Bulletin: 17th July 2022

PARISH BULLETIN – 16th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 17th July 2022

 

SUNDAY MASSES

VIGIL MASS

St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena:                5 pm

Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen:               6.15 pm [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Keenaught:             7.30 pm

 

SUNDAY

St. Columba’s, Straw:                         9 am

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm:                  10 am [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns:                       11 am

Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen:              12 noon [webcam]

 

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm:  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11 am.

 

Holy Rosary Church:  Monday and Wednesday ~ 11 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

 

All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

 

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

____________________________________________________________

 

Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.                                    

31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown

Phone:  028 7962 8376

Email:  ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone:  028 7963 2196

Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. John Downey C.C.

36 Moneyneena Road

Telephone:  028 7962 8375

Email:  j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

____________________________________________________________

 

DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Please remember in your prayers:

 

Maureen Regan, 7 Lecumpher Road; Kathleen McAllister, 100 Glenelly Villas and John Joe Diamond, Moneyneena Road who were buried during the week, and Rosie O’Sullivan, London and Cork and Fr. Dermott Donnelly, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who died during the week.

 

Michael McLaughlin, Anna McWilliams, Baby Bobby O’Hagan and Leo Friel who died recently.

 

Mary Faulkner, Ballerin whose First Anniversary occurs at this time.

 

Brian McGuigan, Christopher Donnelly, Kathleen Higgins, Teresa O’Brien, Annie Connery, Dan McKenna, Joseph McGuigan and Veronica O’Neill whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

The Month’s Mind Mass for Harry McCann, 73 Iniscarn Road, will be celebrated on Friday 22nd July at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

The First Anniversary Mass for Gerry O’Hagan, Iniscarn Road, will be celebrated on Friday 22nd July at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm.

 

____________________________________________________________

 

THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.

Last Week:

Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes:  £1,053.60.

Pope’s Collection envelopes:  £20.00 (total so far:  £496.00).

Graveyard Maintenance Church gate Collection:  £2,556.00.

 

 

  

BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022

 

The Summer Parish Draw which was to begin this weekend has been put back for one week so that all outstanding tickets can be returned.  The first draw will now take place next Saturday evening, 23rd July, in Holy Rosary Church before the Vigil Mass at 6.15 pm.

 

5 Weekly Draws.  Total Prize Fund £8,000.  15 chances to win!

 

Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 5:  First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.

3 fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.

 

Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6.15 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

TICKETS ONLY £20 each are available to buy from:

Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters,

Fr. Madden’s and Fr. McGirr’s Parochial Houses,

Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices,

Ballinascreen Credit Union Office,

Heron’s Gift Shop and

Moneyneena Post Office.

We thank all those who 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

Band Practice continues on Thursday nights at 8 pm – 9 pm.  New members always welcome.

Social Dancing on the second Friday of each month.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support held in GAA Club in May.  Between the coffee morning and the giving page and people’s kind and generous donations, we managed to raise £15,230 for Macmillan.  So a very big thank you to everyone who helped out in any way and for all the very generous donations.  Special thank you to Sperrin Bakery and St. Martin’s Desertmartin GAC for the use of the club rooms.

 

DANNY McSTRAVOCK CHARITY CYCLE

Hi everyone.  I am once again undertaking a cycling challenge in a few week’s time.  In December 2021 Daniel Lupari, my grandson aged 7 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and he is currently on 5 injections per day.  This has naturally meant that there has to have been a lot of adjustments for the family and a lot of learning on managing his eating and activities.  The treatment has come a long way for diabetics over the years but it’s still not perfect.  There can be a lot of unpredictable spikes or dips with no explanation behind them.  Daniel has been a wee warrior and never complains, as a family we could not be prouder at how he has adapted.  Diabetes UK Northern Ireland help by providing information, providing someone to talk to, provide a helpline, local support groups, type 1 events, online learning zone and even insurance.  They also invest in research investing £6.4 million in 2021 to kick start 31 new studies.

With this in mind we wanted to do something to help to raise awareness of Diabetes so on 24th July Sammy (Daniel’s father) and myself will be attempting to cycle twice around Lough Neagh clockwise then anti-clockwise, approx. 160 miles.  If you would like to donate you can do through our just giving page link below or search for Danny McStravock on www.justgiving.com

Danny Mcstravock is fundraising for Diabetes UK (justgiving.com)

or making a payment to myself or Sammy or any of our families.  We hope to be joined on the day by other local cyclists and anyone wishing to join will be more than welcome.  We understand that after the last few years things have been difficult for everyone and any support you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.

