No. 1783 ~ THIRTY- SECOND 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
St Columba’s Church Straw
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
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 11: St Martin of Tours.
Tuesday 12: St Josaphat. Lived 1580 -1623.
Friday 15: St Albert the Great, bishop and doctor of the Church.
ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS
The Annual Parish Mass for Deceased Parishioners will take place next Friday 15 November at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw. The names of all who died and were buried in Ballinascreen 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.
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.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
John Donnelly Bancran Road, Friday 15 November in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Annie Furlong, Manchester,
Sean Murray, Magherafelt.
Teresa Campbell, Ella O’Kane,
Martha & Mary McLernon Dromdallagan
Anne O’Kane, Alicia Kelly,
Patrick Joseph Kelly.
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.
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.
Wednesday December 18 ~ Annual Service of Reconciliation at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Saturday April 25 ~ Ballinascreen Parish Confirmation at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.
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 7 December.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism.
Please contact the Parish Office to book.
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
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2524
Church Renovation Collection: £1274.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
Fr Stephen Quinn OCD will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Derry Diocese on Thursday 21 November at 7.30pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. All are welcome.
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.
DIOCESAN MASS FOR DECEASED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Annual Mass for Deceased Children and Young People will take place in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, this Sunday, 10 November at 7.00 pm. There will be an opportunity to write the name of your deceased loved one before Mass. All are welcome to attend.
DERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJIE
Pilgrimage for young people aged 16-18 to Medjugorje for 7 nights from 28 July-4 August. This will be a unique experience for young people and an opportunity to engage with peers from around the world in a faith context as part of the Medjugorje Youth Festival. Cost is £599 and there will be a budget plan to help with this. Names and a deposit of £100 due by 1December. For more details or to book please phone 71264087 or email email@example.com
Annual Crib Festival from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December in Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road, Derry. Cribs still being accepted from those willing to help bring alive the story of Christmas. Phone 71351233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.thornhillministries.co.uk.
Holy Land Pilgrimage Retreat September 2020. For details, contact Thornhill Ministries (contact details above)
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 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.
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.
ST COLM'S HIGH SCHOOL
The staff and pupils of St. Colm’s High School are staging the Musical, Oliver, from Tuesday 19 November to Friday 22 November. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 11 November, £10 adult £8 child. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
ST EOGHAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Big Breakfast on Sunday 17 November 9.00 am to 12 noon. Everyone welcome.
Open Night on Thursday 21 November at 7.00 pm. Come along to see what the school offers and meet the teachers. Light refreshments served. Everyone welcome.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Session in An Scioból on 15 November.
Juniors from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm followed by Open House. Fáilte roimh chách.
Bilingual Workshops on Saturday 23 November. More details later.
Electoral Registration and free ID Card Clinic in An Rath Dubh on today, Sunday 10 November from 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm. Please bring your National Insurance Number and a passport sized photograph for a free official ID card.
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.
SEWING CLASSES ~ MONEYNEENA
Sewing classes recommence in An Rath Dubh on Mondays from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. New members welcome. Anyone wishing to register or just to find out more please message Michelle on 07902673685. As spaces may be limited, places will be given on a ‘first come’ basis.
Free IT tutor led workshop on Pinterest and Instagram on Friday 22 November at 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 however seek permission on other days for their children to play with the Lego. Young children must be supervised.
SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Old Time Dance Classes every Tuesday from 8.30 pm. 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
Tea Dance Friday 29 November, from 9.00 pm – Midnight. Music by Ed Fox.
Crochet classes Thursdays 7 pm – 9 pm.
Sewing classes Fridays 7.00 pm – 9 pm.
5 week block cost £25, payable first night.
Yoga on Mondays 10.30 am - 12 noon.
5 Ways to Wellbeing: Monday 11 November ~ Part 2 of Mental Health and Wellness Talk with Hugo at 8.00 pm.
Craft Fair on Sunday 17 November.
Bingo Wednesday 11 December.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 - Natasha McEldowney, £50 - Pal Murray, £50 - Mary McGuigan.
A.G.M. on Monday 2 December at 7.30pm. Nominations for the executive committee for 2020 and motions for the agenda should be submitted by Monday 11 November to the secretary on email@example.com
New Gym Opening ~ All Cairde Screen members, Club members, sponsors and players are invited to the opening of the new gym on Saturday 16 November from 3.00 pm -5.00 pm. Refreshments available.
Dinner Dance ~ Unfortunately the Annual Dinner Dance has had to be postponeed until 1 February 2020.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Dear friends, in this month of November, we are invited to pray for the dead. Let us entrust our family members, friends and acquaintances to God, especially in the Eucharist, feeling them close to us in the spiritual company of the Church.