No. 1711 ~ THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
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 27: St Cyril, bishop and doctor of the Church. Died in 444.
Thursday 28: St Irenaeus, lived just after the time of the apostles and knew those who had seen and talked with them.
Friday 29: St Peter and St Paul. Twin founders of the Church in Rome.
Saturday 30: The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church.
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 next weekend, Saturday 30 June, there will be no Saturday Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
In St Patrick’s 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 St Aptrick’s Keenaught. This new arrangement will be reviewed at the end of the summer months.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 25, commences after 10.00 am Mass and concludes with Mass at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Hugh Heron, Bancran,
Barney McGuigan, Moykeeran,
Briedge Morgan, Carrickfergus.
Peggy McWilliams, Mary B Cuskeran,
John McWilliams, Teresa Brennan,
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Kathleen Bradley, High Street on Sunday July 1 at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
DIOCESAN PASTORAL PLAN
‘God is Love’
Bishop McKeown has recently 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.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Darragh Stephen McCullagh,Sydney.
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
Weekly Collection: £2255
Church Renovation Collection: £1720.40
Graveyard Maintenance Collection £3555.05
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Many thanks to all who contributed to this year’s Trócaire Lenten Collection in our parish, which totalled £6864.
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.
June Draw will be held tomorrow, Monday June 25. The results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.
ANNUAL FRIENDS’ SERVICE
annual Friends’ Service on today, 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.
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 email@example.com or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
KNOCK SHRINE 2018
Pilgrimage Season continues until October 14.
Anointing of the Sick daily at 12 noon and 3.00 pm. Sunday 2.30 pm.
Confessions daily in Chapel of Reconciliation 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.
Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession 2.00 pm (Mon – Sat).
Guided Prayer Sessions in the prayer guidance centre. Take some time for quiet prayer, meditation and to listen to the word of God. Monday - Friday:
12 noon; 4.15 pm and 8.15 pm.
Saturday and Sunday:
12 noon, 5.00 pm and 8.15 pm.
Counselling Centre Drop-In Service People are offered an opportunity to discuss difficult or challenging life issues in a caring and confidential environment. People may attend single sessions to reflect on and discuss personal issues or concerns. No appointment necessary. Available Thursdays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and Fridays: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm. This service is available to any person aged over 18. There is no set fee for a session at the drop-in listening service. No appointment is needed to use this service.
COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR ADULTS
People may seek the support of a counselling service for a wide range of issues.
Counselling Services for Young People
Counselling Centre offers counselling and support services for young people aged 12 to 18 years. Sessions are available at low cost and after school hours appointments are available.This services provide a supportive and confidential space for young people to address difficulties or issues they may be facing.
Please contact Knock Counselling Centre, phone (094) 9375032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on counselling services.
NOTE OF THANKS
The ladies from Ballinascreen who completed the mini marathon in Dublin wish to thank everyone for their kind donations. £1035 was raised through sponsorship and was divided equally between Marie Curie and S.T.E.P.S.
KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE ART EXHIBITION
Free exhibition of work completed in Kilcronaghan’s weekly painting class will be held on Monday 25 June from 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm and from 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm on Tuesday 26 until Friday 29 June. Original art work, all by local artists. Come along and view your family and friends’ paintings. Everyone welcome.
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,
3) Leisure /Recreation
4) Community Facilities / Environment.
E mail email@example.com for further details.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners:
£300: Dympna Rodgers
£50: Lucy McWilliams, Cora Rafferty
Golf Classic on Friday 29 June. If you would like to sponsor a hole, or a 4 ball (only limited morning tee times remain) please contact Frankie McCloskey 07803600318 or Michael O'Neill 07753819230 ASAP.
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
Love is always at the service of others. Because love is seen in actions, not words.
OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
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
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