 

WALK HUDY’S WAY MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

Walk from An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena on Saturday 30th July for walkers of all abilities and those folk who just fancy a cup of tea!  Long walk ~ 7 miles, starts 9 am.  Short walk ~ 3 miles starts 11 am.  Registration from 8.30 am at An Rath Dubh Centre, Moneyneena.  Lunch served in An Rath Dubh from 12 noon.  Donation buckets, for Macmillan Cancer Suppport will be available or donate online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walkhudy2022  For more details contact Joseph McCullagh 07841820228 or email josephmccullagh@hotmail.co.uk

 

SYNOD REPORT ~ WHAT HAS BEEN HEARD

The people of the Diocese of Derry along with other Catholics all around the world have taken part in parish consultations in recent months in response to the call from Pope Francis to give their views on the type of church they want.  It’s the first time such a process has ever taken place.  As you know, it is all leading up to the global Synod which will take place in Rome next year.  The Diocese of Derry submitted its report on its consultations to the Irish Synodal Pathway Steering Committee on 29th May.  This report may be viewed at

https://www.derrydiocese.org/synod-report

 

VOCATIONS

Are you being called to love the Lord and his people as a diocesan priest?  If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’ Hagan, P.P. Moville at pgoh2111@gmail.com or email the info@vocations.ie

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Is gambling affecting your life?  Perhaps we can help.  Call us on 028 7135 1329.

 

 

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE

National Grandparents Pilgrimage at the Shrine of our Lady of Knock, also celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly, will be on Sunday 24th July.  Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm.  Mass at 3 pm, followed by Rosary.  Children’s Prayer Appeal:  Children are invited to write a prayer for their grandparent(s) or for someone in their life who is an ‘elderly person’.  Prayers can be sent to Knock Shrine and all intentions will be remembered during the liturgy.  Those unable to join in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch

 

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL

Join over 1,000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival.  The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August.  For more information and to book your place, go to www.youth2000.ie

 

THE NET

The latest edition is now available on the Derry Diocesan website:  www.derrydiocese.org .  Articles in this month’s edition include reports on: Fan the Flame Mass, Remembering Sr. Clare Crockett, Ordination of Rev. Shaun Doherty as deacon in Rome, Memories of First Holy Communion Days and Mgr. Andy Dolan gives thanks for 51 years of priesthood.

 

DROMANTINE CENTRE NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:  THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia.  Friday 19th August at 5 pm – Sunday 21st August at 2 pm.  WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide.  Saturday 24th September, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.  CHURCH ABUSE:  A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change.  Friday 4th November at 5 pm – Sunday 6th November at 2 pm.  The Workshop Facilitator is Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.  Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place:  Phone 028 3082 1964 or email admin@dromantineconference.com.

 

LOUGH DERG

Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage runs from Wednesday1st June until 15th August (Saturday 13th August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage).  Cost €80.  Booking advised.  Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.  All booking information, including information on organised parish groups, at www.loughderg.org, email info@loughderg.org or telephone 00353 71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, F94 N289.

 

HIGHER DIPLOMA/DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY

The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invites applicants for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on-campus learning.  For more details, please log onto www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses.  Closing date for applications is 9th September.  Course will commence on 23rd September.

 

THE DERRY DIOCESAN CATECHETICAL CENTRE

The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership.  This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders.  It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system.  The Derry Centre to date has 42 graduates and 30 more students at different stages of the programme.  Applications for the Autumn intake close on 30th September 2022.  If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 028 7126 4087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

 

 

 

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Bulletin: 10th July 2022

PARISH BULLETIN – 15th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 10th July 2022

 

SUNDAY MASSES NEXT WEEKEND

VIGIL MASS

St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena:                 5 pm

Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen:                6.15 pm [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Keenaught:              7.30 pm

 

SUNDAY

St. Columba’s, Straw:                               9 am

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm:                       10 am [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns:                            11 am

Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen:                   12 noon [webcam]

 

 

WEEKDAY MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm:  Thursday and Friday ~ 11 am.

 

Holy Rosary Church:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ~ 11 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

 

All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

____________________________________________________________

 

Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.                                    

31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown

Phone:  028 7962 8376

Email:  ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone:  028 7963 2196

Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. John Downey C.C.

36 Moneyneena Road

Telephone:  028 7962 8375

Email:  j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

____________________________________________________________

 

DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Please remember in your prayers:

 

Michael McLaughlin, Cookstown and Anna McWilliams, Magherafelt who were buried during the week.

 

Baby Bobby O’Hagan, Leo Friel, Harry McCann and Brendan O’Kane who died recently.

 

Philomena Toner whose First Anniversary occurs at this time.

 

Martie Ferguson, Tony Duffy, Kathleen O’Neill, Francis Murphy, Barney McGovern, John Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Henry McBride, Dan Kerr, James Doyle, Henry McBride, Danny Donnelly, Andy McCullagh and Molly Mullan whose anniversaries occur at this time.

____________________________________________________________

 

There will be No 11 am Mass on Tuesday 12th July in St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm.  It will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church, Ballinascreen instead.

