No. 1718 ~ NINETEENTH 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 FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday ~ 10.00 am and 6.00 pm
Wednesday ~ 12 noon
Thursday and Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday - 10.00 am
St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns
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
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 14: St Maximilian Kolbe:
Wednesday 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a holyday of obligation. Masses for the holyday are listed below.
Thursday 16: St Stephen of Hungary.
Friday 17: Our Lady of Knock.
MASSES FOR FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
Tuesday August 14 ~ Vigil Masses
6.00 pm ~ Holy Rosary
7.30 pm ~ St Patrick’s Keenaught.
Wednesday August 15
10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm
10.00 am ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena
12 noon ~ Holy Rosary
7.30 pm ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns.
No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary during July and August
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the families and relatives of:
Sarah Watson, Ballinascreen Fold,
Elizabeth O’Hagan, Desertmartin,
Liam McGuigan, Desertmartin.
Annie McMonagle, Brendan O’Hagan, Felix Magee, Mary Murray,
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Patsy Murphy Dunmurray Sunday 19 August in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00 am.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Ellen Brigid McGuigan, Beanfield, Youghal, Co Cork,
Connor Patrick Corbett, Glenelly Villas,
Rose Ellen O'Kane, Sixtowns Road,
James Joseph McGrath, Carnamoney Lane.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2725
Church Renovation Fund: £1250
Many thanks to all who contributed.
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
To celebrate the opening of the WMOF in Dublin on Wednesday August 22, Ballinascreen Parish is hosting a
Free Family Fun FESTIVAL in the grounds of Dean McGlinchey Park on Tuesday August 21 starting at 6.30 pm.
Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a pleasant community event which will feature music by Bleed’n Cowboys and a variety of side shows including a Craft Tent, Magic Show, Puppet Show, Storytelling, Play Trailer, Prayer Tent and lots more fun activities for all. Tea and juice will be served. Hot food and ice-cream will be available to buy.
This Parish Family Fun Festival will conclude at 9.30 pm with a spectacular Fireworks Display!
Please spread the word!
Everyone very welcome!
To ensure that this Parish Event will be a great success we still need the help of more adult volunteers. Help will be needed during Tuesday afternoon to assist with necessary preparations and help will also be needed during the Event. If you are willing to help either in the afternoon with the preparations or at the Event itself please contact the Parish Office by phone or email as soon as possible.
GREAT RELIGIOUS ARTICLES GIVE AWAY
Many families have countless religious articles (religious pictures, medals, statues, rosaries etc) stored in drawers or presses, that have been replaced by newer ones. Many people do not like the idea of throwing the old ones away. Religious objects may still be left in the Parish Office during opening hours or in the boxes in all Church porches. At the Family Fun Event, a stall will display all these religious articles and for a small anonymous donation those who would like to take one or more home may do so.
BALLINASCREEN PADRE PIO LAY COMMITTEE
The National Pilgrimage in honour of St Pio takes place at Knock Shrine on Sunday 16 September. A coach will leave from Holy Rosary Church at 7.00 am, and will return at 10.00 pm approx. Fare, including breakfast, is £20. To book phone 07836366949, 79628920 or 07732125316,as soon as possible please.
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
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.
Special One Day Retreats:
Friday August 17 ~ Family Day
Monday September 3~ Quiet Day
Thursday September 20 ~ Finding God In The Mess
Saturday September 29 ~ Living With Suicide.
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.
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.
CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION
Annual National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 9 September at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to come to honour and thank Grandparents, alive and dead, for all they have done down through generations.
Chief Celebrant will be Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio. Knock Choir, Tuttle Family and Dana will sing 'Our Lady of Knock.' Children are asked to write a prayer for their grandparent(s) and all prayers brought / sent to Knock Shrine will be blessed on the day. For further details view www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org
Sts Joachim and Anne, Parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus, pray for us.
SLIEVE GALLION A.R.A.
Monthly meeting on Tuesday 14 August at 8.00 pm in St Mary's Hall, Desertmartin.
A few places, including tickets, available on the bus for Pope Francis's Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August. Contact Chris Trainor, a.s.a.p. please on 79631425 or 07546 010560.
H&A FAMILY FUN DAY
H&A are celebrating 25 years in business and as part of their celebrations are fundraising for two charities ~ NI Cancer Fund for Children and South Derry Down Syndrome Group. As part of their fund raising events they are hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday 19 August at An Rath Dubh Moneyneena from 12 noon until 4.00 pm. The Fun Day will feature many fun activities including bouncy castles, fun games, face painters, balloon modelling, local craft stalls, ice cream, hot food and much more! A collection bucket will be at the gate for donations and all proceeds will go to their two wonderful charities. A fantastic day out for all the family so please come to support a worthy cause.
BUSKING FESTIVAL / FUN DAY
This year's Busking Festival will be on Sunday 26 August. The committee have incorporated an Art Competition aimed at current Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils from the Parish of Ballinascreen. The piece of art must be completed on an A4 page, using any medium of your choice. It must focus on some aspect of the Parish. Final copies are to be handed into the Credit Union before Thursday 23 August with child’s name, school and contact number. Winners will be announced at the Festival. Prizes will be: 1st - £30, 2nd - £20 and 3rd - £10.
The committee seeks the parishioners’ cooperation by ensuring St. Patrick’s Street is car free from 7.00 am on Sunday 26 August.
A few places are left on the Summer Camp from 20 to 24 August. Camp runs from 10.00am - 1.00 pm each day.
FDC resumes on Sunday 26 August at The Backrow 3G. Training is from 10.00 am – 11.00 am and is open to all children born between 2009 and 2014.
Tickets are on sale now for the 50th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday 6 October at The Wild Duck. Ticket price includes a return bus from Draperstown For further information on any of the above please see www.draperstownceltic.co.uk
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
Charity is the most effective form of witness, because in it people see the love of God.
OFFICIAL PRAYER FOR WMOF2018
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