No. 1810 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUNDAY MASSES (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm: 10.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)
Holy Rosary Church: Monday, Wednesday and Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Mary’s Church Coolcalm: Tuesday and Thursday ~ 10.00 am Friday ~ 7.30 pm
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/ballinascreen-parish-1
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/desertmartin-parish
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 13: Our Lady of Fatima.
The apparitions to the three children of Fatima began on 13 May 1917, in the final apparition on 13 October 1917 the ‘Lady’ identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and called for prayer and conversion.
Thursday 14: St Matthias, apostle.
Holy Hour on Monday May 11 at
3.00 pm in Holy Rosary please join in via parish webcam.
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, Cemetery Sunday in both Desertmartin and Ballinascreen Parishes has been deferred to a later date.
There will be NO Cemetery Sunday in Desertmartin at the end of this month.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Susan Moran, Iniscarn.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Jane Duffy, Moneyneena Road, on Friday May 15.
Seamus Kelly, Sixtowns Road,
Susan Toner, Brackalislea.
Francis McGurk, Elizabeth Henry.
PADRE PIO MASS
A Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated every Wednesday at 7.30 pm in Longtower Church Derry while this pandemic lasts. You are invited to take part from home and join in the prayers of this Mass during this pandemic.
Resources are available on the Derry Diocesan Catechtical website to help families, young people and children to continue to engage with their Faith Formation during this time. Please log on to www.catecheticalcentre.org
Primary School Resources: https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/primary-school-resources/
Post Primary School Resources: https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/post-primary-school-resources/
Youth Resources: https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/youth-resources/
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASSES
If parishioners in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin wish to have their loved one prayed for at the 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary and the 7.30 pm Mass in Coolcam every Friday, you MUST email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week.
Email address is email@example.com
You may contact the office by email. These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link on the parish webpage parishofballinascreen.com for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group or click HERE
In accordance with the Government statement and guidelines issued by Bishop McKeown there will be no baptisms until further notice. Baptisms will resume as soon as possible, but we ask parents not to be anxious.
It is customary nowadays for children to be baptised many weeks and months after they are born.
Parents can bless their children with the Sign of the Cross morning and evening and recite the
Guardian Angel Prayer for them:
Angel of God My guardian dear To whom God’s love Commits me here Ever this day Be at my side To light and guard To rule and guide.
Messenger Publications are offering a free online copy of the May edition (and possibly further editions) of The Messenger, given that it is impossible to distribute the paper copy in the usual manner. To access the May edition, visit: https://issuu.com/messengerpublications/docs/05_messenger_may_2020
Even if you do not normally receive The Messenger, you are welcome to access this link. If you have any difficulty accessing the link or if you have any further queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NET ~ MAY 2020
With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the May edition of ‘The Net’ will only be available on the Diocesan website. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted.
For inclusion of your faith news in future editions just email: email@example.com
Coverage in this month’s edition includes:
Diocesan Catechetical team keeping focus on faith
Online prayer important link with parish community by Fr Colum Clerkin
Bellaghy blessed with amazing music ministry by Mgr Andy Dolan
Schools maintaining spiritual support for pupils
Bishop Donal on staying prayerful and open to God’s promptings
Maghera reflection time source of comfort
Ministry in Lockdown by Fr Eddie Gallagher
Youth Ministry online
Tribute to late Fr John McNamara OCD
Surviving lockdown by Lizzie Rea
Drawing God feature
Building ‘new normal’ centred on Christ by Davog McCaffrey
Parishes celebrate Divine Mercy
Sr Clare Crockett’s family overwhelmed by depth of devotion
Faughanvale reflection on Fatima
Internet services in Ardstraw East
Culmore parishioner, Michelle Burns shares faith story
Irish Page by Fr Oliver Crilly
Fr Gerard Mongan reflects on Our Lady’s last recorded words
A Word of God for Your Family Life by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR
Derry couple enjoy golden years after Marriage Encounter enrichment
Children’s Catechism Club
Maytime contemplation in lockdown
Boats that sailed by Vera McFadden
Quiz Time with Lawrence.
STRESS CONTROL ONLINE
Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class.
‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively.
You can find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVRme6oWZT2hsCYaSergGw
Due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions.
Each session will play twice a day (at 2.00 pm and repeated at 8.30 pm) for two consecutive days beginning on Monday 11 May.
The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, To take part:
Go to https://stresscontrol.org/ In the Free zone’ learn more about the classes and find the other dates for the classes
If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.
On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control 2020’ link to access their YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times.
If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available.
You can also follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_BKErJ_jlSQHKFtHPCRmEctDtcNCCowB
The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes with a 10-minute break in the middle.
Each session is one piece of the jigsaw. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress. This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial to practice the skills you learn between sessions.
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
In the midst of isolation when we are suffering from a lack of tenderness and chances to meet up, and we experience the loss of so many things, let us once again listen to the proclamation that saves us:
Christ is risen and is living by our side
PRAYERS FOR OUR PROTECTION
The Irish Catholic Bishops have asked for prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus. Placing all our trust in the Lord, and asking Our Lady to intercede for us, the bishops invite everyone to pray these prayers:
EXTRACT FROM SAINT PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer. Amen.
PARISH CONTACT DETAILS
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 Phone: (028)79628248
Please note that due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic the Parish Office may only be contacted by email or phone (message may be left)
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
During the current crisis Bulletins will only be available on the parish website ~ www.parishofballinascreen.com
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050