No. 1755 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
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 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
Monday 29: St Catherine of Siena. Virgin and doctor of the Church, patron of Europe. Lived 1347 – 1380.
Wednesday 1; St Joseph the Worker.
Thursday 2; St Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Friday 3; St Philip and St James.
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. We now know this feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Saint John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.
Divine Mercy Devotions will be held today, Sunday April 28, at 3.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church. All welcome.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday April 29 will start immediately after the 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25 pm.
Mass at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Hubert Donnelly, Newry, on Saturday 27 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Annie McCrory, Breige McGuickin, Martin Breen, Marie Henry,
Kathleen Trainor, Monica Kelly,
Baby Dara Jude Kennedy, Ellen Doyle,
Charlie Kearney, Conor Donnelly,
Mary Frances McWilliams.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £1946
Church Renovation Collection: £1387.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
TRÓCAIRE LENTEN BOXES
Please return your Trócaire Box, at any weekend Mass, if you have not already done so. Thank you.
cemetery sunday 2019
Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 16 June. Further details later.
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 Rosa ry 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.
SVP FURNITURE SALE
Due to our very limited storage space we are selling off wardrobes, beds, tables and chairs and suites of furniture. If interested in buying any of the above, please contact us on SVP Helpline number 07710838050.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW
Draw will be held on on Monday April 29. Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.
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.
One Day Retreats begin Saturday 4 May and continue on 5, 6, 11,12, 14,19, 21, 25 , 26 and 27 May. Why not take some time and space on Lough Derg personally or as a parish group this May?
A new event for those who serve in lay parish ministry, is our Parish Ministry Day Saturday 18 May.
Telephone 0035371 9861518. Email: email@example.com or view website www.loughderg.org for more details and to book.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Knights of Columbanus (Derry) pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 26 May. Cost £15. Everyone welcome. Phone 07851829282 for further information.
SMA DROMANTINE RETREATS
Awareness and Mindful Living. Conducted by Martina and Patrick Sheehan. 10.00 am on Friday 10 May – Sunday 12 May at 2.00 pm.
Forgiveness; the journey from hurt to healing, freedom and peace. Conducted by Fr. Des Corrigan SMA Saturday. 22 June 9.30 am – 5.00 pm . Contact Retreat Centre, Dromantine Tel. 028-30821964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IRISH CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION
The Irish Church Music Association was founded in 1969 so it will be celebrating 50 years of its existence in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth in July. Rejoice and Sing - Remembering, Celebrating and Moving Forward is the theme for this year’s celebrations. Celebrations will begin with a two-day Conference on 1-2 July. Keynote speakers are Fr Michael Joncas and Professor Lizette Larson-Miller. Fr Michael Joncas continues as the guest director for the Summer School. Further information and Booking forms available to download from www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com or from www.liturgy-ireland.ie
Free 2 week course on basic photography – how to get the most out of your camera / phone and tips on taking a good photo. Monday 27 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Painting for Pleasure resumes Wednesday 1 May for 9 weeks. 10.00 am -12 noon or 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
Late spring colour and summer containers with Margaret Johnston, Friday 17 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Free dog microchipping and goodie bags. Tuesday 21 May, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, no need to book.
Phone 79627826 to book any of the above. Everyone welcome.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Sewing classes on Fridays, beginners welcome. Please phone 078876144094 or 07866381473 for more details.
Crochet classes commence Thursday 2 May 7.00 pm-9.00 pm. 6 weeks £25.
Monday yoga classes commence 29 April with Angela from 10.30 am -12 noon. 3 week block, costs £18.
Tuesday yoga classes with Paula commence 7 May at 7.30 pm, for ladies and gents. £25 for 4 weeks to be paid at first class.
If interested in any of the above please contact 078876144094.
Advice NI clinic on 10 May 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm for appointment contact Out reach Officer Micheal 028 92448738.
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 71351233 or e-mail email@example.com
One-to one sessions with Niall McVeigh about computer or any IT problems on 31 May and 21 June. Booking necessary.
Study facilities available for students on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners:
£300~Patricia McBride, £50~Eamon Murray, £50~Carol McNally.
Club Shop open this Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm. All gear can also be ordered online at www.ballinascreengaa.com
Sometimes we may feel we are alone in facing difficulties. But, even if He doesn’t intervene immediately, the Lord walks by our side and, if we keep going forward, He will open up a new path.
PRIVATE PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
I thank you Jesus, that when you came into this world,
You came to a humble home as a member of a simple family.
Come into my home today, and stay with me and my family.
My Jesus, forgive me all the times that through my own fault I have lost
Forgive me the faults that makes me difficult to live with,
Forgive me when I am too self-centred and do things that get on the nerves of other members of the family, and go on doing them even when I am asked not to.
Through the prayers of Mary and Joseph, help me to ﬁnd you at all times,
to ﬁnd you in your Church, in the Eucharist, in the words of Scripture, and even in other members of my family and the events of daily life.
Lord, bless my family, grant peace to my home, and bring us to the
happiness of your family in heaven.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breath forth my soul in peace with You.