LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN ___________________________________________________

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Today we celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran, historically the
oldest church in Rome. It was the residence of the Pope for centuries and remains his
cathedra. It is considered the mother of all churches! Our Gospel passage for this
feast almost seems to be in contradiction as it recalls Jesus cleansing the Temple in
Jerusalem. The theology of the Temple was such that to get to God you had to
qualify culturally, socially and in terms of ‘purity’. The goods sold in the Temple
markets were used in sacrifices so that people could meet the requirements to be
‘closer’ to God. You can understand why Jesus was angry and challenged this model.
He tells people early on in John’s Gospel that HE is God’s Temple. God cannot be
confined. Jesus’ words are too controversial for his listeners and challenging such
powerful structures comes at a price.
We can take away many reflections from today’s feast: we celebrate the Church as a
place of encounter with God; we are also reminded that God is not confined to one
building or the structures placed around it. We gather as community in prayer and
worship in our churches united with Christians all over the world, yet we remember
that it is the people who gather there in Jesus’ name who are the real Church. The
Temple of God is the Christian community, the body of Christ with Jesus as its
foundation. This is pre-echoed in the second reading today from St Paul when he
says: ‘For the Temple of God is holy and you are that Temple’.
WHITE OAKS YARD PROJECT An outreach to family members affected by another’s
addiction - alcohol, drugs, gambling. A new support service from a qualified counsellor to help
families cope. The vision is to heal and restore the person back to dignity. Available by appointment
at Columba House, 11 Queen Street, Derry. Tel: 02871262407 (A Columba Community Initiative)
LORETO COLLEGE 85th GALA BALL at the Tullyglass House, Ballymena on 14 March 2015.
Contact Pauline on 028 70343611.
LUMEN CHRISTI COLLEGE ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in St Columb’s Hall on Tues 25, Wed 26
and Thurs 27 Nov at 8.00 pm. Tickets from the college. Tel: 028 71 362595.
Allen and Brian McDermott on Thurs 20 Nov at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. Tickets
20 euro from hotel or 00 353 86 0887010.
FEARGHEALL MULLAN SOCCER SCHOOL Every Saturday morning at 3G pitch, Scroggy
Road from 9.30 am - 10.30 am. For more information contact Feargheall on 07742237454.
U3A FOYLE will hold a Craft Fair on Wed 12 Nov from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm in Pascal McDonald
House, Gransha Park. Admission £1. Everyone welcome. Call 71 860123 for further information.
A SCHOOL’S HIDDEN TALENT An inter-school talent contest in the Millennium Forum on 13
November at 8.00 pm. 8 schools including St Mary’s, are participating. Tickets on sale online at
£10 adult and £7 U18s. All proceeds to NI Children to Lapland Trust.
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
9 November 2014
Monday - Saturday
Vigil Mass
Sunday Morning
Monday & Friday
Vigil Mass
Sunday Morning
Tuesday & Friday
Vigil Mass
Sunday Morning
10.00 am
7.30 pm
9.00 am, 11.00 am
7.30 pm
6.00 pm
10.00 am, 12.00 noon
9.00 am
7.00 pm
10.00 am
Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 am & 7.00 - 7.15 pm
Saturday 5.30 - 5.45 pm
Saturday 6.30 pm
Weddings, Month’s Mind Masses and Anniversary Masses
To book Weddings, Month’s Mind Masses, Anniversary Masses,
contact Janet at the Parish Office. Tel: 028 777 62522.
Any forms to be signed by the Priest can be left at the Parish Office
and collected the next day
St Finlough’s Church
1st Sunday of the month
11.00 am
St Mary’s Church
1st Sunday of the month
11.45 am
Christ the King Church 3rd Saturday of the month 4.00 pm
Baptismal Cards to be completed in the Parish Office at least 1 week before Baptism
Mgr McCanny
Fr Devine
Parish Office
Telephone Numbers
028 777 29759
028 777 62721
028 777 62522 (Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm)
Email: [email protected]
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meeting every Sunday night at 8.00 pm in St Mary’s Parish
Office, 115 Irish Green Street. For more information contact 07783817885.
BULLETIN NOTICES All notices MUST be either left at the Parish Office, faxed to 028 777 65290 or sent
by email to: [email protected] on or before Wednesday at 1.00 pm.
We extend are deepest sympathy to the family and friends of:
Paddy McCool, Leeds (formerly Limavady)
who died recently
Month’s Mind Masses
The Month’s Mind Mass for Angela Gilloway will be celebrated on
Monday 10 November at 7.30 pm in Christ the King Church.
The Month’s Mind Mass for Margaret McGuigan will be celebrated on
Saturday 15 November at 6.00 pm in Christ the King Church.
The Month’s Mind Mass for Patrick Kavanagh will be celebrated on
Saturday 15 November at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Church.
Fr John McGarvey, Fr Charles Campbell, Fr Charlie O’Connor, James Canning, Lorraine
Meehan, Kathleen & Lawrence McIlroy, Naomi Giles, Carol & Hugh McLaughlin, Brigid
Murray, Patrick Canning, Emily Murray, Mary Mullan, Annie McLaughlin, Agatha
O’Brien, Robert Mullan, Roddy O’Kane, James Donaghy, Matilda Lowry, Sarah
McLaughlin, Maura McClarey, Pat Hunt, Phyllis O’Hara, Josephine McKee, James Payne
All names to be included in the bulletin must be given in to the Parish Office
before 1.00 pm on a Wednesday.
