LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN 5th Sunday in Lent 22 March 2015

Congratulations to the Society of St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army on receiving the
Freedom of the Borough of Limavady on Saturday 14 March 2015. The conferment is in
recognition of the “outstanding work” these organisations have carried out over the years in
alleviating suffering and promoting human dignity. A special word of thanks to our local
Conference for the work they carry out on our behalf.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Due to the gr eat r esponse fr om nur ses,
the Diocese Pilgrimage is happy to say that there is a full team in place to provide any medical/
nursing/wheelchair assistance to pilgrims who would like to register for support. Anyone who
wishes to be part of the pilgrimage and avail of this care needs a special application form. These
and all other application forms can be obtained from the Pilgrimage Office, Derry Diocesan Pastoral
Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry. Tel: 028 71 260293 and returned asap.
‘TIME OF SOLIDARITY’ Throughout our world Christians are being persecuted for their faith.
Bishop Donal invites you to a time of prayer, intercession and solidarity for those suffering for their
faith on Palm Sunday—29 March from 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm at the Cathedral. The cathedral choirs of
St Columb’s and St Eugene’s will lead us in song.
ROSARY BEADS if you have any spare Rosary Beads and would be willing to donate them for
distribution to inmates with the North’s prisons, could you please leave them at the parish office
over the next two weeks.
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS each Sunday from 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm. First Friday and First
Saturday Devotions on first Friday of each month from 8.00 pm - Mass, Adoration, Confession. For
further information contact Drummond Hotel on 028 777 22121, email: [email protected]
MERCY SUNDAY Divine Mercy Devotions on 12 April 2015 12.45 pm - 5.00 pm at Knock.
Concelebrated Mass at 3.00 pm. Chief Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev Kevin Doran.
LIMAVADY FOODBANK It is hoped to have a Foodbank up and running in Limavady in the
near future. If you would be interested in helping, there will be an information meeting on
Thursday 26 March. Please contact the Parish office for further details.
YOUTH 2000 WEEKEND invite all young adults between ages of 16 - 35 to a catholic weekend
retreat taking place from 27 - 29 March at Loreto Convent Secondary School, Letterkenny.
Contact:, Tel: 0044 7598 876 399,
CEILI & DANCE on Sat 28 Mar - Faughanvale Hall, 9 pm. Proceeds to British Heart Foundation.
DIOCESAN PASTORAL CENTRE - SECRETARY 17.5 hours per week. Temporary 1 Year
Contract. Working as part of a small team, you will carry out a range of administrative duties with
particular support to the diocesan Safeguarding Office. Having proficiency in Microsoft Office
with the ability to demonstrate good communication and organisation skills, you will have a
minimum of 5 GCSEs (including Mathematics and English to grade C) or equivalent and 2 years
relevant experience. For application packs, contact by email: [email protected] or
telephone: 028 71362475. Completed applications must be returned no later than 3.00 pm on
Monday 20 April to the diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry BT48 6UJ. Please not
that interviews will be held during the week of 27 April 2015.
SUPPORT ASHERS Meeting in The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Tues 24 Mar, from 8 - 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 a Wednesday at 1.00 pm
5th Sunday in Lent
22 March 2015
St Mary’s
St Mary’s
Christ the King
St Finlough’s
Monday - Friday
Monday & Friday
Tuesday & Friday
St Mary’s
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
St Mary’s
Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday after 10.00 am Mass
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:
St Mary’s
Every Sunday at 6.00 pm (starting Sunday 1 March)
Eucharistic Adoration
St Mary’s
Every Thursday from 10.30 am - 8.00 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
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
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]
We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of:
Leslie Kelly, 1 Killane Road, Limavady
who died recently.
Month’s Mind Mass
The Month’s Mind Mass for Clare McLaughlin will be celebrated on
Saturday 28 March at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church.
David Smith, Eamonn Carlin, Patrick & Martha Clarke, Thomas & Sadie Quigley, Stella
Doughart, Mary Pordon, Norman & Anne Clarke, William Kelly, Paddy McGillion,
Gemma Shore, Sarah & Kieran McLaughlin, Mary Anne Feeney, Mary Bryson, Edward
McLaughlin, Lawrence Brolly, Mary Glasgow, Mary Stewart, Jeannie Brown
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
Church on Sunday 22 March after 10.00 am Mass and will conclude at 7.30 pm with Rosary and
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY will meet on Monday 23 March after the 10.00 am
Mass in the Parish Office.
