No. 1730 ~ THIRTY – FIRST 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 Columba’s Church Straw
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
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
Parish Office will be closed all next. Notices for Bulletin or names for including in Friday evening Mass should be emailed or placed through letter box bsfore Wednesday at 1.00 pm.
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 5: St Martin de Porres. Lived 1579 – 1639. A Dominican lay brother who spent his nights in prayer and penance and his days in the monastery, caring for the sick and poor. He is renowned for his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
Tuesday 6: All the Saints of Ireland.
Friday 9: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. This church in Rome is ‘Mother and Head of all the churches of the City and the World’. It is the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome and is dedicated to the Most Holy Saviour.
Saturday 10: St Leo the Great, pope and Doctor of the Church. He died in 461.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 5 November following the 10.00 am Mass until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
PADRE PIO MASS
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday 5 November at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary.
Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 5, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November.
ANNUAL MASSES FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS
The Annual Parish Mass for the deceased parishioners will take place next Friday 9 November at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw. The names of all who have died in Ballinascreen or were buried or waked in our parish since last year’s Annual Requiem Mass, will be read out at this Mass. After all the names have been read out an adult member of each bereaved family will be invited to carry a lit candle to the altar. Each family should ensure that an adult member has been selected to represent them.
Other members of the congregation, who also had a bereavement in the past year, will then be invited to carry forward a lit candle in memory of their deceased loved ones.
All candles will be provided at the back of the church during this Mass.
· The Annual Mass for deceased parishioners of Desertmartin Parish will take place on Friday November 16 in St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught at 7.30 pm.
BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE
During the month of November a Book of Remembrance will be in each of the churches for parishioners to enrol the names of their deceased loved ones.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Reece Kelly, Mallon Villas,
Bridget McEldowney, Fivemilestraight,
Bro Columba O’Neill, Portglenone,
Colum Rocks, Ballyronan,
Harry McCloskey, Dungiven,
Kathleen Mannion, London,
Jerry O’Leary, Killarney.
First Anniversary: James McGlade.
Agnes McEldowney, Alphonsus Kelly,
John Rafferty, Susie Murray.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
James McGlade, Bradley Park, on Wednesday 7 November in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
John McGorry, Oak Park on Friday 9 November in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
Philomena McKay, Saturday 10 November at 6.30 pm in St Patrick’s Keenaught.
We welcome in God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Dylan John Coleman, The Orchard.
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018-2019
First Holy Communion Preparation Masses will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon on the following dates:
25 November 2018, 16 December 2018,
27 January 2019, 10 March 2019 and
14 April 2019. On 23 June 2019 the Final Mass will be celebrated in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.
All Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited and encouraged to attend this family and parish focussed programme.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2019:
Saturday 4 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in
St Columba’s Church Straw,
Saturday 11 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in
St Columba’s Church, Straw,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in
St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
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.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2365
Church Renovation Collection: £1650
Many thanks to all who contributed.
CO. DERRY REGIONAL P.T.A.A.
Annual Pioneer Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Killyclogher, Co. Tyrone on today Sunday 4 November at 3.00 pm. Chief celebrant Most Rev Donal McKeown. Refreshments afterwards in Parochial Hall
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.
DIOCESAN MASS FOR DECEASED YOUNG PEOPLE
Annual Mass for Deceased Children and Young People will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown in St Eugene’s
Cathedral, Derry on Sunday 11 November at 7.00 pm. The Diocese of Derry extends an invitation to all who are grieving the loss of a young relative or friend to come together in prayer and support.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
The Society acknowledges a generous donation 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.
ANAM CARA BELFAST
Parents’ Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 14 November at 7.20 pm in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, BT8 7XP. This free event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.For more information see anamcara.ie or phone 02895213120.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
Pilgrimage from 25 May – 1 June 2019. Spiritual Director ~ Fr Seamus Kelly.
Bed / breakfast and dinner. Price £660, includes insurance. Offer of special price of £560 for early booking which must be paid in full before 1 December. Flight from Belfast.
Phone Martina for further details on 77741219 or 07715490880.
ROME / TUSCANY PILGRIMAGE
Seven nights from 18 June 2019, flying from Dublin. Pilgrimage includes Assisi, Pisa and Florence. Spiritual Director ~ Fr Brian Donnelly. Guide ~ Kieran Troy. Cost £1,090 per person sharing, single room supplement £280. Price includes guided tours and most meals. Contact Paul or Marie at Downe Travel: phone 44613288 or email email@example.com.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
Blood donation sessions in St Colm’s High School on Monday 12 November from 2.30 pm - 4.15 pm and 5.30 pm – 8.00pm.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY
'Painting Pottery' workshops in Sixtowns Hall facilitated by Rosegift Cottage Crafts. Choose from a figurine, mug, plate or cup and saucer, no painting skills required, help provided. Adults: Thursday 15 November 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Cost £7.
Children (age 4+) Saturday 17 November. Workshop 1: 10.00 am - 11.15am. Workshop 2: 11.45am - 1.00 pm. Cost £5.
For more information or to book call 07769289385. Spaces limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Thanks to grant funding by Mid Ulster District Council Autumn Arts programme
an rath dubh
Jiving classes with Sean Woods for 5 weeks commence Wednesday 7 November 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm. Cost £25 payable on first night.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
· Tea Dance Friday 9 November. Music by Kenny Paul.
· Crochet/Knitting classes with Mary Kelly on Thursdays 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
· Sewing classes with Rosemary on Fridays 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
· If enough interest is shown Yoga Classes with Angela may commence on Monday 5 November until 3 December from 10.30 am – 12 noon. Cost for 6 weeks ~ £36.
To register for any of the above classes please contact Olive on 07887614094.
· Craft Fair Sunday 11 November 11.00 am - 3.00 pm. A great opportunity to pick up hand-crafted gifts!
Energy Efficiency in the Home,on Monday 12 November, 10.00 am – 12 noon. All welcome. Cost £2 includes refreshments.
Meeting, organised by Save Our Sperrins Group, on 6 November at Fallagloon Hall, Maghera at 8.00 pm to inform local people about the dangers of cyanide mining.
ST COLM’S GAC
· 400 Club Winners: £300 Brógan Murray £50 Ciara McNally, £50 Owen McFerra.
· Extra Time, a hilarious stage play by Mark Shields, staring great local talent will be performed in St Colm’s GAC on 30 November, 1(limited) and 2 December. Tickets on sale in Club Shop Fridays 7.00 pm – 8.00 p