Bulletin: 8th December 2019

Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Fr Colm Morris (formerly curate in Keenaught) buried during the week
Roseanne Molloy, Pat McBride, John McDaid, Eric Murdoch, Maggie Donnelly, John Young, James Bigmore, Mickey Joe McGuigan, (Months Mind Mass on Saturday 14th December in Keenaught at 7.30 pm)
who died recently
Pat O’Neill, Gerard O’Neill, Mary Bridget McGovern, Nellie McGovern, Annie Mary Scullion, Eugene MGovern, Sean McGuigan, Briege McGurk
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, Thursday and Friday at 10 am

Masses in Ballinascreen Parish
6.00 pm Vigil Holy Rosary
9.00 am Moneyneena
11.00 am Sixtowns
12 Noon Straw

Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £970.90 and 903.30 was the amount collected for the Restoration Fund. Thank You.

A Thought from the Pope – A few years ago Pope Francis wrote: ‘If we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on our immediate needs.’ (Laudato Si Encyclical)

Slieve Gallion Pre-school Open Day is on Friday 13th December from 9.30 am – 10.30 am. Admission criteria for children born on or between 2nd July 2016 – 1st July 2017. Online applications for Pre-school children opens on 7th January 2020 and closes on 30th January 2020. Information available at www.eani.org.uk.

Ni Cancer – Pilgrimage To Lourdes: 19th – 24th May 2020: Cost £695 (with price reduction for cancer patients). To enquire or obtain a booking form, call 079 3393 8981 or email: mail@nicancerpilgrimage.org.uk.

St Mary’s Parochial Hall ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee
Crochet Classes: Thursday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with Tutor Mary.
Sewing Class: Friday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with tutor Rosemarie.
Yoga: Monday Mornings, 10.30 am – 12 noon with tutor Angela.
Christmas Bingo. Wednesday 11th December. 10 page Book £7. Commencing at 8.30 pm
Next Tea Dance. Friday 13th December. Music by Kenny Paul.
Wreath Making: Monday 16th December, 7 pm – 9 pm with Nuala. Please contact Anne on 7964 2711 for a list of material you need to bring. Class now full.
Yoga wellness activity Wednesday 18th December. This is a light chair exercise and relaxation suitable for all ages. If you wish to register for Yoga, contact Olive 078 8761 4094, Anne 028 7964 2711 or Philomena 078 6638 1473.
Everyone is welcome to come along for the ‘craic’ and have a bit of fun.
Boxing night Dance: Thursday 26th December. Music by Micheal Mawhinney.

St Colm HS Draw Winners: Week 1: £100 Isla McEldowney (Niamh Murray); £50 Fiona Conway (Ronan McBride);
£30 Kathleen McCrory (Aisleen McCrory). Collector Prize: Jake Quinn.
Week 2: £100 Patsy McDaid (James McDaid); £50 Aaron McKenna (Aaron McKenna); £30 Sarah McGilligan (Aoife McWilliams); Collector Prize: Jayden Curran.
Week 3: £30 – Yvette Lindsay (Amy Lindsay); £50 – Damien O’Hagan (Cormac O’Hagan); £100 – Martina Madden (Ciara Madden); Collector Prize: Jamie Murray
Week 4: £30 – Caroline O’Kane (Aron O’Kane); £50 – Murray Family (Jamie Murray); £100 – Peter Lagan (James Lagan)
Collector Prize: Ryan McAulay
Week 5: £30 – James McWilliams (James McWilliams); £50 – Peter Murray (Kay Shanelle Conway); £100 – Matt Trolan (Molly O’Doherty); Collector Prize: Saoirse O’Kane

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. This will be a unique experience for young people and an opportunity to engage with their peers from around the world in a faith context. Up to 50,000 young people attend the Medjugorje Youth Festival each year. Cost is £599 and there will be a budget plan to help with this. Names and deposit of £100 are due by 20th December. For more information or to book in please contact lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org or 028 71264087.

Lissan Leisure Club – Christmas Whist Drive in Lissan Hall, Claggan Road on Friday 6th December 8.30 p.m. Top score £50. Supper served. Admission £5. Everyone welcome.

Twelve Days of Christmas 2019 Draw
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me …one winning ticket!’
Tickets on sale at £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. 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. This would make a nice Christmas gift to send to members of your family and friends. Thank you for your generous support.

St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 4 7 19 24
£50 winner – Gerard McGuigan, Moneymore Rd ~ Jackpot £1200

Youth Presentation / Club Dinner
The club extents its thanks to everyone who attended the above functions which were held in the Gaelic Centre last weekend and are very grateful to the special guests who made presentations.

The Club AGM was held last Monday evening and elected an Executive Committee for 2020. For further details visit desertmartin gaa facebook.

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