No. 1798 ~ SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Draperstown 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 9.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am
St Columba’s Straw 12 noon
DAILY MASSES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday ~ Friday 10.00 am
St Columba’s Church Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey
Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Telephone:79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday ~ Closed
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Friday 21: St Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church. He died in 1072.
Saturday 22: The Chair of St Peter.
This feast celebrates Peter as bishop of Rome and the focus of unity in the communion of one faith.
NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE
Prayer Service next Wednesday 19 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church, to remember all who have been lost through suicide and to offer strength, courage and hope to all who need it. Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry will be the guest speaker. If you would like your loved one’s photo included in the service please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 17 February will commence after 10.00 am Mass and will continue until 7.25pm.
It is important that at least two people are present at all times during the hours of Exposition. If you are willing to spend one hour each Monday in the presence of Our Lord during the time of Exposition please sign your name in the register in Holy Rosary Church porch.
Spending some time with Our Lord each Monday might be something you could consider doing for Lent this year?
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Willie Murray, Glengomna Road,
Francie Brolly, Dungiven.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Colette Kelly Brackaghlisea on Sunday 16 February in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Helena McElhennon, Desertmartin, on Monday February 17 in St Patrick’s Church Keenaught at 7.30 pm.
First Anniversary: Colette Kelly.
Patrick Kelly, Joe Morgan, Dan McKenna, Marian Haskins, Bernie Hamill.
DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY
The 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday February 18 will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Envelope Collection: £2065
Church Renovation Collection: £1305.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR LENT?
This year why not travel with Jesus as he enters into his passion? ‘No Greater Love’ is a Lenten programme, based around a series of short films shot on location in the Holy Land. Over five weeks we are given the opportunity to walk step-by-step with Jesus through the scriptures from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. The short films are presented by Edward Sri who leads us on a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. At each session there will be the opportunity to pray and talk together as members of our Parish Family. There will be 5 sessions – one for each week of Lent before we enter into Holy Week in An Rath Dubh Centre, Moneyneena beginning Sunday 1 March, from 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm. To register please phone Parish Office 79628248 or email email@example.com or speak to Fr Madden or Fr McGirr on or before Thursday February 20, as resources have to be ordered for all participants.
There will be no charge for this course.
‘No Greater Love’ is an opportunity to prepare our minds and hearts as we prepare for the celebration of Easter.
‘The Resurrection is the greatest message history has ever heard!’ Pope Francis
Baptisms will be held on Saturday 7 March at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena and on Sunday March 15 at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s Church Straw is offered 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 by Thursday of the relevant week. These names will also be read out at the 10.00 am Mass on Fridays(exception when this 10.00 am Mass is cancelled).
Second collection this weekend is for the Lourdes Hospitalité, which is the Derry Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Group who provide proper care and assistance for the sick who will go to Lourdes on the Diocesan Pilgrimage, which this year is from 2 – 7 July. Further details below.
LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Donal McKeown from Thursday 2 July to Tuesday 7 July 2020, cost £679. This includes full board accomodation and transfers in Lourdes. Pilgrimage Office in Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ, is open for enquiries and bookings Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. For details phone 71260293 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Sincere thanks to the parishioners of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin for their generous donations of £795 to their Advent Campaign. These donations will help provide vital health care to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia.
February edition of Alive is now availlable in all churches. There are many interesting articles within free paper.
VOCATIONS WEEK 2020: SUNDAY 16 – SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY
During this week of prayer centred on Vocations, parishioners in all parishes across the Diocese of Derry are encouraged to pray for hearts open to the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit continues to provide the People of God with numerous gifts. Can we be brave and generous enough to respond to the promptings of God’s Spirit? Without the Holy Spirt there would be no ministries alive and active in the Church, helping to build the Body of Christ. During Vocations Week can we become aware of our role in God’s plan to heal and redeem a broken world? How can we use our gifts to promote the reign of God? How is God calling each one of us to live out our lives in response to His call? As we search our hearts, are we being called to priesthood, Religious life, married or single life? View Derryvocations.org for more information.