 

THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.

Last Week:

Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes:  £723.50.

Restoration Fund envelopes:  £806.50.

Pope’s Collection envelopes:  £20.00 (total so far:  £476.00). 

 

 

BLESSING OF GRAVES 2022 – SUNDAY 10th JULY – DESERTMARTIN

 

Annual Blessing of the Graves in Desertmartin will take place today Sunday 10th July as follows:

 

SUNDAY 10th JULY

Blessing of Graves in Coolcalm Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 3.30 pm.

 

Blessing of Graves in Old Keenaught Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 4.30 pm.

 

Please gather at your family grave before the Ceremony begins.

 

Please bring a small container of water (one for each grave) to the Ceremony.  This water will be blessed by the priests during the Ceremony.  A member of each family will be invited to sprinkle holy water on the grave after the prayers of blessing over all the graves have been recited by the priests.

 

At each Ceremony we will also remember by name all those who were buried in Desertmartin since Cemetery Sunday 2019.

 

A gate collection will be taken up at the end of each ceremony to help with the upkeep of the graveyards.  Thank you for your generosity towards it.

 

 

 MASSES on SUNDAY 10th JULY: 

St. Columba’s, Straw ~ 9 am.

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm ~ 10 am.

St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns ~ 11 am followed by Blessing of Graves.

St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena ~ 12 noon followed by Blessing of Graves.

No 12 noon Mass in Holy Rosary on Sunday.

 

 

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022

 

5 Weekly Draws from Saturday 16th July to Saturday 13th August.

Total Prize Fund £8,000.  15 chances to win!

 

Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 5:  First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.

3 fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.

 

Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6.15 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

TICKETS ONLY £20 each are 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 and

Moneyneena Post Office.

We thank all those who 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

Band Practice continues on Thursday nights at 8 pm – 9 pm.  New members always welcome.

Social Dancing on the second Friday of each month.

 

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMANT ASSOCIATION

There will be a meeting for all members on Monday 11th July in St. Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin at 8 pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Chris on 075 4610560.

 

DANNY McSTRAVOCK CHARITY CYCLE

Hi everyone.  I am once again undertaking a cycling challenge in a few week’s time.  In December 2021 Daniel Lupari, my grandson aged 7 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and he is currently on 5 injections per day.  This has naturally meant that there has to have been a lot of adjustments for the family and a lot of learning on managing his eating and activities.  The treatment has come a long way for diabetics over the years but it’s still not perfect.  There can be a lot of unpredictable spikes or dips with no explanation behind them.  Daniel has been a wee warrior and never complains, as a family we could not be prouder at how he has adapted.  Diabetes UK Northern Ireland help by providing information, providing someone to talk to, provide a helpline, local support groups, type 1 events, online learning zone and even insurance.  They also invest in research investing £6.4 million in 2021 to kick start 31 new studies.

With this in mind we wanted to do something to help to raise awareness of Diabetes so on 24th July Sammy (Daniel’s father) and myself will be attempting to cycle twice around Lough Neagh clockwise then anti-clockwise, approx. 160 miles.  If you would like to donate you can do through our just giving page link below or search for Danny McStravock on www.justgiving.com

Danny Mcstravock is fundraising for Diabetes UK (justgiving.com)

or making a payment to myself or Sammy or any of our families.  We hope to be joined on the day by other local cyclists and anyone wishing to join will be more than welcome.  We understand that after the last few years things have been difficult for everyone and any support you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.

 

SYNOD REPORT ~ WHAT HAS BEEN HEARD

The people of the Diocese of Derry along with other Catholics all around the world have taken part in parish consultations in recent months in response to the call from Pope Francis to give their views on the type of church they want.  It’s the first time such a process has ever taken place.  As you know, it is all leading up to the global Synod which will take place in Rome next year.  The Diocese of Derry submitted its report on its consultations to the Irish Synodal Pathway Steering Committee on 29th May.  This report may be viewed at

https://www.derrydiocese.org/synod-report

 

VOCATIONS

Are you being called to love the Lord and his people as a diocesan priest?  If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’ Hagan, P.P. Moville at pgoh2111@gmail.com or email the info@vocations.ie

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Is gambling affecting your life?  Perhaps we can help.  Call us on 028 7135 1329.

 

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE

National Grandparents Pilgrimage at the Shrine of our Lady of Knock, also celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly, will be on Sunday 24th July.  Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm.  Mass at 3 pm, followed by Rosary.  Children’s Prayer Appeal:  Children are invited to write a prayer for their grandparent(s) or for someone in their life who is an ‘elderly person’.  Prayers can be sent to Knock Shrine and all intentions will be remembered during the liturgy.  Those unable to join in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch

 

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL

Join over 1,000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival.  The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August.  For more information and to book your place, go to www.youth2000.ie

 

THE NET

The latest edition is now available on the Derry Diocesan website:  www.derrydiocese.org .  Articles in this month’s edition include reports on: Fan the Flame Mass, Remembering Sr. Clare Crockett, Ordination of Rev. Shaun Doherty as deacon in Rome, Memories of First Holy Communion Days and Mgr. Andy Dolan gives thanks for 51 years of priesthood.

