No. 1782 ~ THIRTY- FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 10.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw 11.00 am
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
St Eugene's moneyneena
Monday – Friday ~ 10.00 am
Monday ~ 7.30 pm
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 Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey
Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Telephone:79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday ~ Closed
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 4: St Charles Borromeo, lived 1538-1584. Patron saint of catechists and seminarians.
Tuesday 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.
Wednesday 6: All The Saints of Ireland.
Saturday 9: Dedication of Lateran Basilica. This church 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.
Eucharistic Adoration in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Monday November 4 will commence after the 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 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 November 4 at 7.30 pm in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.
MASS FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS
The Annual Parish Mass for the deceased parishioners will take place on Friday 15 November at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw. The names of all who have died in Ballinascreen or were buried in our parish since last year’s Annual Requiem Mass, will be read out at this Mass.
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.
The 11.00 am Mass today, Sunday 3 Novemeber in St Columba’s Church Straw will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Peggy Sargent, Gortnaskea, on Wednesday 6 November in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Daniel Doherty, Cloane Road.
First Anniversary: Patrick Kelly.
Agnes McEldowney, Alphonsus Kelly
John Rafferty, Susie Murray,
Michael Gordon, James McGlade.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Roisin O’Neill and Raphael Campbell who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
The next Do This In Memory Mass for children preparing for First Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Saturday 23 November at 6.00 pm.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020
Celebration of First Holy Communion in Ballinascreen Parish in 2020 will be on:
Saturday May 2 for Gaelscoil Na Speirini at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw and St Marys P. S. Draperstown at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown.
Saturday May 16 for St Columba’s P.S. Straw at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church, Straw, and St Eoghan’s P. S. Moneyneena at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw on Sunday 24 November and Sunday 22 December.
Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Saturday 9 November and Saturday 7 December.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism.
Please contact the Parish Office to book.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Sunday December 1~ Holy Rosary Church, Mass of Rededication at 3.00 pm.
Sunday December 15 ~ Annual Parish Carol Service at 6.00 pm in St Columba’s Straw.
Saturday April 25 ~ Ballinascreen Parish Confirmation at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s Church 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. These names will also be read out at the 10.00 am Mass on Friday mornings (exception when this 10.00 am Mass is cancelled).
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2178
Church Renovation Collection: £1436.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
If you are willing to be included on a rota for cleaning St Columba’s Church, Straw please leave your name and contact details in the Parish Office this week.
DERRY DIOCESE MISSION TEAM
If interested in being part of our Diocesan Mission Team to promote and foster mission awareness at home and overseas, please come to our meeting on Tuesday 5 November at 7.00 pm in Ardstraw House, 21A Buncrana Road Derry, next to St Columb's College. All welcome including volunteers and missionaries who have worked overseas. For more details please contact Fr David O’Kane on 71337727.
AA ~ PUBLIC MEETING
Do you or someone you know have a problem with alcohol? To mark 25 years of Plumbridge AA Group a Public Information Meeting will be held in Glenelly House Plumbridge on Monday 25 November at 8.00 pm. Speakers from AA, Al-Anon and a medical expert will attend. All welcome.
MATT TALBOT FREEDOM FROM DRUGS MASS
This Mass will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Monday 4 November at 7.30 pm and will be offered for those who are addicted to drugs and their families. We pray that through the intercession of Venerable Matt Talbot people will be freed from this addiction. Prayer cards will be available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Cathedral 71262894 for more details.
MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE 2020
Seven night Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 10 - 17 June 2020. Spiritual Director will be Fr Seamus Kelly. Bed/breakfast and dinner. Price £670 (includes insurance). Offer of special price of £570 for early booking and payment before 6 December 2019. Money must be paid in full. Flight from Belfast. Contact Martina for further information on 77741219 or 07715490880.
BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Talk entitled ‘The Battles of Monte Cassino’ by Richard Doherty on Tuesday November 5 at 8.00 pm in 50 High Street. All welcome.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
Free pre-school places available for September 2020. If your child’s birth date falls between 2 July 2016 and 1 July 2017 please contact Early Years on 79627303. Closing date is December 19 2019.
Places for pre pre-school children aged 2 years 10 months or over by September.
Chair based exercise classes, also suitable for those with limited mobility. Starting on Monday 4 November, 10.30 am – 11.30 am for 4 weeks. £3 / week.
Christmas Craft Fair and Art Sale of handmade local crafts with Edenbane Art selling original paintings at budgets to suit all, on Friday 8 November from 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm and on Saturday 9 November from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Festive refreshments served. Free admission.
Phone 79627826 for more information.
SEWING CLASSES ~ MONEYNEENA
Sewing classes recommence in An Rath Dubh on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm starting on November 4. New members welcome. To register or to find out more about the classes please message Michelle on 07902673685. Spaces may be limited, so will be given on a ‘first come’ basis.
Free IT workshop on Pinterest and Instagram on Friday 22 November 2.00 pm. Booking essential.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for babies and tots every Friday from 10.30 am to 11.00 am. New members welcome.
Lego Club from 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm on Tuesdays. Parents may seek permission on other days for children to play with the Lego. Young children must be supervised.
Many new children’s books in stock to browse and borrow. Free membership.
SAD (seasonal affective disorder) lamp available for use in mornings in library (approx 30 minute sessions). See library staff for more details.
SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Old Time Dance Classes continue every Tuesday from 8.30 pm in Sixtowns Community Centre. All welcome.
GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ
Parent and Toddlers’ Group meets every Wednesday and Friday 9.00 am -10.30 am in Naíscoil na Speiríní, Straw. Cost £2 per session. These sessions allow children to develop social skills at their own pace, building a child's emotional confidence, encouraging physical activity, supporting children's imagination and creativity and learning through role-play. All welcome.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Gala Variety Concert on today Sunday 3 November starting 8.00 pm, admission £12.
Crochet classes Thursdays 7 pm – 9.00 pm.
Sewing classes Fridays 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
5 week block cost £25, payable first night.
Yoga on Mondays 10.30 am - 12 noon.
5 Ways to Wellbeing: Monday 11 November at 8.00 pm Part 2 of Mental Health and Wellness Talk with Hugo. Wreath Making on Monday 16 December 7. Yoga Wellness ~ light exercise and relaxation on Wednesday 18 December.
NiHSCT seeks volunteers to train as community walk leaders and so help encourage others to walk. If enough interest is shown a Walking Group may be established. To register for any of the above phone 07887614 094 or 79642711 or 07866381473. All welcome.
Craft Fair on Sunday 17 November.