Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Pat Breen (Months Mind Mass on Saturday 27th April in Keenaught at 6.30 pm)
who died recently
Grainne McGovern, Susan Higgins, Jim McQuaid
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Keenaught: Vigil 6.30 pm; 11.30 am
Coolcalm: 10 am
Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 am
Keenaught: Monday at 10 am
Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1,673.00. Thank You.
Divine Mercy Devotions today, Sunday 28th April, in the Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown at 3 pm. All welcome.
Friends of Knocknagin: Upcoming event ~ ‘Family Fun Evening and BBQ’ on Friday 14th June 6 pm – 8 pm in Knocknagin P.S. Garden.
Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Thursday 9th May at 7.20 pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their passing, or whether their dying was recent or not.
SMA Retreat Centre, Dromantine, Newry, is offering a short Retreat ~ ‘Forgiveness: The Journey From Hurt to Healing, Freedom and Peace’, conducted by Fr. Des Corrigan SMA, on Saturday 22nd June from
9.30 am to 5 pm. Contact the Retreat Centre, Dromantine: Tel. 028 3082 1964 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee
Sewing Class: Sewing Class from Friday 26th April. 6 week block £25. Beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 078 7614 4094 or Philomena on 078 6638 1473.
Crochet Class: Thursday night 7 – 9 pm 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. £18.
Tuesday Evening Yoga: Commencing on 7th May at 7.30 pm with tutor Paula. This will be open to ladies and gents. Cost £25 for 4 weeks to be paid on first class. If you are interested, contact 078 7614 4094.
Advice N.I.: Next clinic 10th May 1 – 4 pm. For an appointment, contact outreach officer, Michael on 028 9244 8738.
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 appropriate clothing and footwear for the Walk.
Kilcronaghan Centre: Tel 028 7962 7826 to book any of the following. Everyone welcome.
FREE 4 week course: ‘Willow Sculpting’ – make a beautiful basket/garden obelisk, etc. All materials included. Monday 29th April, 10 am – 12 noon.
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, 10 am – 12 noon.
‘Painting for Pleasure’ on Wednesday 1st May x 9 weeks. Spaces available for both 10 am – 12 noon and
7 pm – 9 pm.
‘Late Spring Colour and Summer Containers’ with Margaret Johnston. Friday 17th May, 10 am – 12 noon.
FREE Dog Microchipping and goodie bags. Tuesday 21st May, 11 am – 3 pm. No need to book.
St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 4 9 12 19
£50 winner: Padraig Diamond, Brackagh Road ~ Jackpot £3,000
Slieve Gallion Challenge
The Club’s annual 10km/5km Road Race will take place on Sunday 19th May at 10 am. Registration for runners will take place in the Gaelic Centre from 8.45 am – 9.45 am. Entry fees: Road Race £10, 5km Walk £5.
Visit www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St-Martins-GAC-Desertmartin/EventRegistration for online registration.
Senior Men League Glack V Desertmartin Sunday 28th at 2 pm
U14 Girls League Desertmartin V Ballerin Sunday 28th
Senior Ladies League Desertmartin V Craigbane Monday 29th at 7 pm
Boys U16 League Cup Desertmartin V Ballinderry Tuesday 30th at 7 pm