Sunday 7th September 2008
that today you would listen to his
voice. Harden not your hearts!’
From a spiritual point of view,
hardness of heart is one of the worst things that
can happen to anyone. To adopt a hardhearted attitude
is to maim oneself. A hard heart can’t feel,
can’t respond, can’t love. A hard
heart can’t experience joy. A hard heart
is a closed heart. A soft heart, on the other
hand, is a blessing. A soft heart can receive
and can respond. It can be saddened but it can
also be deliriously happy. Softened by the rain
of God’s grace, and warmed by the sun of
his love, the human heart can be turned from a
desert into a garden.
Mary’s Church, Bellaghy.
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Mon & Frid 7.30pm
Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am
Vigil (Sat) 6.30pm
Sun 9am & 11.30am
is First Friday:
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament in Prayer Room
all day for usual
intentions of Vocations.
Meetings resume on Wednesday 10th Sep
@ 8pm in the Prayer Room
Due to very heavy rain Cemetery Sunday in Greenlough
Parish was postponed.
The new date for this year’s Cemetery
Sunday is 14th Sep
2008 @ 3pm.
Weddings must be confirmed in Person. If a wedding
is postponed or cancelled please let us know right
1st Saturday of the month &
3rd Sunday of the month
Vigil:: Caoilte Milne
9.00am : Sorcha Larkin
11.30: Joseph Quigley
Readers for the month of September
Vigil Mass: Shaunagh Marie Diamond 9.
00am: Brigid Scullion
11.30am: Madeline Scullion
Mon: Fidelma McClenaghan
Tues: Madeline Scullion
Wed: Brigid Scullion
Thurs: Anne Scullion
Friday: Anne Scott.
Weekend of 13th & 14th September
Vigil: Barry Duffin, Elizabeth Davidson, Shauna
9.00am: Hannah Magee, Jean McGoldrick, Gerry Diamond.
11.30am: Josephine Brennan , Kathleen O’Neill,
Weekdays: week commencing 7th Sept:
Mornng: Madeline Scullion Evening: Gerry Diamond
our deepest sympathy to Fr Colm and the
Rafferty family on the death of Kathleen
their mother who died recently
Kearney, Michael Hendry, Michael Mulholland
cleaners for September
Brenda Brown, Mairead McErlean, Caroline McErlean,
Marie Glancy & Mary Diamond
COLLECTORS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
9.00 am 11.30am.
John Diamond Stephen McNally Rory Craig
Sean Higgins John Stewart Pat McErlean
Scullion Michael Larkin
Tones Bellaghy G.A. C.
Comhaltas Notes: Advance Notice—Classes
resume Frid 3 Oct @ 7pm in GAA Club. Registration
for classes Frid 19th & 26th Sep 7pm—8pm.
pupils must register . Not registered no class!!
Sat 27th Sep Meal for All Ireland winners—McNally’s
Inn @ 7pm sharp.
This is to be followed by concert and monster
session in GAA Club to which everyone is welcome.
Class resumes on 2nd September. New members
John Bosco Youth Club
Class: Resume on 8th September. New members
Youth Club will commence on Tues 23rd September
Bereavement Conference: Cruse Bereavement
Care is hosting a one day conference at the Armagh
City Hotel on 18th Sept. Cost £75.
Carers Events: on Friday 19th Sept 10.30am-1.30pm(including
lunch) in The Rural College & Derrynoid Centre,
Draperstown. Admission free.
Please see notice in Church Porch.
for men and women have a new class commencing
9th Sept in The Old School Centre, Bellaghy. Weigh
in 10-10.30am Talk 10.30-11am.
Contact Julie 028 25822652 or check www.weightwatchers.ie
Charity Collection: Angela Boorman would
like to thank the people of the Brough Rd for
their kind donation of £257.50 in the recent
envelope collection for Kidney Research. It is
all very much appreciated.
Helpline : No matter what your age or
where you live in N.I. if you or someone you know
is in distress or despair, Lifeline have counsellors
available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. TEL NO 0808
Calls are free from landlines &
a Bow Drama Classes will recommence in
Sean O’Leary’s Hall on Frid 5th Sept.
