No. 1752 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
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 – Thursday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Colm’s High School
Tuesday – Thursday ~ 8.40 am.
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
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Thursday 11: St Stanislaus, became Bishop of Krakow, Poland in 1072.
Saturday 13: St Martin I pope and martyr.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 8 April, starts after 10.00 am Mass and ends at 7.25 pm.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 8, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April.
DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS
10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday 10 April will be offered for the members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Ellen Eames, Slievegallion Park,
Susan O’Kane, Swatragh.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Joe Conway, Ballinascreen Fold, on Saturday 6 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Charlie McAuley, Manchester, on Saturday 13 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Brian McCloskey, Fivemile Straight Wednesday 10 April in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
Susan Kennedy, Dunlogan, Saturday 13 April in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
First Anniversary: Brian McCloskey.
Clare O’Kane, Peter O’Kane, Margaret Trolan, Annie McSorley, Mary Kelly
GAELSCOIL ~ CONFIRMATION
We congratulate the P7 children from Gaelscoil na Speiríní who were confirmed by Bishop McKeown on Wednesday April 3 in Limavady.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2158
Church Renovation Collection: £1560.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES
The new boxes of Envelopes, will start being used this weekend. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box please contact the Parish Office. We ask that all wage earners contribute to the parish by having their own personal box of envelopes. Many thanks for your continued support. Many thanks also to all those who delivered the new boxes of envelopes.
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019
Do This in Memory Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon next Sunday 14 April.
CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019
Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 16 June. Further details later.
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Sincere thanks to all who supported the Advent Appeal which raised £521.09.
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.
IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER
Over the past few months the Irish Catholic Newspaper has been promoted and offered to parishioners as an excellent resource of keeping up to date with issues that are relevant in the church in general and in Ireland in particular. However the parish is losing money week after week as the paper remains unsold. Therefore the decision has been taken to stop selling the paper after this weekend. Davy O'Kane Newsagents has agreed to make the newspaper available from next week.
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.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The Friday 7.30 pm Mass 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 by Thursday of the relevant week.
ONLINE HOLY WEEK RETREAT
Priory Institute Dublin, offer a free online Holy Week retreat with reflections on the Holy Week and Easter Gospels. This retreat consists of eight recorded sessions with presenters who will guide participants through a reflective reading of each Gospel Reading, following the format used by Lectio Divina communities. Each reflection lasts less than ten minutes and is the perfect way to take some time out for reflection in preparation for Easter. Contributors include Fr John Littleton, Fr Brendan Clifford, Sr Sabine Schratz OP, Sr Beatrice OP and Sr Rose Miriam OP.
PALM SUNDAY RETREAT
‘By His wounds we are healed’ Isaiah 53.
Retreat at St Anthony's Retreat Centre, Muff, Co Donegal on Sunday 14 April, 11.00 am - 4.00 pm. Prayer Ministry, story Meditation and Mass. Lunch included. Suggested donation €20. Places limited, please phone 00353749384866 to book.
ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks 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.
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. See www.trocaire.org for more details. Trócaire boxes are available in all churches.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Annual Class Feis in St.Colm's High School on Sunday 14 April commencing at 3.00 pm. Everybody welcome to come along and support the children.
GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ
A.G.M. Sunday 14 April at 7.00 pm in Glór building in Straw (Gaelscoil na Speiríní). Tá fáilte roimh chách. Everyone welcome.
‘Everything Belongs’ Retreat Day with Fr Paschal McDonnell (Monday 15 April 9.30 am to 2.15 pm). A time for reflection as we process our life experiences and learn to accept our flawed, fragile and beautiful self.
‘Queen of the May Festival’ Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May. We invite anyone who would like to set up a May Altar to please get in touch. Phone 7135 1233 or e-mail email@example.com.
EVENING OF GOSPEL MUSIC
Draperstown Presbyterian Church will host an Evening of Gospel Music on Friday 12 April at 8.00 pm. Everyone welcome.
Altayeskey Primary School
Former Altayeskey Primary School premises at 177 Sixtowns Road, Sixtowns, Draperstown, County Derry is for sale.
Offers are invited for the purchase of freehold property at 177 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown, County Derry.
The Vendors (Ballinascreen Parish) wish all interested parties to make their offers to purchase by means of sealed bids. The sealed bids are to be received at the office of O’Kane Boyle Solicitors at 51 St. Patrick’s Street, Draperstown, Co. Derry, BT45 7AJ on or before 12 April 2019.
The property will be agreed for sale, subject to contract, to the highest bidder.
Viewing strictly by appointment only via the vendor’s solicitors, O’Kane Boyle Solicitors, 51 St. Patrick’s Street Draperstown Co. Derry, BT45 7AJ by 11 April 2019. Telephone: 028 79628333.
All applications will be treated in the strictest conﬁdence.
WIND FARM FUND
Brackagh Quarry Wind Farm Community Fund is now open for applications for up to £2,000 from community / voluntary groups within a four mile radius of the wind farm site. Interested? Contact Shauna in Workspace for more information on 028 79628113.
ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Draw Winners Week 3:
£60 Jacqui Groogan Draperstown
£30 Dayah Doherty Mulnavoo Road,
£20 Katie McVey Draperstown.
BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION
March Quarterly Cash Draw Winners:
£10,000 Leanne Grant, Tirruadh Heights.
£7,000 Theresa Groogan, Ballybriest
£3,000 Damien Crilly, Ballynure.
Next Quarterly Cash Draw will be held on Saturday 29 June.
Interested in attending a free set of classes to learn a new skill?
Come at 10.00 am on Monday 8 April to find out more. .
Easter Floral Art, with Margaret Johnston, Wednesday 17 April, 10.00 am.
Gardening Class with Margaret Johnston, Monday 13 May 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Are you free to volunteer a few hours a week to carry out small DIY/gardening jobs? Contact the Centre for more details.
Phone 79627826 to book any of the above.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN.
Tea Dance 12 April Music Sweet Dreams. Thanks to all who support these fundraising dances.
Sewing class Friday 26 April beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 07887614094 or Philomena on 07866381473.
Crochet class continue on Thursday 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm with tutor Mary.
Advice NI Clinic Friday 12 April 1.00 pm- 4.00 pm. For appointment contact
Out reach Officer Micheal on 92448738.
Unwanted items of clothing, shoes etc. will be collected from the Hall on 13 April. Bags may be left at Hall before 13th
Bingo Wednesday 24 April at 8.00 pm.
DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC RunDC
Run DC on 28 April at 11.00 am with 10km and 5km runs and a 5km walk. Enter online at www.draperstownceltic.co.uk
LOURDES DERRY YOUTH TEAM
Coffee Morning in An Rath Dubh on Saturday 13 April, 10.00am – 12 noon. Proceeds in aid of Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 – Ann Hasson, £50 – Patrick Kelly, £50 Culla Bradley
Senior Football League – Ballinascreen v Glen today (Sunday) in Glen at 2.30 pm.
Final membership registration night in Club on Sunday 14 April from 7.00 pm -8.00 pm.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Through prayer we learn to renounce the idolatry and self-sufficiency of our ego, and to admit we need the Lord and His mercy.