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1st November, All Saints
Virginia McGuigan, Castle Villas Cookstown
Philomena McElhone, Westland Park Cookstown
Lee Hagan, Greenacres Cookstown
Christine Devlin, Killymoon Crescent Cookstown
Barry O’Loane, Drumvale Park Cookstown
Jimmy Mullan, Keenaghan Road Cookstown
Philomena Gormley, Old Rectory Park Cookstown
Eternal Rest Grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Mass of Remembrance – Sunday 1st November at 3pm
During these difficult times, we are all mindful of those grieving families, who, because of restrictions, have been unable to experience the customary spiritual and community supports which are so much part of our Irish tradition. With this in mind the Bishops of Ireland, at their recent meeting, decided to dedicate November, to remember in a special way, those who have died and to pray for the families who have experienced so much pain and sadness.
We invite you to join us and the Bishops of Ireland in holding an online Mass to dedicate the month of November to ‘Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved’. This will take place on Sunday 1st November at 3.00pm in Cathedrals and Churches throughout the country.
Please God, the whole country will unite in this moment of prayer.
Places or worship can remain open but face coverings will be mandatory. Attendance at Weddings and Funerals is limited to 25.
Due to the increase of cases in the Mid Ulster area , we ask that if you or a family member have any COVID symptoms, even mild ones, or if there is a chance you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive that you remain at home and not attend any Masses. We remind you that all our Masses are live-streamed and thank you for your support at this time.
Lyndsay and Adrian on the birth of their daughter
We wish them God’s Blessings of good health and happiness.
As we approach winter and the end of this challenging year, we would like to let you know that our Annual Appeal, beginning 18th November, will be very different than that of previous years. This year’s campaign is called “Impossible Choices” and significantly there will be NO Toy Appeal. Due to covid-19 restrictions, accepting and distributing toys safely to families in time for Christmas will be very difficult, if not impossible.
Impossible Choices are the real struggles that our families face, whether to heat the house, have food on the table or presents under the tree. Our campaign is to alleviate these choices by ensuring that everyone is safe and warm, enough food and the ability to enjoy a little bit of magic at this time of year. There is no necessity for drives within our schools, communities or businesses to provide toys this year. Anyone wishing to help can donate money, vouchers/gift cards or items of food for our food bank. Food can be left in our trolley in Tesco, Asda and Quinns, Chapel Street Cookstown, where you see our signs. Anyone wishing to help or anyone in NEED of our help, telephone our confidential helpline on : 02886769400, option 3 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for your continued support over the years. The Immaculate Conception Conference Cookstown
Help during the COVID Pandemic
Food, Material Assistance and Support
Have you or someone you know suffered, as a result of the current pandemic?
Did you lose your job, were you furloughed or lost your business?
Are you in need of some help?
Please contact us on our confidential helpline (028 8676 4900 option 3). We have been working and continue to work, through this pandemic. We are here for everyone in need.
When life gives you
A hundred reasons to break
down and cry, show life that
To smile and laugh.
Monday – Saturday 10 am
Saturday Vigil 6 pm
Sunday 9.30 am
Saturday 31st October 10 am:
Patrick Doherty, Margaret Martin, Joseph Martin, Frank McBride
Saturday 31st October 6 pm:
Mary Conway, Joao Freitas, Teresa Neto, Matias Mega, Veronica Feko
Sunday 1st November 9.30 am:
Margaret McGurk, Charles and Bridget Hampsey, Enjela Mega, Anjelina Freitas,
Dulce and Cancio Belo
Sunday 1st November Rock 10.30 am
Stephen O’Regan, Patricia Corrigan, Margaret McCourt
Sunday 1st November 12 Noon:
Cornelius O’Neill, Anna O’Neill, Seamus Boyle
Monday 2nd November 10 am:
Bridget Meenagh, Paddy McCourt, Billy Devlin, Kathleen Begley, Mary-Alice Ross, May Donnelly, Fernando Pinto Baptisto, Kerry Devlin, Placido de Araujo, Delfin Castro de Araujo, Tony Castrode Araujo
Tuesday 3rd November 10 am:
Annie McCormack (First Anniversary), Augusto Adriano Monteiro, Delfina Mendonca
Wednesday 4th November 10 am:
Martina Mulligan (First Anniversary), Sarah McAleer, Carmel Anderson, Lucrecia tsneraldu Madeira, Francisco Xeisas Castro
Thursday 5th November 10 am:
Bernadette Collins, Gerry Maynes, Mau Leto, Dav Leto
Friday 5th November 10 am:
James, Patricia and John-Eamon Gourley
Saturday 6th November 10 am:
Parish Mass Intentions
Saturday 6th November 6 pm:
Parish Mass Intentions
Sunday 7th November 9.30 am:
Parish Mass Intentions
Sunday 7th November Slatequarry 10.30 am:
Sunday 7th November 12 Noon:
Parish Mass Intentions
Please state a Mass time for weekend anniversaries.
Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Rock and Slatequarry at 10.30 am. Masses will now commence indoors and will be reviewed regularly. Please follow safety guidelines when entering and exiting, face coverings will be mandatory.
Mass schedule as follows:
Sunday 1st November – Sacred Heart, Rock
Sunday 7th November – St Johns Church, Slatequarry
A special Mass will take place in Sacred Heart Church Rock at 3pm on Sunday 1st November in union with all the Churches in Ireland. At this special ceremony families of those who have departed us in the past year have been invited to attend.
Due to COVID restrictions we are limited to places inside the church, therefore, if you wish to attend and stay by the grave of your loved one, the Mass will also be relayed outside.
Caros residents Hau hein katak imi ho familiia sira hotu seguru no diak deit maski pandemia covid-19 kontinua fo impaktu makas ba ita hotu nia moris. Ami nia knar mak assegura atu komunidade tomak hatene guia no konselhu foun kona ba tulun malu kuidadu-an. Ita hamutuk bele fo kontribusiaun vital ida proteje-an rasik, ita nia familia no residente sira seluk. Ho hanoin ne’e iha neon, ami produz ona mensagem securansa atualizada ba imi. Favor ida haelkar ba malu ho belun no familia sira seluk. Kontinua kuidadu-an nafatin durante biban dificil ne’e ho hau hato’o votus isin diak ba imi no ba familia sira hotu. Sinceros kumprimentus Cathal Mallaghan Chair of Mid-Ulster District Council.
CORONAVIRUS STAY SAFE = SOI-AN SAVE LIVES = SALVA MORIS. Keep your distance = mantein distancia. Do not host, nor attend house parties = keta halo, keta ba, festa iha uma. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and dispose in a bin = mear ka fani ba liman sikun ka ba tissue no soe ba lixu. Don’t touch your face = keta kaer oin. Wash your hands well and often = fase liman didiak no bei-beik. Download Stop COVID NI app = deskarega Stop COVID NI app. You must use face coverings in enclosed spaces like shops, healthcare settings and on public transport = Ita tenki taka oin iha fatin kobertu hirak hanesan loja, centru saude no iha transporte publiku
All anniversary notices must be received by 12pm on Thursday to ensure inclusion in the parish bulletin. Please state a Mass time for weekend anniversaries.
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.
Open Monday to Friday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Tel: 028 8676 3490
Tel: 028 8676 3370
Fr Lawrence Boyle
Fr Emlyn McGinn