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31st May, Pentecost Sunday
James McCausland, Giboney Court Cookstown
Noel Cleary, Fairhill Road Cookstown
Philomena Coyle, Castle Court Cookstown
Joan Lawn, Riverside Drive Cookstown
Patrick McCaffery, Union Place Cookstown
Eternal Rest Grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost – the great feast of the Holy Spirit and the “birthday” of the Christian Church.
As we still cannot gather physically for Mass and sacraments, we will join once again as a community in spirit to celebrate Pentecost. We acknowledge the great sacrifices that have been made to protect the health and lives of ourselves, our families, and the world as a whole and look forward to the re-opening of Churches so we can gather again for Masses inside. In the meantime, the Church will be opened from after Sunday Mass until 6 pm for visits and private prayer. We wish you and your families God’s Blessing this weekend.
Mass and Novena 5th – 13th June each day.
Triduum Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June at 7 pm.
The Blessing of the graves took place in the cemeteries of Forthill, St Luárán’s, Sacred Heart Rock and St John’s Slatequarry on Thursday 28th May, presided by the Priests and Deacon of the Parish. We will celebrate Mass on Sunday 7th June at 3pm to remember our loved ones who have departed this life.
We hope you will join us at Cookstownparish.com/livestream
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 made payable to ‘Cookstown Church Account’. For Building Fund envelopes; cheques made payable to ‘Cookstown Church Building Fund’. Thank you to all who are contributing for your kindness and generosity during these difficult times. All donations will be recorded accordingly.
Monday – Saturday 10am
Sunday 10.30 am
Saturday 30th May 10 am:
Sunday 31st May 10.30 am:
Mary and Peter John McArdle, Gerry Rodgers, Johney Mulgrew
Monday 1st June 10 am:
Patrick Kane, Patrick and May Corr, Edward Kelly, Eamon Kelly, John McBride, Packie Bigley
Tuesday 2nd June 10 am:
Mary Doherty, John Bloomer
Wednesday 3rd June 10 am:
Anne O’Donnell, Harry Bradley
Thursday 4th June 10 am:
Philomena Coyle (Month’s Mind), Seamus Coyle (First Anniversary),
Celia Sonner, Kathleen Mullan
Friday 5th June 10 am:
Saturday 6th June 10 am:
Rosaleen Loughrey, Mary McCreesh, Hugh Fitzpatrick
Sunday 7th June 10.30 am:
Day is over, night has come.
Today is gone, what’s done is done.
Embrace your dreams, through the night.
Tomorrow comes with a whole new light.
Thank you to all who have already returned their Trócaire boxes. As you know, donations made through the annual Trócaire Lenten Campaign, especially the Trócaire box, fund lifesaving programme’s around the world. Due to the necessary restrictions related to COVID-19, thousands of Trócaire boxes are sitting in homes across Ireland. This is the worst possible time coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Millions of people who live without access to adequate water supplies, sanitation and healthcare are now faced with the threat of COVID-19. We have done – and continue to do – so much to protect each other. Now it is time to protect the worlds’ most vulnerable. The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion.
Although the SVP Centre is closed the helpline is still open for anyone in need of support 8676 9400.
Open Monday to Friday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Tel: 028 8676 3490
Tel: 028 8676 3370
Fr Lawrence Boyle
Fr Emlyn McGinn