25th January 2009
Ways of the Lord.
“Follow me and I will make
you into fishers of people.” Those words
of Jesus, which are given to us for this week,
are usually thought of as being addressed to people
with a vocation to the priesthood or religious
life. They are about vocation certainly but are
addressed to each of us. The four great vocations
in the Church are single life, married life, religious
life and priesthood. All of us who are baptised
are living one of those and each of us is vital
to the health of the whole body, the Church. We
live our vocations in different ways but to the
same end, the salvation of the world. Our task
is to discover how to live our own vocation to
the full. This means discovering how to make our
love radiate out to those around us. We begin
in our homes with those who are closest to us.
Then we can reach out to the world around us.
When we are with Christ and following him love
will be the characteristic of our lives.
Fr. Johnny Doherty,
Mary’s Church, Bellaghy.
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all notices into the office by lunchtime
Mon & Fri 7.30pm
Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am
Vigil (Sat) 6.30pm
Sun 9am & 11.30am
after Thurs morning mass & 1st Fri 7pm—7.20pm
our prayers and sympathy to the family and friends
Sarah Loughlin who died recently.
Mary Wright, Annie & Vincent Mulholland,
of the Week:
Mon: Sts Timothy & Titus, bishops
Wed: St Thomas Aquinas
Fri: St Aidan, bishop
Sat: St John Bosco, priest
Confirmation: Sunday 1st March
First Communion: Saturday 6th
June @ 11am
getting married in the Parish during 2009 are
asked to meet with Fr Dolan in the Prayer Room
on Sunday 1st February @ 2pm. This would greatly
help in planning ahead. Anyone getting married
elsewhere during the year is also very welcome
2 adorers required for First Friday Adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament between 2.00 & 2.30pm..
1 adorer required between 12.30pm &1.00pm
welcome into God’s Family through Baptism:
Tomas Gerard Doherty,
Servers: W’days: A McGoldrick Vigil:
9am: P Stuart 11.30am: R McPeake
Readers for the month of February
Vigil Mass: Aisling Brown 9.00am: Anne Scullion
11.30am: Clare Brown
Mon: Teresa O’Hagan Tues:Pauline Cassidy
Wed: Tom Scullion
Thurs: Moira Kearney Friday: Marie Kilpatrick
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS SCHEDULE
of 31st Jan & 1st February
Vigil: Gerry Diamond, Colette Glackin, Elizabeth
Davidson, Shauna Higgins
9.00am: Celine McCann, Margaret J Diamond, Isobel
11.30: Josephine Brennan, Kathleen O’Neill,
Weekdays: week commencing 25th January.
Morning: Celine McCann Evening : Gertrude Toner
SOCIETY: FEBRUARY Tracy Scullion
Park Attendants: February—Tommy
Doherty & Pius Diamond
cleaners for February Dolores Mulholland,
Philomena Scullion, Dolores Mulholland (sen),
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
9.00 am 11.30am.
Dermot Doherty Hughie McGoldrick Chris Diamond
Paddy Diamond Adrian Mulholland Raymond McErlean
Children’s Liturgy Teams February:
Vigil: Rosemary Scullion, Margaret McCartney &
11.30am: Deirdre, Eimear & Claire Diamond.
Next meeting Thurs 29th Jan @ 7.30pm
Malachy’s Castledawson - Lotto
No’s 4, 8, 13, 15.
Lucky Dip winners Sinead Heaney & Conor Gribbin.
Parish Draw Winners ( Wk. 16).
Margaret Doherty Ballynease Rd 1171 Rosemary McCauley
£200 Anne McPeake, Mullaghboy Rd 1425 Colette
£200 Mary Convery, Hunters Pk 2228 Donna
£100 Noel McKenna, Hillhead 2260 Marian
Notes: music classes resume Friday 23rd
Fees are again due.
Irish Dancing Class & Line Dancing Class have
New dancers very welcome.
St John Bosco Youth Club
Mondays at 7pm. Tuesday: Under 12’s 6.30pm-8.30pm
Wednesday: over 12’s 7pm—9pm Thursday:
over 12’s 7pm—9pm
of St John Bosco on 31st January.
Mass will be celebrated in St John Bosco Hall
on Sat morning @ 11am at which St Brigid’s
Crosses will be blessed.
Reunion, St Mary’s College , Clady.
Calling years 1973, 1974 & 1975
Venue Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone on 1st May 2009
commencing @ 8.30pm with Buffet Supper followed
by disco. Adm £10
Proceeds in aid of New Palliative Care Unit. AAH
Contact Bernie McKenna 07843739836 or Marie McCann
Quiz in Moyola Park Golf Club on Friday
30th January @ 8pm. Only £2 per person.
Proceeds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Charity Irish Folk Night in aid
of Naiscoil an Tseanchai, Killowen Drive, Magherafelt,
in Bellaghy GAA Club on Sat 31st Jan 10pm—1am.
Music by Rendition Admission £5
Monday @ 8.30pm -
BINGO Lines £20.
Last House £200
Books £6. Flyer £1
Sunday @ 10.00am
Minister for next Sunday
Reader for February
Gerard Weir & H F O’Donnell
Maura Graffin &
Lotto No’s 4, 6, 18, 22.
£50 Martin Heaney
£25 Brendan Marron & Joan McCoy
Jackpot now £1650. Club registration for
U6-U12 on Sun 1st Feb 2pm-3.30pm. £5
Open Night—St Benedict’s College
On Tuesday 27th Jan 7pm—9pm.
Open Night—St Mary’s College, Clady
on Tuesday 27th January @ 7.30pm.
Mrs Clayton will speak in the Hall @ 8.45pm. Supper
will be served
Mary’s Primary School are privileged
to offer a limited number of places to parents
of children attending St Mary’s P.S on “incredible
years parent training course.” This 12 week
course is funded by Health Trust each Fri 9.15am-11.15am
from Fri 20th Feb. Training will cover aspects
of helping children through play; effective use
of praise; setting boundaries etc.
As expected demand will be high please return
reply slips as soon as possible.
learned that no matter what happens, or how bad
it seems today, life goes on and it will be better
learned that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas
learned that regardless of your relationship with
your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re
gone from your life.
learned that making a “living” is
not the same thing as making a “life”
(continued - part 2)
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you
a second chance.
I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness,
it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family, friends, the
needs of others, your work and doing the very
best you can, happiness will find you.
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something
with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains,
I do not have to be one.
Learned” (continued - part 3)
I’ve learned that every day you should reach
out and touch someone; people love that human
touch—holdings hands, a warm hug, or just
a friendly pat on the back.
learned that you should pass this on to someone
you care about. I just did.
they just need a little something to make them
People will forget what you said. People will
forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them
Author, Eric S Chatman is on death row in San
Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2009
Why not give someone an opportunity of going on
the Lourdes Pilgrimage 16th—21st July 2009
as your Christmas Gift.
Gift vouchers (£25 & £50) are
now available from The Pilgrimage Office Thurs
11am-2pm & Sat 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Tel 71 260293
Weddings must be confirmed in Person. If a wedding
is postponed or cancelled please let us know right
your wedding day details with Parish Office before
you finalise your other arrangements for the day;
6 months in advance is advisable
1st Saturday of the month &
3rd Sunday of the month
a Baptism please contact the Parish Office 028
Sacred Heart Messenger. The magazine
costs £10.80 for the year ahead and should
be paid as soon as possible.
Church Photograph. A Framed and
Mounted photo of St Mary’s taken by Pat
shivers is on display in the Porch. Price £30.
A contribution from the sales will go to St Vincent
de Paul. Contact Pat on 07855165678
(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
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.