Reading: Exodus 22:20-26
If you are harsh with the widow, or with the orphan,
my anger will flare against you.
Reading: Thessalonians 1:5-10
You broke with idolatry and became servants of God;
you are now waiting for his Son
You must love the Lord your God and your neighbour as
One day youngsters will learn words they will not understand.
India will ask: ‘what is hunger?’
Alabama will ask: ‘what is segregation?’
Hiroshima will ask: ‘what is the atomic
You will answer
them. You will tell them those words are not used anymore.
Like stagecoaches, galleys or slavery they are words
no longer meaningful. That is why they have been removed
The following are the dates for the Sacrament of
Baptism during the months of October, November and December:
Sunday 13; Sunday 20; Saturday 26.
Sunday 4; Saturday 10; Sunday 18.
for Baptism: Sunday 1.15pm; Saturday 4.00pm.
Sunday - The Annual
Mission Sunday Collection will be taken up at all Masses
today. Support is needed by prayer as well as financially.
On Mission Sunday please pray for the universal missions
of the church and give as generously as you can to the
Mission Sunday collection. The 1,762 Irish missionaries
across the globe greatly appreciate your loyalty and
support to their work in spreading the Good News, God’s
word, to all corners of the world. On this special day
they unite with us spiritually.
Church Collections - We would remind
those who make their contributions by cheque to any
of the church collections e.g. weekly collections, priest’s
collections, Mission Sunday Collection or any other
special collection that cheques should be made payable
to ‘Melmount Parish’. The words Mission
Sunday or Fr. Michael Doherty should not appear on the
cheque. This is a requirement of the bank. Thank you.
for Confirmation and First Holy Communion Bishop
Hegarty will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation
to Primary 7 pupils of our schools on Saturday 21April
2012 at 11.00am. First Holy Communion for Primary 4
pupils of St. Mary’s Boys P.S. and St. Mary’s
Girls P.S. will take place on Saturday 19 May 2012.
into God’s Family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Conor Paul Sweeney
the following couple who were recently united in the
Sacrament of Marriage:
and Kerrie McGavigan
Rest in Peace - Deaths
Gormley, 145 Dunnyboe Road, Dunamanagh
O’Hare, Jean Walsh, Gordon Ferguson,
Tom Devlin, Sarah
McDevitt, William Meehan,
Hugo Quinn, Mark Collins,
Hugh McDaid Snr, Paul Patton,
William McLaughlin, Charlie Flanagan,
Joe McNulty, Brendan McGee,
John McKenna, George Doherty,
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament The Annual
Solemn Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take
place in this Church on Sunday 30 October beginning
at 3.00pm and concluding at 8.00pm.
Cross College Annual Mass The Mass for the
Senior School (Years 11 - 14) will take place in the
Church on Wednesday 26 October at 11.15am. Mass for
the Junior School (Years 8 -10) will take place in the
Church on Wednesday 26 October at 2.15pm.
will meet on Wednesday 26 October at 7.30pm in Melmount
Manor Care Home. Guest speaker will be Michael McIvor
(Alzheimer’s Society Foyle Service) speaking on
‘Dancing with Dementia’. Everyone welcome.
Strabane Aware Defeat Depression Support Group
will hold their next October meeting on Tuesday 25 October
at 6.30pm in Room 1, Strabane Library. For further information
contact Aware Defeat Depression on 71260602.
de Paul Society clearance
sale at their Warehouse in Ballycolman Industrial Estate
on Saturday 29 October from 10.00am - 1.00pm. Great
bargains in household goods, tables and chairs, beds,
fireplaces, suites etc. Easy parking at premises. Delivery
Hearing Aid Support Sessions:
Do you wear a hearing aid or know someone who does?
RNID runs free monthly hearing aid support sessions
in Ballycolman Community Centre from 10.00am - 12 noon
and in St. Patrick’s Hall from 1.00pm - 3.00pm
on the last Thursday of every month. The next date is
Thursday 27 October. If you’re having trouble
with your hearing aid, or need new batteries, or just
some advice come along and talk to a trained RNID volunteer.
They’ll be glad to help.
Service for the Dead The Annual service in
remembrance of deceased members of our families and
parish will take place on Sunday 6 November at 5.00pm.
Families who have suffered a bereavement since November
1, 2010 are asked to nominate a representative to carry
a candle to the altar in commemoration of their dead.
(Candles will be provided).
should make their returns for November to the Parish
Office on Monday 14 November from 2.00pm - 4.30pm and
from 7.30pm - 8.00pm. The draw for November will take
place on Thursday 17 November at 10.30am in the Parish
New Altar Servers Required If your child is
in P5, P6 or P7 and would like to be an Altar Server
here, in St. Mary’s, Melmount please leave his/her
name, address and contact number in the Parochial House,
Parish Office or Sacristy.
Melmount Centre - Parish Bingo Sunday 16 October
Map of Graveyard. You will see large maps showing
the details and locations of graves in the old graveyard
at the back of the church. These maps will eventually
be in the graveyard to help people locate graves of
relatives and friends and the information will be available
to view on line. Over the next few weeks I would ask
you to look at these maps and check that the information
regarding your relatives is correct or if any changes
or additions need to be made, for example, if someone
buried in a grave has not been included or if a grave
in a particular section has been omitted. You will find
correction sheets on the tables at the back of the church
and you are asked to use these to make any necessary
changes. Please read the correction sheet carefully
and give all the information requested so that the map
may be completed as accurately as possible. If you are
unsure of what to do or require any information please
contact the Parish Office on 71383777.
The Parish Draw
took place on Thursday 20 October 2011.
winners are as follows: October Draw
£500: 1157 Helen Callaghan – Mar Hagan
£250: 1754 Charlie McKinney – Mar Hagan
£250: 1012 Eileen
Kelly – Elizabeth O’Hare
£250: 1681 Sharon O’Kane – Dympna
£150: 1759 Kevin & Mary Gallagher –
£150: 1062 Kenny Griffin – Pauline Wilson
£150: 1075 Mary Browne – Margaret McLaughlin
£100: 1018 Frances Patterson – Brenda Brolly
£100: 1567 Sheila McGonagle – Sheila McGonagle
£100: 1173 Therese O’Gorman – Michael