Classes for age 4+. Tel Shauna 07515122255
Traditional Singing Club are holding
their next singing session in the Island Hill
AOH Hall Ballymaguigan on Frid 5th Sep @ 9pm.
Monday @ 8.30pm - BINGO
Lines £20. Houses £40 Last House £200
Books £6. Flyer £1
Used Clothing Collection
On Sat 13th Sept @
Parochial Hall Carpark from 9am—12 midday
Sunday @ 10.00am
Eucharistic Minister for next Sunday
Reader for September
Kevin Duffin &
Mary Duffin &
in St Joseph’s
Masses only on Sundays in St Joseph’s until
renovations are completed—no Masses on 1st
Sorry for the inconvenience.
2, 5, 17, 18
£50 Katie Bigmore
£25 Ronan McCoy & Anthony McCoy
Next weeks jackpot £550
St Benedicts College All yr 12 pupils are asked
to return all textbooks to the school office as
soon as possible.
Echo Dance Theatre Co new programme of
events for children & adults. Tel 7134 2266
Computer Training Bannside Open days
at Community Focus
Learning, try out computers at Ballymena &
For details Tel Mary 25821184
Helena G.C Eel supper Sat 6th Sept 8pm
@ Tumbledown Inn. Ticket £10. Everyone welcome
to Croagh Padraig on Sat 13th Sep for
those aged 16-35 cost £35(inc trans from
Derry, a guide & dinner in a hotel in Westport.
Further details 028 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students—The Catholic Chaplaincy
@ Queen’s Belfast.
28, Elmwood Ave, reopens Sun 28th Sept for 8pm
Mass. The Chaplains’ café and the
rest of the Chaplaincy facilities reopen Mon 29th
Sep @ 9am.
Daily Mass Mon to Frid 12.15pm Sun Mass 12noon
Welcome night for all new students: Wednesday
8th Oct @ 7pm
Dedication of Studies Mass: Sunday 12th Oct @
A one year Practical Theology course,
“Points of Intersection” will be held
in Thornhill Centre each Monday from 7.30—9.30pm
commencing 6th October2008. Further details Tel
Pilgrimage to Knock: The second annual
National Grandparent’s Pilgrimage to Knock
is on 14th Sept 2008. Chief celebrant will be
Bishop John Fleming.
For further details email. email@example.com.
Pilgrimage to Holy Land Sept 2009
Direct flights from Belfast 11 days 1395euros
Spiritual directors Fr. Miko Poter & Fr. Gerry
Saving scheme in operation
Details contact Charlie Gillespie 07533330756
Comhaltas Branch are hosting an Irish
Language workshop 10-3pm Sat 13th Sept & an
Irish Trad singing workshop 11-4pm Sun 14th Sept
in Anahorish P.S. Admiss £10 includes light
lunch. W’end ends with trad music session
in Elk @ 5pm on Sun 14th Sept.
or 028 79468428 for registration.
Walk 2008 Sat 20th Sept
11am from Antrim Stadium choice of
10 mile walk, 6mile walk or children’s
nature trail plus free BBQ. Adult £10
Child £ 4. Family £20
Proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer
Renew your wedding vows. Marriage Encounter is
a weekend away
(Frid 8pm to Sun 5pm)
for married couples with a stable relationship.
Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly.
Accord (Catholic Marriage Care Service)
Provides confidential counselling for couples
or individuals who are experiencing problems in
Accord also runs marriage preparation courses
throughout the year. For further information on
our services call 796 42983
To book a Baptism please contact the Parish Office
Please check your wedding day details with Parish
Office before you finalise your other arrangements
for the day; 6 months in advance is advisable
We request that no headstone should exceed 3ft
6` in width; and the height should be in keeping
with the rest of the graves.
that the “Derry Post” has at last
picked up on this Info. This has been the way
since 1981 when New Cemetery was opened. Bosses
of Bellaghy Cemetery take a bow!