No. 1700 ~ EASTER SUNDAY - THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
The priests of the parish wish all parishioners and visitors to our parish a blessed and peaceful Easter.
Rejoice for He is risen
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
An Rath Dubh: 7.30 pm
An Rath Dubh: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES DURING EASTER WEEK
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday ~ 10.00 am
Wednesday ~ 10.00 am
Thursday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 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.
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
NOTE OF GRATITUDE
Fr Madden, Fr Downey and Fr McGirr wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank Fr Seamus O’Neill for all the help and assistance during Lent and Holy Week, it is greatly appreciated.
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Easter Monday April 2.
PADRE PIO MASS
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 9 April at 7.30 pm.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Annie McGuigan, Dunmurry Monday 2 April in Holy Rosary Church 7.30pm
Danny Kelly Gortnari, Saturday 7 April in An Rath Dubh at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Annie McSorley, Moyard, Sunday 8April in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
James Murray, Aldershot and Dunlogan,
Agnes Breen, Desertmartin,
Doreen Dore, Oxford.
Molly Connolly, Cecilia McWilliams, Mary Bradley, Bridget Craig,
John Kerlin, Danny Mullan, Peter O’Kane.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION
Church Renovation Collection:£1661
Many thanks to all who contributed
Ballinascreen Parish Office will be closed next week (Easter Week).
It will reopen on Monday 9 April.
TRÓCAIRE LENTEN BOXES
Please return your Trócaire Box next weekend, if you have not already done so. Thank you.
PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES
The new boxes of envelopes, recently delivered, will be used from next weekend 7 / 8 April. We ask that all wage earners please contribute to the parish by having their own personal box of envelopes. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box or if you have changed your address during the past year please advise the Parish Office.
We are also asking you to consider joining our Gift-Aid Scheme, if you have not already done so. To join this scheme please complete the white card in your box and place it in an envelope with your contribution. It is vital that you use the envelope method or pay by direct debit to pay so we can claim Gift-Aid on your contributions. Many thanks for your continued support.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, DUBLIN ~ AUGUST 2018
The World Meeting of the Families 2018 from 21 – 26 August will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of generous volunteers who will put their love and talents to service. Currently, around 2200 people have volunteered to help at WMOF2018, however several thousand more volunteers are urgently needed. Volunteers are vital to the success of the World Meeting of Families. To become a WMOF2018 volunteer one must officially complete an online application form at ~ www.worldmeeting2018.ie
Volunteering is of enormous personal, social and spiritual benefit. It helps people share their skills and learn new ones, while also contributing to society overall. Volunteers must be over 18 on 1 January 2018; or between 16 and 18 years if volunteering in a group with ratio of at least 1 adult to 10 young people. There is no upper age limit.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society acknowledges with sincere thanks a very generous donation for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.
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.
DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS
The next Mass for children preparing for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 15 April, at 12 noon in the Holy Rosary Church
Bishop McKeown will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Ballinascreen on Sunday April 29 at 3.00 pm.
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:
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP
Circuits classes with Micheala Moran begin in the Sixtowns Hall on Saturday 7 April and run for 6 weeks, 9.00 am -10.00 am. £25 upfront payment for the 6 weeks. All abilities catered for and everyone is welcome to attend.
ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Draw Winners Week 5 (Final Week)
£150 Briege McGuigan Moykeeran
£60 Joseph O’Hagan Iniscarn Road
£40 Cassie Kelly Derrynoid Road
Bishop Donal McKeown will lead the diocesan pilgrimage from 1 – 6 July.
2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions at Lourdes. Fare £669, which may be paid in instalements.
Application forms available from Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop St Derry. Open 11.00 am –1.00 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Talk entitled ‘Mid Ulster’s Big Country Houses’ by Neil Watt on Tuesday 10 April in 50 High Street at 8pm. (Please note ~ change of date)
YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Clogher Diocese is seeking applicants for the above post. For details view www.clogherdonoige.com
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners
£300 - Fianna Groogan
£50 - Rita McEldowney
£50 - Culla Bradley
Bailiúchán Lá Fhéile Pádraig Buíochas mór le cách. Many thanks to all who contributed to the annual St Patrick's Day Irish language collection which raised £928. Application forms for teenagers from the parish who wish to attend the Gaeltacht this summer, are available on the Club's website.
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:
Pause to remember family members and others
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
For more information view: www.worldmeeting2018.ie
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
Jesus changes our sins into forgiveness and our fears into trust. In His Cross our hope is reborn again and again.