No. 1788 ~ THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~ GAUDETE SUNDAY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 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 MASS TIMES 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
ST EUGENE'S MONEYNEENA
Thursday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Mass
Holy Rosary ~ 7.30 pm Wednesday
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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PARISH CAROL SERVICE
Annual Parish Christmas Carol Service will be held today Sunday 15 December in St Columba’s Church Straw at 6.00 pm.
The Carol Service will include the presentation of gifts for distribution by the St Vincent de Paul local conference.
Parishioners are invited to please bring a non-perishable food item as their gift for presentation during the Carol Service.
All are very welcome.
SPECIAL SVP COLLECTION
Annual Christmas Collection will be taken up following all Masses this weekend 14 and 15 December. Your support for the vital work of the Conference in our parish will be greatly appreciated, especially at this time of year which can be difficult for some families in our local community.
Evenings of Love and Forgiveness
Reconciliation Services for Advent in Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday December 18 at 7.30 pm and in
St Patrick’s Church Keenaught next Sunday December 22 at 5.00 pm.
The priests, from both parishes, will be present and with you, the People of God, we will reflect on our sinfulness and our need to say sorry to God and to each other. Mindful that Pope Francis has often encouraged us to say ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry’, this unique celebration of the Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation will afford us the opportunity to say sorry for our sins.
The priests will stand at the front of the altar and you will be invited to come forward, after we have recited together an Act of Sorrow, to say ‘I am sorry for my sins’, and if there is something in particular you wish to mention you may then do so. The priest will then give you absolution and you will return to your seat.
This is not the occasion for an in depth conversation about issues in your life that you may wish to talk about.
We hope that many people who have not been to confession for some time will see in these ‘Evenings of Love and Forgiveness’ an opportunity to return to the sacramental life of the church and be ready then to celebrate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ with renewed faith.
CONFESSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS
Confessions will be held on Saturday December 21 in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena from 11.00 am to 12 noon and before the Vigil Mass on Saturday December 21 in Holy Rosary Church beginning at 5 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 16 December will commence after the 10.00 am Mass. Adoration will finish with 7.30 pm Mass.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will continue to vist the sick and housebound on
Monday 16 December: Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Slievegallion Park, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park, Drumard, Gortnaskea.