Sunday 19th June 2016
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday: Vigil 6.30pm, 9.00am, 11.00am
Tuesdday & Thursday only: 10.00am
Reconcilliation: Saturday: 6.00pm
Anytime on request
Baptism. By arrangement
Christopher McDermott, from Melmount, will be ordained to the Priesthood for the Dery Diocese in St. Mary's Church, Melmount, next Sunday at 3.00pm. You will be most welcome to attend the ceremony. We can remember Christopher in prayer in these final days before this unique occasion in his life.
Full details about the pilgrimage season to Knock are available on notices in the church porches. The SMA Pilgrimage is on Saturday, 28 May. A coach will leve Sion Mills at 8.00am. Booking: Brigid McAleer:81658430; Mary Hegarty: 71882886
Time With a Friend
Next Sunday, the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, the Side-Chapel will be available from 2.0pm until 6.00pm for adoration and personal prayer with the Lord in the Eucharist.
The Side Chapel will be available on Tuesdays, 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 .
The floors of the church porches had become very worn and tired looking after fifty two years of constant use. The recent laying of new tiles has brightened up the entrances and hopefully, will last the next fifty years! The work was done by the Floor Store, Lifford Road, Strabane.
Chew and Chat
The Ladies' Guild will resume their deliberations on Wednesday, 9 September at 8.00pm. New members welcome. Contact Caroline Coyle for interrogation.
The parish has received a letter of thanks and appreciation from Trocaire for our contribution of £7000 towards the Nepal Disaster Fund. We are guaranteed that our gift will be used in its entirety to help the earthquake victims.
Volunteering with Foyle Hospice
Foyle Hospice is committed to delivering a vital service to our patients suffering from cancer and life-limiting illnesses and supporting their families in the North West. We are appealing to people to join our team of bank volunteer drivers who are able to offer patients from their local area transport to and from the Hospice's Day Care Unit in Derry. For further information, contact Sharon Williams: 71351010. Email Sharon@foylehospice.com.
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 bay
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.