THE DEEP END
The Parable of the Talents
The parable we read today is not a lesson in capitalism. We must bear in mind that
Jesus is frustrated with those who had been entrusted with ministering to his people.
They had excluded the people and laid heavy burdens upon them. When we read the
parable in this sense we can understand the exasperation of the Master. The talents
should have been used to transform people’s lives; used for embracing those on the
margins; for standing up against injustice and inequality in the world. Yet many were
afraid or blind to this, so they hid the talents and did not multiply them. It is a safer
place to be.
Compare this outcome to the other servants. There is a beautiful verse in both cases
which reads ‘enter into the joy of your master’. Is this not what happens when we
find that path that is right for us? Joy! When we use our talents and gifts in work or
projects that are life-giving and meeting the needs of our communities? Joy is a
fantastic emotion; a sign of God’s grace. Despite the frustrations of whatever work
we are involved in, the presence of joy is one sign that we are on the Kingdom track.
The challenge is not to be afraid to go out there. Pope Francis asks that we have the
‘smell of the sheep’ and calls us to ‘be courageous. A Church that does not go out of
itself, sooner or later, sickens from the stale air of closed rooms’.
ST FINLOUGH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT on Wed 26 Nov from 7.00 pm 8.30 pm. Every is welcome to come along. 138 Tartnakelly Road, Glack. Tel: 028 777 63848.
40th Anniversary St Finlough’s PS will be celebr ating their 40th anniver sar y next year on 26
March. The school is looking for old photos and memorabilia, anything to do with the school.
Please leave any photos in the school and all photos will be returned.
ROE VALLEY INTEGRATED PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT on Thursday 4
December starting at 7.00 pm. Everyone welcome.
Craft Fair on Thur sday 27 November fr om 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
Naiscoil & Gaelscoil Leim an Mhadaidh OPEN NIGHT on Wednesday 26 November at 7 pm.
TERMONCANICE PS - Christmas Craft Fayre on Thur sday 4 December . If you would like
to have a table contact Myra on 07720447911.
CAUSEWAY FOODBANK AT TESCO On Friday 28 & Saturday 29 November, Causeway
Foodbank is having a Food collection at Tesco. Causeway Foodbank regularly provided foodpacks
for local families and individuals through the St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army. Any food
donated will be distributed throughout the Limavady and Causeway area.
LIMAVADY PARISH BULLETIN
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday - Saturday
CHRIST THE KING
Monday & Friday
Tuesday & Friday
MacMILLAN COFFEE MORNING on Wednesday 19 November from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm in
Roe Park Resort. Everyone welcome.
9.00 am, 11.00 am
10.00 am, 12.00 noon
Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 am & 7.00 - 7.15 pm
CHRIST THE KING
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
St Mary’s Church
1st Sunday of the month
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
LIMAVADY CREDIT UNION - 50th AGM on Mon 24 Nov in the Alexander Arms at 7.30 pm.
CLG na bhFaolchunna, Leim an Mhadaidh / Limavady Wolfhounds GAC Lotto not won.
Nos: 15, 19, 21, 30. £25 - M Clarence.
16 November 2014
028 777 29759
028 777 62721
028 777 62522 (Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm)
Email: [email protected]
THANKS to ever yone who suppor ted the Br endan Cooper Quiz & Raffle for Foyle Hospice.
£1,210 was raised.
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.
PLEASE REMEMBER ST VINCENT de PAUL RED BOX Helpline No 07512360388
REQUIESCANT IN PACE
NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ATTENDING THE SICK
We extend are deepest sympathy to the family and friends of:
Brian Brown, Walworth, Ballykelly
Robbie McGonigle, 30 Tamlough Park, Ballykelly
who died recently
New Eucharistic Ministers attending the sick will have to be vetted. Could you please collect
forms from the Parish Office on Tuesday 18 November between 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm to begin this
First Anniversary Mass
The First Anniversary Mass for Joe Stewart will be celebrated on
Tuesday 18 November at 9.00 am in St Finlough’s Church.
Bill Reeves, Pat Hegarty, Jack O’Connor, Ellie McDonnell, Tony McClarey, James Ferris,
Bernadette Cooper, George McLaughlin, Bridie Simpson, Paddy McCloskey, Cissie
McConway, Betty & Michelle Jackson, Anne & William Mailey, John & Charles Feeney,
Martin Kelly, Mick Gotfrey, Gerard Rafferty, Joe Stewart, Patrick & Kathleen Hampson,
Mary McAteer, Maureen & John Robb, Peter Gibbons sen, Mary McCorriston, Emma
Doherty, Ashley & Maureen McClelland, Martha Harkin, James McGee, Ena Anderson,
Arthur Kealey, Kevin, Tommy, Bernard & Eunice O’Brien, Jimmy Quinn
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,
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
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.
SICK & HOUSEBOUND The Sick and Housebound will be attended as follows:
Wednesday 19 November - Ballykelly
Thursday 20 November - Glack area
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.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY The next branch meeting shall be held in the
Parish Office immediately after the 10.00 am Mass in St Mary’s Church on Monday 17 November.
That same evening, (17th) a conducted Holy Hour, beginning at 8.00 pm shall be held in St
Joseph’s Oratory, Drummond Hotel.
At either event, (or indeed both), any parishioners wishing to join with us in our prayers for our
seminarians as they journey along their lengthy eight years of Priesthood preparation shall be made
MASS FOR HEALING followed by Eucharistic Healing Service will be celebrated by Fr John
Keane, in the Sacred Heart Church, Omagh on Thursday 27 November at 7.30 pm. All welcome.
COLLECTION FOR SUNDAY 9 November 2014
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO The Camino de Santiago is the name of the pilgrim route to the shrine
of the Apostle St James in the Cathedral of Santiago in northwest Spain. Thousands of pilgrims have
followed the many routes to the city of Santiago de Compostella where legend has it that the remains
of the Saint are buried.
As a fund raiser for the parish, it is hoped that a group of parishioners will walk part of the Camino
next year (July/August/September). The walk is approximately 80 miles over 5 days with a further 2
days to relax in Santiago. The approximate cost is 500 euros which includes direct Dublin-Santiago
flights, transport to Saria (starting off point), B & B hotel accommodation, daily luggage
transportation and finally transport from Santiago back to the airport. It is proposed that each person
would fund raise a minimum of £200.
If you are interested, please leave your contact details either in the Parish Office or contact Brian
McNulty (07729457469). An information evening will be organised to provide you with any other
information that is required. We require some definite interest by Monday 1 December.
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]
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.
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)
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.)
With your support Children in Crossfire plan to build 6 wells in the South West Shoa Region of
Ethiopia. Access to clean water means children will have better health, nutritious food and more
time in school. Please help the 2014 Advent Campaign, packs are available in the churches from
HUGH OWEN will give a talk on ‘Living in the Divine’ on Tuesday 18 November at 8.00 pm in
the Drummond Hotel.
COME EMMANUEL A night of reflection with Ian Callanan (composer of liturgical music). For
information contact 00353879540091, email [email protected] or [email protected]
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
First Holy Communion - Town
First Holy Communion - Ballykelly
First Holy Communion - Integrated PS
First Holy Communion - Irish School
Saturday 30 May 2015
Saturday 6 June 2015
Saturday 6 June 2015
Saturday 13 June 2015
Saturday 9 May 2015