No. 1710 ~ ELEVENTH 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
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm Tuesday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
All Masses celebrated in Holy Rosary Church will be streamed live on the parish website:
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church 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 20: The Irish Martyrs.
17 Irish men and women, cleric and lay, put to death for the Catholic faith between 1579 and 1654, beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992.
Thursday 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga. Patron saint of youth, he was a Jesuit priest who died in 1691 aged 23
CEMETERY SUNDAY 2018
The annual Service of Intercession for the Dead, with the Blessing of Graves, will take place this Sunday afternoon in Ballinascreen as follows:
STRAW 2.00 pm
SIXTOWNS 3.30 pm
MONEYNEENA 4.30 pm
Please gather at your family grave before the Ceremony begins.
Please bring a small container of water (ONE for each grave) to the Ceremony. This water will be blessed by the priests during the Ceremony.A member of each family will be invited to sprinkle holy water on their family grave after the prayers of blessing over all the graves have been recited by the priest. The holy water sprinkled on the family grave is a symbolic reminder of the Sacrament of Baptism through which our departed brothers and sisters were united with Christ in his death.
Today we pray that all our deceased parishioners, priests, relatives and friends will now share in the resurrection of Christ in heaven.
At each Ceremony we will also remember by name all those parishioners who were buried in Ballinascreen since Cemetery Sunday last year.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
A gate collection will be taken up at the end of each ceremony to help with the upkeep of the graveyards. Please use the white envelope (at the back of each box of envelopes) marked Special 1 for this collection. Thank you.
SUMMER MASS TIMES
As it gets increasingly difficult to find priests to cover Masses when one of the priests of the parish is away, the following changes are being made to Mass times in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parishes.
Begining on Saturday 30 June there will be no Saturday Vigil Mass in Moneyneena at 7.30 pm. In Keenaught the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at the new time of 7.30 pm. On Sunday mornings there will be no 11.30 am Mass in Keenaught. This new arrangement will be reviewed at the end of the summer months.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 18, after 10.00 am Mass and concludes with Mass at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Charlie McKenna Drumderg.
First Anniversary: Dessie Manning
Christine Cuskeran, Kathleen Reid, Mary McKee, Rose Devlin, Margaret Kelly, Annie McShane, Peter Leyden, David Hegarty.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Dessie Manning, Moykeeran, Friday 22 June in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.
DIOCESAN PASTORAL PLAN
‘God is Love’
Bishop McKeown has announced the publication of a Diocesan Pastoral Plan for 2018-2021 in the diocese, ‘God is Love’. The Plan is the result of a two-year programme of work by the Interim Diocesan Pastoral Council, consisting of 14 men and women - laity from across the diocese, Religious and clergy. A pdf version of it is available to view and download on the diocesan website
You are invited to read it. The main work of implementing the Plan will begin after the summer break. Bishop McKeown asks for your prayers and support, in the knowledge that everything done in faith and love will bear fruit in God’s own good time.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society acknowledges with sincere thanks several generous donations 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.
Annual Society Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 23 June. Anointing of sick at 2.30 pm and Mass at 3.00 pm.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Niamh Jean McGlone, New Zealand.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The 7.30 pm Friday Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered each week as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £
Church Renovation Collection: £
Many thanks to all who contributed.
First Sunday of the month:
Holy Rosary 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.
ANNUAL FRIENDS’ SERVICE
Annual Friends’ Service on Sunday 24 June at 3.00 pm in St Anne’s Church, Sixtowns. Rev Carmen extends a warm welcome to all.
The Service will be followed by refreshments in Sixtowns Community Hall.
WMOF DUBLIN ~ AUGUST 2018
The World Meeting of the Families 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. Many more volunteers are urgently needed. For more information and to access an online application form view:
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
Pilgrimage from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June led by Bishop McKeown. For information or to register, please contact Catechetical Centre 71264087 or email email@example.com
Lough Derg 2018 - Three Day Pilgrimages:
You may begin any day until 13 August. Booking not required. Daily boats to the island 10.30 am - 3.00 pm, 7 days per week.
The World Meeting of Families Icon will be venerated on the Island from 20 – 30 June, its final location before the World Meeting of Families in August.
One Day Retreats:
August ~ 18, 19, 20, 27, 28 and 29.
September ~ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30. All One Day Retreats commence at 10.20 am and conclude at approximately 4.30 pm. Cost €40 includes all refreshments and return boat. Booking essential phone 00353719861518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
Available to eligible community-led and voluntary organisations who will primarily focus on supporting women, families and/or children through a project in Ballinascreen. The fund aims to assist groups tackle rural poverty and / or social isolation to 31 January 2019 only. Funding may be used for short term, capital projects or longer term running costs. Funding available under four themes: 1) Health and well-being, 2)Education/IT, 3) Leisure /Recreation 4) Community Facilities / Environment. E mail email@example.com for further details.
ST COLUMBA'S PTA
Community Family Fun Evening, on 21 June from 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm, at St Columba’s PS Straw. Everyone welcome. Inflatables, live music by Bleed’n Cowboys, crafts, games and much more. Admission £5 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
ST COLUMBA’S STRAW
Congratulations to St Columba’s P.S. Straw who were recently awarded the Enthuse Primary School of the Year in Northern Ireland for teaching STEM.
American Independence Celebrations at Kinturk Cultural Centre, Cookstown BT80 0JD starting at 10.00 am on Saturday 30 June with American Style Breakfast and family fun day. BBQ, dance and fireworks from 7.00 pm.
Sunday 1 July: Pagent Parade 2.30 pm.
CAMPA CHORMAIC 2018
Irish Language & Games Summer Camps. Campa 1: St. Colm’s High School, Monday 2 July – Friday 7 July for Year 8 - Year 12. Campa 2: An Abhainn Bheag (Owenbeg), Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August P5-P7. View www.campachormaic.com or phone 07955619378 or 07746889003 to register and for further details.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners
£300 Joseph McEldowney
£50- Liam Donnelly £50 - Ryan Kelly.
All Ireland Feile - Well done to the Camogie team who reached the cup quarter final and the Hurling team who reached the cup Final.
Golf Classic. Last few remaining tee time's remaining. Contact Club Chairman Michael O'Neill for details
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
Never tire of encountering Jesus in prayer, in listening to the Word of God, and in receiving the Eucharist.