Bulletin: 10th November 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Brenda Slater, Manchester
who died recently
Mary McKenna, Nellie Trainor, Gladys Wilson, Margaret McGovern, Mary Fullen
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Sunday Masses
Keenaught: Vigil 7.30 pm
Coolcalm: 10 am

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

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1176.25. Plus £985.40 collected for the Restoration Fund. Thank You.

The Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
7.30 pm Vigil Keenaught – Brenda O’Connor
10.00 am Coolcalm – Stephen Devlin
Eucharistic Ministers:
7.30 pm Vigil Keenaught – Rachael McEldowney/ Michael Bradley/ Peter O’Connor
10.00 am Coolcalm – Margaret Kearney/ Paul Moran

Twelve Days of Christmas 2019 Draw
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me …
…one winning ticket!’

The Parish is having a Christmas Draw again this year. There will be draws every day of the 12 days between Christmas Day and Sunday 5th January 2020. Every ticket will be entered into all the draws, which means everyone has 33 chances to win prizes. Total prize fund is £5,000. Tickets are £20 each, available from either of the Church Sacristies, Desertmartin and Ballinascreen Parish Offices, and from Fr. McGirr at the Parochial House, 50 Tobermore Road. This would make a nice Christmas gift to send to members of your family and friends.

The prizes will be the same as last year’s. The first ten draws are for three prizes of £100. On the Eleventh Day of Christmas the draw will be 2 prizes of £500 and on the Twelfth and Last Day of Christmas there is one final prize of £1,000. Please let your family and friends know about this special Christmas draw.

Last year’s Christmas Draw went a long way in funding the resurfacing of the car park and drainage work around St. Patrick’s Church in Keenaught.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee

Next Tea Dance Friday 29th Nov. Dance from 9—12. Music by Ed Fox
Crochet Classes: Thursday evenings 7-9pm with Tutor Mary.
Sewing class: Friday evenings 7-9 pm with tutor Rosemarie.
Yoga: Monday Mornings, 10.30-12pm with tutor Angela. 4 places available
5 way to Wellbeing programme: Monday 11 Nov. Part 2 of Mental Health and wellness talk with Hugho starting at 8 pm. All those who attended part 1 are asked to attend part 2
Sunday 17th November: CRAFT FAIR. Everyone welcome to come along purchase some beautiful Christmas gifts
Monday 16th Dec. Wreath making 7 pm 9 pm with Nuala please contact Anne on 7964 2711 for a list of material you need to bring . Class now full.

St. Colm’s High School: The staff and pupils of St. Colm’s High School are staging the Musical, Oliver, from Tuesday 19th November to Friday 22nd November. Tickets go on sale on Monday 11th November, £10 adult £8 child. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Tirgan Community Group: Ulster Farmers Union meeting taking place on Monday 11th November at 8 pm in Tirgan Hall, guest speaker Mr Paul Marrs. Mr Marrs will be advising on how to reduce antibiotics in your herd, also bolus for dairy cattle and fertility bolus for beef cattle. All members welcome, if you would like to become a member of the Ulster Farmers Union come along on the night. Refreshments served.

Slieve Gallion ARA. Meeting Monday 11th November at 8.15 pm in St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin. Bookings being taken for holiday, 5th to 10th January in Westport Plaza Hotel. Contact Chris: 075 4601 0560.

Derry Diocesan Trust
Parish of Maghera
Permanent Contract
This is a part time position with the hours stipulated below:
14 hours per week
Completed applications by 15th November

Parish of Greenlough
Sacristan/General Maintenance
Permanent Contract
Part Time position with the hours stipulated below:
Sacristan/General Maintenance – 8 hours per week
Completed applications by 25th November

Sacristans Role: Preparing the church for all liturgies in accordance with diocesan guidelines and ensure effective security, maintenance and cleaning of the church.
For application packs please contact: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Trust, Bishop’s House, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or email: payroll@derrydiocese.org. Completed applications must be returned via post to: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to: payroll@derrydiocese.org by 5 pm as stated above. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Derry Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 28th July: We are inviting young people aged 16-18 to join us on pilgrimage to Medjugorje for 7 nights from 28th July-4th August. Cost is £599 and there will be a budget plan to help with this. Names and deposit of £100 are due by 1st December. Contact lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org 028 7126 4087.

The Net. The November edition of The Net is now available. For coverage of your parish or school faith activities just send an email to editorthenet15@gmail.com or ring/text 07809292852.

The Way Forward: Precious Life will be hosting an information evening regarding the change of the law on abortion here in the North, and on the upcoming elections with advice on candidates and their stance on abortion. It will take place on Thursday 21st November at 7.30pm in InVolve House, Queen St, Magherafelt. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email info@preciouslife.com

Sarsfield Accordion Band: The Band is hosting a ‘Reminiscence Night’ on 16th November in St. Mary’s Hall. Come along and enjoy some light refreshments, a good night’s craic and the chance to renew old friendships. Please spread the word, all family and friends welcome. Band Practice continues every Thursday at 7.30 pm.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 1 10 18 23
£4400 Jackpot winner: Mario Bradley, Mooreside Villas. ~ Jackpot £1000

Bazaar: The annual Bazaar will take place in the Gaelic Centre on Friday 6th December at 8 pm. This is a joint venture between the GAA and Parish where the proceeds are split evenly. Collectors will be calling at homes over the coming weeks.

Youth Presentation: A presentation night for our underage players will be held on Friday 29th November @ 6:30pm. This is an opportunity for the GAA community to say thanks to all the young people of our club for their efforts and contribution throughout the year.

Club Dinner: The annual club dinner and presentation will take place in the Gaelic Centre on Saturday 30th November at 8 pm. Admission is £20 per person. If you wish to attend please contact Pat Kidd on 077 1825 7555 or Ann Matterson on 077 3235 1672.

AGM: The club AGM will place on Monday 2nd December at 8 pm. We invite all members and new members to attend.

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