No. 1714 ~ FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
All Masses celebrated in Holy Rosary Church are streamed live on the parish website:
St Columba’s Church Straw
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Mass
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Monday 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary during July and August.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Mairead McGlade (nee Murray) Rochdale, Wednesday 18 July in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
Hugh Heron, Bancran, Friday 20 July in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.
Barney McGuigan Moykeeran, Saturday 21 July in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Sophia Conway Bradley Park, Sunday 22 July in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
Charlie McKenna Drumderg, Sunday 22 July in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00 am.
First Anniversary:Teresa McGuigan
Francis Connolly, Kathleen Henry,
Michael McKee, Denis Casey.
DATES FOR THE DIARY!
Tuesday August 21: County Derry Deanery Family Event to be held in Dean McGlinchey Park in the evening to celebrate the opening of the World Meeting of Families on Wednesday August 22, culminating in the visit to Ireland of the Holiness Pope Francis.
More details to follow.
Sunday September 23: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of St Pio of Pietrlecina and the centenary of his having received on his body the stigmata, (the wounds of Jesus on the cross) Bishop McKeown, will be the chief celebrant at a Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Jim McKee, England who died recently.
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church and any periods of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are transmitted live on the parish website:
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The 7.30 pm Friday Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered each week as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:
Bronagh Kelly and Daniel McMullan,
Owen Murray and Coleen Henry,
Majella Cleary and Gavin Mitchell,
Niall McGlade and Catherine Scullion
who were married recently in our Parish.
First Sunday of the month:
Holy Rosary after 12 noon Mass
Second Saturday of the month:
St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm
Fourth Sunday of the month:
St Columba’s Straw at 3.00 pm
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: By arrangement.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
LOUGH DERG 2018
Three Day Pilgrimages:
You may begin any day until 13 August. Booking not required. Daily boats to the island 10.30 am - 3.00 pm, 7 days per week. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality – phone Lorraine on 00353 71 9861518 or email email@example.com
One Day Retreats:
August ~ 18, 19, 20, 27, 28 and 29.
September ~ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30. All One Day Retreats commence at 10.20 am and conclude at approximately 4.30 pm. Cost €40 includes all refreshments and return boat. Booking essential phone 00353719861518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
FAMILY FOCUS WEEK AT KNOCK SHRINE
From Monday July 16 to Saturday July 21 there will be a special week at Knock focusing on the family. The morning and evening workshops at 12 noon and 8.30 pm will explore the message of Pope Francis to families, as we prepare to celebrate his visit. Prayer times will include Mass at 3.00 pm and a Holy Hour at 7.00 pm. Blessing of young children on Saturday July 21at 12 noon. Further details available from www.knockshrine.ie/familycentre.
‘Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God’
This Jesuit Week from 24-31 July will be facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ. There will be two 20-minute sessions daily at 11.05am and 7.05 pm and also a preached retreat each day in the Prayer Guidance Centre and Mass at 3.00 pm in the Basilica. Each day will focus on a different theme. No booking necessary, all welcome. For further details please see www.knockshrine.ie/events
DERRY DIOCESAN CATHEDERAL CENTRE
Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre Invites applications for the post of Diocesan Youth Coordinator.
This post represents the continuing development and commitment in Youth Ministry by the Diocese of Derry and will be a challenging undertaking for the successful candidate. The main focus of the post will be working with young people, schools and parishes to help them live their faith vibrantly in their school, parish and community. Engaging young people in faith and the activity of the Church will be the post holder’s priority. To be successful you will need to have:
A degree in a relevant discipline - Education, Theology, Religious Education or Pastoral Studies.
Evidence of working with young people in a leadership capacity
Active involvement in the spiritual and sacramental life of the Catholic Church at parish and/or diocesan level. Application Form, Job Description and Personal Specification may be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 71262302. Completed applications must be returned not later than 4.00 pm on 25 July.
PRIORY INSTITUTE DUBLIN
The Institute offers high-quality, affordable theological education by distance learning. Registration closes on September 25. For further details view www.prioryinstitute.com
Phone (01) 4048124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NI BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
Blood donation sessions will be held in St Colm’s High School on Monday 23 July, from 2.30 pm- 4.15 pm and from 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP
Coffee Morning at the Hall on Sunday 15 July from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. Cake sale, raffle and entertainment for the children. Everyone welcome.
HUDY'S WAY WALK
Walk for MacMillan Cancer Support on Saturday 28 July. Walk will start at An Rath Dubh at 9.00 am and will finish there also, when tea and sandwiches will be served. There is an option of the full Hudy's Way walk or a shorter walk starting at 11.00 am. Registration from 8.00 am at An Rath Dubh. For further information contact Joseph McCullagh on 07841820228 or email@example.com
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP
The following trips are planned:
25 July: Boat Trip to Donegal Bay
5 August: Moynalty Vintage Day.
26 August: Pope's Mass in Phoenix Park. Bus and tickets.
September/October 2-3 day break in Sheraton Hotel, Athlone
19 December: Daniel O'Donnell Christmas Show. All trips depend on numbers. If interested in any proposed trip please Contact Chris: 79631425 or 07546 010560 as soon as possible.
GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ
Campa Samhraidh na Scríne from Monday 16 – Friday 20 July on daily 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. This camp caters for Gaelscoil children who have completed R3 this year and upwards. Spaces limited, booking essential, please contact Conor at 07795536682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live music, food and dance at The Elk on Saturday 14 July from 8.30 pm featuring Justin McGurk and the Boogie Men. Event in aid of AWARE.
Membership for 2018/2019 season is now due. Registration must be completed online and early registration is appreciated to help with planning.
IFA Summer Camp at Backrow 3G from Monday 20 to Friday 24 August from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm each day.
50th Anniversary Dinner. Tickets still available to buy online for dinner on 6 October. Special guests include Sky Sports presenter Orla Chennaoui and Derry City manager Kenny Shields.
For more details on DC events please visit www.draperstownceltic.co.uk
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners
£300~Mary McKenna £50~Sean Grant £50 ~ Fionn Murray
Good luck to the Senior Ladies Football team who play Steelstown on Saturday 21at 6.30 pm in the County Final at Owenbeg.
Sale of unwanted GAA gear at the Club on Monday 16 July 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm. Anyone wanting to declutter and make a few pounds please bring your items along. Everyone welcome.