Deaths and Anniversaries
Please remember in your prayers
Helena McElhennon, Crocknamohill Road,
Sean McClarnon, Charlie Bradley (Scotland), Joseph White
Patricia McSwiggan, (Months Mind Mass on Friday 24th January in Coolcalm at 7.30 pm)
who died recently
James McGovern, Josie Brunton, Teresa McKay, Maureen McGuigan, Veronica O’Kane, Maureen O’Kane, Shane McGuigan, Brigid Bradley, Colm Kelly
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Keenaught: Vigil 7.30 pm
Coolcalm: 10 am
Keenaught: Monday at 10 am
Coolcalm: Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am and Friday at 7.30 pm
Sunday Collection: Last week’s Collection amounted to £1,210.94. Thank You.
Catholic Schools Week 2020 begins on Sunday 26th January and continues until Saturday 2nd February. The theme for this year is ‘Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’.
Inter Generational Evening for all ages: Come along to Tirgan Hall on Wednesday 22nd January at 7.30pm for an evening of story telling of years gone by. Compare how life was to how it is now. Join in the craic with your own story. Enjoy a cup of tea and refreshments beside an open fire. Admission Free.
Desertmartin Credit Union: We will be ordering Oil within the next 2 weeks, so if you want to request a fill, please let us know how much as soon as possible. Also, any member who is not in the Heating Oil Club, you can join, and let us know your oil request for this delivery.
Training Opportunity for Young People: The Diocese in conjunction with Youthlink NI are offering an exciting training opportunity for young people aged 16-18 interested in Youth Work and Leadership Training. The course will be an OCN Level 1 Award in Practical Youth Work/Ministry Skills. It will run over on 3 days: Saturday 18th January, Sunday 2nd February and Sunday 1st March in Maghera Pastoral Centre. There are still a limited number of places available. If you are interested in this course, please contact Yvonne Rooney the Diocesan Pastoral Youth Leader for more details or an application form. Email – email@example.com or tel. 028 7126 4087.
Training Opportunity for Adults: The Diocese are also offering a training course for adults interested in Parish Pastoral Ministry. This course will be a Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice and it will run over 5 Saturdays and a few evenings beginning on Wednesday 4th March from 6 pm to 9 pm in Maghera Pastoral Centre. If you are interested in this course, please contact Yvonne Rooney the Diocesan Pastoral Youth Leader for more details or an application form. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 028 7126 4087.
St Mary’s Parochial Hall ~ Knocknagin Hall Committee
Healthy Choices: Demonstration with Teeny on Monday 20th January at 7.30 pm. Enjoy a Light supper on a budget. Supported by the Nichi programme. To register, please contact 028 7963 3200 or 078 8761 4094.
Crochet Classes: Thursday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with Tutor Mary.
Sewing Class: Friday evenings 7 pm – 9 pm with tutor Rosemarie. Classes start Friday 24th January at 6.30 pm.
Yoga: Monday Mornings, 10.30 am – 12 noon with tutor Angela. Date of next class date to be confirmed.
Advice NI: Next clinic on 7th February from 1 pm to 4 pm. For appointment, please contact Micheal on 075 1893 0318
Date for your dairy: Bingo Night on Thursday 19th March.
Next Tea Dance: Friday 14th February. Come along and enjoy dancing to Adian Taffee.
Black Bag recycle continues throughout the year. Bags can be left at the Parish hall or phone 078 8761 4094 for collection.
The Priory Institute is offering Study Theology Online. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Spring. email@example.com prioryinstitute.com 00353 1 404 8124
Stress Control: Starting Tuesday 4th February at 6.30 pm in Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt. ‘Stress Control’ is a six week, self-help course aimed at people experiencing anxiety or depression, anyone who is experiencing stress, knows someone who is, or just wants to be better equipped to deal with stress. People who have attended classes to date identify learning a range of beneficial skills to help them manage stress. The class runs once a week for six weeks. Topics covered include: an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, controlling your thoughts, controlling your actions, getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future. Stress Control is a class not a ‘group therapy’ – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others.
St Maria Goretti Prayer Group Holy Hour for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church will be in the Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry, on Tuesday 21st January at 8.15pm.
Agewell based in Magherafelt is offering a range of free services and advice. Please see Notice Board for further details. Tel: 028 7963 2170.
Holy Hour for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry – Fr Chris Ferguson will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry on Thursday 23rd January at 8 pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral. All welcome.
Sarsfield Accordion Band: Band practice continues on Thursday from 7.30 pm to 9 pm. Everyone welcome. Monthly Draw tickets are now on sale from any committee member. Remember: To keep Friday 31st January free for making of St Brigid’s Crosses.
St. Martin’s GAC – News
Lotto numbers 3 10 14 19
£50 winner Rose Foley Moorside ~ Jackpot £1450
Membership fees are now due. If you wish to renew your membership or become a member please contact our Membership Officer Claire Mullan on 077 1182 9991.
Scór: The club is seeking entrants for Senior Scór which is taking place shortly. The categories are: Irish Dance; Recitation, Ballad Group; Solo Singing; Instrumental and Question Time. If you wish to take part, please contact our Cultural Officer Shay Shiels on 077 9613 5759.
National Draw: The club will be holding the annual National Club Draw with ticket sellers calling at homes throughout the parish over the coming weeks. This very credible fundraiser is sponsored by the GAA from Croke Park and has been hugely rewarding to our club in previous years. Tickets are £10 each with many attractive prizes to be won. We ask you to give this fundraising event you full support.
Access NI: All underage coaches and helpers must attend the Gaelic Centre on Thursday 23rd January at 6.30 pm for the completion of Access NI forms. People working with underage teams must complete Access NI forms before they can supervise anyone below eighteen years of age. Those attending must bring two photocopied forms of personal identity. Parents of those on U14 panels and their siblings who are over sixteen years of age must also attend to complete Access NI forms. This is due to Derry being the host county for Feile 2020 and the possibility of homes within the parish being needed to accommodate visiting clubs.
Child Protection Training: All underage coaches and assistants must attend the Gaelic Centre on Thursday 23rd January at 7 pm to take part in the Child Protection course being delivered by Derry County Board. For further information on Access NI and Child Protection please contact our Children Officers Catherine Walls on 079 2269 6629 or Sinead McGuckin on 078 5866 2564.
Condolences: The club offers its deepest sympathy to the McElhennon family of Crocknamohill Road on the death of Helena. May she rest in peace.