LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 15

As we prepare for the beginning of Lent 2015, we are always looking for something to
challenge us in this penitential season. This year, we, the priests of the parish, propose
an enormous challenge to our families.
This challenge consists of our families praying the rosary together each night during
Lent. This will certainly be a tough challenge but one that will be of great benefit for
our relationship with Christ.
But there is a second part to this challenge which is the 33 Day Consecration to Mary.
There will be a book to assist us with this challenge called ‘33 Days to Morning Glory’
which will be available in the parish from Ash Wednesday at all Masses. The book
costs £6 but any donation is sufficient. The great John Paul II used this Consecration
and said it is the easiest way to come to Jesus.
The Consecration can be done at home, but we will also do the Consecration each day
after the 10.00 am Mass in the parish for those who wish to do it together.
The Consecration consists of reading a short meditation each day on the life of a saint
and then praying the rosary, all which is contained in the book.
The great Fr Patrick Peyton once said “the family that prays together, stays together”,
so we pray this Lent, through the intercession of Mary our Mother, for family unity, and
for the strengthening of our relationship with Jesus.
St Mary’s
Sunday 7 June at 6.00 pm.
Christ the King
Sunday 7 June. The 10.00 am Mass will be offered for those buried at
Christ the King followed by a graveside service immediately after Mass.
St Finlough’s
Sunday 28 June at 3.00 pm.
Roe Mill
Service will be arranged later.
First Holy Communion - Town
First Holy Communion - Ballykelly
First Holy Communion - Integrated PS
First Holy Communion - Irish School
Saturday 30 May 2015
Saturday 6 June 2015
Saturday 6 June 2015
Saturday 13 June 2015
Saturday 9 May 2015
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
15 February 2015
and is a day of FAST AND ABSTINENCE
St Mary’s
7.00 am & 10.00 am
Christ the King
7.30 pm
St Finlough’s
7.00 pm
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on Ash Wednesday
The Bishop has asked that a collection for the Holy Land be taken up at all Masses on
Ash Wednesday 18 February 2015. This collection which is taken up throughout all
parishes in the country, goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Sacred Shines in
the Holy Land.
The small number of Christians who live in the Holy Land are poor and do not have the
resources to maintain these Holy Sites. It therefore falls to the Churches throughout the
world to help these people preserve our Sacred sites.
St Mary’s
St Mary’s
Christ the King
St Finlough’s
Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday after 10.00 am Mass
“THOUGHTS” ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE on Sun 15 Feb at 7 pm in St Mary’s, Rasharkin.
A NIGHT OF TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC & DANCE on Sat 14 March 2015 from 9.30 pm
- late in Frank Owens Marquee. Admission £5. Proceeds to the New Parish Centre. Details later.
25th DERRY SI (SCOUTING IRELAND) We are having a new intake.
Beavers (6 - 8 years)
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
St Mary’s
Cubs (8 - 11 years)
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
St Mary’s
Scouts (11 - 16 years)
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
St Mary’s
New leaders and helpers welcome. Tel: Kevin King on 07889150841.
7.00 am & 10.00 am
10.00 am
7.30 pm
9.00 am
Consecration to Mary:
Every morning after the 10.00 am Mass
ARDS FRIARY LENTEN RETREAT Friday 20 - Sunday 22 Feb directed by Fr Eddie Butler
(Birmingham). Residential 140 euros. Non Residential 80 euros. Contact 00 353 74 9138909.
CEILI in the Dr ummond Hotel on Sunday 15 Febr uar y fr om 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm in aid of Fr
P Devine’s SMA African Charity. Admission £5 (including supper).
Monday - Friday
Monday & Friday
Tuesday & Friday
St Mary’s
Christ the King
St Finlough’s
Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 am & 7.00 - 7.15 pm
Saturday 5.30 - 5.45 pm
Saturday 6.30 pm
Lenten Liturgy:
There will be a Lenten Liturgy each Sunday evening of Lent at 6.00 pm in St Mary’s
Church. Details next week.
Please collect your Trocaire Boxes from the church porches
We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of:
Margaret Pearson, 53 Nedd Road, Ballykelly
Patrick O’Hara, 32 Glack Road, Ballykelly
Linda Henson, Main Street, Ballykelly
Marie Duffy, 103 Dunlaide Road, Greysteel
Ann Harrison, Carrigans, Donegal
who died recently.
Month’s Mind Masses
The Month’s Mind Mass for Paschal McFeely will be celebrated on
Saturday 21 February at 7.00 pm in St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church, Foreglen.
First Anniversary Masses
The First Anniversary Mass for Joe Caskey will be celebrated on
Friday 20 February at 7.30 pm in St Aidan’s Church, Magilligan.