 

DROMANTINE CENTRE NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:  THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia.  Friday 19th August at 5 pm – Sunday 21st August at 2 pm.  WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide.  Saturday 24th September, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.  CHURCH ABUSE:  A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change.  Friday 4th November at 5 pm – Sunday 6th November at 2 pm.  The Workshop Facilitator is Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.  Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place:  Phone 028 3082 1964 or email admin@dromantineconference.com.

 

LOUGH DERG

Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage runs from Wednesday1st June until 15th August (Saturday 13th August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage).  Cost €80.  Booking advised.  Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.  All booking information, including information on organised parish groups, at www.loughderg.org, email info@loughderg.org or telephone 00353 71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, F94 N289.

 

HIGHER DIPLOMA/DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY

The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invites applicants for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on-campus learning.  For more details, please log onto www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses.  Closing date for applications is 9th September.  Course will commence on 23rd September.

 

THE DERRY DIOCESAN CATECHETICAL CENTRE

The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership.  This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders.  It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system.  The Derry Centre to date has 42 graduates and 30 more students at different stages of the programme.  Applications for the Autumn intake close on 30th September 2022.  If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 028 7126 4087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bulletin: 3rd July 2022

PARISH BULLETIN – 14th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 3rd July 2022

 

SUNDAY MASSES NEXT WEEKEND

VIGIL MASS ~ 9th July

HOLY ROSARY, BALLINASCREEN:      4 PM [webcam]

ST. PATRICK’S, KEENAUGHT:       4 PM

 

SUNDAY ~ 10th July

St. Columba’s, Straw:                                 9 am

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm:                          10 am [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns:                               11 am

ST. EUGENE’S, MONEYNEENA:    12 NOON

 

 

WEEKDAY MASSES THIS COMING WEEK

St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm:  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11 am.

 

St. Patrick’s Church, Kenaught:  Friday ~ 7.30 pm followed by Blessing of the Graves.

 

Holy Rosary Church:  Monday and Wednesday ~ 11 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

 

All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

 

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

____________________________________________________________

 

Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.                                    

31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown

Phone:  028 7962 8376

Email:  ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone:  028 7963 2196

Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. John Downey C.C.

36 Moneyneena Road

Telephone:  028 7962 8375

Email:  j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

____________________________________________________________

 

DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Please remember in your prayers:

 

Baby Bobby O’Hagan, 36 Roshure Road and Leo O’ Friel, Lifford, Co. Donegal who were buried during the week.

 

Harry McCann, Brendan O’Kane and Michael O’Hagan who died recently.

 

John Joe Kelly, Maggie and Kieran McGuigan, Finn Higgins, Gerard Fullen and William Mullan whose anniversaries occur at this time.

____________________________________________________________

 

THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.

Last Week:

Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes:  £944.50.

Pope’s Collection envelopes:  £70.00 (total so far:  £456.00). 

 

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

This weekend the Diocesan Pilgrimage will travel to Lourdes for the first time since July 2019.  We will carry the prayer intentions of the Diocese to the Grotto.  Please keep us in your prayers and remember that you may follow us online at www.Lourdes-france.org

 

 

BLESSING OF GRAVES 2022 – FRIDAY 8th AND SUNDAY 10th JULY

DESERTMARTIN AND BALLINASCREEN

 

Because of Derry’s All-Ireland Senior Semi-Final game being played on Saturday 9th July there are changes to the days and times of the Blessing of Graves.  This is the revised schedule:

 

FRIDAY 8th JULY

Blessing of Graves in Keenaught Graveyard on Friday 8th July after 7.30 pm Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Keenaught.

 

SUNDAY 10th JULY

Blessing of Graves in Sixtowns Graveyard on Sunday 10th July after the 11 am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns.

Blessing of Graves in Moneyneena Graveyard on Sunday 10th July after 12 noon Mass in St. Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

Blessing of Graves in Straw Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 2.30 pm.

Blessing of Graves in Coolcalm Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 3.30 pm.

Blessing of Graves in Old Keenaught Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 4.30 pm.

 

 

MASSES FOR 8th, 9th and 10th JULY

 

FRIDAY 8th JULY:

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm ~ 11 am.

Holy Rosary ~ 7.30 pm.

St. Patrick’s, Keenaught ~ 7.30 pm followed by Blessing of Graves. 

 

SATURDAY 9th JULY: 

Holy Rosary ~ 4 pm.

ST. PATRICK’S, KEENAUGHT ~ 4 PM. 

