REFLECTION The Deep End - Selfless Saints Various figures down through the ages have become synonymous with selfless love - Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Oscar Romero, St Damian of Molokai, St Don Bosco, St Maximilian Kolbe … the list goes on. They were people who gave up everything to help others, often suffering greatly themselves in the process. They were those rare human beings who truly lived out the familiar, yet challenging instruction to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’. The story of St Josephine Margaret Bakhita of Sudan, who was kidnapped as a young woman and spent many years as a slave is a great example of this love. Asked once ‘What would you do, if you were to meet your captors?’, she responded: ‘If I were to meet those who kidnapped me, and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands. For, if these things had not happened, I would not have been a Christian and a religious today.’ During illness in her later years, when a visitor would ask how she was, she would reply ‘As the Master desires’. Her words display a deep understanding of the two greatest commandments, to love God with all your heart, and to love your neighbour as yourself. The God who speaks in today’s First Reading is a God ‘full of pity’ who hears the cry of the poor and vulnerable. Many of the saints down through the ages echoed this love in their service of others. Reading about the lives of the saints might no longer be fashionable, but there is so much we can learn. NOVEMBER SHORT TERM PLEGE many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. If you would like to take up this November Pledge initiative, please contact 00 353 1 8749464 or visit www.pioneerassociation.ie. A small fee apples for the Certificate and Emblem. CHURCHES RESTORATION FUND The next draw will take place on Monday 27 October at 8.00 pm in St Mary’s School. Collection times are Parish Office: 10.30 am - 11.00 am and St Mary’s School: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm. PARISH DANCE The parish dance last year was so enjoyable that those attending expressed a desire for another one this year. While the primary purpose last year was to raise funds for the parish, it was felt that it was more importantly a good opportunity to forge a great awareness of a parish community and parish unity. So the sole purpose of the dance on Friday 7 November is to continue to create an occasion for people of the parish to meet and enjoy one another’s company. The same band is playing again this year. So for all those who enjoy dancing or simply enjoy good company you are welcome to join us. TROCAIRE GIFTS are the perfect way to give a gift that will make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. Trocaire is asking for volunteers to sell these gifts, in their parish communities, in the coming weeks. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Roisin O’Hara, the North West Regional Officer for Trocaire. Tel: 07909114935 or email [email protected] THANK YOU to all who contributed to the Coffee Morning - £5,801 and Quiz - £1,054.30 in memory of Dominic O’Brien. MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE FASHION SHOW Thurs 30 Oct at 7.30 pm in Cultural Centre. FOYLE HOSPICE DANCE on 14 Nov in Alexander Arms Hotel at 9.30 pm. BULLETIN NOTICES All notices MUST be either left at the Parish Office, faxed to 028 777 65290 or sent by email to: [email protected] on or before Wednesday at 1.00 pm. LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 26 October 2014 ___________________________________________________ MASS TIMES ST MARY’S Monday - Saturday Vigil Mass Sunday Morning CHRIST THE KING Monday & Friday Vigil Mass Sunday Morning ST FINLOUGH’S Monday - Friday Vigil Mass Sunday Morning - 10.00 am 7.30 pm 9.00 am, 11.00 am - 7.30 pm 6.00 pm 10.00 am, 12.00 noon - As announced on Sunday 7.00 pm 10.00 am CONFESSION TIMES ST MARY’S Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 am & 7.00 - 7.15 pm CHRIST THE KING Saturday 5.30 - 5.45 pm ST FINLOUGH’S Saturday 6.30 pm _______________________________________________________________________ Weddings, Month’s Mind Masses and Anniversary Masses To book Weddings, Month’s Mind Masses, Anniversary Masses, contact Janet at the Parish Office. Tel: 028 777 62522. Any forms to be signed by the Priest can be left at the Parish Office and collected the next day _______________________________________________________________________ Baptisms St Finlough’s Church 1st Sunday of the month 11.00 am St Mary’s Church 1st Sunday of the month 11.45 am Christ the King Church 3rd Saturday of the month 4.00 pm Baptismal Cards to be completed in the Parish Office at least 1 week before Baptism ________________________________________________________________________________ Mgr McCanny Fr Devine Parish Office Telephone Numbers 028 777 29759 028 777 62721 028 777 62522 (Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm) Email: [email protected] www.limavadyparish.com REQUIESCANT IN PACE First Anniversary Masses The First Anniversary Mass for James Lynch will be celebrated on Friday 31 October at 6.00 pm in