Denis Harkin, Marguerite O’Kane, Margaret O’Hara, Patrick & Alice McCluskey, Jessie
McGuinness, Mary Gribbon, Margaret Kerr, Jean Hartin, Nellie McWilliams, Harry
Moore, Clare MacFlynn, Gabriel McLaughlin, George McCool, Simon King, John
McGrotty, Michael McCloskey, Mary Martin McLaughlin, Mary Kealey, Brian Smith
All names to be included in the Anniversary List must be given in to the
Parish Office before 1.00 pm on a Wednesday. Tel: 777 62522
Derry Diocesan Society
Pray for all deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society, especially for the
following who have been recently enrolled:
Margaret McGuigan, Angela Gilloway, Joan Clarke, Patrick Kavanagh, Dawn Begley,
Robert McGonigle, Grace Gallagher-Farren, Kathleen Johnston, Angela Flanagan, Gerard
McGonigle, Joe McCorriston, David Walsh, Letitia Doherty, Desmond Loughery, Joe
McLaughlin, Rosina Kealey
We welcome into the parish community through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Rowan John Kerr
‘Of Course I Want To!’
One short sentence strikes me in today’s Gospel: ‘Of course I want to!’ It is Jesus’ response to
the leper who asks to be cured, and it shows us Jesus’ generosity of spirit. He was not just
carrying out his duty - he was touched by the man and really wanted to help and to heal him.
What if we were to live by this simple phrase? You may have heard of people taking on an
experiment whereby they said ‘yes’ to everything they were asked in a particular day. Some
people make new year resolutions to say ‘yes’ more or to be more positive. Why not make ‘Of
course I want to!’ our motto today? We might find ourselves more prepared to respond to
requests for help. We might spend more time playing with our children, or visit our loved ones
more often. We may be able to approach our work with more enthusiasm, or go along to Mass
with more of a sense of joy than habit.
Have a look at the Second Reading today. Paul encourages us to try to be helpful to everyone at
all times, to be anxious for others rather than for ourselves—with the ultimate goal of bringing
others to salvation. If we recognise the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, and realise we
have a part to play in helping to bring God to them and them to God, we might just find
ourselves responding to others’ needs with a resounding ‘Of course I want to!’
Town Churches £3,235.00
Ballykelly £565.00
VOCATIONS INFORMATION DAY on Saturday 21 February 2015 from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm in
Ardstraw House, Buncrana Road, Derry To confirm attendance please contact Fr Paul Farren,
Diocesan Vocations Director, [email protected]rg or telephone 028 71 26 4087.
“To become a Priest or a religious is not primarily our choice; it is our answer to a calling, a
calling of love” Pope Francis
LOUGH DERG will hold an ecumenical celebration of Friendship & Prayer on Ash Wednesday,
18 Feb from 10.30 am - 3.00 pm. Tel: 0035371 9861518 or email [email protected] to book.
THE COLUMBA COMMUNITY Healing A series of talks and prayer times for personal
renewal of your faith will be held in Columba House, 11 Queen Street Derry every Wednesday from
7.45 pm - 9.00 pm beginning Wed 11 Feb (7 weeks).
Tel: 71 262407 or email [email protected]
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS every Sunday at 3 pm in St Joseph’s Oratory, Drummond Hotel.
CORRYMEELA SILENT RETREAT from 27 February - 1 March. For further information and
booking visit
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY The next meeting will be held in the Parish Office
after the 10.00 am Mass in St Mary’s on Monday 16 February.
SUNDAY EVENING MASS will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Pennyburn, Derry at
7.00 pm beginning on Sunday 15 February. Candlelight and Taize music. All welcome.
Everyone welcome.
in the Carmelite Retreat Centre on Tuesday 17 February at 8.00 pm.
ACCORD DERRY Marriage Preparation Workshops in Ardmore Parish Centre on 6/7 March &
8/9 May 2015. Booking online now at
SPECIAL DIOCESAN MASS The Annual Diocesan Mass for those with special needs, will take
place in St Joseph’s Church, Galliagh on Saturday 14 March 2015 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 the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 71 264087 or email [email protected]
PIONEERS Would anyone eligible for a Gold or Silver Pin please get in touch with the local
Pioneer Centre, as we are hoping to arrange the presentation of emblems shortly. For details
contact M O’Hara on 777 64233.
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the duration of Lent. Take this opportunity to help
someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your sacrifice as a prayer for
their freedom and well-being.
Take the Short-Term pledge and make a difference to someone’s life.
For more information visit or contact your local pioneer centre.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 1 - 6 July 2015. Fare: £599. Booking forms available
from: The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry. Tel: 71 260293. or
email:[email protected]