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22nd November, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Geraldine McKeown, Sperrin Court Cookstown
Peter Toner, Greenvale Drive Cookstown
Finbarr McAleer, Westland Park Cookstown
Eternal Rest Grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Adoration Sunday 22nd November in Holy Trinity Church after 12 Noon Mass until 6 pm.
Closing at 5.30 pm with Benediction.
From Friday 27th November under new Government rules set out by the Executive our Churches will be closed for two weeks. We will continue to livestream our daily and weekend masses and will monitor the situation closely as to when we can open again. Weddings and funerals can go ahead with a maximum of 25 in attendance. Baptisms and First Friday calls will be postponed until further notice.
Mass schedule as follows:
Sunday 22nd November – St Johns Church, Slatequarry
Churches will close on 27th November for two weeks under new COVID rules set out by the Executive. Masses can be viewed via livestream in Holy Trinity Church.
Monday- Friday at 10am
Saturday at 10 am, 6 pm Vigil
Sunday 9.30 am and 12 Noon.
Dermot and Ciara on the birth of their daughter
Éabha-Rose Francis Mallon
Dean and Trina on the birth of their son
Francis and Shauna on the birth of their daughter
Caoimhe Bridget Shallow
Eugene and Eimear on the birth of their son
Fionn Eugene McGovern
We wish them God’s Blessings of good health and happiness.
We are grateful for the volunteers who are stewarding the weekend Masses but would be thankful if another few people could volunteer their time as we approach the Christmas period. If interested please email us at cookstownparish.com or contact the Parish Office on 028 8676 3490.
Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are now available to buy from the Sacristy or Parish Office.
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.
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.
There will be a blood donation session in the Glenavon House Hotel on the 25th and 26th November.
Please note that donation sessions are now by appointment only; to book an appointment please call 08085 534 653 between 10am and 4.30pm.
Many thanks for your continuing support, it is greatly appreciated.
Cereal, canned foods, rice, pasta, soups, noodles, sauces, jams, tea, coffee, biscuits, toiletries, washing up products, nappies, selection boxes, small gifts/toys, gloves, hats, stoking fillers.
All items can be left into Bank of Ireland Cookstown and will be distributed to SVP and The Hub.
All donations are greatly appreciated.
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.
Saturday 21st November 10 am:
Susan Gilvarry, Peggy McCreesh, Mary Morris, Mary Ann Loughran Connolly
Saturday 21st November 6 pm:
Olive Rooney, Harry McNally, John McNally
Sunday 22nd November 9.30 am:
Mary Murray, Patsy Devlin
Sunday 22nd November Slatequarry 10.30 am
Teresa Monaghan (First Anniversary), Kevin Armstrong, Mary Ellen Devlin
Sunday 22nd November 12 Noon:
Dermot Gourley, Mart Crilly
Monday 23rd November 10 am:
Philomena McElhone (Month’s Mind), Bernard Murphy
Tuesday 24th November 10 am:
Virginia McGuigan (Month’s Mind), Oliver Conlon
Wednesday 25th November 10 am:
Thursday 26th November 10 am:
Patrick Joseph Kelly, Kathleen Eaton, Pius McNamee
Friday 27th November 10 am:
Malachy Dargan, Mary Collins, Peter John Donnelly, James McKernan
Saturday 28th November 10 am:
Parish Mass Intentions
Saturday 28th November 6 pm:
Charlie Doyle (First Anniversary)
Sunday 29th November 9.30 am:
Sunday 29th November Rock 10.30 am:
Mary Maguire (First Anniversary), Maureen Kilpatrick
Sunday 29th November 12 Noon:
Please state a Mass time for weekend anniversaries.
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:email@example.com
Many thanks for your continued support over the years. The Immaculate Conception Conference Cookstown
Every year we are amazed by the generosity of parishioners in Cookstown Parish who support Mary’s Meals Backpack Project and feeding programme. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are unable to collect and distribute backpacks
for the foreseeable future. In the interim the good news is that any donations made to Mary’s Meals “Double the Love” campaign from the 2nd November until the 31st January 2021 will be
matched by the UK Government up to £2 million, in order to provide daily meals for 43,000 children in Liberia. £15.90 feeds a child every day for a full school year. Find out more at www.marysmeals.org.uk/doublethelove
or contact Pat McNeill 07774043147.
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 COVID cases 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.
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
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You don’t have to be brilliant, rich,
beautiful or perfect.
You just have to care.
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