Bulletin: 24th November 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Maggie Donnelly, Cullion, buried during the week,
Mickey Joe McGuigan, John Young, James Bigmore
who died recently
Mary O’Hagan, Rose Walls, Cecelia McBride, James O’Connor
whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Sunday Masses
Keenaught: Vigil 7.30 pm
Coolcalm: 10 am

Daily Masses
Keenaught: Wednesday at 10 am
Coolcalm: Monday and Friday at 10 am and Thursday at 7.30 pm

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1359. Thank You.

The Forty Hours Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm today, Sunday 24th November after 10 am Mass until 6 pm. Exposition will continue after 10 am Mass on Monday 25th November until 6 pm.

First Sunday of Advent
7.30 pm Vigil Keenaught – Orla Martin
10.00 am Coolcalm – Therese Connery
Eucharistic Ministers:
7.30 pm Vigil Keenaught – Marie Scullin/ Geraldine McGuckin/ Raymond Devlin
10.00 am Coolcalm – Liz Higgins/ Gerard Walls

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.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee
Dancing in the parish hall on the second Friday of every month
Friday 29th November
Music: Ed Fox
Dancing from 9 pm – 12 midnight
Adm. £5 includes light supper
Everyone welcome

Crochet Classes: Thursday evenings 7-9pm with tutor Mary.
Sewing class: Friday evenings 7-9 pm with tutor Rosemarie.
Yoga: Monday Mornings, 10.30 am – 12 noon with tutor Angela. 4 places available
Monday 16th Dec. Wreath making 7pm 9pm with Nuala please contact Anne on 7964 2711 for a list of material you need to bring . Class now full.
Christmas Bingo night Wednesday 11th December.
Yoga wellness activity Wednesday 18th December. This is a light exercise and relaxation suitable for all ages
If you wish to register in any of the above contact Olive 078 8761 4094, Anne 028 7964 2711 or Philomena 078 6638 1473. Everyone is welcome to come along to any of the events to listen & learn, and enjoy the company, craic and have a bit of fun.

Congratulations to the students of St. Colm’s High School from Desertmartin and indeed all the students in the School for their fabulous and entertaining production of ‘Oliver’ that was performed throughout the past week in the High School. Well done everyone for their singing and acting talents, the stage crews, musicians, choreographers and teachers who were obviously involved so much in putting on such a marvellous musical show for all of us to enjoy.

Christmas Fayre: Our 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Fayre takes place in An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena today, Sunday 24th November from 12 noon to 3 pm. All donations in aid of Cancer Research.

Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre: Luncheon Club Volunteers needed Tuesdays 10 am – 2 pm. Our Carefully Yours Luncheon Club helps those aged over 55 socialise and connect with others in their community and provides a valuable community based source of support and friendship. Volunteers assist with preparing, serving and clearing up after luncheon club. Contact our Magherafelt Office on 028 7930 1862 if interested.

Upcoming Accessible Performances at The Millennium Forum: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
ISL & BSL Signed Performance – Thursday 5 December @ 7pm. Makaton Tutor Interpreted, Relaxed & Dementia Friendly Performance – Sunday 15 December @ 2pm. Tickets for this performances are on-sale through our box office (02871 264455 choose option 1) or on our website www.millenniumforum.co.uk

SPUC (the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) will hold an Information Evening on Tuesday 3 December at 7.30pm, in the Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, on the steps pro-life promoters can take regarding the unjust imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland, focussing on the Government’s consultation process. Light refreshments served. All welcome. For further information tel 028 9077 8018 or 077 3033 0028.

Sarsfield Band and AOH Div 30: Mass for the Deceased members of the AOH in Desertmartin will take place on Thursday evening 28th November at 7.30 pm.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 7 9 12 22
£50 winner – Tamara McGovern Draperstown ~ Jackpot £1100

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.

A Youth Presentation night for our underage players will be held on Friday 29th November at 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.

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.

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

Condolences: The club offers its deepest sympathy to the Meharg family of Brackalislea on the death of Micky Joe McGuigan, grandfather to current player Kelan.

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