No Vigil Mass in Moneyneena on Saturday.

 

SUNDAY 10th JULY: 

St. Columba’s, Straw ~ 9 am.

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm ~ 10 am.

St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns ~ 11 am followed by Blessing of Graves.

St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena ~ 12 noon followed by Blessing of Graves.

No 12 noon Mass in Holy Rosary on Sunday.

 

 

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022

 

5 Weekly Draws from Saturday 16th July to Saturday 13th August.

Total Prize Fund £8,000.  15 chances to win!

 

Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 5:  First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.

3 fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.

 

Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6.15 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

TICKETS ONLY £20 each are 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 and

Moneyneena Post Office.

We thank all those who 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

Social Dancing continues on the second Friday of each month.  Friday 8th July ~ music by Chris Dallat.  Dancing from 9 pm to Midnight.  Admission £7 including light supper.

Band Practice continues on Thursday nights at 8 pm – 9 pm.  New members always welcome.

 

DANNY McSTRAVOCK CHARITY CYCLE

Hi everyone.  I am once again undertaking a cycling challenge in a few week’s time.  In December 2021 Daniel Lupari, my grandson aged 7 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and he is currently on 5 injections per day.  This has naturally meant that there has to have been a lot of adjustments for the family and a lot of learning on managing his eating and activities.  The treatment has come a long way for diabetics over the years but it’s still not perfect.  There can be a lot of unpredictable spikes or dips with no explanation behind them.  Daniel has been a wee warrior and never complains, as a family we could not be prouder at how he has adapted.  Diabetes UK Northern Ireland help by providing information, providing someone to talk to, provide a helpline, local support groups, type 1 events, online learning zone and even insurance.  They also invest in research investing £6.4 million in 2021 to kick start 31 new studies.

With this in mind we wanted to do something to help to raise awareness of Diabetes so on 24th July Sammy (Daniel’s father) and myself will be attempting to cycle twice around Lough Neagh clockwise then anti-clockwise, approx. 160 miles.  If you would like to donate you can do through our just giving page link below or search for Danny McStravock on www.justgiving.com

Danny Mcstravock is fundraising for Diabetes UK (justgiving.com)

or making a payment to myself or Sammy or any of our families.  We hope to be joined on the day by other local cyclists and anyone wishing to join will be more than welcome.  We understand that after the last few years things have been difficult for everyone and any support you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.

 

 

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PARISH OF DESERTMARTIN

 

Summary of Income and Expenditure Account for 2021

 

Income:

Income from main church collection                                         56,075

Income from candles and bookstall                                             2,544

Gift Aid refunds received         (Gift Aid 2 years)                      19,113

Interest received from parish bank accounts

Graveyard collection

Total Income                                                                           77,732

 

 

Expenditure:

Salaries and wages of priests and parish employees              33,460

Church and parochial houses requisites and supplies             3,805

Heating and lighting                                                                        5,619

Routine property repairs and maintenance                             36,822

Rates and insurance                                                                         6,085

Bank charges and interest                                                                  534

Office expenses                                                                                  4,508

Diocesan Assessment paid to Bishop’s Office                            10,105

Legal, professional and accountancy fees                                     1,080

Total expenditure                                                                 102,018

 

Routine surplus for the year                                         £  -24,286

 

 

Summary of Assets and Liabilities at 31st December 2021

 

Assets:

Parish Bank Account                                                                    21,947

Restoration Fund Bank Account                                                57,808

Total Assets                                                                             79,755

 

Liabilities:

                        None

Total parish funds and reserves                                £   79,755

 

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DERRY DIOCESE JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Housekeeper, 20 hours per week in the Parish of Limavady.  Core Days/Hours – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 3 pm (12 hours).  Additional 8 hours flexible in agreement with Parish Priest.  Closing date Friday 8th July.

For a job description and application form for the above jobs, please Write:  Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP; Email:  payroll@derrydiocese.org or Telephone:  028 7126 2302.

 

SYNOD REPORT ~ WHAT HAS BEEN HEARD

The people of the Diocese of Derry along with other Catholics all around the world have taken part in parish consultations in recent months in response to the call from Pope Francis to give their views on the type of church they want.  It’s the first time such a process has ever taken place.  As you know, it is all leading up to the global Synod which will take place in Rome next year.  The Diocese of Derry submitted its report on its consultations to the Irish Synodal Pathway Steering Committee on 29th May.  This report may be viewed at https://www.derrydiocese.org/synod-report

 

VOCATIONS

Are you being called to love the Lord and his people as a diocesan priest?  If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’ Hagan, P.P. Moville at pgoh2111@gmail.com or email the info@vocations.ie

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Is gambling affecting your life?  Perhaps we can help.  Call us on 028 7135 1329.

