All the current news that is relevant for our community.
Sunday 22nd January – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Anne Morris – Lomond Heights, Cookstown
Maureen Glendinning – Lime Court, Cookstown
Tony O’Neill – Eden Gardens, Rock
Sheila Wallace – Coolnafranky Park, Cookstown
Maureen Donaghy – The Grange, Cookstown
James Duffin – Slatequarry
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them
Sacred Heart Church, Rock – Sunday 29th January 10.30am
St. John’s Church, Slatequarry – Sunday 5th February 10.30am
Please note that Masses will follow a weekly rotation unless otherwise notified.
Weekly: £2342.59 £184.10
Building Fund: £1426.30 £ 59.00
Thank you for your generous support for the parish.
Dominique and Paul on the birth of their son
Seanán Michael Gahan
Aoife and Diarmaid on the birth of their son
Rebecca and Christopher on the birth of their daughter
Destiny Rose Regan
We wish them God’s Blessings of good health and happiness.
If you are planning to marry in the Parish of Cookstown 2023/2024, we invite you to meet with the Priests and Deacon of the Parish on Sunday 26th February at 3 pm in The Stables. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your wedding requirements i.e. Prenuptial wedding papers, civil papers, Mass Service or Wedding Service and ask any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting with you.
Glenavon House Hotel – Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st January: 12.30pm – 4.00pm, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
To book contact: 08085 534 653
An evening for the young and old at Paddy Cullen Park Clubrooms on Monday 30th January at 7pm bringing back one of the old traditions of making St Bridget’s Crosses. Everyone in the parish/community is welcome and we are looking for some experts to help our youth to get creative. If you are able to bring your own rushes it would be appreciated. Spread the word, it is important not to lose sight of the old traditions. Refreshments will be provided.
St. Bridget’s crosses will be made in the Old Rock School on Tuesday 31st January at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Following a meeting with the Parish Finance Committee it has been discussed and agreed that a plan will be drawn up of the new graveyard in Sacred Heart, Rock:
– A deed will be issued for each plot
– Grave allocation will be in sequence
– Grave plots cannot be allocated or purchased
before a death
– Rock parish cemetery is a cemetery for its
– A single grave is suitable for a family of three or
a double a family of six
There is a chart and deed registration forms at the back of Rock Chapel highlighting existing graves. We ask that a family member complete the form and return to the Parish Office so that a deed can be issued.
CBD Boxing Demonstration:
Saturday 11th February
Sunday 12th February – 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Speed Well Trust:
Wednesday 15th February – 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 16th February – 7.45pm – 9.00pm
Menopause Group – 4 Weeks:
Friday 17th February – 9.45 am – 11.45am
Finding Hope in Grief:
Monday 20th February – 10.00am – 12 Noon
St. Lúaráns – Mondays and Wednesdays 10.30am – 5pm
Saturday 21st January 10am:
Peter Martin, Fr. Thomas Foudy, Dalglish Heatherington
Saturday 21st January 6pm:
Frank McCaffrey, Bridie Martin, Thomas Conway, Christina Colton
Sunday 22nd January 9.30am:
Sunday 22nd January Slatequarry 10.30am:
James Duffin (Month’s Mind)
Sunday 22nd January 12 Noon:
Gerard Mullan (First Anniversary),
Patrick Eccles, Denis Bradley, Bridie O’Neill
Monday 23rd January 10am:
Rosemary and Charlie Scullion, Mary Brigid McKernan
Tuesday 24th January 10am:
Joseph and Mary Devlin, Michael McCracken, Raymond Mulgrew,
Wednesday 25th January 10am:
John Connolly, Margaret Josephine McBride
Pray for Gerard Conway – Missing 16 years
Thursday 26th January 10am:
Jack Glackin, Angela O’Neill
Friday 27th January 10am:
Pat O’Neill, Michael Lawn, Malachy McCaughey
Saturday 28th January 10am:
Dominic McCrory, Terry Cullen
Saturday 28th January 6pm:
Martha Theresa O’Hare (First Anniversary),
Ronnie Glackin, Peggy Quinn
Sunday 29th January 9.30am:
Terry Dolan, Tom Walsh
Sunday 29th January Rock 10.30am:
Sunday 29th January 12 Noon:
Tony Rush, Mary Donaghy, Linda Bingham
We are looking for someone help us provide music for Sunday liturgy/funerals – if anyone is interested, please contact the parish office.
Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.
A reminder that Double the Love Campaign ends on Tuesday 31st January. Any amount donated until then will be doubled, thus increasing the number of children being fed and so transforming the lives of many more desperately hungry children waiting for Mary’s Meals. Unfortunately, due to food prices increasing worldwide the cost of one meal is now 10p, £19.15 feeds a child every school day for a whole year! Grateful thanks to all parishioners for your continuing generosity. Every donation is much appreciated.
Patricia McNeill 07774043147.
The price of £799 (with price reduction for Cancer Patients) will include: Return flights from Belfast International Airport, Full board and accommodation at the Hotel Agena in
Lourdes for five nights pps. To enquire tel: 078746 88388 or email:email@example.com
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.
If you are still not attending Mass in person and wish to continue supporting the parish, you may opt 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 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.
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.
Open Monday to Friday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Tel: 028 8676 3490
Tel: 028 8676 3370
Fr Lawrence Boyle
Fr Brian Slater