Sunday 20th July 2014
Sunday: Vigil 6.30pm, 9.00am, 11.00am
Monday - Thursday :10.00am
Reconcilliation: Saturday: 6.00pm
Anytime on request
Baptism. First Sunday. 11.45am Two weeks notice.
Since most organisations and groups generally take a summer break, there will be very little news and happenings to report. So, this edition of the Sunday Bulletin is the final one of the 2013/2014 season. There will not be a bulletin during July and August.
National Pilgrimage for Grandparents
It will take place on Sunday, 14 September at Knock Shrine. The Main Celebrant will be Archbishop Charles Brown - Pope Francis' representative in Ireland
Final bookings for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes and the SMA Pilgrimage to Knock are now being accepted. Lourdes: 71260293. Knock: 81658430.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The new Bishop of Derry, Bishop Donal McKeown is delighted to be able to lead the Pilgrimage this year. Dates: 1st - 6th July. Cost: £599.00. For further details, contact the Pilgrimage Office on Tuesdays and Thursday, 11.00am - 1.00pm: 7126029
The parish appreciates a further donation yowards Church Roof Repairs of £100. We thank the donors for their support. Every donation is greatly valued.
During the summer weeks, major repairs were carried out on the church roof and windows. Repairs to the roof cost £3164 and will propably be on-going since its repacement is fanancially impossible. Some of the upper windows were completely smashed and many were so seriously cracked that they had to be replaced . This damage was caused by vandalism. The window repairs cost £1056. While repairs to the church building are not very obvious, it is important tp preserve the fabric as best we can.
If you wish to become a member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, contact Mary Doherty or Sally Quinn
Sion Mills Parish is totally committed to implementing all aspects of the Diocese of Derry Safeguarding Children Policy Statement. Two parish representatives support this work: Peter McNulty, The Willows, Sion Mills; Trudy Doherty,Fyfin Road, Victoria Bridge.
The church car park is now lined out to provide an ordered system of parking. Two yellow-coloured bays beside beside the pedestrian ramp at the side door are only for the use of people with disabilities. For safety, legal and insurance reasons, including easy access for emergency vehicles, drivers must park only in the parking bays
The Side Chapel will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am - 6.00pm, for personal prayer and Adoration of the Lord in the Eucharist. You may wish to commit to a visit each week.
Saint Theresa's Church is now monitored by CCTV, twenty four hours every day. The system fulfills all Data Protection requirements..
The Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at 11.45am. Parents should make arrangements soon after the birth of their child.
Sunday Mass Times in the Strabane Area
6.30pm Sion Mills; Strabane
7.30pm Lifford; Doneyloop
9.00am Sion Mills; Lifford; Doneyloop
11.00am Sion Mills; Lifford; Doneyloop
11.30am Derry Road
Parish Hall Events
Our parish hall is an immaculately kept building and can accomodate 550 people in the main hall as well as catering for up to 50 people in the meeting room. The local Luncheon Club and Meals on Wheels service for the elderly people in the local area operates from the hall which has a large modern kitchen and dining area. Many local groups use the hall for their activities including Indoor Bowls, Pipe Band, Irish Dancing classes, Ballroom Dancing classes, Karate classes, Line Dancing classes etc. The hall also caters for parish functions as well as concerts, meetings and other fundraising events.