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Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Newsletter

The first parish newsletter will be available in early October

20th June 2010 – Parish Bulletin

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Uncategorized

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20th June 2010

13th June 2010 – Parish Bulletin

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Bulletin

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13th June 2010

6th June 2010 – Parish Bulletin

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Bulletin

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6th June 2010

Sacrament of Baptism

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: [Catechism of the Catholic Church]

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Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offence committed against Him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labours for their conversion.”

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Sacrament of the Eucharist

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.

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Sacrament of Marriage

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

Pre-marriage course is essential: Please contact priest well in advance of the year of your marriage.

There is a meeting in November for those couples getting married in the next Calendar year. This session outlines the church and civil documentation, which must be completed.

The Letter below, is sent to those parishioners requesting marriage in Cookstown Parish.

 

Cookstown Parish

1 Convent Road Cookstown Co. Tyrone BT80 8QA

Tel 028 – 86763370

Fax 028-86758814

e-mail Fr. Gerard.Tremer@cookstownparish.com


Dear Parishioner

Thank you for selecting this parish for your wedding. Below you will find some notes, which I trust you will find helpful in your marriage preparations.

Church requirements :-

  • 3 months notice
  • pre – marriage preparation ( Accord – Portadown – (028) 3833 4781)
  • completion of “Pre – Nuptial Enquiry form” – your priest will assist with
    this document – recent baptism certificate and confirmation certificate
    required, letter of freedom (if necessary),

Legal Requirements

Inform the Registrar of Marriages of date of marriage

Obtain a form from the Registrar for the celebrant to sign. Obtain a “Schedule” close to the date of your wedding. The Marriage Registrar will give you more complete details.

I will be also be available to give you any other assistance you need regarding the Wedding Ceremony.

Wishing you every blessing

Fr. G. Tremer P.P. & Fr. Emlyn McGinn C.C.

Cookstown Parish Wedding guidelines 2010

The following guidelines are to assist you with your marriage ceremony preparations:

Hymns & Music: There are many religious hymns, which celebrate the glory of God and the love between people. Other love songs are more suitable for another time during your wedding day. Please consult with your priest before deciding hymns for your wedding
Readings The readings of the Word of God must of course be from the bible
Flowers Flowers can add to the beauty of the Church. However please do not have any flower arrangements on the altar. Never use pins or sellotape to attach flowers to seats or walls in the church
Photography Photographers and DVD recording equipment are not allowed on the sanctuary of the Church.
Arrive on time Arriving on time is not only good manners but can reduce the stress of those having main roles in the ceremony.
Signing of the civil registration form. The signing cannot take place in the sanctuary of the Church.
Never encourage the throwing of confetti in the church or church grounds
Monetary gifts -Upkeep of the Church, Altar Servers, Priest, Sacristan, If you are giving monetary gifts please give separate envelopes for each donation
Useful website www.gettingmarried.ie

Download Wedding Guidelines – 2010.pdf

Getting Married in Rome

As there are several forms to be completed, early preparation is essential. In the first instance, contact your local priest and then the Irish College in Rome – 003906 – 77263301 or, www.irishcollege.org

Vocations

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

Explore God’s Plan for You!

Deciding what our vocation is,

and how best to serve God with our individual talents, skills and abilities is a very personal decision, yet one that is also made within our community of faith and with the support and encouragement of others.

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Sacrament of the anointing of the sick – by request

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Sacraments

Parishioners who are admitted to hospital will be visited by the hospital Chaplain.

Safeguarding Children

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is such as these that the kingdom of God belongs” Mk: 10:14

The awareness of child protection matters is already great in parishes throughout the diocese, but this is an ongoing project to which the Church is most strongly committed and in which considerable time and energy have been invested.  I congratulate and commend the Diocesan Child Protection Committee for the great work that has been done in this regard so far, and I look forward to the continued development of child protection practices, in keeping with Statutory Guidelines, North and South, to promote best practice in working with children and young people in our parish communities.

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Pastoral Area Resource Team

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The development of pastoral area resource teams is a new initiative in our diocese. The pastoral area resource team is a group of people from each of the parishes within a pastoral area that are in service of the mission of the pastoral area.

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Parish Pastoral Council

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

DESERTCREIGHT AND DERRYLORAN

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MISSION STATEMENT

Desertcreight and Derryloran Parish Pastoral Council exists to enable the Parish to attain its full potential and to strengthen Christian faith by reaching out to the whole community in love and service.

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Parish Finance Committee

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The Church requires every Parish Priest to appoint a Parish Finance Committee to assist him in the administration of the finances of the parish, to make an annual Financial Return to the Diocese, and to publish an annual Financial Report to the parish.

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Baptism Team

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The Parish baptism team prepare Parents and Godparents for the Sacrament of Baptism.

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Ministers of the Eucharist

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

Eucharistic Ministers – a dedicated team of people assisting in the distribution of Holy Communion at the Masses.

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Ministers of the Word

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

A dedicated team of people who assist at Masses and other services by reading Holy Scripture

 

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Sacristans

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

Christy Quinn

Marie Farrell (Part time)

If you wish to make speak with a Sacristan, contact
the Parish Office or Fr Gerry Tremer and they will
pass on your details.

Convent of Mercy of the Sacred Heart

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The late Very Reverend Thomas Canon Rice, PP, VF, was responsible for bringing the Sisters of Mercy to Cookstown. A man of vision, he, in 1887, requested the Lurgan Mercy Sisters to send to Cookstown a small Community who would provide education for the girls of the town. Because of work practices, these girls were unable to attend school during the day. The Canon’s suggestion therefore, to solve this important problem was that a ‘Night School’ should be established. (more…)

Parish Fundraising Group

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The fundraising Group has been formed to lead all fundraising activities throughout the parish.

If you have a fundraising idea that will add to the much-needed funds for the Church renovation…

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Altar Society

Posted on 07. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The ministry of the altar society is to serve the altar; giving time to ensure that the altar is adorned with flowers and is fully prepared for use at Mass. They see their work as a contribution to the liturgy.

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