would then run the following two years for the same group as Year 9 and Year 10.
Tirgan Community Association is having its Annual Hill Walk and Big Breakfast on Sunday 5th May. Registration will be from 9 – 9.15 am. Fee £10 for Walk and Breakfast or £5 for Breakfast only. Walkers will be bused from Tirgan Hall to Lough Fea where the Walk will commence over Slieve Gallion and return back to Tirgan Hall. The Walk lasts about 2 hours and as usual we have our guides and first aid on hand. This year our nominated charity is Aware NI, (Suicide Awareness). Donations can also be given to any committee member. Please wear the appropriate clothing and footwear for the Walk. Thank you.
Lissan Leisure Club: Whist Drive in Lissan Hall, Claggan Road on Friday 3rd May at 8.30 pm. Top Score £50. Supper served. Admission £5.
Kilcronaghan Centre: Tel 028 796 27826 to book any of the following. Everyone welcome.
FREE 2- week course: BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY – how to get the most out of your camera/phone and tips on taking a good photo. Monday 27th May, 10am – 12noon.
Painting for Pleasure Wednesday 1st May x 9 weeks. Spaces still available at both 10 am -12 noon and 7pm – 9pm.
St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto Numbers 4 7 10 13 ~ £50 winners: Sandra Kelly Magherafelt
Jackpot £3000 ~ This week’s lotto will take place on Easter Tuesday evening.
Kevin Murphy Memorial Quiz: Thanks to everyone who attended the Kevin Murphy Memorial Quiz last Friday evening and congratulations to winners Kevin, Siobhan, Roisin and Conor.
Big Breakfast: The club are deeply grateful to everyone who supported our Big Breakfast last Sunday and many thanks to the kitchen staff who worked tirelessly all day and others who set up tables and tidied up afterwards. We are also indebted to those who sponsored the event namely: Sperrin Bakery; Glenshane Eggs; McSwiggans Magherafelt; Lynch’s Draperstown; Peter Gormley Sperrin Metal, Topframe Engineering, Michael Gormley and Lakeland Diaries.
Slieve Gallion Challenge: The club’s annual 10km/5km road race will take place on Sunday 19th May @ 10:00am. Registration for runners will take place in the Gaelic Centre from 8:45 to 9:45am. 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.
Congratulations: Well done to Ryan McEldowney and Conor Shiels who were part of the Derry U16s who won the Buncrana Cup last weekend when they overcame Donegal 1 – 7 to 0 – 7
Condolences: The club offers its deepest sympathy to the O’Hagan family of Brackaslievegallion on the death of Joseph, grandfather to senior player Conor Kelly.