No. 1691 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Monday, Wednesday and Friday ~ 10.00 am.
Monday ~ 7.30 pm
Saturday ~ 11.00 am
St Eugene’s Moneyneena
Tuesday and Thursday ~ 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 31: St John Bosco, priest, 1815-1888. He founded the Salesians and is the patron saint of youth and of Catholic publishers.
Thursday 1: St Brigid. Abbess. Secondary patron of Ireland.
Friday 2: The Presentation of the Lord also World Day for Consecrated Life.
Saturday 3: St Blaise. Patron of those who suffer from disease of the throat.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday January 29 will commence following the 10.00 am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. It will conclude with the celebration of Mass at 7.30 pm.
FEAST OF ST BRIGID
St Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed at the 10.00 am Mass on Thursday 1 February.
CANDLEMAS DAY ~ CANDLES
Candles that have been ordered will be blessed at both Masses on Friday 2 February. These blessed candles may be collected afterwards from the Parish Office.
Candles may still be ordered at the Parish Office, cost £1 each.
FIRST SATURDAY MASS - FEAST OF ST BLAISE
On Saturday 3 February Mass in honour of Our Lady will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 11.00 am.
As this is also the Feast of St Blaise throats will be blessed after this Mass and after both Vigil Masses at 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm.
DERRY DIOCESAN - SPECIAL FAMILY DAY 2018
A special Celebration of Family will be held in St Mary’s College, Northland Road, Derry from 10. 00 am – 6.00 pm on Saturday 3 February. It will commence at 10.00 am and will conclude with Mass at 6.00 pm, at which His Excellency the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo will be the Chief Celebrant and Homolist. If interested in attending please contact Fr Pat O’Hagan at 0035374 9382057 or email email@example.com as soon as possible.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Patrick McGlone Glenelly Villas.
First Anniversary: Josephine Kelly
Annie Woods, Packy McSorley,
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Anne O’Kane Mallonvillas Saturday 3 February in the Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Peter J McNeill, Gortnari Friday 2 February in St Patrick’s Church, Glen at 7.30 pm.
Josephine Kelly, Bancran Road Sunday 4 February in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2060
Church Renovation Collection: £1632
Many thanks to all who contributed.
FIRST COMMUNION 2018
Do This in Memory Masses will be celebrated at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Church on the following dates:
11 February, 4 and 25 March, 15 April and 3 June.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2018:
Saturday 5 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Coumba’s Church Straw,
Saturday 12 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,
Saturday 19 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,
Saturday 19 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
Bishop McKeown will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Ballinascreen on Sunday April 29 at 3 pm.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Sunday, 28 January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2018. During this week, the unique contribution that Catholic schools make to the mission of the Church in our local faith communities and throughout the wider Church will be celebrated. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Families of Faith.
First Sunday of the month:
Holy Rosary Church after 12 noon Mass
Second Saturday of the month:
St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm
Fourth Sunday of the month:
St Columba’s Straw at 3.00 pm
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: By arrangement.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism.
Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism
BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW
January Draw will take place on Monday 29 January. Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.
Information Evening on Tuesday 27 February from 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm in the Parochial House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP. Enquiries can be made via the Diocesan Vocations Director: Fr Paul Farren, Tel 028 71 264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DERRY DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Bishop Donal McKeown will lead the diocesan pilgrimage from 1 – 6 July 2018. Fare £669, inclusive of flights, full board hotel, insurance, airport taxes and coach transfers in Lourdes. Fares may be paid in instalements. Application forms available from the Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop St Derry. Opening hours from Saturday 3 February will be, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Telephone 71260293, email email@example.com.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES NOVENA
The Novena may be prayed from 3 – 11 February. Prayer cards are available in the Church porches.
SPECIAL DIOCESAN MASS
The Annual Diocesan Mass for those with special needs and their families and friends, will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown, Derry, on Saturday 10 March at 3.00 pm.
If you have a child who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion at this Mass contact the Catechetical Centre at 71264087.
TRÓCAIRE ROMERO - FAMILY AWARD
This award will provide your family with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trócaire works, and it compliments the ‘Amoris’ preparation programme for the World Meeting of Families. Closing date is Thursday 31 May. Information slips at back of Church, to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or view www.trocaire.org/romeroaward.
Rosary Beads found at St Columba’s Church Straw. Contact the Parish Office
An Rath Dubh Moneyneena
Annual Big Breakfast on Sunday 28 January, from 9.30 am - 1.00 pm.
Workspace Enterprises are hosting a series of free workshops.
Market Research Workshop on Monday 29 January from 6.00 pm -8.00 pm.Marketing workshop on Monday 12 February from 6.00 pm -8.00 pm. To reserve your free place, phone Emma on 79628113 or email email@example.com Location: Network Personnel, 80 – 82 Rainey Street, Magherafelt BT45 5AJ
Workspace After School Club are currently recruiting for casual Childcare Assistants. For further details please contact Nicole, Workspace 79628113.
SPERRIN VINTAGE CLUB
Come along and make St Brigid’s Crosses on Wednesday 31 January at 8.00 pm in Rath Dubh Moneyneena.
BALLINASCREEN MEN’S SHED
Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30 January at 10.00 am in the Men's Shed, Unit C4, Workspace, Draperstown. The meeting is open to all and new members are very welcome.
OWENKILLEW PLAY ACTORS
Present 3-Act play ‘Thy Will Be Done’ by Michael Carey in Broughderg Community Centre on 3 and 4 February at 8.00 pm. £7.
Healing Nights with Damien Stayne and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in St Joseph’s Church, Galliagh, Derry on -
Friday 2 February: 7.00 pm – 10.30 pm Saturday 3 February: 7.00 pm –10.30 pm (beginning with Vigil Mass).
Healing Workshop on Saturday 3 February 9.00 am -5.00 pm in Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, Derry.
Drawing Classes for 8 weeks, from Monday 29 January, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Yoga with Angela O’Loughlin begins Thursday 1 February, 10.30 am – 12 noon for 6 weeks, cost £40.
Creative Writing with Maura Johnston begins Tuesday 6 February, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm for 5 weeks, £10.
Make-Up Workshops, Saturday 10 February 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (adults) and 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm (12-17 years)
Mother & Daughter Cupcake Decorating Workshop Friday 9 March, 7 pm – 9 pm.
Saturday 10 March, Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating Workshop, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm. Limited numbers, book early!
To book any of the above, ring 79627826.
ST COLM'S HIGH SCHOOL
Congratulations to the U14 Football Team, coaches, staff, pupils and governors of St Colm’s High School on winning the Ulster Final. They beat Moville Community College Donegal in a thrilling match with a final score of 6.13 – 3.7. A great achievement for the school and the parishes of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Well done to all!
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners:
£300 - Bronagh Murray,
£50 - Chris O’Kane, £50 - Culla Bradley.
Underage Presentation (All Codes) -Monday 29 January U6 – U10 at 6.00 pm,
U12 - U16 at 7.30 pm. Special guest Tipperary hurling star Noel McGrath.
Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families
God, our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
(We pause and remember family members and others by name.)
Increase our faith, strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord . Amen
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.