The Holy Hour will be in St Joseph’s Oratory, Ballykelly on Wednesday 25 March at 7.30 pm.
TROCAIRE’S ANNUAL LENTEN LECTURE “Care of the Earth: the challenge and the hope’
by leading Irish theologian Fr Donal Dorr, with an introduction by Bishop Donal McKeown, will
take place on Wednesday 25 March from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm at Our Lady’s Chapel, St Joseph’s
Church, Galliagh, Derry. All are welcome.
St Mary’s: 11.00 am - Jim Loughrey
Christ the King: 12.00 noon - Lawrence McCreanor
LIMAVADY CHURCHES FORUM On Good Friday, 3 April, we are having the Journey of the
Cross. The walk will begin at 1.00 pm at the car park at the back of Supervalu. Everyone is
welcome to join us for this time of meditation and reflection around the town centre.
SICK AND HOUSEBOUND will be attended as follows:
Mgr McCanny
Wednesday 25 March
Thursday 26 March
Fr Devine
Thursday 26 March
Friday 27 March
Monday 30 March
Ballykelly area
Glack area
TROCAIRE 2015 ‘Moses then raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the branch; water
gushed out in abundance, and the community and their livestock drank.” Numbers 20:11. 22 March
is World Water Day To find out more visit:
During Lent there will be a Service at 6.00 pm each Sunday evening. The Liturgy for the next
two Sundays will take the form of Rosary, spiritual talk and Benediction. The programme is as
Sunday 22 March
Sacrament of Marriage
Fr P McCafferty
Sunday 29 March
Sacrament of Penance
Fr P O’Kane
‘Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified’
There is a very short parable in today’s Gospel describing a seed which has fallen on the ground
and eventually dies. It may remain a single seed or it may yield a rich harvest. This concept of
losing what one has to give way to something new and life giving is frightening for some. We
get so attached and lifestyle changes are tough. In this passage Jesus knows that his hour has
come; this is his crisis moment. But Jesus’ time of anguish moves from a cry of ‘save me’ to
one of glorifying God ‘let it be as You not I would have it’. We are at an ‘hour’ in terms of
climate justice. This is the time where big decisions and commitments must be made and there
is no other option but to opt for life; to listen to God’s will, not ours. The priorities of wealthy
nations must change, must turn outward and take risks if we are all to experience peace and
security. We remember the horrendous storms which battered Ireland last year and which will
continue to do so as our climates change. We are called to be stewards of the earth and this
means making different choices:
‘I would like to ask all those who have positions of
responsibility in economic, political and social life, and
all men and women of goodwill: Let us be protectors of
creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature,
protectors of one another and of the environment.’ Pope Francis
Town Churches £3,328.00
Ballykelly £715.00
FINANCIAL REPORT The Financial report for the Parish of Limavady for they year ended 31
December 2014 is available at all the churches this weekend.
Envelopes take effect from 5 April. This year the envelopes will be distributed before and after
all Masses as listed below:
21/22 March
28/29 March
28/9 March
Christ the King Church
St Mary’s Church
St Finlough’s Church
(Main Entrance back seat)
(Main Entrance back seat)
(Back of the Church)
NEW USERS: If you wish to star t using Par ish Envelopes the Team will also be able to
issue you with a new box.
CHANGE OF DETAILS OR STATUS: If you have moved r esidence, got mar r ied, you
can also help the Team in updating our records.
GIFT AID: This weekend and next the new boxes of Planned Giving Envelopes will be
available for collection. We will be asking you to consider better ways to make your offering
to the Parish and whether you are able to sign up to Gift Aid those offerings. As you probably
know, Gift Aid is a Government scheme that allows the parish to reclaim the basic rate tax that
you have already paid on your donations i.e. for every £1 donated, we can claim 25p at no cost
to you. So, if you have a bank account and/or pay tax, do please consider signing one of the
forms so that we can get this extra support for the parish.
THANK YOU: for your patient assistance in helping us distr ibute the envelopes and your
continuing generous support.