 

MATT TALBOT MASS

The next Matt Talbot, Freedom from Addiction, Mass takes place on Monday 4th July at 7.30 pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry.  We welcome you to join us at this Mass to pray for all those battling addiction, their families and all those affected by addiction.  We pray specifically at this Mass for all those enrolled in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society.  If you wish to enrol somebody in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society, please call 028 7126 2894 or email vita@matttalbotprayersociety.com.

 

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place on Friday 8th July from 8 pm – 9 pm in St. Pius X Church, Moville, and will be led by the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’Hagan, PP Moville.  Everyone is welcome to attend in person, or to join in the prayers via the parish webcam which may be accessed at www.movilleparish.com

 

THE NET

The latest edition is now available on the Derry Diocesan website:  www.derrydiocese.org .  Articles in this month’s edition include reports on: Fan the Flame Mass, Remembering Sr. Clare Crockett, Ordination of Rev. Shaun Doherty as deacon in Rome, Memories of First Holy Communion Days and Mgr. Andy Dolan gives thanks for 51 years of priesthood.

 

DROMANTINE CENTRE NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:  THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia.  Friday 19th August at 5 pm – Sunday 21st August at 2 pm.  WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide.  Saturday 24th September, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.  CHURCH ABUSE:  A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change.  Friday 4th November at 5 pm – Sunday 6th November at 2 pm.  The Workshop Facilitator is Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.  Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place:  Phone 028 3082 1964 or email admin@dromantineconference.com.

 

LOUGH DERG

Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage runs from Wednesday1st June until 15th August (Saturday 13th August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage).  Cost €80.  Booking advised.  Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.  All booking information, including information on organised parish groups, at www.loughderg.org, email info@loughderg.org or telephone 00353 71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, F94 N289.

 

HIGHER DIPLOMA/DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY

The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invites applicants for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on-campus learning.  For more details, please log onto www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses.  Closing date for applications is 9th September.  Course will commence on 23rd September.

 

THE DERRY DIOCESAN CATECHETICAL CENTRE

The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership.  This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders.  It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system.  The Derry Centre to date has 42 graduates and 30 more students at different stages of the programme.  Applications for the Autumn intake close on 30th September 2022.  If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 028 7126 4087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

STRESS CONTROL ONLINE  

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment.  If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class.  ‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world.  You can find out more here: https://ni.stresscontrol.org/

As you can’t come to a regular Stress Control class due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions.  Each session will be available on the YouTube channel from 9 am and will remain available until 8 am the morning of the next session, e.g. Session One will be available from 9 am on Monday 20th June and will be taken down at 8 am on Thursday 23rd June.  Session Two will then premiere at 9 am.

The sessions will be led by Dr. Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, who created the class and who has taught most of the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) trainers who would normally be running classes across the country.

To take part:

  1. Go to https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness – can be found in the ‘Free zone’.  If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.

  1. On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control Online’ link to access our YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available.  You can also follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCfzKgmXbB30baWLv6L5-g

  1. The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle.

  1. Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your Stress. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress.  This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bulletin: 26th June 2022

PARISH BULLETIN – 13th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 26th June 2022

 

SUNDAY MASSES NEXT WEEKEND

VIGIL MASS

St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena:                5 pm

Holy Rosary, Draperstown:                6.15 pm [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Keenaught:             7.30 pm

 

SUNDAY

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]

 

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm:  Thursday and Friday ~ 11 am.

 

Holy Rosary Church:  Monday and Wednesday ~ 11 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

 

All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

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Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.                                    

31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown

Phone:  028 7962 8376

Email:  ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone:  028 7963 2196

Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. John Downey C.C.

36 Moneyneena Road

Telephone:  028 7962 8375

Email:  j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

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DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Please remember in your prayers:

 

Harry McCann, 73 Iniscarn Road and Brendan O’Kane, Glenshane Gardens who were buried during the week.

 

Michael O’Hagan, Margaret Kearney and Patricia Glackin who died recently.

 

Danny Murray, Malachy O’Neill, Sarah Donnelly, Kathleen Breen, Frank Moran, Thomas James McGovern, John Patrick Cassidy, Mary Regan and Annie Fullen whose anniversaries occur at this time.

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There will be NO 11 am Mass on Tuesday 28th June in St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm.

 

BAPTISM

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Dermot Francis McDaid, 4 Moorside Villas.

 

THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.

Last Week:

Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes:  £1,253.50.

Pope’s Collection envelopes:  £386.00. 

