All the current news that is relevant for our community.
Sunday 24th September – Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sean O’Donnell – Woodland Drive, Coosktown
Anna McNicholl – Glencree, Cookstown
Josie Brennan – Killymoon Street, Cookstown
Lorna Reid – Fountain Road, Cookstown
John Hagan – Dunleath Avenue, Cooktown
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Justino and Elisabeth on the birth of their daughter
Chavania Sinta Santos Mota
Joseph and Máiréad on the birth of their son
Tiarnán Joseph Banks Skinner
We wish them God’s Blessings of Health.
Laura Hayden and Mark Meenan
Felicia Toner and Tuatvydas Bumblys
Niamh McNamee and Daniel Mouncer
We wish them God’s Blessing for the future.
Sunday 24th September – Sacred Heart Church, Rock
Sunday 1st October – St. John’s Church, Slatequarry
Sunday 8th October – Sacred Heart Church, Rock
Please note that Masses will follow a weekly rotation unless otherwise notified.
Thank you for your generous support for the parish.
Recently someone entered St Luáráns’ Church and decided to do some damage within. Please be vigilant so we can restrict any further occurrence.
To enable access to and from Holy Trinity Primary School and the Church please do not park outside SVP. Please avail of the Church car park. This is imperative whilst the building work continues. Thank you for your cooperation.
Our children’s choir will begin again this month. Any new members must contact the parish office to complete a permission slip and leave their contact details. We look forward to getting started again. More details to follow soon!
Sunday 24th September – Dancing 8.30pm – 11.30pm. Peter McCloskey and his Band
Every Tuesday – 1.00pm and 8.00pm
The Hub @ Cookstown is holding a Tea Dance on Friday 29th September between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Everyone welcome.
Commencing Monday 16th October 2023 for 8 weeks. Registraton Evening – Monday 2nd October 5.30pm – 7.00pm at Gaelsacoi Eoghain. Beginner and Improver lessons in Tin Whistle, Fiddle and Guitar
Mary’s Meals are having a dance to raise funds for children in Malawi in the Ryandale, Moy on Thursday 5th October. 8.30pm – 11.30pm. Please join us for a worthy cause. Everyone welcome.
Whist – Every Friday 8.00pm – Lower Hall
MS – Every Thursday 11.00am – 1.00pm
Indoor Bowling – Every Wednesday 8.00pm
Covid/Flu Vaccination Clinic – Mid Ulster Sports Arena (MUSA, Tullywiggan Road, Cookstown) – Wednesday 11th October 2023
All eligible patients will receive a letter of invitation for vaccination over the next few weeks in the post. Please Note this vaccination clinic is for patients registered with Mid Ulster Health Care Cookstown only.
Cookstown Region Pioneer Committee is organising a bus trip to the shrine of Matt Talbot in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dublin on Sunday 22nd of October. Cost of bus fare and food at the Carrickdale Hotel will be £50.
Booking with E. O’ Hagan 02886736259; S. O’Kane, 07712655722; B. Conway 07802542897.
Booking with payment by 2nd 0ctober. Bus will leave Cookstown from the Ulster Bank at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome.
Lunch Club Tuesday to Friday at 12 Noon.
Meals on Wheels Monday to Saturday (within a 6 mile radius of Cookstown).
Arts and Crafts Classes 3 afternoons per week.
Please phone 028 8676 9005 to enquire or book
May you always find three welcomes in life,
A garden in the summer,
A hearth in winter,
And the heart of a friend the whole year through.
Saturday 23rd September 10am:
Joe and Ita Brennan, Francis Aloysius Bloomer,
Carolina Fernandes da Salva
Saturday 23rd September 6pm:
Jim Crawford (Month’s Mind),
Patrick McAleer, Vincent (Jim) Murphy, Michael McElwee
Sunday 24th September 9.30am:
Sunday 24th September 10.30am Rock:
Sunday 24th September 12 Noon:
Peggy McAlister (Month’s Mind),
Mary Burns, Joseph and Bridget McLaughlin,
Meljy de Sousa Tilman, Silveiro and Eugena Verdial
Monday 25th September 10am:
Mary Rose and Mike Blewitt, Alice Collins,
Joseph Smyth, Christina Rushe
Tuesday 26th September 10am:
Martin Rea (First Anniversary),
Niall McFadden, Tommy Sonner
Wednesday 27th September 10am:
Peter Cosgrove, Lucy McGuigan, John Girvan,
Johnny and Finbarr McVey
Thursday 28th September 10am:
Friday 29th September 10am:
Colette Devlin, David and Josephine O’Neill,
Margaret Moore, Catherine Colton
Saturday 30th September 10am:
Saturday 30th September 6pm:
Josephine Callan, Clare McErlean
Sunday 1st October 9.30am:
Sunday 1st October 10.30am Slatequarry:
Sunday 1st October 12 Noon:
Myles Anthony Eastwood (First Anniversary), Rita Crilly, Brendan Burns
Mondays and Wednesdays – 11.00am – 5.00pm
Anyone wishing to arrange music for Funerals, Weddings or Anniversary Masses can contact Nuala McCormick on 07860223551 or the parish office.
We are currently updating the records of St. Lúarán’s cemetery. If you have an existing grave, it is important that you inform the parish office.
We are currently updating the records of Rock cemetery. If you have an existing grave, it is important that you inform the parish office.
If you do not have collection envelopes and wish to contribute you can contact the parish office for envelopes or alternatively contribute by standing order or direct debit.
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 at all 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.
During the past 5 years we have refurbished St. Lúarán’s, renovated Sacred Heart Church and cemetery, St. Johns, Slatequarry Church, cemetery and grounds, also the refurbishment of the Stables as a parish centre. One of the greatest expenses of the parish has been maintaining the Church and Convent Buildings which are presently listed buildings. To date around £150,000 has been spent to make it safe and presentable. Without your support these vital changes would not have been possible.
Thank you again for your continued support with our future projects.
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)
Anniversary requests must be received into the parish office in writing by Wednesday of the upcoming anniversary.
Sorry, phone calls are no longer accepted.
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.
If you wish to place flowers for your loved one’s funeral Mass in the Church, please contact the sacristans or the Parish office for further details.
New parking signage has been added to the Church car park.
Parking is not permitted on the double yellow lines out on the road or in the yellow box located outside The Stables Room.
Motorists are not allowed to park in these areas; this will keep the flow of traffic through the car park and in the event of an emergency where access/exit is required.
We appreciate your co-operation with this.
Ulster Regional Retreat is between 29th September and 1st October. The retreat is donation only, however, if you wish to stay, there is a cost of £35. To register, visit www.youth200.ie
As work has begun on the new build of Holy Trinity College we are trying to facilitate safety for all attending church services, school traffic and pedestrians. In the interest of safety for all we ask that anyone doing school drop offs/pick up at Holy Trinity Primary School or visiting SVP premises park in the Church car park so that there is no obstruction on the road to oncoming plant machinery accessing the building site. We suggest that traffic enter via Church entrance and exit via Convent Road.
We appreciate your support on this matter.
Open Monday to Friday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Tel: 028 8676 3490
Tel: 028 8676 3370
Fr Lawrence Boyle
Fr Brian Slater