Bulletin: 12th May 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Joseph O’Hagan (Months Mind Mass on Saturday 11th May in Keenaught at 6.30 pm)
who died recently
Marie Donnelly (1st Anniversary Mass on Sunday 12th May in Keenaught at 11.30 am)
Malachy O’Brien, Michael McKay, Frances Corry, Rose Fee, Michael Burns, Kevin Murphy, John P McGuigan, Frank McKenna, Margaret McKenna, John McGuigan, Aloysius Shaw, Charlie Donnelly, Christina Keenan, William Armour, Pat Armour, Henry McElwee
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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

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

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1124.75 and the Restoration Green Envelopes amounted to £984.50. Thank You.

Slieve Gallion ARA. A meeting will be held in St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin at 8 pm on Monday 13th May. Contact: Chris 07546 010560

Desertmartin PTAA: The Pioneer Committee will hold a meeting in Desertmartin Parochial Hall on Wednesday 15th May at 7.30 pm. Any members who wish to have their Pins updated or anybody who wishes to join the association may attend this meeting.

PTAA: Mass for the intentions of all Pioneers and total abstainers will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Ardmore, on Tuesday 21st May at 8.00pm. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Tirgan Community Assoc. Would like Thank all those who supported our Big Breakfast and Hill Walk, people turned out in their hundreds to make this the biggest event so far and for such a worthwhile cause, A huge thank you to all our sponsors and to the volunteers in the kitchen for providing a first class breakfast, and those who helped out in any way to make this event such a huge success, your support is always greatly appreciated. Also a big thank you to our local farmers who allowed the walk to take place over their land, and to the hill-walking guides who guided the walkers safely home.

Friends of Knocknagin: Upcoming event: Family Fun Evening & BBQ on Friday 14th June 6.00pm – 8.00pm in the School Garden.

Knocknagin Hall Committee – St Mary’s Parochial Hall, Desertmartin
Sewing class: sewing class Friday evening.
Crochet class: Thursday night 7-9 pm with tutor Mary.
Monday yoga: 10.30 am -12 noon with Angela.
Tuesday evenings Yoga: During May at 7.30 pm With Tutor Paula this will be open to ladies and gents.

Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg The annual pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rdJune. Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown. Please consider participating in the diocesan pilgrimage this year. A bus is being arranged from Derry for those who wish to avail of it. £80 per person (including bus) or £65 for students (ages 16 – 18) including bus. For those making their own way to Lough Derg the cost is £65 / €75. To book a place on the bus. Tel: 028 71264087 or Email: padraig.delargy@derrydiocese.org

Come and See: If you are interested in exploring the possibility of diocesan priesthood, you are invited to attend a Come and See Weekend in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May. To register or to seek further information, please contact Fr Chris Ferguson on chris_j_ferguson@hotmail.com or 07973423152.

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

Gran Quilters Exhibition – The Resource Centre, Main Street, Swatragh, BT46 5QB – Fri 24th May – 10 am to 8 pm and Sat 25th May – 10 am to 5.30 pm. Entrance fee £4 includes tea & scone. Don’t miss our fantastic display of patchwork quilts and much more. Win a fabulous handmade patchwork quilt in our raffle!

The Net. The May edition of The Net is now available. This month’s coverage includes: St Columbanus Omagh Award Winners, Croagh Patrick Youth Pilgrimage, Another Lively Encounter for Diocesan Youth Ambassadors, Bumcrana Ambassadors, Pope John Paul II Award Profile, CBS Omagh Lenten Retreat, Inspiring Search Weekend, COR Ministering Through Drama and Song, St Mary’s PS Altinure Celebrates 50th, St John’s PS Swatragh Big Breakfast, Sacred Heart PS Waterside Marks 40th Anniversary, The Passion Dramas at Ballinascreen, St Eugene’s, Greencastle and Ballymagroarty, Easter Bonnets at St John’s PS Coleraine, Special Friends’ Mass in Steelstown, Keeping tradition alive in Desertmartin, Holy Face vigils in Derry and Maghera, Lavey and of Hospital Eucharistic Ministers, Papal Nuncio in Limavady Parish, Chrism Mass at St Eugene’s, Ballymagroarty Faith Story, Polish Community Cherish Easter Tradition, Irish Page – Eigse Cholm Cille, Sr Clare Anniversary Mass, Children’s Catechism Club, Diocesan Diary, and Quiz.

‘Scalp Challenge’ – The annual Scalp Challenge fundraiser for Concern will take place next Sunday, 19th May, commencing at 2.00pm. Follow signage on the right from Burnfoot. It is considered that this event requires a reasonable degree of fitness and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto Numbers 1 13 17 18
£50 winner: John Shaw, Iniscarn Rd ~ Jackpot £3000

Feile Fundraiser – Coffee Morning: As part of the fundraising programme in support of our U14 Girls who will be heading south next month to compete in the All Ireland Feile series a Coffee Morning will take place in the Gaelic Centre on Sunday 12th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We ask everyone to give it your full support as it is a great honour for our club to be competing at All Ireland level.

Slieve Gallion Challenge: The club’s annual 10km/5km road race will take place on Sunday 19th May at 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.

Patrick Higgins Memorial Tournament: The Patrick Higgins Memorial Tournament will take place in Longfield on Sunday 2nd June at 1:30 pm. This is an U10 football tournament open to children who are P6 and younger. This annual event is ongoing since 2002 commemorating the great work our former chairman and trustee Patrick Higgins did for the club and county for many years.

Well Done: Hard luck but well done to our U14 Boys who played superbly despite losing narrowly to Lissan at Owenbeg last Sunday in a thrilling Feile na nOg Final.

U18 Boys Hughes/McElwee Cup Q/F Bellaghy V Desertmartin Sunday 12th at 1:00 pm
U14 Girls League Steelstown V Desertmartin Sunday 12th at 6:00 pm
U14 Boys League Banagher V Desertmartin Tuesday 14th at 7:00 pm

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