No. 1704 ~ SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
Moneyneena: 7.30 pm
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
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Wednesday ~ 10.00 am
Thursday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw
Tuesday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
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
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 8: Blessed John Sullivan, born in Dublin on May 8 1861. His was the first ever beatification celebrated in Ireland on 13 May 2017 in St Francis Xavier Church.
Thursday 10: St Comgall.
MASS ON TUESDAY 8 MAY
As Tuesday 8 May is the feast of Blessed John Sullivan, the 10.00 am Mass will be celebrated in St Columba’s Church, Straw where his picture is venerated.
PRAYER FOR LIFE
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday in St Columba’s Church Straw from 6.00 pm - 7.25 pm. Please join in this Prayer for Life to protect the unborn and to support their mothers and fathers in choosing to continue with their pregnancies, especially in difficult circumstances. All welcome.
In Holy Rosary Church, Monday May 7 commencing after 10.00 am Mass and continues until Mass at 7.30 pm.
PADRE PIO MASS
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina on Monday 7 May at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and novena prayers at 7.15 pm.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 7, Thursday 10 and Friday 11.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Brian McCloskey Fivemilestraight
Saturday 12 May in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Mary Frances McWilliams, Ballinascreen Fold, Saturday 5 May in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Margaret Bottomley (nee McCloskey)
Moneyneena on Sunday May 13 in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00 am.
James Kennedy, Mary Cleary,
James McNamee, Francis McGurk, Elizabeth Henry, Pat Armour.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Mary Ann Burke, Gortnaghey,
Joe McGlade, Australia.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Church Renovation Collection: £1205.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
We congratulate all our P7 children who were confirmed last Sunday by Bishop McKeown. Sincere thanks to the teachers and principals of our primary schools who prepared the children for their Confirmation. We are also grateful to St Columba’s Parish Choir and everyone who helped in many different ways to ensure our children’s Confirmation Ceremony in St Columba’s Church was special. Thanks also to the children’s parents and sponsors whom we encourage to continue supporting these children on their faith journey. We also thank St Colm’s GAC for the refreshments after the Ceremony.
The Parish Draw commences its new year at the end of this month. Over the years it has made a very valuable contribution to the funds of the Parish, as well as providing £2000 in prizes to you, the contributors each month. We are very grateful to our many parishioners and friends who support this Draw and we trust this support will continue. We are also encouraging more parishioners and friends to please support the Draw this year. Annual subscription is £60 or £5 per month. It is our hope that you will give the promoters your support when they call over the next few weeks. You may also join the Draw through the Parish Office. We would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all the Promoters who willingly give so much of their time to collecting each month. Their work is greatly appreciated. If you are willing to become a Promoter in your area or work place please contact the Parish Office. Promoters’ cards now in Parish Office.
DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
A group of young people from the Parish are accompanying the sick on the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers. To assist with their fund raising efforts, there will be a special collection after each of the Masses next weekend, 12 and 13 May. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Therefore there will be NO SVP collection next weekend.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018
Saturday 12 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.
Saturday 19 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown at 11.00 am.
Saturday 19 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 11 am.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Brenda Mullan and Gareth McGuigan who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
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 please give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
Pilgrimage from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Coach travelling from St Eugene’s Cathedral, via Strabane. For pilgrims travelling by coach, cost is £80 per person (which includes all transport and pilgrimage costs). A non-refundable deposit of £20 per person is required to secure a place. Pilgrims may use their own means of transport. For more information or to register, please contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email email@example.com
DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrims intending to travel and who have already obtained application forms should return these as soon as possible, with deposit to The Lourdes Pilgrimage Office as places are limited and will be reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis
SVP ANNUAL OUTING
SVP Annual Outing on Tuesday 29 May to Portrush, stopping in Ballymena on route. Bus will leave from Holy Rosary at 9.00 am sharp. Cost £15, covers bus fare and lunch, must be paid at time of booking with Julia McGuigan. Bookings must be made before Tuesday 22 May.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks several generous donations for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted.
WMOF DUBLIN ~ AUGUST 2018
The World Meeting of the Families from 21 – 26 August will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Many more volunteers are urgently needed. For more information and for an online application form view: www.worldmeeting2018.ie
LOUGH DERG 2018
One Day Retreats on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28. Booking essential.
Phone +353 (0)719861518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Day Pilgrimages begin Friday 1 June.
ST COLM'D HIGH SCHOOL
The staff of St. Colm’s High School are running/walking the Belfast Marathon on Monday 7 May in memory of their dear colleague Mrs Maura McVey. All proceeds raised will go to The Macmillan Cancer Charity. If you wish to make a donation you can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stcolmshighschoolbelfastmarathon
ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY
Rally at Knock Shrine on Saturday 2 June. Chief celebrant: Bishop Kevin Doran.
Congratulations to Team Joan winners of the April Quiz. Next quiz Friday 25 May. Coffee Morning with a lady storyteller at 10.30 am Tuesday 8 May. All welcome.
An apartment is available for rent within the Ballinascreen Fold. If interested please phone Gabrielle on 79627068
RETURNED VOLUNTEERS & LAY MISSIONARIES
Meeting on Tuesday 8 May at 7.30 pm in Bishop McKeown’s house, Buncrana Road, Derry. All welcome. For more information email email@example.com or phone/text + 35388422468.
Icing Piping Skills, Monday 14 May 7.00 pm – 10 pm. All materials supplied.
Craft Class Tuesday 15 May 10am – 12.
Dementia/Alzheimer's information evening, Thursday 24 May at 7.00 pm
Cupcake Decorating 25 May 7 pm - 9.30
Bread Making, Tuesday 29 May 10 am.
Phone 79627826 to book on any course.
Cycle on Saturday 2 June to raise awareness of suicide and mental health. Registration from 9.00 am in St Colm’s High School. Cycle starts at 10.30 am. Cost £15. Family cycle in Straw. Volunteers needed please to help with registration, stewarding, refreshments etc.
WHITE OAKS CENTRE
White Oaks Centre, Muff, will host a Weekend Retreat from 18 – 20 May ‘Sunlight in the Spirit’ for those recovering from addiction who wish to deepen their relationship with God. Cost €150 (Residential) or €100 (non-residential). To book please phone 00353749384400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course on shopping securely online Friday 11 May at 1.30 pm. Booking essential
Monthly Tea Dance Friday 11 May Dancing 9.00 pm - Midnight. Music by Housty. Admission £5.00
Afternoon Tea and Dance Sunday 20 May, at 4.00 pm. Tickets £12.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners : £300 ~ Pal Murray
£50 ~ Cassie Caulfield £50 ~ Emma Hunt
Feile Fundraising Black Bag Collection. Bags will be distributed on 12 /13 May and lifted / returned on 20 May.
Big Breakfast in aid of Feile Funds on Sunday 20 May.