3rd May 2009
Sunday of April
Jesus said: “I
am the Good Shepherd; I know my own and my own
know me.” On this Sunday the Year
of Vocations ends. What has this special year
meant for you personally, for you as a family
and for you as a parish community? For many it
quite possibly has meant very little and yet it
has been significant. We take for granted that
there will always be priests to serve us with
the Eucharist and religious to take the initiative
in our social needs. Recent years have provided
us with a very different reality and a very new
challenge. In our response to Christ the Good
Shepherd we are all called to make our homes places
of his presence for the world. We can only do
this through the confident ways we make our love
for one another shine out and our faith in him
be seen by those around us. And we need to make
our faith community a place that attracts the
attention of those around us. The Lord will then
provide what is needed for the Eucharist and for
leadership for a better world.
Fr. Johnny Doherty,
Mary’s Church, Bellaghy.
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Please mark this bulletin news and have
all notices into the office by lunchtime
Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am
Vigil (Sat) 6.30pm
Sun 9am & 11.30am
First Fri after Thurs morning mass &
1st Fri 7pm—7.20pm.
If there is a wedding or funeral in
the Parish this Mass will be the Mass of the Day.
The exception being First Friday.
of the Week:
St Conleth, bishop
Bl Edmund Ignatius Rice
our prayers and sympathy to the family and friends
Tommy Gribben who died during
Deirdre Wright, Mamie Cassidy,
Beryl McErlean, Frances McCartney, Willie McKernan,
Tom & Annie McCann, Marguerite Nugent, Patrick
& Kathleen Martin, Margaret McElhone, Michael
Mass Next Saturday (9th May)
of the 125 years celebrations on the weekend of
9th/10th May 2009, the Saturday evening (6:30pm)
mass will be held at Seán de Bruin Park.
This is an occasion to celebrate and to give thanks
for the work of the Association within our Parish
Communities since its foundation. There will be
one mass here on the Sunday morning the 10th May
at 10.00am. Hopefully weather will be kind. Plan
B is always on standby.
taking part in the GAA Mass please come to a rehearsal
on Friday 8th May at 8pm in the club grounds.
welcome into God’s Family through Baptism:
Donnelly, Mullaghboy Road
Communion: Saturday 6th June @ 11am
Cemetery Sunday: Sun 5th July
W’days: P Stuart Vigil: R McPeake
9am: A McGoldrick 11.30am: TJ McErlean
Readers for the month of May
Kieran Devlin 9.00am: Francis Donnelly 11.30am:
McClenaghan Tues:Madeline Scullion Wed: Brigid
Thurs: Anne Scullion Friday: Anne Scott.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS SCHEDULE
of 9th & 10th May
Vigil: Gertrude Toner, Barry Cassidy, Ronan McErlean
9.00am: Betty Campbell, Dympna Gallagher, Pauline
11.30: Pat Henry, Tom McGoldrick, Madeline Scullion.
Weekdays: week commencing 3rd May.
Morning: Breege Scullion Evening : Pauline McGoldrick
ALTAR SOCIETY: Helen Cassidy
& Catherine Cassidy
Car Park Attendants: May—Eugene
McFaul & Peter Diver
COLLECTORS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
9.00 am 11.30am.
John O’Hagan John McErlean Theodore Flanagan
Ciaran O’Hagan Eoin Hughes Eddie McCamphill
(Ballynease Rd) Tom O’Kane
cleaners for May: Annie McCann, Rose
McCann, Denise Quinn, Eithne McErlean & Shauneen
Liturgy Teams May:
O’Neill, Rosemary Scullion, Margaret McCartney.
11.30am: Anne Scullion, Mary Brown, Margaret Diamond.
No children’s Liturgy on weekends 9/10 May
or 5/6 June.
Draw Winners ( Wk. 30).
