LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN 1st Sunday in Lent 22 February 2015

HOLY THURSDAY If anyone would like to volunteer to be an apostle and have their feet
washed on Holy Thursday, please telephone the parish office.
CORRYMEELA SILENT RETREAT from 27 February - 1 March. For further information and
booking visit www.corrymeela.org.
HOPE 2015 will run this year from Sunday 2 August - Sunday 9 August. Registration this year
will be via our new website which will be launched soon.
“POEMS FOR SPRINGTIME” Mary Murphy will explore a selection of poems by Mary Oliver
and other poets which offer us, in their uniquely different ways, a route to the Divine. Dates:
Thursday 26 Feb & 5/12/19/26 March. Time: 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm. Venue: Thornhill College,
Culmore Road. Cost: £5 per night. To book, phone Thornhill Ministries at 71 351233.
LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN
1st Sunday in Lent
22 February 2015
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St Mary’s
St Mary’s
Christ the King
St Finlough’s
ARRANGEMENTS FOR LENT
Masses:
Monday - Friday
Saturday
Monday & Friday
Tuesday & Friday
ACCORD DERRY Marriage Preparation Workshops. Booking online now at www.accordni.com.
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
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS every Sunday at 3 pm in St Joseph’s Oratory, Drummond Hotel.
St Mary’s
TROCAIRE 2015 “With justice he will judge the poor of the people, he will save the children of
the needy and crush their oppressors.” Psalms 72:3-4. Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign 2015 highlights the injustice faced by many in the developing world who have to cope with drought and
increasing temperatures because of climate change. The very people who have done least to cause
this situation are the ones suffering most. To find out more visit: trocaire.org/lent.
St Mary’s
Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday after 10.00 am Mass
CHURCHES RESTORATION FUND DRAW The next draw will take place on Monday 23
February 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.
St Mary’s
Christ the King
St Finlough’s
Confessions:
Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 am & 7.00 - 7.15 pm
Saturday 5.30 - 5.45 pm
Saturday 6.30 pm
THE ENGAGED ENCOUNTER EXPERIENCE is a very positive way of preparing for
marriage. Next course 21 - 22 March in Coleraine. Details at www.marriageencounter.ie.
A NIGHT OF TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC & DANCE on Saturday 14 March 2015 from
9.30 pm- late in Frank Owens Marquee. Music by The Molly Maguires Band and also local
musicians. Admission £5. Proceeds to the New Parish Centre.
FEARGHEALL MULLAN SOCCER SCHOOL Every Saturday at 3G pitch, Scroggy Road
from 9.30 am - 10.30 am. Primary 1 - 7. Contact 07742237454.
ALZHEIMER’S CARER INFORMATION PROGRAMME in the Drummond Hotel on 24
February, 3 & 10 March. Tel: 07715800031 for further information.
LORETO COLLEGE 85th ANNIVERSARY SPRING BALL on Saturday 14 March in
Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena. Tickets £50. Tables of 10. Tel: Pauline on 028 70343611.
THE CLASS OF ‘71 Were you or a relative a student teacher who commenced their course (Cert
Ed, Bed or Post Grad) in St Mary’s or St Joseph’s College of Education, Belfast in September
1971? A Mass followed by a cup of tea will be held to celebrate 40 years associated with the
Colleges as Alumni and to remember deceased friends and classmates. Venue: St Mary’s. Falls
Road on 27 March 2015 at 6.00 pm in the College Chapel. Please contact John on 07701336308.
FOYLE HOSPICE is looking for fundraising volunteers who can help them with their Easter
Hamper stands and Car Draw stands. To find out more contact Sharon on 71 351010
BRITISH RED CROSS Can you spare a few hours a week? Would you like to care for older
people in your local community? No experience necessary. Full training provided. Contact Julie at
71 863761 / 07921067233.
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 a Wednesday at 1.00 pm
Lenten Liturgy:
St Mary’s
Every Sunday at 6.00 pm (starting Sunday 1 March)
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Eucharistic Adoration
St Mary’s
Every Thursday from 10.30 am - 8.00 pm
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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
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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
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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
Deaths
We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of:
Nellie Smith, Ballykelly
Barry Doherty, 25 Josephine Avenue, Limavady
who died recently.
