No. 1793 ~ THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Draperstown 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 9.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am
St Columba’s Straw 12 noon
DAILY MASSES FOR THIS WEEK
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
Monday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
ST EUGENE’S 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 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
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 15: St Ita. She was given the title ‘foster-mother of the saints of Ireland.’ She died in 570.
Friday 17: St Anthony, abbot, died in 356. Known as ‘Father of monasticism,’ he lived a life of solitude but attracted many others to form communities of hermits.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church tomorrow, Monday 13 January. Adoration will commence after the 10.00 am Mass and will continue until 7.25 pm.
PADRE PIO MONTHLY MASS
Mass in honour of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday 13 January in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm
Novena prayers and rosary at 7.10 pm.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Helen Heron, Fivemile Straight on Sunday 12 January in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.
James Kelly, Drumderg, on Wednesday 15 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Goretti McGilligan, Limavady.
Mary O’Connor, Nellie Brunton, Agnes Murray, Michael McCullagh, Frank Kelly.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2920
Church Renovation Collection: £1540
Many thanks to all who contributed.
CHRISTMAS CRIB SELFIES
You have until 6.00 pm this evening (Sunday) to take your Christmas Selfie or family photo by the Crib, then please email your photos to email@example.com. 'Dfor' the Christmas Night Dog will be given to whichever selfie or photo is drawn out of the hat.
Don’t forget also to pick a piece of blessed straw from the crib and put it in a summer coat or jacket that you are not wearing presently. Later on in the year when you come across it you will be reminded of the wonderful gift of Christ’s birth on earth and all it means for us.
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).
SVP ~ NOTE OF THANKS
The local conference of SVP wish to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed financially to their Annual Christmas Appeal and for the enormous response to their food appeal at the Parish Carol Service.
DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS
Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church on Saturday 25 January at 6.00 pm. The theme of this Mass will be Baptism.
Ballinascreen Parish Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday April 25 at
11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.
SERVICE OF LIGHT
The Service of Light is a pre-Confirmation ceremony and is an important event in preparing children for Confirmation. A key part of the service is when parents hand the lighted Baptismal candle to their child, acknowledging that their child is now ready to become a responsible Christian. At Baptism parents light the Baptismal candle from the Paschal candle symbolising their commitment to pass their faith on to their child. In the same way, at the Service of Light parents once again light their child’s Baptismal candle from the Paschal candle and hand it to their child. In doing so, parents promise to help and support their child live out the call of their Confirmation. They are agreeing, together with their child, to keep the light of faith burning in all of their lives.
Ballinascreen Parish Service of Light for Primary 7 children will take place on Sunday 2 February (Candlemass Day) at 5.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
All P7 children and parents are warmly invited to attend this very special service.
Note: Children from Gaelscoil na Speiríní will have a separate Service of Light with other Irish Medium Schools.
Baptisms on Sunday 19 January at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Donal McKeown, Thursday 2 July to Tuesday 7 July 2020, cost £679 ( deposit £100 - non refundable). This includes full board accomodation and transfers in Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office in Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ, will be open for enquiries and bookings each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. For more details please phone 71260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra copies of this diocesan newspaper are available this month as it includes features on the reopening of Holy Rosary Church, Lavey Church and also an article about parish centenarian Cassie Toner. The Net is available to purchase in Church porches and costs £1.50.
SCHOOL NOTICE FOR PARENTS
If your child will be starting pre-school or Primary School in September 2020, you should apply for their place online from
12 noon on 7 January 2020.
Closing date for pre-school and Primary One applications is 12 noon on 30 January 2020. Further information is available at www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
DERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
Pilgrimage for young people aged 16-18 to Medjugorje for 7 nights from 28 July-4 August. Cost is £599 and there will be a budget plan to help with this. For more details or to book please phone 71264087 or email email@example.com
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimage / Retreat from 24 September – 8 October 2020. For more information or to book, please contact Thornhill Ministries, at 71351233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.thornhillministries.co.uk
KNOCK SHRINE PILGRIMAGE
Fully escorted 4 night pilgrimage to Knock from 24 February. Cost £399 per person sharing. Price includes return bus to Knock, full board in Knock House Hotel, entertainment, excursions and lunches on days out. Wheelchair accessible rooms available. Single supplement £40. Contact Patricia on 01268762 278 or 07740175557 or email email@example.com.
