PARISH BULLETIN – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 4th July 2021
St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 5 pm
Holy Rosary, Draperstown: 6.15 pm [webcam]
St. Patrick’s, Keenaught: 7.30 pm
St. Columba’s, Straw: 9 am
St. Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10 am [webcam]
St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 11 am
Holy Rosary, Draperstown: 12 noon [webcam]
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church: Monday and Wednesday ~ 11 am. Friday ~ 7.30 pm.
St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning ~ 11 am.
All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:
Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.
31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown
Phone: 028 7962 8376
Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Telephone: 028 7963 2196
Fr. John Downey C.C.
36 Moneyneena Road
Telephone: 028 7962 8375
DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Please remember in your prayers:
Will Armour Desertmartin and Loughgall and Hubert McNamee, Australia, formerly Glenviggan who have died.
Malachy Scullion, Joe Martin and Michael Kelly who died recently.
We pray for the deceased members of the McKenna Family of The Grange.
Francis Murphy, Malachy O’Neill, Sarah Donnelly, Danny Donnelly, Finn Higgins, Gerard Fullen and Maggie and Kieran McGuigan whose anniversaries occur at this time.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Bonnie Rae Bradley, 34 Iniscarn Road and Fallon Sheridan, 21 Grange Road.
THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.
Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes: £1,026.00.
Restoration Fund envelopes: £72.00.
Pope’s Collection envelopes: £75.00 (total so far: £304.00).
Those who contribute with a church collection envelope, you are welcome to return them at any parish Mass or put them through the Parochial House letterbox.
Many thanks to all who have dropped in parish envelopes or established standing orders. Your generosity is vital to the parish and is appreciated very, very much.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL
If you would like to make a donation, please put it in an envelope marked ‘St. Vincent de Paul’ and put the envelope through the letterbox at the Parochial House. Thank you.
YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING £1,000 and even £2,000 this summer!!!
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 17th July to Saturday 14th August.
Total Prize Fund £8,000
15 chances to win!
Week 1: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
Week 2: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
Week 3: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
Week 4: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
Week 5: 1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £300
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw. Winners will be announced every Saturday night after 6.15 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
TICKETS ONLY £20 each are now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters,
Fr. Madden’s and Fr. McGirr’s Parochial Houses,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices,
Heron’s Gift Shop, Draperstown and
Moneyneena Post Office.
We thank all those who either bought or are presently selling tickets and encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends including those who live outside the parish. Thank you.
KNOCKNAGIN HALL COMMITTEE
Monday 5th July ~ Desertmartin Walks for Health Group. Meet at the Hall at 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 6th July ~ Exercise with Thomasina in the Hall from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. Entry Fee £3. To register, phone Kathleen 077 6427 7809 or Anne 028 7964 2711.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DESERTMARTIN GAC
Congratulations to everyone involved at the Club – players, members, families and supporters – for their recent victories and successes over the past 6 weeks.
The Men’s Senior Team are the County Junior Champions for the first time since 1968, some 53 years ago.
The Men’s Reserves won the Graham Cup.
Club teams are Minor County Champions and U-16 County Champions and LGFA U-16 Champions.
Derry are Ulster Minor Champions and the team included 3 Desertmartin players – Lachlan Murray, Connor Shields and Ryan McEldowney.
Derry U-17 Hurlers includes 1 Desertmartin player – Connor Murtagh.
This is a fantastically successful period being enjoyed by the Club both on and off the field of play. Magnificent achievements everyone.
DAWN TO DUSK CHARITY CYCLE
Message from Danny McStravock: On behalf of my son-in-law Sammy and myself, could I pass on our appreciation to everyone for all the donations, well wishes and prayers
towards our charity cycle on Sunday 27th June in aid of Kinship Care N.I. We left Magherafelt on Sunday Morning at 4.29 am and after 11 laps of our local circuit we finished in Magherafelt at 8.59 pm having cover 223 miles in total. The weather had looked good all week, but the wind proved to be quite an obstacle throughout the day. Nevertheless, we managed to battle through and although tired we were content that we had managed to complete the challenge. We have so far raised in region of £2,100 and the online link will remain open for another 2 weeks. Anyone who would still like to donate, can do so using the following link or by giving to myself or any of the family: https://localgiving.org/dawntoduskcharitycycle
SUMMER SCHEME IN ST. COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL
Primary 7 Transition Scheme from Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July from 9 am to 1 pm.