VOCATIONS INFORMATION DAY
Information Day on Saturday 22 February in Thornhill Retreat Centre, 121 Culmore Road, Derry, starting at 10.30 am ending at 6.00 pm. For more details, please contact Fr Chris Ferguson, Director of Vocations, on email@example.com
MASS FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Annual Diocesan Mass for those with special needs and their families and friends, will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown, Derry on Saturday 25 April at 3.00 pm. If you have a child who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion at this Mass please contact Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SLEEP OUT - STAY AWAKE
Young people aged 15-18 are invited to get involved in a Stay Awake/Sleep Out event in solidarity with the homeless from 9.00 pm on Friday 28 February until 7.00 am on Saturday 29 February. Event will be in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, during which there will be reflections, music, speakers from local charities, activities and time outside. Parental consent forms and sponsorship forms available on Diocesan website www.derrydiocese.org
All proceeds will go to De Paul, Damien House, Methodist City Mission, Simon Community and Clarendon Night Shelter Registration is compulsory before Friday 21 February. For details or to book please phone 71264087 or email email@example.com
CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY
Catholic Youth Ministry Ireland (CYMI) invites young adults aged 18+ to join them for a faith event at Knock Shrine on Saturday 7 March. This event will involve workshops, fellowship, worship and various speakers. It is hoped to provide transport for those who would like to attend, from the diocese. CYMI is a national network that, amongst its work, shares responsibility for nourishing the faith of youth and young adults. For more details or to register your attendance, please contact Yvonne in Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre: phone 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY SUPPORT LIFE?
A round-table discussion on the future of the pro-life movement in Northern Ireland will take place in the Catholic Chaplaincy QUB, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast on Wednesday 19 February at 7.00 pm. The panel will include key figures in the pro-life movement.
LENTEN RETREAT DAYS
SMA Retreat Centre, Dromantine on Saturday 14 March, led by Fr Damian Bresnahan and on Saturday 28 March, led by Fr John Gallagher. These Days of Reflection will offer opportunities to prepare our hearts and minds for Holy Week and Easter. 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Cost £25, includes lunch. To book phone 3082196 or email email@example.com
Day of Prayer and Reflection on the theme of ‘Reconciliation:Healing Relationships’ in St Anthony’s Retreat Centre, Burnfoot, on Sunday 23 February, beginning at 11.00 am, celebration of Mass at 3.00 pm. All welcome Light lunch provided. Suggested donation £20. To book please phone 71262407.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Monthly sessions resume in An Scioból on Friday 21 February. Juniors from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm (please note new start time). This will be followed by an Open House session.
Free Mindfulness Session on Tuesday 25 February at 5.30 pm. Everyone welcome.
Digital citizen event on The Cloud on Friday 27 March from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
1 to 1 sessions to help people with IT problems on morning of Friday 27 March. Booking essential for morning sessions only.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions every Friday 10.30 am - 11.00 am. New mums and tots welcome.
Lego Club Tuesdays 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm.
S.A.D. lamp for adults to use on Friday or Saturday mornings.
CHARITY COFFEE MORNING
The Cushenan / Glasgow family invite you to a Coffee Morning on Saturday 22 February in the Market Inn Draperstown from 11.00 am – 1.30 pm. All proceeds will go to Charis Cancer Care. All welcome.
SMALL GROUP PILATES CLASSES
Over 55’s classes on Monday at 6.30 pm and Thursday at 10.00 am. Classes also for all abilities. 6 week block starts Monday 24 February. Phone 07718925868 for details.
GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ
Building Supervisor Post (no supervision). Closing date is Wednesday 19 February.
Full details of this job are on EA website.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Gardening Talk February 25 at 7.30 pm.
Chair based exercises, for all abilities, on Wednesday from 10.00 am -11.00 am.
Art Classes for 4 weeks commencing on Monday 17 February 7.30 pm. Numbers limited. Admission £2 Supported by NICHI.
AcroBats Gymnastics on Saturdays.
iPad training may be arranged if sufficient numbers register.
To register for any of the above phone Anne on 7964271, or Teeni on 79633200 or Olive on 07887614094.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Kelly Rogers, £50 Padraig O'Kane, £50 Georgia Groogan.
Youth Disco on today Sunday 16 February, 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm for P7s to Year 11s.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Faith grows when we invoke the Lord with confidence, bringing to Jesus who we are, with open hearts, without hiding our sufferings.