Annette Shaw, Culbann Rd 1436 Laura McSorley
£200 James Diamond c/o Mullaghboy Rd 1407
£200 Francis McErlain, Toomebridge 1906
£100 Mairead Kearney, Killyberry Rd 1654
Promoters please note there will be no draw
on Monday 4th May or Monday 25th May
John Bosco Youth Club
Class: Mondays at 7pm. Tuesday: Under 12’s
Wednesday: over 12’s 7pm—9pm Thursday:
over 12’s 7pm—9pm
Malachy’s Castledawson - Lotto
No’s 8, 13, 21, 23
£25 each to Martin Heaney & Seamus Heaney
Jackpot now £1900
Catholic Marriage Care Service are looking
for facilitators to help deliver their Marriage
Preparation Courses. If you are interested and
married at least five years you can get further
details by calling 028 90233002
Engaged Encounter is a recognised
form of marriage preparation. It is a workshop
designed for couples preparing for marriage and
will take place in the Thornhill Centre, Derry
on 6th & 7th June. Tel 79300340 or 27638512
10 Day Pilgrimage to Holy Land
direct from Belfast. Sat 19th to Tues 28th Sept.
£1,090. Spiritual Director : Fr Michael
Porter. For further info/bookings contact C Gillespie
Mary’s College , Clady 1971 School Reunion
on Saturday 6th June @ 7.30pm in The Wild Duck
For further details contact Rosemary 07789458703
Pilgrimage to Knock (this year marks
the 130th Anniversary of the Apparitions) on Sunday
7th June at 2.30pm led by Most Rev Bishop Seamus
Hegarty. Anyone who has poor mobility or in need
of assistance please call the Pilgrimage Office
71260293. Staff from Lourdes Hospitalite will
be available to provide care.
at Knock : Any individual, choir members
or musicians who would like to contribute to the
music at Knock on Sun 7th June please call Sr
Perpetua on 71351233 for music and rehearsal details.
BINGO Lines £20.Houses £40
Snowball on last house £500 NOW on 44 numbers
or £200 on usual full house.
Books £7. Flyer £1Wed nights—WHIST
Classes resume September
parochial Hall on Sat 2nd May 9.30– 12.30.
Music by Finvola Ceili Band.
Minister for Next Sunday.
Graffin & Sean McLaughlin
We appeal for volunteers for various
groups in and around the Chapel.
Reader for May
Minister for Next Sunday.
St Ergnat’s GAC
9, 12, 16, 19
£50 Evelyn Madden
£25 John McGuigan & Des McCoy
Jackpot now £2400
May U10/8/6 boys football blitz @ Rasharkin 12-1.30pm.
Parents please ensure children are at Rasharkin
pitch for 11.30am. Underage girls training as
classes commence Mon 4th May for information Tel
125th Celebrations: Details for 9th/10th weekend
will be posted on the website
GOT MORE TALENT
On Sat 23rd
May 2009 in the
to take part telephone 79386752 7pm –9pm
Bellaghy Historical Society
on Tues 12th May @ 8pm
Mr Roddy Hegarty, Belfast
Flight of the Earls—a prelude to the Ulster
of Derry Charismatic Renewal One Day Conference
in the Broomhill Hotel, Derry, on Sat16th May
9am—5pm. Tel Mona 02871269549
Special Diocesan Mass
Diocesan Mass for those with special needs, and
their families and friends, will take place in
St Joseph’s Church, Galliagh, Derry on Sat
9th May 2009 at 3pm. If you have a child who wishes
to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First
Communion at this Mass please contact the Catechetical
Centre on 028 71264087
Weddings must be confirmed in
Person. If a wedding is postponed or cancelled
please let us know right away.
1st Saturday of the month &
3rd Sunday of the month
Baptisms: To book a Baptism please
contact the Parish Office 028 79386259
Weddings: Please check your wedding
day details with Parish Office before you finalise
your other arrangements for the day; 6 months
in advance is advisable
Cemetery: we request that no headstone
should exceed 3ft 6` in width; and the height
should be in keeping with the rest of the graves.