 

 

MEMORIAL MASS

On Tuesday morning 28th June in Holy Rosary Church at 11 am a Memorial Mass will be celebrated to remember the life of Mr. Francis Lagan who taught in St. Mary’s P.S. and who died last November.  Members of his family will be present as will past teachers of the school who taught with Francis.  All are welcome, especially past pupils of the school.  The Mass will be available via the Holy Rosary Webcam https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

 

DIAMOND JUBILEE MASS

On Wednesday 29th June, the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, Bishop Donal McKeown will be the Chief Celebrant at the 11 am Mass in Holy Rosary to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the opening of St. Colm’s High School.  St. Colm’s opened in September 1961 and as the Jubilee Academic Year draws to a close, the Principal Ms. Sinead McAllister and the Board of Governors extend a warm welcome to join in the Mass either in person or via Holy Rosary webcam  https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

 

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022

 

5 Weekly Draws from Saturday 16th July to Saturday 13th August.

Total Prize Fund £8,000 ~ 15 chances to win!

 

Week 1:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 2:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 3:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 4:  First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,

Week 5:  First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.

3 fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.

Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6.15 pm. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

 

TICKETS ONLY £20 each are 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 and

Moneyneena Post Office.

We thank all those who 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

Upcoming activities in June:

SPRED Group:  LAST Meeting on Monday 27th June at 7.30 pm.  Will resume again in September.

Knit & Natter LAST Class on Tuesday 28th June from 7 pm – 8.30 pm.  Will resume again in September.

Chair Exercises LAST class with Thomasina on Tuesday 28th June at 10 am.  Will resume again in August.

Line Dancing LAST Class on Wednesday 29th June at 7.30 pm.  Will resume again in September.

Band Practice continues on Thursday nights at 8 pm – 9 pm.  New members always welcome.

 

WALK FOR GLENOCK 6

Sponsored drive and walk for renovation of St. Eugene’s Church, Glenock, Newtownstewart.  Route:  River Derg to Lough Derg.  Destination:  Pilgrim-walk on the shore of Lough Derg.  Start:  Milltown Petrol Station, BT78 4JZ (A5 road) at 1.15pm on Sunday 26th June.  Drive and walk or just drive and enjoy the scenery!  Donation:  £20 per person (£15 to the parish, £5 to Lough Derg) or £30 per family.

 

CAMINO WALK AND OPEN-AIR CONCERT

Buncrana Parish invites you to join us on Sunday 26th June for a Camino walk from 3 pm to Fr. Hegarty’s Rock/Stragill Beach, with Benediction in Swan Park at 5 pm, followed by a free open-air concert with James Kilbane on the Shore Front from 6 pm – 8 pm.  You are welcome to bring a picnic for the concert.  We hope to see you there.

 

TIRGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Saturday 2nd July – Adrian Knight, Hypnotist.  Tickets £20 available from any committee member.  Includes light supper.  Please note the change of date due to the Derry match.

 

KILCRONAGHAN ACTIVITY CENTRE

Kilcronaghan Painting class invite you to their Creamed Tea Fundraiser and Art Exhibition in aid of Air Ambulance NI on Saturday 2nd July, 12 noon – 4pm.  £4 entry includes T/C, creamed scone and traybakes.  Homemade cake stall and plant sale also available.  All proceeds on the day to Air Ambulance NI.  Kilcronaghan Centre, 10 Rectory Road, Tobermore. 028 796 27826 or PM via Kilcronaghan facebook.

 

ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE

All-Ireland Rally for Life takes place in Dublin on Saturday 2nd July.  Make a stand to protect Ireland’s unborn babies.  Coaches travelling from towns across Northern Ireland.  Book your seat today.  Contact 028 9027 8484 or 075 9228 0522 or email info@preciouslife.com.

 

BLESSING OF GRAVES 2022 – 9th / 10th JULY

DESERTMARTIN AND BALLINASCREEN

Blessing of Graves in Moneyneena Graveyard on Saturday 9th July after the 5 pm Vigil Mass in St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena.

Blessing of Graves in Keenaught Graveyard on Saturday 9th July after the 6.30 pm Vigil Mass in St. Patrick’s, Keenaught.

Please Note: No 6.15 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary on Saturday 9th July.

 

Blessing of Graves in Sixtowns Graveyard on Sunday 10th July after the 11 am Mass in St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns.

Blessing of Graves in Straw Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 2 pm.

Blessing of Graves in Coolcalm Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 3 pm.

Blessing of Graves in Old Keenaught Graveyard on Sunday 10th July at 4.30 pm.

 

DANNY McSTRAVOCK CHARITY CYCLE

Hi everyone.  I am once again undertaking a cycling challenge in a few week’s time.  In December 2021 Daniel Lupari, my grandson aged 7 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and he is currently on 5 injections per day.  This has naturally meant that there has to have been a lot of adjustments for the family and a lot of learning on managing his eating and activities.  The treatment has come a long way for diabetics over the years but it’s still not perfect.  There can be a lot of unpredictable spikes or dips with no explanation behind them.  Daniel has been a wee warrior and never complains, as a family we could not be prouder at how he has adapted.  Diabetes UK Northern Ireland help by providing information, providing someone to talk to, provide a helpline, local support groups, type 1 events, online learning zone and even insurance.  They also invest in research investing £6.4 million in 2021 to kick start 31 new studies.

