No. 1721 ~ TWENTY– SECOND 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 FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday – Friday ~ 10.00 am
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
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 3: St Gregory the Great. Lived 504 -604. Patron of musicians.
Saturday 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday September 3 will begin after 10.00 am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
If you would like to commit to ‘Keeping Watch With Jesus’ please leave your name in the sacristy or the Parish Office and the time on a Monday you will be available for Adoration. It is important that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Monday 3 and Wednesday 5 September.
Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 3, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September.
PADRE PIO MASSES
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrlecina on Monday September 3 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of St Pio of Pietrlecina and the centenary of his having received on his body the stigmata, Bishop McKeown, will be the chief celebrant at a special Mass in honour of St Pio on Sunday 23 September in Holy Rosary at 3.00 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of
Mary Bradley, Magherafelt.
Susan Farrell, Francis McAuley,
Seamus O’Kane, Eugene McGarvey, Marian Foley, Rose Celine Cleary,
Hugh Donnelly, Charlie Murray.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Sarah Watson, Ballinascreen Fold, Saturday 1 September in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Jim O’Hagan Tobermore Road, Saturday 8 September at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Mary Crossett Ranaghan, in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena Sunday 2 September at 9.00 am.
Susan Clerkin Ballinascreen Fold, Friday 7 September St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
Mary Lagan Glenelly Villas, Sunday 9 September in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Freya Lauren McAuley, Strawmore Road.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £1950
Church Renovation Fund:£1201
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.
Pilgrimage leaving Belfast on Sunday 30 September, returns 7 October. Price £579 included flights, insurance, airport transfers and half-board accommodation. For further details please contact Hugo and Josephine MacOscar 0754560398
WOOD CRAFTS BETHLEHEM
With permission from Bishop Donal McKeown, Holy Cross Group Bethlehem, will visit Desertmartin Parish on September 1 and 2, and Ballinascreen Parish on September 8 and 9 to sell olive wood crafts to support the Christians in the Holy Land.
LOUGH DERG 2018
One Day Retreats:
September ~ 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30.
Special One Day Retreats:
Thursday September 20 ~ Finding God In The Mess
Saturday September 29 ~ Living With Suicide.
Booking essential for all one day retreats. Phone 00353719861518 or email email@example.com or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
Friday Mass at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Straw is offered 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.
HEALTH MOT WEEK
O'Kane’s Pharmacy, Tobermore Road, will provide FREE health checks from 13-15 September, for blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI (Body Mass Index) and blood sugar. These checks are ONLY for people who have not attended a surgery / hospital for above tests in previous 12 months. Book an appointment in the shop or by telephone ~ 79628209.
KNOCK SHRINE PILGRIMAGE
Depending on numbers, a bus may travel to Knock on Sunday 9 September, departing from Holy Rosary Church at 7.00 am. If interested please telephone 07754720598 or /07708630766, before Thursday 6 Septemebr. Fare £20 must be paid at time of booking.
ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL
Job Vacancy - Catering Assistant in Canteen. 14 hours a week.
If interested please contact Celine at
07564998419 or 79627953.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
Reopens Monday 3 September at 9.00 am for morning session and 12.45 pm for afternoon session.
Evaluation will be launched on Thursday 6 September at 7.00 pm in St Colm’s High School. All are invited to this event, which is also a celebration of the growth of S.T.E.P.S. and an opportunity to thank all their supporters.
Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on 9 September at 2.30 pm. Everybody welcome to come to honour and thank grandparents, alive and dead, for all they have done. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Okolo Apostolic Nuncio. 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 details view www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org
PLANS FOR LOCAL FORESTS
Forest Services will present their draft plans for local forests on Tuesday 11 September at 7.30 pm in An Ráth Dubh. They are keen to hear from local people as to how the forests could be used for wider recreational activities. A short presentation will be made with an opportunity to engage with Forest Service staff. All welcome.
VINTAGE TRACTOR & CAR RUN
On Sunday 16 September from Cranagh at 1.00 pm to Sixtowns Community Hall. From 2.00 pm there will be children’s entertainment, barbeque and music by Bleed’N Cowboys at Sixtowns Community Hall. All proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Society. All welcome.
IRISH DANCE CLASSES
O Neill Academy of Irish Dance, classes resume on Thursday 6 September at 6.30 pm in Rath Dubh, Moneyneany. All new members welcome. Contact Damian on 07748471279.
I AM WORSHIP BAND
This Derry band, who featured in Phoenix Park for the Papal celebrations, will perform their debut album 'Fight the Good Fight' in the Millennium Forum on Sunday 23 September. An evening of praise and worship, as young people celebrate their faith in song. Tickets £15, available at the Millennium Forum. CDs available at Veritas Derry.
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Working in partnership with St Mary's University, Twickenham, the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre offers, in autumn 2018, this post-graduate degree, dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in leadership roles within the Catholic School system. For information please contact Thérèse in the Catechetical Centre 00442871264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop with Niall McVeigh on ‘More on the iPad’ 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm on Friday 21 September. Booking essential. Phone 79628249 to book.
Parents are invited to contact the library if their child / children wish to join a Junior Reading Group that hopes to meet monthly during term-time.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for carers and children aged 0- 4 years, every Friday at 10.30 am. New members welcome.
Library is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN.
Tea Dance on Friday 14 September from 9.00 pm - 12 pm Music by Aidan Taaffe Admission. £5 includes supper.
Grand Variety Concert on Sunday 23 September.