THE DEEP END Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Today we celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran, historically the oldest church in Rome. It was the residence of the Pope for centuries and remains his cathedra. It is considered the mother of all churches! Our Gospel passage for this feast almost seems to be in contradiction as it recalls Jesus cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem. The theology of the Temple was such that to get to God you had to qualify culturally, socially and in terms of ‘purity’. The goods sold in the Temple markets were used in sacrifices so that people could meet the requirements to be ‘closer’ to God. You can understand why Jesus was angry and challenged this model. He tells people early on in John’s Gospel that HE is God’s Temple. God cannot be confined. Jesus’ words are too controversial for his listeners and challenging such powerful structures comes at a price. We can take away many reflections from today’s feast: we celebrate the Church as a place of encounter with God; we are also reminded that God is not confined to one building or the structures placed around it. We gather as community in prayer and worship in our churches united with Christians all over the world, yet we remember that it is the people who gather there in Jesus’ name who are the real Church. The Temple of God is the Christian community, the body of Christ with Jesus as its foundation. This is pre-echoed in the second reading today from St Paul when he says: ‘For the Temple of God is holy and you are that Temple’. WHITE OAKS YARD PROJECT An outreach to family members affected by another’s addiction - alcohol, drugs, gambling. A new support service from a qualified counsellor to help families cope. The vision is to heal and restore the person back to dignity. Available by appointment at Columba House, 11 Queen Street, Derry. Tel: 02871262407 (A Columba Community Initiative) LORETO COLLEGE 85th GALA BALL at the Tullyglass House, Ballymena on 14 March 2015. Contact Pauline on 028 70343611. LUMEN CHRISTI COLLEGE ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in St Columb’s Hall on Tues 25, Wed 26 and Thurs 27 Nov at 8.00 pm. Tickets from the college. Tel: 028 71 362595. “A TASTE OF CHRISTMAS” COOKERY DEMONSTRATION with celebrity chefs Rachel Allen and Brian McDermott on Thurs 20 Nov at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. Tickets 20 euro from hotel or 00 353 86 0887010. FEARGHEALL MULLAN SOCCER SCHOOL Every Saturday morning at 3G pitch, Scroggy Road from 9.30 am - 10.30 am. For more information contact Feargheall on 07742237454. U3A FOYLE will hold a Craft Fair on Wed 12 Nov from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm in Pascal McDonald House, Gransha Park. Admission £1. Everyone welcome. Call 71 860123 for further information. A SCHOOL’S HIDDEN TALENT An inter-school talent contest in the Millennium Forum on 13 November at 8.00 pm. 8 schools including St Mary’s, are participating. Tickets on sale online at £10 adult and £7 U18s. All proceeds to NI Children to Lapland Trust. LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 9 November 2014 ___________________________________________________ MASS TIMES ST MARY’S Monday - Saturday Vigil Mass Sunday Morning CHRIST THE KING Monday & Friday Vigil Mass Sunday Morning ST FINLOUGH’S Tuesday & 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 - 9.00 am 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 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meeting every Sunday night at 8.00 pm in St Mary’s Parish Office, 115 Irish Green Street. For more information contact 07783817885. ________________________________________________________________________________ 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. PLEASE REMEMBER ST VINCENT de PAUL RED BOX Helpline No 07512360388 REQUIESCANT IN PACE Deaths We extend are deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Paddy McCool, Leeds (formerly Limavady) who died recently Month’s Mind Masses The Month’s Mind Mass for Angela Gilloway will be celebrated on Monday 10 November at 7.30 pm in Christ the King Church. The Month’s Mind Mass for Margaret McGuigan will be celebrated on Saturday 15 November at 6.00 pm in Christ the King Church. The Month’s Mind Mass for Patrick Kavanagh will be celebrated on Saturday 15 November at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church. Anniversaries Fr John McGarvey, Fr Charles Campbell, Fr Charlie O’Connor, James Canning, Lorraine Meehan, Kathleen & Lawrence McIlroy, Naomi Giles, Carol & Hugh McLaughlin, Brigid Murray, Patrick Canning, Emily Murray, Mary Mullan, Annie McLaughlin, Agatha O’Brien, Robert Mullan, Roddy O’Kane, James Donaghy, Matilda Lowry, Sarah McLaughlin, Maura