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5th December – Second Sunday in Advent
Maureen Cunningham, Rockdale Road Rock
Nora O’Brien, Molesworth Road Cookstown
Bernadette Hannon, Coolnafranky Park Cookstown
Marian Currie – Coolnafranky Park Cookstown
Anne-Marie Totten – Burnvale Crescent
Bernadette McElhatton, Moneygaragh Road, Rock
Eternal Rest Grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Sacred Heart Church Rock – 12th December
Sacred Heart Church Rock – 19th December
Please note that Masses will follow a weekly rotation unless otherwise notified.
Barry and Gemma on the birth of their son
Bobby Cein Hutton
Cathal and Terri on the birth of their daughter
Ruby Grace McWilliams
We wish them God’s Blessings of good health and happiness.
Christmas Mass Cards are now available to purchase form the parish office or sacristy. A book is available in the Church to add the names being offered up at a Novena of Masses for this parish during the Christmas Season.
Congratulations to all the happy couples who recently celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage.
Martin McCreesh and Sheena Bradley – 5th November 2021
Mickhail Hernadez and Elaine Kelly – 6th November 2021
Ronan Lawless and Marie Donaghy – 19th November 2021
We wish them God’s Blessings of good health and happiness.
A paper parish bulletin will now be available from the Church, please take your copy home when leaving the Church as these cannot be re-circulated. Many Thanks
Sacred Heart Rock PS —Double their Love
Sincere thanks to the Principal, Staff, Parents and Pupils for their amazing support, once again, for Mary’s Meals ‘Double the Love campaign’. Their ‘Blue Mug’ collection amounted to the amazing sum of £254.40 which will be doubled to £508.80 and so feed 32 hungry children everyday for a whole school year. Congratulations to everyone involved in expressing such an Act of Love. Pat McNeill 07774043147
Online enrolment will begin shortly for the next school year (2022-2023) for parents who wish to enrol their child/children into Holy Trinity Nursery or Primary School. The target age for children are:
Nursery School – Pupils born on or between 2nd July 2018 and 1st July 2019
Nursery School (under age) – Pupils born on or between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020
Primary School – Pupils born on or between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018
Online applications will open on Monday 10 January 2022 at 12 noon and will close on Friday 28th January at 12 noon.
Please go to: www.eani.org.uk/admissions for more information on how to apply.
Rock Community Hub are hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 12th December at 6pm. Great prizes to be won and every welcome!
Saturday 4th December 10 am:
Agnes McGlone, James Mullan, Moira Culver
Saturday 4th December 6pm:
Mickey Bradley, Brenda Mulgrew, Maria Helena Gonsalves
Sunday 5th December 9.30am:
Eileen McNally, Ellen McNally
Sunday 5th December Slatequarry 10.30am:
Mary Boyle (Month’s Mind), Mary Maguire,Margaret McCreesh,
Leo Mackle, Sofia Mackle-Leitao
Sunday 5th December 12 Noon:
Anne Kennedy (Month’s Mind), Mardie Boyle, Annie Corr, Teresa Keightley
Monday 6th December 10am:
John McElwee, Malachy O’Hare
Tuesday 7th December 10am:
Jacqueline McCormack (Month’s Mind), Rose Boylan, William Harbinson,
Annie Farrell, Thomas Hunter, Joanie Quinn, Margaret Campbell
Wednesday 8th December 10am:
Andrew McCloskey, Patrick Doherty, Michael McGurk, Matthew Donaghy, Mamie Stewart, Sean Quinn
Thursday 9th December 10am:
Mary O’Brien (1st Anniversary) Margaret Graham, Barney McCreesh,
Pauline Quinn, Jim Devlin, Roisin Dargan, Gerald O’Neill
Friday 10th December 10am:
Saturday 11th December 10am:
Charles Eastwood Jnr, Molly Eastwood, Anne Yorke,
Cyril Loughran, Shelagh and Brian McGinn
Saturday 11th December 6pm:
Kitty Mullan (1st Anniversary), Breege Heron
Sunday 12th December 9.30am:
Sunday 12th December Rock 10.30am:
Bernadette McElhatton (Month’s Mind), Francis McGeough, Mary Carroll
Sunday 12th December 12 Noon:
Sr. Brigid McGlone, Peter Collins, Pat O’Neill
Please note that anniversaries are only read out at one Mass.
Wednesday 8th December – 10am and 1.15pm
Christmas Mass times are available to view on the Home Page. Please note change to St Stephens Day Mass, now in Sacred Heart Church Rock at 12 Noon.
Please note time changes for anniversary notices and select a Mass time if there is more than one Mass on for that day.
Our Carol Service will take place on Sunday 12 December 2021 at 4pm in Holy Trinity Church.
We have a program of Scripture, Reflection, Adoration and Carols sung by SonLight.
Advent is a time to prepare for the birth of Jesus so “…come, let us adore Him…” and prepare together in this Advent season.
If you wish to request an anniversary Mass please put in writing to the Parish Office.
This can be:
Left into the office during office hours (Weekdays 9.30 am – 1.30 pm)
Put through the letterbox after the office has closed
Posted (1 Convent Road Cookstown, BT80 8QA)
Please ensure the name, date of the anniversary and time of Mass is clearly stated on the notice.
Also please note that the office is closed at the weekend and that the anniversary will only be read out at one Mass.
A number of parishioners have been enquiring about supporting our parish during this time of no public Mass. You may wish to drop your envelopes into the parish office or make a donation by cheque. For weekly envelopes; cheques may be made payable to ‘Cookstown Church Account’. For Building Fund envelopes; cheques may be made payable to ‘Cookstown Church Building Fund’. We thank you for your donations received to date and appreciate your generosity during these times. All donations will be recorded accordingly.
Anyone wishing to pay by standing order, direct debit or bank transfer can call the parish office to receive bank account details.
Pope Francis would like your thoughts for the future of the Universal Church and local Parishes. Below you will find a link to an online form to enable people to answer the questions for the Universal Synod consultation. This link allows as many people as possible to respond to the consultation so the Armagh Diocesan Synod Core Group depend on you to distribute it as widely as possible.
Believe you can and you are halfway there
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