No. 1751 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 7.30 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 FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday – Thursday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Colm’s High School
Tuesday – Thursday ~ 8.40 am.
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
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 2: St Francis of Paola.
Thursday 4: St Isidore, bishop and Doctor of the Church.
Friday 5: St Vincent Ferrer, lived1350 –1419. Spanish Dominican priest.
We congratulate all our P7 children who were confirmed last Sunday by Monsignor Donnelly. 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.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 1 April, starts after 10.00 am Mass and ends at 7.25 pm. Mass 7.30 pm.
PADRE PIO MONTHLY MASS
Monthly Mss in honour of St Pio of Pietrecina in Holy Rosary Church on Monday April 1 at 7.30 pm. Rosary and Novena Prayers at 7.10 pm. All welcome.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Francis Donnelly, Sixtowns Road,
Maire Gormley, Moykeeran Drive,
Bridie Convery, Coolnasillagh Road,
Patrick Breen, Desertmartin
Gerry Dempsey, Maghera.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Joey Sargent, Cavanreagh Road, Sunday 31 March in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.
Joe Conway, Ballinascreen Fold Saturday 6 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Mary Bradley, Joe Moran Bridget Craig, Mamie O’Kane, John Kerlin,
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Fiadh-Rose Gallagher-Larkin, St Patrick’s Street.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Brenda McNamee and Eoghan Kennedy who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2560
Church Renovation Collection: £1565.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019
Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 16 June. Further details later.
PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES
The new boxes of Envelopes, for use from next Sunday 7 April, are now being delivered. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box or if you have changed your address during the past year please advise the Parish Office.
We ask that all wage earners contribute to the parish by having their own personal box of envelopes.
We are also asking you to consider joining our Gift-Aid Scheme, if you have not already done so. If you pay tax, even a small amount, because we are a registered charity we are entitled to claim back from the Government the tax on the amount you pay to the Church. We therefore, ask you to consider completing the enclosed card in your box of envelopes and place it in with your first envelope on April 6 /7. It is vital that you use the envelope method or direct debit to pay the Church so we may claim Gift-Aid on your contributions, which have to be recorded. If you have already signed up for Gift Aid there is no need to sign up again. Many thanks for your continued support. Many thanks also to all who are delivering the boxes of envelopes
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019
Do This in Memory Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon on 14 April. On 23 June the Final Mass will be celebrated in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
Fr Francis Bradley will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase to vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry in St Eugene's Cathedral on Thursday 4 April at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. See www.trocaire.org for more details. Trócaire boxes available in all churches.
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.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s 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.
PALM SUNDAY RETREAT
‘By His wounds we are healed’ Isaiah 53.
Retreat at St Anthony's Retreat Centre Muff, Co Donegal on Sunday 14 April, 11.00 am-4.00 pm. Prayer Ministry, story Meditation and Mass.lunch included. suggested Donation €20. Places limited, please phone to book- 00353749384866.
ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks a generous donation for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society.Please continue to pray for vocations.
ALTAYESKEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Former Altayeskey Primary School premises at 177 Sixtowns Road, Sixtowns, Draperstown, County Derry is for sale.
Offers are invited for the purchase of freehold property at 177 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown, County Derry.
The Vendors (Ballinascreen Parish) wish all interested parties to make their offers to purchase by means of sealed bids. The sealed bids are to be received at the office of O’Kane Boyle Solicitors at 51 St. Patrick’s Street, Draperstown, County Derry, BT45 7AJ on or before 12 April 2019.
The property will be agreed for sale, subject to contract, to the highest bidder.
Viewing strictly by appointment only via the vendor’s solicitors, O’Kane Boyle Solicitors, 51 St. Patrick’s Street Draperstown Co. Derry, BT45 7AJ by 11 April 2019. Telephone: 028 79628333.
All applications will be treated in the strictest conﬁdence.
This Derry Diocesan monthly newspaper which reports on various diocesan events and personal faith stories is available to buy in church porches. Cost £1.50.
Interested in attending a free set of classes to learn a new skill? Come at 10.00 am on Monday 8 April to find out more.
Cookery Book available to buy only £5.
Gardening Classes with Margaret Johnston, Monday 1 April and Monday 13 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Easter Floral Art, with Margaret Johnston, Wednesday 17 April, 10.00 am.
Phone 79627826 to book any of the above.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN.
Advice NI Clinic Friday 12 April 1.00 pm- 4.00 pm. For appointment contact
Out reach Officer Micheal on 92448738.
Sewing Class, places still available beginners welcome. Please contact Olive 07887614094 or Philomena 07866381473.
Unwanted items of clothing, shoes etc. will be collected from the Hall on 13 April. Bags may be left at Hall before 13th
Bingo Wednesday 24 April at 8.00 pm.
Desertmartin SPred Group wish to thank Knocknagin Hall Committee for the recent Coffee Morning which raised £1520. Many thanks to all who attended, made donations or helped in any way.
DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC RunDC
Run DC on 28 April at 11.00 am with 10km and 5km runs and a 5km walk. All funds raised will go to DCFC Youth Teams. Enter online at www.draperstownceltic.co.uk
LOURDES DERRY YOUTH TEAM
Coffee Morning in An Rath Dubh on Saturday 13 April, 10.00am – 12 noon. All proceeds in aid of Derry Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Draw Winners Week 2
£60 ~ Carmel Hickson, Cordarragh, £30 ~ Fionnuala Rocks, Glenelly Villas,
£20 ~ Diane Boyle, Strawmore.
ST COLM’S GAC
U6 camogie manager, required for this season only 1 hour a week . Would suit parent dropping children off. If interested please give your name to Mary McGuigan or Martina McGillian.
All club members and Cairde Screen members are invited to a meeting in the Club on Thursday 4 April at 9.00 pm.
Where should we fix our gaze along the journey of #Lent?
On the Crucifix. Jesus on the Cross is the compass of life that points us to Heaven.