Saturday, 23rd September 2017

Pastoral Council Meets with Representatives of Lay Groups

Posted on 21. Sep, 2013 in Parish Groups and Organisations, Parish News

Representatives of Lay Groups Active in the Parish

Representatives of Lay Groups Active in the Parish

On Wednesday 18th the Pastoral Council met with representatives of the Lay Groups active in the Parish. The meeting took place in St. Brigid’s Parochial Centre.

 

Apostolic Work – Coffee Morning and Annual Charity Fund Raiser

Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 in Parish Groups and Organisations, Parish News

Tuesday November 27th at 10:30am the members of the Apostolic Work in Cookstown Parish will have a coffee morning and Apostolic Work sale in aid of missions abroad. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

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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Altar Servers

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

Altar servers help the priest during the liturgy, especially the Mass.

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Ecumenism – Cookstown Interchurch Forum

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

The Second Vatican Council in its Decree on Ecumenism placed on the bishops of the world the duty of promoting and guiding the work of restoring unity among Christians.

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Church Choirs

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

Senior Choir

The Senior Choir sing at the Sunday 10.30 AM Mass.

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Apostolic Workers

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

A branch of Armagh Apostolic Workers was re-established in Cookstown in 1997 by Monsignor Murray. The ladies meet in S.V.P centre on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am where they continue the tradition of knitting, sewing, making vestments and praying for the Missions. A coffee morning is held each November and an annual Church collection is taken up. This money goes to diverse projects e.g. famine relief, school books, medicines and help for Aids and Leprosy victims in countries from India, Nigeria, Uganda to Kenya and Brazil.

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Pastoral Centre Dundalk – Rhoda Curran RSM – Pastoral Centre Director

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, located in Dundalk, offers a range of spiritual and pastoral programmes, and caters extensively for diocesan and community needs.

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St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide, voluntary, non-profit making organization, dedicated to serving the poor, through person-to-person contact and visitation.

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Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) (Cookstown Centre)

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The spirituality of the association is based on prayer, self-denial and reparation.

Prayer for those who are suffering because of their own or others excess consumption of alcohol; and total abstinence as self denial and for the pain and damage done by excess use of alcohol.

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

The Annual Cookstown Lourdes pilgrimage runs from 11th to 16th July. The hotel used is normally about a 5-minute walk from the Grotto. The pilgrimage involves daily Mass with opportunities to attend the Blessing of the Sick and the Candlelight procession daily.

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Divine Mercy Group

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

From the diary of a young Polish nun, a special devotion began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what the Church has always taught through scripture and tradition: that God is merciful and forgiving and that we, too, must show mercy and forgiveness.

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