This scheme is funded by the Education Authority.
EXPLORING PRIESTHOOD ~ COME AND SEE
The Diocese of Derry is hosting its annual ‘Come and See’ Day for those interested in exploring the life and spirituality of a diocesan priest. This ‘Come and See’ day is open to those who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, and will involve talks and discussions, led by local priests and students studying for the diocese, who will share from their own experiences and vocational journey. This event will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan, Derry City on next Saturday, 10th July from 10 am to 4 pm followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Celebration of the Eucharist. If you would like to reserve a place or find out more details, please contact Fr. Chris Ferguson by Tuesday 6th July on 079 7342 1352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details are available on derryvocations.org
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
If parishioners in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen wish to have their loved one prayed for at the 11 am Mass in Coolcalm or the 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary on Friday, phone the Desertmartin Parish Office answering machine on 028 7939 7047 or email email@example.com by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. These Masses from Coolcalm and the Holy Rosary may be viewed on the respective Parish webcams.
For Coolcalm go to www.desertmartinparish.com and click on the blue webcam button.
For Holy Rosary, go to www.parishofballinascreen.com and click on the word ‘webcams’ in yellow.
COOLCALM AND KEENAUGHT OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
St. Mary’s, Coolcalm, will be open for private prayer and to light candles this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and FRIDAY from 11 am to 2 pm.
St. Patrick’s, Keenaught, will be open for private prayer and to light candles this week on Thursday and FRIDAY from 11 am to 2 pm.
Please, you must wear a face covering while entering and leaving the church. Also, please use hand sanitiser at the door. When you call into the church please pick up a coloured card at the door on the way to your seat. When you have finished praying please leave the card behind on your seat. That seat will be cleaned later in the day. Do not sit on a seat where a card has been left behind. Thank you.
NUMBERS ATTENDING SUNDAY MASSES IN KEENAUGHT AND COOLCALM
In Desertmartin and Ballinascreen anyone may attend Sunday Mass in: St. Patrick’s, Keenaught; St. Columba’s, Straw; St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena and Holy Rosary, Draperstown.
The 2-week townland area rota continues in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm for Sunday Masses.
LOUGH DERG 2021
Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three-Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to ‘Do Lough Derg from wherever you are’ on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office, tel. 00353 71 9861518 or visit www.loughderg.org.
Marian Pilgrimages has released its pilgrimage schedule for 2021 and 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy and the Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest, please visit www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on 00353 1 878 8159.
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE? CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER
A Zoom online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11th-12th September 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. For further information or Booking, visit: marriageencounter.ie or tel. 028 2763 8512.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND
Based at St. Anthony’s Business Park, Ballymount Road, Dublin 22, is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station with commercial-free broadcasting of Prayer, Catechesis, Music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies. If you are not already a follower of the station, Radio Maria Ireland encourage you to join their growing faith family. You can tune in to the station in a variety of ways:
Digital TV – Freeview TV (Channel number varies per location in N.I.)
Download FREE App ‘RADIO MARIA IRELAND’
Streaming on website, www.radiomarie.ie (subscribe and donate here also)
‘Listen Live Radio’ link on Facebook Page. (Like, Share and Follow us on Facebook)
Phone – get live radio feed by calling 00353 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply).
Prayer and song requests welcome. ‘A Catholic voice in your home’. Fr. Eamonn McCarthy is Director.
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St. Mary’s University College, Belfast, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10 am until 4.30 pm. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level. During the course, participants will cover topics on: Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, The Eucharist, Living the Christian Life, The Sacraments, The Scriptures, Where in the World is God? and much more. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/certificate-in-christian-thought