Month’s Mind Masses
The Month’s Mind Mass for E P McLaughlin will be celebrated on
Friday 27 February at 7.30 pm in Christ the King Church.
First Anniversary Masses
The First Anniversary Mass for Shaun Meere will be celebrated on
Monday 23 February at 7.30 pm in Christ the King Church.
The First Anniversary Mass for Jack Walsh will be celebrated on
Saturday 28 February at 6.00 pm in Christ the King Church
The First Anniversary Mass for Michael Bond will be celebrated on
Monday 23 February at 7.30 pm in St Aidan’s Church, Magilligan
Anniversaries
Hugh McCambridge, Jack Walsh, Dessie McGrotty, Alice Reid, Paddy McGowan, Maggie
Harkin, Cassie McGee, Jeannie McCann, Sarah Anne Devlin, Vincent Doherty, Mary
Duddy, Sylvia Henderson, Gerald Keane, Joan Richardson, Thomas Sean McGillion, Joe
Quinn, Margaret, Annie & Joe Guy, Jessie Boucher, Peggy Kelly, Eileen O’Hara,
Bernadette Reeves, Elizabeth Carten, Patsy & Peggy Mullan, John McLaughlin, Sammy
Kearney, Joe Lynn, Jane McLaughlin, John F Mulgrew, Jim O’Connell, Jean O’Brien,
Hannah Cooke, Catherine McConway, Mary Ann, Felix & Eileen Gibbons, Mary Ann
McCormick, Desiree Brown, Bridget Johnston
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
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Baptisms
We welcome into the parish community through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Joseph Conor James O’Callaghan
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION FOR MARCH
St Mary’s
7.30 pm
Cathy Mallon
9.00 am
Denise Callaghan, Mairead McNulty
11.00 am
Arjun Kattakayam, Jim Loughrey
Christ the King
6.00 pm
Ann Gallagher, Martin Rafferty, Patricia Somers
10.00 am
Barry McCluskey, Janet McGahon
12.00 noon
Karen Deighan, Maria McQuillan, Mina Wood
READERS FOR MARCH
St Mary’s
7.30 pm
9.00 am
11.00 am
Christ the King
6.00 pm
10.00 am
12.00 noon
Emma Loughrey
Jan Roble
Termoncanice Primary School
Veronica Herron
Jacek Sobocinski
Bernie Kane
ALTAR SOCIETY FOR MARCH
St Mary’s - Anne McCambr idge
Christ the King - Margaret McCloskey
THE DEEP END
‘Times of Trial’
Today’s Gospel tells us (briefly) of Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness, a time which
seems to set him up for hi public ministry. The account is at the very start of the Gospel of
Mark, which was written for the early Christians who had been through a painful experience of
persecution. Perhaps these followers of Jesus would have been comforted to know that Jesus
too had been through harrowing times.
Around the world there are many who still suffer for their faith. In many parts of the world,
admitting to one’s faith as a Christian can lead to persecution, homeless ness, torture,
imprisonment or even death. Yet there are brave men, women and children who continue to
profess their faith and to meet together to worship, in spite of the dangers facing them. Pope
Francis has continually called for an end to Christian persecution, particularly in the Middle
East where over 250,000 Iraqi Christians have been forced to flee their own country.
This Lent, why not make a special effort to remember and pray for those who are suffering for
their faith in different parts of the world?
‘The news coming from Iraq pains me. Lord, teach us to live in solidarity
with all those who suffer … An appeal to all families: when you say your
prayers, remembers all those forced from their homes in Iraq.’
Pope Francis
COLLECTION FOR SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2015
Town Churches £3,235.00
Ballykelly £565.00
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND will be attended as follows:
Wednesday 25 February
Ballykelly area
Thursday 26 February
Glack area
WEEKDAY READERS FOR MARCH IN ST MARY’S CHURCH AT 10.00 AM MASS
Monday
Majella Cooke
Tuesday
Roisin Timoney
Wednesday
Mary Kennedy
Thursday
Laureen Holland
Friday
Termoncanice Primary School
Saturday
Patricia Somers
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Bishop Donal McKeown will lead the
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]
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 64223. (NB Wrong telephone numbers in bulletin last week)
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 www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact your local pioneer centre.
PLEASE REMEMBER ST VINCENT DE PAUL RED BOX Helpline No 07512360388