No. 1762 ~ THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
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 – 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 Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey
Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday ~ Closed
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Thursday 20: The Irish Martyrs. 17 Irish martyrs, men and women, cleric and lay, put to death for the Catholic faith between 1579 and 1654 were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992.
Friday 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga. Jesuit. As a novice he worked in the plague hospital and caught the fever, dying in 1591, aged 23. He is patron of youth.
CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019
Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place today, Sunday 16 June, at the following times:
STRAW 2.00 pm
SIXTOWNS 3.30 pm
MONEYNEENA 4.30 pm.
Please gather at your family grave before the Ceremony begins. Please bring a small container of water (ONE for each grave) to the Ceremony. This water will be blessed by the priests during the Ceremony.
A member of each family will be invited to sprinkle holy water on the grave after the prayers of blessing over all the graves have been recited by the priests.
At each Ceremony we will also remember by name all those parishioners who were buried in Ballinascreen since Cemetery Sunday last year.
A gate collection will be taken up, at the end of each ceremony to help with the upkeep of the graveyards.
Please use the white envelope (at the back of each box of envelopes) marked Special Collection No 1 for this collection.
NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART
Thursday 20 June – Friday 28 June
Lord Jesus, you have said, ‘Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall ﬁnd, knock and it shall be opened unto you’. I come to you in faith and trust, in love and hope. Let me know your closeness to me, and your care of me and for all who are dear to me.
My intention for this Novena is dear to me and I know that what is important to me is
important to you. Hear my prayer (mention your intention); grant what I ask, and may I always trust that in all that happens in life, you will be close to me as my friend, guide and saviour.
And so, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 17 commences after 10.00 am Mass and continues until 7.25 pm.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will next visit the sick of the parish on the following days:
Those visited by Fr Downey will be attended by Fr Madden on Monday 24 June, Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June. Fr Madden will tend the sick of his own area the following week on Monday July 1, Tuesday July 2 and Wednesday July 3. Fr McGirr will continue to tend to those resident in Ballinascreen Fold.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Rosemary Church Sixtowns Road.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
John Reid, Bancran Friday 21 June in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Barney McGuigan, Moykeeran on Saturday 22 June in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Sophia Conway, Bradley Park, Sunday 23 June in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
Bernard McGuigan, Sophia Conway
Kathleen Reid, Mary McKee, Rose Devlin, Margaret Kelly, David Hegarty, Dessie Manning.
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019
Annual Corpus Christi Mass followed by Eucharistic Procession and Benediction on Sunday 23 June at 11.00 am in St. Columba’s Church, Straw. This Mass, Procession and Benediction will mark the conclusion of the Do This in Memory Programme for this year. All P4 children are invited to wear their First Communion outfits to this Mass. All parishioners are very welcome.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2310
Church Renovation Collection: £1410.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Bronagh Kelly and Thomas Campbell who were married recently in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns.
Mass of Presentation of Jubilee pins in St Eugene's Church, Moneyneena on Wednesday June 26 at 7.30 pm. At this Mass pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this year will be invited to take their Confirmation Pledge. If anyone from Year 8 has not yet taken their Confirmation Pledge, they may do so at this Mass also. All welcome.
Baptisms will take place during June, July and August on the following dates:
St Columba’s Church Straw
Sunday June 30 at 3.00 pm
Sunday July 28 at 3.00 pm
Sunday August 25 at 3.00 pm
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Saturday July 13 at 3.00 pm
Saturday August 10 at 3.00 pm.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from July 4 – July 9. In preparation for the pilgrimage all pilgrims and their families are welcome to Mass on Tuesday 25 June at 7.30 pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Steelstown, Derry. Tickets will be distributed to pilgrims after the Mass. We ask for everyone in the diocese to please pray for the success of the pilgrimage.
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.
Pilgrimage to Lough Derg
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place from Friday 21 June - Sunday 23 June. Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown. Please consider participating in this diocesan pilgrimage. Cost €75.
ALIVE ~ FREE NEWSPAPER
The June edition of ALIVE is now available in all churches, free of charge. Many interesting articles in this issue.
IRISH CHURCH MUSIC
Golden Jubilee Summer School in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth from 2 – 5 July. For more information and to book phone 00-353-17083478 or view www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com
ST ANNE’S CHURCH SIXTOWNS
Annual Friends’ Service on Sunday 23 June at 3.00 pm. This will be the last service with Rev Carmen Hayes as Rector as she leaves the Parish at the end of August. All are welcome. Tea served in Sixtowns Community Hall afterwards.
LOUGH DERG 2019
Three Day Pilgrimages:
You may begin any day until Tuesday 13 August. Booking not required. Daily boats to the island 10.30 am - 3.00 pm, 7 days per week. Cost €75
One Day Retreats: August ~ 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31.
September ~ 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 29. All One Day Retreats commence at 10.20 am and conclude at 4.30 pm. Cost €45, includes all refreshments and return boat. Booking essential phone 00353719861518 or email email@example.com or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
Traditional Irish Music entertainment for a few hours with Larry Moran and Friends on Wednesday 19 June at 7.30 pm. Light refreshments served. All welcome.
Art Exhibition by Kilcronaghan Painting Classes on Friday 21 June 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm and Saturday 22 June 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Everyone welcome and your support will be appreciated.
SG Active Retirement Association
Donegal Bay Boat Trip, on Sunday 23 June. Contact Chris 07546 010560
Dine and Dance function in St Mary's Parish Hall, Desertmartin on Sunday 7 July, 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm. Music by Michael Mawhinney, Tickets £15.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Come Dine With Us rescheduled for Sunday 22 September. Any tickets that were purchased are still valid or if anyone wishes a re-fund contact 07887614094
Sunday 3 November ~ Country Music Concert.
Crochet class every Thursday 7.00 pm -9.00 pm with tutor Mary.
Experienced teacher will offer Speech& Drama & communication skills for a 6 week block. Block of lessons will cost £50 for 5/6 year olds, £60 for 7 years and upwards. Limited 10 children per session. Exam qualifications if anyone interested. Please contact 07887614094.
Tuesday evenings ~ Yoga with Paula.
CAMPA CHORMAIC 2019
Irish Language and Games Summer Camps. Campa 1: St. Colm’s High School, Ballinascreen, from Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July for Year 8 - Year 12.
Campa 2: An Abhainn Bheag (Owenbeg) , from Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August for P5- P7. Cost £45 includes O’Neill’s jersey, camps will run from 10.00 am - 3.00 pm daily. For more details view www.campachormaic.com or phone 07834049305. Céad míle fáilte!
Thornhill Ministries will host a Flower Demonstration and Workshop in Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road, Derry, on Thursday 27 June at 7.30 pm. Take home your own floral arrangement for your family grave. Places limited. Cost £30 (includes materials).To book phone 7135 1233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PASTORAL THEOLOGY COURSE
Diploma in Pastoral Theology at Drumalis, in association with St Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth. Applications now being accepted for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2019. Further information available at www.drumalis.co.uk or by emailing email@example.com or by phoning Drumalis during office hours 2827219 or 28276455.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Bernadette Mullin, £50 Mark McCullagh, £50 Fintan Quinn.
Big Breakfast in aid of Féile Teams today Sunday 16 June 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. Adults £6, children £3. Black bags still outstanding may be returned at the Big Breakfast.
Club Shop open on Fridays 7pm – 8 pm.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
How do I know the Lord listens to me? We have a certainty: Jesus. He is the great intercessor. He ascended into Heaven, and He stands before the Father to intercede for us. His prayer of intercession is never-ending.