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18th April 2021, Third Sunday of Easter
Malachy O’Neill, Westland Drive
Tony Devlin, Westland Crescent
Grace O’Neill, Rathbeg
Christopher Loughran, Sullenboy
Sean Hamill, Woodglen Crescent
Jim Murphy, Park Avenue
Eternal Rest Grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Cormac and Yasmin on the birth of their son
Cohan Martin McDonald
Niall and Hannah on the birth of their son
Leo August Campbell-Courtauld
Laura on the baptism of her son
We wish them God’s Blessings of good health and happiness.
St John’s Church, Slatequarry – 19th April
Sacred Heart Church, Rock – 24th April
Some Masses will be outdoors, weather permitted.
The parish office will be closed from Friday 2nd April until Monday 12th April, therefore, any anniversaries over this period would need to be sent into the office before Friday 2nd April.
There will be a blood donation session at Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown on Friday 16th April 2021 – 1pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7:30pm.
Note that donation sessions are now by appointment only; to book an appointment, please call 08085 534 653 between 10am and 4:30pm.
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.
We are thankful for the generous donation of the St Joseph statue. St Joseph has been placed at the convent side entrance. In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, Pope Francis recalls the 150th Anniversary of St Joseph as Patron Saint of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph” and asks us to recite the following prayer:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted His only Son;
In you Mary placed her trust;
With you Christ became Man
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father,
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us Grace, Mercy and Courage,
and defend us from every evil.
Saturday 10th April 10 am:
Sonya Monaghan (First Anniversary), John McLaughlin, Paddy Lawless, John Conway
Saturday 10th April 6 pm:
Mary Agnes Martin (Month’s Mind), Sean McElwee
Sunday 11th April 9.30 am:
Terry Gilvarry, Mary McCahill, Mary Rose Green, Francis Walls
Sunday 11th April Rock 10.30 am:
Sunday 11th April 12 Noon:
Mark McElduff, Teresa Hagan, Charlie Hagan, Mary Walsh
Monday 12th April 10 am:
Tuesday 13th April 10 am:
Paul Connolly (Month’s Mind)
Wednesday 14th April 10 am:
Joe McKernan (First Anniversary), Emily Humphrey, Gerry McDonald, Placido De Araujo
Thursday 15th April 10 am:
Margaret and William Magee
Friday 16th April 10 am:
Parish Mass Intentions
Saturday 17th April 10 am:
Saturday 17th April 6 pm:
Jimmy McGurk (Month’s Mind), Kevin Madden (Month’s Mind), Fergal Heron, Isabella Madden, Mary Hamill
Sunday 18th April 9.30 am:
Susan Doherty, Patrick Harte
Sunday 18th April Slatequarry 10.30 am:
Parish Mass Intentions
Sunday 18th April 12 Noon:
Parish Mass Intentions
Please state a time for weekend anniversaries.
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Following ongoing consultation between representatives of the Churches, the Executive Office and our public health authorities, and in light of the most recent review of lockdown provisions by the NI Executive yesterday, the Northern Catholic Bishops are pleased to announce that, where possible, there can be a cautious return to public worship for the faithful from Friday 26th March, in time for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter.
We note that other Christian Churches will be making a similar announcement, in keeping with key dates in their liturgical traditions around Easter.
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