No. 1829 ~ TWENTY-FIFTH 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 21: St Matthew.St Matthew was also known as Levi, son of Alhaeus. He was a missionary in Persia and Ethiopia. Patron of accountants, book-keepers, tax-collectors, customs officers and security guards.
Wednesday 23: St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) Capuchin friar, stigmatist, confessor, friend of all who suffer. Born 25 May 1887 and died on 23 September 1968. He was beatified in 1999 and canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.
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.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Bernadette Mullin Magherafelt Road and John Bradley, Mulnavoo.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Marie Groogan, Drumderg Cottages on Friday September 25 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Michael McIvor, River Road,
Christine Gray, Corick Road,
Thomas Heaney Tonaght Heights.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Tessa Rose Bradley, MulnavooMaria and
Mara Kathleen Ryan Mulinderg.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:
Ellen Kelly and Steven McGlade who were recently married in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
also to Emma McGovern and Fionnbarr Neeson who were recently married in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena.
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: email@example.com
BALLINASCREEN PADRE PIO COMMITTEE
The National St Pio Pilgrimage will be broadcast live today, Sunday September 20 from Knock Shrine commencing at 2.30 pm. Join online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch
Padre Pio Mass every Monday at 7.30 pm from St Columba’s Church Longtower. This Mass may be viewed online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
September edition is now online at www.derrydiocese.org. As always, it features a variety of interesting interviews, articles and photos from across the diocese. There is also a ‘Remembering Bishop Lagan’ feature and a ‘Remembering John Hume’ article in this issue. You are invited to read The Net, on the diocesan website.
QUB CATHOLIC CHAPLIANCY
Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s reopens Monday 21 September. Their liturgies, faith events and social gatherings are popular with students and alumni. Chapel, Food Bar and study space are open throughout the academic year. Wherever you are on your faith journey, the chaplaincy is there for you. View qubcatholic.org or drop by for a coffee and chat to 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast
Open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for borrowing and returning books. Printing and photocopying services have now resumed.
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