Tel: 777 62522 or email: [email protected]
Derry Diocesan Society
Pray for all deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society, especially for the
following who have been recently enrolled:
John James Woods, Clare McAlister, Lawrence O’Kane, John Mailey, Frank Feeney, Hugh
Quigley, Pat Murray, James Tierney, Mary Mullan, Nellie McGillion, Margaret M Walsh,
Brendan Feeney
We welcome into the Parish Community through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Kacie May Christine Morrow-Cooke, Liam Rio Canning,
Lexi Grace Healy-Hasson, Brody James Williams
ANNUAL MASS OF INTERCESSION FOR THE DEAD will be celebrated on Friday 14
November at 7.30 pm in Christ the King Church. Please write the names of the deceased on the
sheets at the back of the churches.
FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 16 - 23 July 2015. 7 nights full board. £504 if paid by 1 December
2014. Spiritual Director: Fr James Devine. Further details contact Patricia Moore on 07743936548.
MASS FOR DECEASED YOUNG PEOPLE Bishop McKeown will celebrate the annual
Diocesan Mass for Deceased Young People, in St Eugene’s Cathedral, on Sunday 9 November at
3.00 pm, to which you are warmly invited.
MASS AND SERVICE to commemorate our departed loved ones on Sunday 16 November at
3.00 pm in St Canice’s Oratory, Celtic Prayer Garden, Lenamore Road, Muff. Celebrants are Fr
Neal Carlin and Fr Michael Sweeney. All welcome.
ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Due to the annual Novena to Our Lady, our Padre Pio Prayer
group will hold their monthly meeting on Tues 11 Nov in the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty,
Derry starting with Mass at 7.15 pm. There will be two 1st class relics at the meeting.
Town Churches
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION The parents and guardians of children
who attend schools apart from Termoncanice, Roe Valley Integrated, Rossmar, St Finlough’s,
Ballykelly Primary School and the Irish School, and who are due to make their First Holy
Communion or Confirmation next year are asked to register their child for Sacramental Preparation
Classes. Please register your child with the Parish Office at 777 62522.
HUGH OWEN (son of Sir David Owen, Secretary General of International Planning Parenthood
Federation) will tell his story of conversion and will give a talk on living in the divine will on
Tuesday 18 November at 8.00 pm in the Drummond Hotel.
TROCAIRE GIFTS are the perfect way to give a gift that will make a real difference to the lives of
some of the world’s poorest people. Trocaire is asking for volunteers to sell these gifts, in their
parish communities, in the coming weeks. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Roisin
O’Hara, the North West Regional Officer for Trocaire. Tel: 07909114935 or [email protected]
YOUTHLIFE - Safe Futures Residential Weekend for adults who have been bereaved through
suicide from 14 - 16 Nov. Application forms can be downloaded at or contact
the Youthlife Office at 23 Bishop Street, Derry or call 028 71377227.
ALIVE NEWSPAPER Would anyone who wishes to give donations to this paper please give to
any member of the Legion of Mary or to the Parish Office. Thank you.
CHORAL SINGING DAY on Saturday 15 November at 10.00 am in Drumalis, Larne, led by
Loreto McAuley and David Stewart. They usually teach about 10 new pieces, suitable for Advent
and Christmas. The day ends with a prayer service incorporating some of the new music. More
information on the Drumalis website To book call 028 28 272196.
ANAM CARA Bereavement Information Evening on Thurs 20 Nov from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm in the
Pastoral Centre, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny. The guest speaker is Brid Carroll and the topic is
‘Coping with loss when a child dies’. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to
bereaved parents. RSVP to [email protected] before Tues 18 Nov or call us on 003531 4045378.
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE need volunteers to help give out our Advent boxes. This will take
place over the weekends 15/16 Nov & 22/23 Nov. If you can help please contact Shauna on 028 71
269898 or [email protected] (Points are given for John Paul Two Awards.)
MARIE CURIE CHRISTMAS FAYRE in the Drummond Hotel on Thursday 13 November at
7.30 pm. Tickets £6. Light refreshments.
TERMONCANICE PS - Christmas Craft Fayre on Thur sday 4 December . If you would like
to have a table contact Myra on 07720447911.
Family Bingo on Thur sday 13 November at 7.00 pm. Cash pr izes. Ever yone welcome.
7.30 pm in the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre. Anyone affected by suicide most welcome.
ST FINLOUGH’S GRAVEYARD DANCE Thank you to all who attended and to those who
donated prizes for the raffle. £2,900 was raised.
FOYLE HOSPICE DANCE on 14 November in Alexander Arms Hotel at 9.30 pm.
CLG na bhFaolchunna, Leim an Mhadaidh / Limavady Wolfhounds GAC Lotto not won. Nos:
13, 23, 28, 34. £25 - T Hartin. AGM on Sunday 9 November at 6.00 pm in St Mary’s School.
Dinner Dance on Saturday 15 November at the Roe Park Resort. Follow the club on Facebook
“Limavady wolfhounds G.A.C.” on Twitter @nacunnacig or at
ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY Meeting in the Waterfoot Hotel at 7.00 pm on 10 Nov. Tel:
07715800031 for information.