SIXTOWNS DANCE CLASSES
Old Tyme Dance Classes in Sixtowns Community Centre Tuesdays at 8.30 pm.
AN RATH DUBH
Annual Moneyneena Big Breakfast, on Sunday 19 January. Breakfast served from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. All welcome.
St Bridget’s Cross Making Night on Friday 31 January at 8.00 pm. All welcome
Classes resume in An Rath Dubh on Monday January 13 from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. No experience required. £30 for 6 classes, £18 for 3 classes or £7 per night. New members welcome. To register or for more details please phone Michelle on 07902673685 or Pauline on 07974952560.
Free to use SAD lamp for people experiencing low mood in winter. Please ask a member of staff re its use.
Free mindfulness session on Tuesday 28 January at 5.30 pm, everyone welcome.
GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ
Lapóglann- Toddle-Inn recommences on Wednesday 15 January and Friday 17 January in Gaelscoil na Speiríní from 9.00 am -10.30 am. Sessions are structured in a child friendly environment to promote the child's social skills, emotional confidence, encourage physical activity and support the child's imagination and learning through role play. Cost £2 per session. Fáilte roimh chách, all welcome.
Ranganna Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta-Adult Irish language classes resume on Thursday 16 January from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm in Glór na Speiríní, Straw. Cost £25 for 10 weeks, everyone welcome.
Dianchúrsa aon lae do dhaoine fásta - One day adult intensive Irish language course on Saturday 18 January in Gaelscoil na Speiríní from 10.00 am - 3.00 pm. Cost £15 with lunch included.
To register or for more details please contact Conchúr on 79627703 or 0779553 6682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Marriage Encounter Ireland, offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. Next residential weekend (Friday 8.00 pm to Sunday 4.30 pm) will be in Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry, from 31 January - 2 February 2020. For more details and to book please phone 07702812321 or view website www.marriageencounter.ie
Art classes resume Wednesday 15 January ~ 10.00 am – 12 noon and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. 12 weeks cost £36. Spaces for new starts on evening class only.
Exercise classes for over 50’s commence Monday February 3, 10.30 am – 11.30 am. £3 per week. Classes for 6 weeks. Suitable for all abilities and chair based for the less mobile. Places must be prebooked.
Creative writing and poetry classes resume Tuesday 4 February from 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. £3 / week, for 8 weeks.
Please phone 79627826 for more information and to book.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Crochet Classes on Thursdays 7.00 pm -9.00 pm. Classes recommence 16 January
Sewing classes Fridays 7.00 pm–9.00pm
Yoga Mondays 10.30 am -12 noon
Black bags for recycling may be left at hall or phone 07887614094 for collection.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Anne Bujwid, £50 Tommy Carmichael, £50 Frankie McCloskey
Club Shop open Fridays 7.00 - 8.00 pm.
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2019 ~ DRAW WINNERS
Day 1 - Paul McCloskey Dungiven,Colette Trainor Brackalislea, Karen McElwee Quarry Road
Day 2 - Cathy Kelly Dungiven Eithne Glackin, Derry Maureen & Raymond Houston, Derry
Day 3 - Eithne Glackin, Derry, Gabriel McKenna Cloane Road, Francis McNally Sixtowns Road.
Day 4 - Rose Mullan Derry, Emma Kelly Brackalislea, Kate McKenna, Brackalislea.
Day 5 - Ian Fee & Roisin Prunty Lisnaskea, Charlene Toner Brackagh, Aisling McEldowney Drumard Road.
Day 6 - John Ryan Tirgan, Sr. Mary B Belfast, James Mullan Mullaslin Road.
Day 7 - Sean &Ashton McIvor Brackalislea, Jim McGuiganSt. Patrick’s St, Sean McGuigan St. Patrick’s Street.
Day 8 - Barney Walls Luney Road, Eileanoir Grey Drumard, Pauline McGuigan Ballyneill.
Day 9 - Anne Johnston Strawmore, Elizabeth McFalone Tirkane, Grainne Kelly Glenelly Villas
Day 10 - Paula Henry Tobermore Rd, Sr Mary Perpetua McCann Lurgan, Paula & Mark Varma Strabane.
Day 11 - Fiona McGirr Lifford, Bernadette Higgins Tobermore Road
Day 12 - Dolores Esler Worchester, England.