McClarey, Pat Hunt, Phyllis O’Hara, Josephine McKee, James Payne 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] Derry Diocesan Society Pray for all deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society, especially for the following who have been recently enrolled: John James Woods, Clare McAlister, Lawrence O’Kane, John Mailey, Frank Feeney, Hugh Quigley, Pat Murray, James Tierney, Mary Mullan, Nellie McGillion, Margaret M Walsh, Brendan Feeney MAY THEY REST IN PEACE Baptisms We welcome into the Parish Community through the Sacrament of Baptism: Kacie May Christine Morrow-Cooke, Liam Rio Canning, Lexi Grace Healy-Hasson, Brody James Williams 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. FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 16 - 23 July 2015. 7 nights full board. £504 if paid by 1 December 2014. Spiritual Director: Fr James Devine. Further details contact Patricia Moore on 07743936548. MASS FOR DECEASED YOUNG PEOPLE Bishop McKeown will celebrate the annual Diocesan Mass for Deceased Young People, in St Eugene’s Cathedral, on Sunday 9 November at 3.00 pm, to which you are warmly invited. MASS AND SERVICE to commemorate our departed loved ones on Sunday 16 November at 3.00 pm in St Canice’s Oratory, Celtic Prayer Garden, Lenamore Road, Muff. Celebrants are Fr Neal Carlin and Fr Michael Sweeney. All welcome. ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Due to the annual Novena to Our Lady, our Padre Pio Prayer group will hold their monthly meeting on Tues 11 Nov in the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty, Derry starting with Mass at 7.15 pm. There will be two 1st class relics at the meeting. COLLECTION FOR SUNDAY 2 November 2014 Town Churches £3,425.00 Ballykelly £638.00 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. HUGH OWEN (son of Sir David Owen, Secretary General of International Planning Parenthood Federation) will tell his story of conversion and will give a talk on living in the divine will on Tuesday 18 November at 8.00 pm in the Drummond Hotel. 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 protected] YOUTHLIFE - Safe Futures Residential Weekend for adults who have been bereaved through suicide from 14 - 16 Nov. Application forms can be downloaded at www.youthlife.org or contact the Youthlife Office at 23 Bishop Street, Derry or call 028 71377227. 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. CHORAL SINGING DAY on Saturday 15 November at 10.00 am in Drumalis, Larne, led by Loreto McAuley and David Stewart. They usually teach about 10 new pieces, suitable for Advent and Christmas. The day ends with a prayer service incorporating some of the new music. More information on the Drumalis website www.drumalis.co.uk. To book call 028 28 272196. ANAM CARA Bereavement Information Evening on Thurs 20 Nov from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm in the Pastoral Centre, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny. The guest speaker is Brid Carroll and the topic is ‘Coping with loss when a child dies’. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. RSVP to [email protected] before Tues 18 Nov or call us on 003531 4045378. CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE need volunteers to help give out our Advent boxes. This will take place over the weekends 15/16 Nov & 22/23 Nov. If you can help please contact Shauna on 028 71 269898 or [email protected] (Points are given for John Paul Two Awards.) MARIE CURIE CHRISTMAS FAYRE in the Drummond Hotel on Thursday 13 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets £6. Light refreshments. TERMONCANICE PS - Christmas Craft Fayre on Thur sday 4 December . If you would like to have a table contact Myra on 07720447911. Family Bingo on Thur sday 13 November at 7.00 pm. Cash pr izes. Ever yone welcome. ROE VALLEY BEREAVED BY SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Tue 11 Nov at 7.30 pm in the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre. Anyone affected by suicide most welcome. ST FINLOUGH’S GRAVEYARD DANCE Thank you to all who attended and to those who donated prizes for the raffle. £2,900 was raised. FOYLE HOSPICE DANCE on 14 November in Alexander Arms Hotel at 9.30 pm. CLG na bhFaolchunna, Leim an Mhadaidh / Limavady Wolfhounds GAC Lotto not won. Nos: 13, 23, 28, 34. £25 - T Hartin. AGM on Sunday 9 November at 6.00 pm in St Mary’s School. Dinner Dance on Saturday 15 November at the Roe Park Resort. Follow the club on Facebook “Limavady wolfhounds G.A.C.” on Twitter @nacunnacig or at www.limavadywolfhounds.com. ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY Meeting in the Waterfoot Hotel at 7.00 pm on 10 Nov. Tel: 07715800031 for information.
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