Christ the King Church. Deaths We extend are deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Frank McCarry, Ballycastle who died recently Anniversaries Mary Brolly, James Anderson, William Gallagher, Elizabeth McClarey, Valerie Anderson, David Boucher, Tom, Nora & Sharon McDonald, Margaret, Michael & Sarah Mullan, Roseann Murray, Willie Mullan, Dermot McGilligan, Eileen Crilly, Agnes McKeever, Thomas Magee, Ellen McElhinney, Willie Crampsie, John Kelly, John McAtamney, Anne & George Macdonald All names to be included in the bulletin must be given in to the Parish Office before 1.00 pm on a Wednesday. Tel: 777 62522 or email: [email protected] MAY THEY REST IN PEACE Baptisms We welcome into the Parish Community through the Sacrament of Baptism: Michael Shaun Smith, Riley O’Connor, Sophia Ann Friel, Kayleigh Grace McLaughlin FEAST OF ALL SAINTS Sat 1 Nov is the Feast of All Saints. Masses are as follows: St Mary’s Friday Vigil 7.30 pm, Saturday 10.00 am Christ the King Friday Vigil 6.00 pm, St Finlough’s Saturday 9.00 am FEAST OF ALL SOULS weekend Masses Sun 2 Nov is the Feast of All Souls. Masses are the same as the ANNUAL MASS OF INTERCESSION FOR THE DEAD will be celebrated on Friday 14 November at 7.30 pm in Christ the King Church. Please write the names of the deceased on the sheets at the back of the churches. EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION FOR NOVEMBER St Mary’s 7.30 pm Roisin Timoney, Louise Gibson 9.00 am Bronagh Quigley, John Kerr 11.00 am Clare Robertson, Gerard McNicholl Christ the 6.00 pm Ann Gallagher, Martin Rafferty, Patricia Somers King 10.00 am Barry McCluskey, Janet McGahon 12.00 noon Karen Deighan, Maria McQuillan, Mina Wood READERS FOR NOVEMBER St Mary’s 7.30 pm Cathy Mallon 9.00 am Geraldine Carlin 11.00 am Loreto College Christ the 6.00 pm Anne Marie Holmes King 10.00 am Howard Wood 12.00 noon Bernie Kane REMEMBER TO TURN BACK CLOCKS ONE HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS For the celebration of All Souls Day, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1 November. Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1 November to 8 November. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1 - 8 November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this. COLLECTION FOR SUNDAY 19 October 2014 Town Churches £3,269.00 ALTAR SOCIETY FOR NOVEMBER St Mary’s - Marie Devine Ballykelly £685.00 Christ the King - Suzanne Forrest, Kathleen McIvor WEEKDAY READERS FOR NOVEMBER AT 10.00 AM IN ST MARY’S CHURCH Monday Majella Cooke Tuesday Liam Farrell Wednesday Brian McNulty Thursday Sean Bradley Friday Termoncanice School Saturday Ann Hasson TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS in the Long Tower Church, Derry on Sunday 2 November at 2.00 pm. Everyone is welcome. FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 16 - 25 July 2015. 7 nights full board. £519 if paid by 1 December 2014. Spiritual Director: Fr James Devine. Further details contact Patricia Moore on 07743936548. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION continues every Tuesday from 11.00 am - 8.00 pm in St Joseph’s Oratory, Drummond Hotel and every Thursday after the 10.00 am Mass until 8.00 pm in St Mary’s Church. If adorers are unable to be present at their appointed times, please ask someone to take your place to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended. If anyone is willing to give one hour each week to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament please contact Roisin on 777 29457 or Anne on 777 62114. DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES The 2015 Pilgrimage will take place form 1 - 6 July. The Youth Team will be part of this pilgrimage. Young people participating in the Pope John Paul II Award can apply to be part of the Youth Team. There will be opportunities for the Youth Team to be actively involved in the pilgrimage, including involvement in the various liturgies and ceremonies, and assisting the sick or less able pilgrims. Applications to become a member of the Youth Team can be downloaded from www.derrydiocese.org. Completed applications require to be submitted by 31 October 2014. They should be sent by email to [email protected] or by post to the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, Derry Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ. Please note that places are limited. The discounted price for the Youth Team members is £519 and part of this cost can be met through fundraising. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION The parents and guardians of children who attend schools apart from Termoncanice, Roe Valley Integrated, Rossmar, St Finlough’s, Ballykelly Primary School and the Irish School, and who are due to make their First Holy Communion or Confirmation next year are asked to register their child for Sacramental Preparation Classes. Please register your child with the Parish Office at 777 62522. ALIVE NEWSPAPER Would anyone who wishes to give donations to this paper please give to any member of the Legion of Mary or to the Parish Office. Thank you.
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