No. 1828 ~ TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm
Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)
St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Straw: 9.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm: 10.00 am (Also on Desertmartin Webcam)
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK (LIMITED SEATING)
Holy Rosary Church: Monday and Wednesday ~ 10.00 am Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 10.00 am
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletins are presently only available online at www.parishofballinascreen.com
A printed copy is displayed in front porch of Holy Rosary Church.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The discovery of the True Cross is dated to 14 September 320. On 13 September 335, the churches on Calvary were dedicated and the cross that St Helena discovered was venerated there the next day. The annual commemoration of that event has been celebrated since, in praise of the redemption won for us by Christ.
Tuesday 15: Our Lady of Sorrows.Mary standing by the Cross ‘suffered intently with her only begotten Son and united herself as his Mother to his sacrifice, consenting with love to the offering of the victim who was born of her’, whom she also offered to the eternal Father.
Wednesday 16: Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.Cornelius became pope in 251 and died in exile in 253. Martyr. Patron for cattle and domestic animals. Cyprian lived 210 – 258. Bishop of Carthage, teacher and preacher. Martyred.
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH - PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES
Holy Rosary Church will open Monday to Thursday from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm and on Friday and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (this is to allow the sanitising of the church in preparation for evening Masses). The Church will be open for private prayer on Sundays from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Parishioners are asked to please sanitise their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitise the candle lighter if used. Upon entering the church for Private Prayer please lift one of the yellow coloured cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated.
SEASON OF CREATION
Pope Francis has designated September 1- October 4 as Season of Creation, During this time the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi will be recited each day at Mass and we invite families to do the same at home in the evening at meal time or before bedtime. We also invite parishioners to take to the outdoors and to capture on a phone or camera an image that celebrates the Season of Creation. Please send your image to email@example.com and we will create our own virtual response to this call to prayer and praise of God's beautiful creation of which we are a part and to which we belong.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Peter McCrory Maghera,
Francis Donnelly Magherafelt.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Bernard Rogers, Disert Road on Friday September 18 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Bernard Rogers (1st Anniversary)
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Mary-Grace Heron, The Oaks Magherafelt
Paddy James McGlade Strawmore Road,
Tillie Louise Crozier Sixtowns Road.
DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY
The 12 noon Mass today (Sunday September 13) will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
Sincere thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders, have made online payments or used the ‘Donate’ button on the Parish Website. Envelopes may be returned to the Parish Office or Parochial Houses or when attending any parish Mass Thanks also for several donations received for St Vincent de Paul. Thank you very much for your generous support.
Weekly Envelopes: Weekly envelopes for October 2020 – April 2021 are now being distributed. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box please email the Parish Office. Fr Madden also wishes to thank all those who are delivering the new envelopes.
Parish Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCHES
Following the Irish Catholic Bishops recommendation to use face coverings at Masses and other celebrations in churches we encourage our parishioners to adopt the practice.
Many thanks to all who have already volunteered to assist as stewards in all our Churches at each Mass. More stewards, who are free to attend each week, not necessarily every morning, but who can commit to a particular morning are needed for Holy Rosary Church. If willing to volunteer please email Ballinascreen Parish Office or contact Fr Madden. Parish Office Email Address: email@example.com
FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Parish Anniversary Masses will be held every Friday at 10.00 am in St Mary's Coolcalm and at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
If parishioners wish to have their loved one prayed for at these Anniversary Friday Masses, please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' PILGRIMAGE 2020
Pilgrimage will be broadcast live on Sunday 13 September at 3.00 pm from Knock Shrine. Grandparents and their families are invited to join online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch
GROWTH IN PRAYER AND REFLECTIVE LIVING
Applications are now being accepted for this one-year programme from those who want a closer relationship with God. This course aims to give you the tools and space to become attuned to God's voice in the midst of clamour. Taking place over 30 Monday evenings from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm by Zoom, starting Monday 14 September. When circumstances permit, the option to take part in the Drumalis Centre will be available. For more details please phone 28276455 or 28272196 (Monday - Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm) or email email@example.com
Details are also available on the Drumalis website http://www.drumalis.co.uk
SACRED HEART MESSENGER
The digital version of the September Messenger will be the last issue to be offered free of charge to non-subscribers. From October onwards, the digital edition will only be available to subscribers. A digital subscription costs just €15 per year and we hope you will decide to subscribe if you are not currently a subscriber. The September issue can be viewed on https://issuu.com/messengerpublications/docs/messenger_september
Messenger Publications have many books now available to order online at www.messenger.ie
Books available include:
Theology and Ecology in Dialogue,
Sacred Space, The Prayerbook,
Spirituality and the Senses
Many books for Advent and on Ignatian Spirituality are also listed on their website.
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
ONLINE YOUTH PROGRAMMES
To access a wide variety of initiatives and activities by Derry Diocesan Youth, visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerryDiocesanYouth/
VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday Vigils and Sunday Masses for different areas of the parish will be held as follows
5.00 pm Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
6.15 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church
9.00 am Sunday Mass in St Columba’s Church, Straw
11.00 am Sunday Mass in St Patrick’s Sixtowns
12 noon Sunday Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Because of the guidelines re social distancing the number of parishioners that may attend each Mass is limited. Full details of the two week cycle for September and October are detailed in this Bulletin (below) and on all Church doors, the Parish Office window and on the parish website and Facebook page. Parish Mass will still be available via the webcam from Holy Rosary Church on Saturday at 6.15 pm and Sunday at 12.00 noon. It is very important to note that the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended.
For up-to-date information view :
PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled
as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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)
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050