No. 1712 ~ THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 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 are 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 Mass
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
Tuesday 3: St Thomas, apostle.
Wednesday 4: St Elizabeth of Portugal.
Thursday 5: St Anthony Zaccaria.
Friday 6: St Maria Goretti.
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 this weekend, Saturday 30 June, there will be no Saturday Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
In Keenaught the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at the new time of 7.30 pm. No 11.30 am Mass on Sunday mornings in Keenaught. This new arrangement will be reviewed at the end of the summer months.
Padre Pio Mass
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietreclina will be celebrated on Monday July 2 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. Rosary and novena prayers commence at 7.10 pm.
Annual subscriptions for the Voice of Padre Pio magazine are now due, can be paid at July Mass. Enclose £13 in a sealed envelope please with your name and full address.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 9, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July .
NO Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church during July and August.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Sophia Conway, Bradley Park,
Mairead McGlade, Rochdale,
Margaret Chambers, Maghera.
Mary Rogers, Siobhan Lappin,
Tilly Stewart, Art McNamee,
Gerry Madden, James Anthony Toner.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Dr Cyril Harkin, Tobermore Road, Sunday 8 July in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Tuesday August 21: County Derry Deanery Family Event to be held in Dean McGlinchey Park in the evening to celebrate the opening of the World Meeting of Families on Wednesday August 22, culminating in the visit to Ireland of the Holiness Pope Francis.
More details to follow.
Sunday September 23: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of St Pio of Pietrlecina (Padre Pio ) and the centenary of his having received on his body the stigmata (the wounds of Jesus on the cross ) Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry will be the chief celebrant at Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm.
Fr Madden is accompanying Bishop Donal McKeown on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes which begins today, Sunday July 1. He will offer Mass in Lourdes for the intentions of all parishioners.
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church and any periods of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are transmitted live on the parish website:
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: £2252
World Meeting of Families: £1440
Many thanks to all who contributed
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Bronagh Kelly and Daniel McMullan who were married recently in our parish.
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.
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 Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality – phone Lorraine on 00353 71 9861518 or email email@example.com
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.
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. 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. No appointment necessary. Available Thursdays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, 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.
COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR ADULTS
Counselling service available for a wide range of issues.
Counselling Services for Young People
Counselling Centre offers low caost counselling and support services for young people aged 12 to 18 years. Please contact Counselling Centre, phone (094) 9375032 or email email@example.com for more details.
AN RATH DUBH MONEYNEENA
Annual BBQ on Saturday 14 July, music by Bleed'n Cowboys. Food served at 8.30 pm. Tickets £12.50, available from An Ráth Dubh, committee members or reserve on An Ráth Dubh Facebook page.
Sixtowns Cross Community Group
Dance Night in Sixtowns Hall on Friday 6 July. Music by Still Water. Doors open 9.30 pm. Admission £6.
Community Fun Day on Sunday 8 July from 3.00 pm -6.00 pm. Live Music by Fizzer, Puppet and Magic Show, bouncy castles, face painting and more. All welcome. Admission £3 including all activities. Hot food and refreshments served. Thanks to Mid Ulster District Council for supporting this event.
Coffee morning in Sixtowns Hall Sunday 15 July 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. If you wish to donate homemade or shop bought goods for this fundraising event please contact 07769289385.
ST MARY'S P.S., DRAPERSTOWN
We would like to extend a huge thanks to our whole school community for the tremendous hard work and support during the year. We are delighted to be celebrating a myriad of awards and acknowledgments including:
County Derry Indoor Camogie Champions, Ulster Camogie Champions, Mid-Ulster Large School Track and Field Champions, Girls Overall Track and Field Champions, Best Kept School in the North Eastern Area, Best Kept School in Northern Ireland, Shortlisted for Marketing Guru Award in Dublin for our Junior Entrepreneur Project and Sentinus Young Innovators STEM Challenge Finalists in Belfast.
Our choir and musicians were invited to provide the music for Catholic Schools’ Week, Diocesan Mass in St. Eugene’ Cathedral, Derry and we organised the largest exhibition of children’s Iconography ever held in Ireland in conjunction with the Irish Association of Iconographers. What an exceptional year! Congratulations everyone.
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
Carol McKee from Age Well Project will talk on Services for Older People in the Mid-Ulster Area on Monday 2 July at 7.30 pm in St Mary.'s Hall, Desertmartin. Non-members and members welcome. Monthly meeting for members will follow.
Extended opening hours every evening after normal opening hours which are 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily. Extended hours are Monday to Friday 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm and Saturday 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm.
BC FITNESS DRAPERSTOWN
Yoga with Paula on Tuesdays at 10am. Spaces limited. Cost £5 per person.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners:
£300 Caitlin McPeake
£50 Fiona Rodgers £50 Ollie Quinn
Ballinascreen Summer Camp 2018 commences Monday 2 July until Thursday 5 July 10.00 am -2.00 pm daily with a FREE Family Fun Night open to everyone on Friday 6 July from 6.00 pm, with BBQ followed by music in the Club. All children registered for the Summer Camp should arrive at 10.00 am each day and bring their own hurl/helmet (if they have one), bring a healthy packed lunch (no nuts), wear sun cream and bring water. All children must be collected at 2.00 pm. NO registrations will be accepted on any day of Summer Camp.
Summer Camp is FULL.