With this in mind we wanted to do something to help to raise awareness of Diabetes so on 24th July Sammy (Daniel’s father) and myself will be attempting to cycle twice around Lough Neagh clockwise then anti-clockwise, approx. 160 miles.  If you would like to donate you can do through our just giving page link below or search for Danny McStravock on www.justgiving.com

Danny Mcstravock is fundraising for Diabetes UK (justgiving.com)

or making a payment to myself or Sammy or any of our families.  We hope to be joined on the day by other local cyclists and anyone wishing to join will be more than welcome.  We understand that after the last few years things have been difficult for everyone and any support you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.

 

DERRY DIOCESE JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Faith Formation Coordinator, 35 hours per week, 1-year Fixed Term Contract (possibility of extension) in Steelstown Parish, Derry.  Closing date 4 pm on Thursday 30th June.

Housekeeper, 20 hours per week in the Parish of Limavady.  Core Days/Hours – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 3 pm (12 hours).  Additional 8 hours flexible in agreement with Parish Priest.  Closing date Friday 8th July.

For a job description and application form for the above jobs, please Write:  Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP; Email:  payroll@derrydiocese.org or Telephone:  028 7126 2302.

 

SYNOD REPORT ~ WHAT HAS BEEN HEARD

The people of the Diocese of Derry along with other Catholics all around the world have taken part in parish consultations in recent months in response to the call from Pope Francis to give their views on the type of church they want.  It’s the first time such a process has ever taken place.  As you know, it is all leading up to the global Synod which will take place in Rome next year.  The Diocese of Derry submitted its report on its consultations to the Irish Synodal Pathway Steering Committee on 29th May.  This report may be viewed at

https://www.derrydiocese.org/synod-report

 

VOCATIONS

Are you being called to love the Lord and his people as a diocesan priest?  If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’ Hagan, P.P. Moville at pgoh2111@gmail.com or email the info@vocations.ie

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Is gambling affecting your life?  Perhaps we can help.  Call us on 028 7135 1329.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

The pilgrimage is now closed for applications.  Pilgrims will be notified by phone over the next few days as to when and where to collect their tickets.

 

DROMANTINE CENTRE NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:  THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia.  Friday 19th August at 5 pm – Sunday 21st August at 2 pm.  WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide.  Saturday 24th September, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.  CHURCH ABUSE:  A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change.  Friday 4th November at 5 pm – Sunday 6th November at 2 pm.  The Workshop Facilitator is Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.  Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place:  Phone 028 3082 1964 or email admin@dromantineconference.com.

 

LOUGH DERG

Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage runs from Wednesday1st June until 15th August (Saturday 13th August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage).  Cost €80.  Booking advised.  Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.  All booking information, including information on organised parish groups, at www.loughderg.org, email info@loughderg.org or telephone 00353 71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, F94 N289.

 

MATT TALBOT PRAYER SOCIETY

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society prays daily for those with addictions.  You can enrol somebody to be prayed for each day as well as at the Mass on the First Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry.  For more details visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via an online submission.

 

IRISH CHURCH MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

The Irish Church Music Association is resuming its Summer School in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare on Thursday 14th July and Friday 15th July.  They resume their ‘in person’ Summer School with two days of workshops this year.  Dr. John O’Keeffe and Ronan McDonagh will be guest presenters on Thursday 14th July.

 

HIGHER DIPLOMA/DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY

The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invites applicants for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on-campus learning.  For more details, please log onto www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses.  Closing date for applications is 9th September.  Course will commence on 23rd September.

 

THE DERRY DIOCESAN CATECHETICAL CENTRE

The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership.  This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders.  It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system.  The Derry Centre to date has 42 graduates and 30 more students at different stages of the programme.  Applications for the Autumn intake close on 30th September 2022.  If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 028 7126 4087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

STRESS CONTROL ONLINE  

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment.  If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class.  ‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world.  You can find out more here: https://ni.stresscontrol.org/

As you can’t come to a regular Stress Control class due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions.  Each session will be available on the YouTube channel from 9 am and will remain available until 8 am the morning of the next session, e.g. Session One will be available from 9 am on Monday 20th June and will be taken down at 8 am on Thursday 23rd June.  Session Two will then premiere at 9 am.

The sessions will be led by Dr. Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, who created the class and who has taught most of the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) trainers who would normally be running classes across the country.

To take part:

  1. Go to https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness – can be found in the ‘Free zone’.  If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.

  1. On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control Online’ link to access our YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available.  You can also follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCfzKgmXbB30baWLv6L5-g

  1. The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle.

  1. Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your Stress. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress.  This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.

 

 

 

 

 

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