No. 1795 ~ THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
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 - 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesaday ~ 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 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
Tuesday 28: St Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church. He is patron of schools, universities, students and booksellers.
Friday 31: St John Bosco. Priest. Founder of the Salesians. Patron saint of youth and Catholic publishers.
Saturday 1: St Brigid, abbess, secondary patron of Ireland.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will continue to visit the sick and housebound of the parish as follows:
Tuesday 28 January: Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Slievegallion Park, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park Drumard and Gortnaskea.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 27 January will commence after the 10.00 am Mass and will continue until 7.25 pm.
If you are willing to become a regular Adorer in the Parish each Monday please leave your name in the Parish Office. Adorers are needed particularly for the hour of 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Paul McCloskey, Draperstown,
John Donnelly, Ballinascreen Fold,
Seamus McGuigan, The Orchard,
Helena McElhennon, Desertmartin.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Gerard McEldowney, Strawmore on Sunday 2 February in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Deirdre Diamond Moneyneena, on Sunday 26 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00am,
Brian McGurk Cloane on Wednesday 29 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30pm.
First Anniversaries: Brian McGurk Deridre Diamond
Patrick Groogan, Packy McSorley,
Breige Rogers, Rose Bradley, Frank Hagan
Mary Margaret McGillian ,
Margaret McCallion , Michael McKenna.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Envelope Collection: £2095
Church Renovation Collection: £1410.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
ST BRIGID’S CROSSES
St Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed at all Masses next weekend, 1 and 2 February.
Candles may be purchased from David O’Kane Newsagents, St Patrick’s Street.
Candles will be blessed at all Masses on Sunday February 2, including those ordered in O’Kane’s. Candles ordered in O’Kane’s may be collected from there once blessed on February 2.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW
January Draw will be held on Monday January 27. Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.
Baptisms will be held on:
Saturday 1 February at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena and on
Sunday 16 February 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.
Ballinascreen Parish Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday April 25 at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Anna Mae McCullagh, Bradley Park.
SERVICE OF LIGHT
Service of Light for Primary 7 children will take place next 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.
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).
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks generous donations for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.
A NIGHT OF HOPE
A Night of Hope will be held next Sunday 2 February at 7.00 pm in St. Mary's Church Bellaghy. Artists include St. Mary's Youth Choir, The Ward Sisters,The Gribbin Girls, Oonagh Clarke, The Robinsons Sisters, Justin McGurk, Fiddler Adam, Michael Mawhinney and Cloughfin Pipe Band. There will also be two mental health guest speakers.
Admission ~ voluntary donation.
All proceeds will go to S.T.E.P.S, Community Rescue Services and Mental Health charities. All welcome.
CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY
Catholic Youth Ministry Ireland (CYMI) invites young adults aged 18+ to join them for a faith event at Knock Shrine on Saturday 7 March.
The event will involve workshops, fellowship, worship and various speakers. It is hoped to provide transport for those who would like to attend, from the diocese. CYMI is a national network that, amongst its work, shares responsibility for nourishing the faith of youth and young adults. For more details about 7 March event or to register your attendance, please contact Yvonne in Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre: phone 71264087 or email email@example.com
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
PILGRIMAGE TO SICILY
7 night pilgrimage from 8 October. Accommodation in 4* Hotel Caesar Palace in Girardini Naxos. Spiritual Director will be Fr Seamus Kelly. Pilgrimage includes visits to St Lucy’s Church, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Tears, Chapel of St Agatha and Sanctuary of the Black Madonna. Cost is £985 per person.
For more details please contact Martina O’Neill on 07715490880.
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Please return donations for their Advent Appeal to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Thank you.
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. Closing date for pre-school and Primary One applications is 12 noon on 30 January 2020. Further information 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 24 September – 8 October. For more information or to book, please contact Thornhill Ministries, at 7135123, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.thornhillministries.co.uk
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Singing classes resume in An Scioból on Saturday 1 February 10.00 am to 11.00 am.
AN RATH DUBH
St Bridget’s Cross Making Night on Friday 31 January at 8.00 pm. All welcome
ST BRIDGET’S CROSSES
St. Bridget s Crosses will be made in Shepherd’s Rest at 8.00 pm on Friday 31 January. This will be followed by an Irish cultural night of music, singing, story telling, dancing and craic. Musicians, singers and all are welcome.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
A few free funded places are still available for pre-school children from September 2020 to June 2021. To avail please register online before end of January 2020. Contact Ballinascreen Early Years on 79627303 for more information. Places also available for children 2 years and 10 months from September 2020.
Free mindfulness session on Tuesday 28 January at 5.30 pm, all welcome.
Free Valentine craft session for children aged 4-9 years on Tuesday 11 February at 6.30 pm. Booking essential.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions on Friday 10.30 am to 11.00 am for babies and toddlers. New members welcome.
Lego Club every Tuesday 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm.
New members welcome.
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.
Phone 79627826 for details and to book.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Advice NI Clinic on Friday 7 February from 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Please phone 07518930318 for an appointment.
AcroBats Gymnastics on Saturdays for various ages, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm.
Tea Dance on 14 February. Music by Adian Taffee.