No.1896 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS
PARISH CONTACT DETAILS
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
31 Sixtowns Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248
Open Monday and Tuesday from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm
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
On the noticeboard inside the front porch of Holy Rosary Church.
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Thursday 6: The Epiphany of the Lord.
Friday 7: St Raymond of Penafort, priest.
MASSES FOR THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
This is NOT a holy day of obligation this year.
Masses for the feast are listed below:
While parishioners are welcome to attend these Masses if they so wish, given the high numbers of Covid 19 infections presently, people are encouraged to watch the Mass' which will be broadcast on the parish webcam' from the safety of their own home.
Vigil Masses: Wednesday 5 January:
6.15 pm - Holy Rosary Church
7.30 pm - St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught.
Masses: Thursday 6 January:
10.00 am - St Mary’s, Coolcalm
12 noon - Holy Rosary Church.
MASS TIMES FOR WEEK AHEAD
SUNDAY MASS TIMES ( 8 & 10 JANUARY)
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm
Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Straw: 9.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm: 10.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES (MONDAY 3 - FRIDAY 7 JANUARY)
Holy Rosary Church:
Monday ~ 11.00 am
Vigil Mass Wednesday ~ 6.15 pm
Thursday 12 Noon
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s, Coolcalm:
Tuesday ~ 11.00 am
Thursday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 11.00 am
St. Patrick's, Keenaught:
Vigil Mass Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
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 on the Desertmartin parish webcam:
PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR
We pray that this New Year will bring us closer to You.
May we take the time to get to know You.
Help us to truly celebrate the gifts You have graciously given us and use them to serve You and spread Your word.
May we also see and love you in all the people we meet, so that in turn, they can see You in us.
Let us accept You in our lives, in the way it pleases You,
as Truth, to be spoken,
as Life, to be lived,
as Light, to be lighted,
as Love, to be followed,
as Joy, to be given,
as Peace, to be spread about,
as Sacrifice, to be offered among our relatives, friends, neighbours and all people.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Rose Slevin, Slievegallion Park;
Michael Kelly, Cahore Road;
Sarah McGilligan, Drumsurn;
Alice Conville, Philadelphia, formerly Alice McNamee Glenviggan.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Paddy Leyden, Tonagh, on Friday January 7 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Karen Carlin, Drumderg, on Friday January 7 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church;
Paschal Kelly, Cahore, on Friday January 7 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church;
Donaugh McCallion, Moykeeran Crescent, on Friday January 7 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE
Parish Office will be closed next week, it will reopen on Tuesday January 4.
CHRISTMAS BOX COLLECTION
The priests of the parish wish to express their sincere thanks and deep appreciation to the people of the parish for their great kindness and generosity to them in the Christmas Collection.
DIOCESAN ONLINE RESOURCES - THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
A family prayer booklet has been specifically compiled with families in mind. The Gospel for each day of Christmas is accompanied by a Gospel reflection and prayers. The booklet can be downloaded at: https://www.derrydiocese.org/christmas
CHRISTMAS PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN
Thoughts, ideas and resources to help children and families to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and to celebrate and share the gift of the Baby Jesus with others available at: https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/christmas/
The Diocesan Vocations Committee will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations in St Mary's Church, Creggan, on Friday 7 January 2022, from 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm. Everyone is welcome, especially those who may be considering a religious vocation. Members of the Diocesan Vocations Committee will be present, and will be willing to hear Confessions or talk with those who wish to discuss their vocation with them.
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Envelopes containing details of the tremendous work carried out by Children in Crossfire, particularly in Ethiopia are still available in all Church porches. Please take one home, details of how to support their vital work to save children’s lives are also provided in these envelopes. Thank you.
N.I. FOSTER CARE
With an increase in children and young people needing foster homes across Northern Ireland, more foster carers are now needed. Every child deserves to have a happy, loving and safe home where they'll feel cared for, valued and supported. It’s always the right time for fostering.
Phone 0800 0720 137 for more information or click on this link: adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE 2022
Seven Night Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place 21 – 28 May 2022. Spiritual Director Fr. Séamus Kelly. Bed/Breakfast and dinner. Price £655 (includes insurance). Offer of Special Price for early booking: £605 – if paid before 20 December 2021. Money must be paid in full. Flight from Belfast. Contact Martina for more details, phone 77741219.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH’S MIND MASSES
If parishioners wish to have their loved one prayed for at any Anniversary Friday Mass, you MUST please emailtheir name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. e mail address is email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: First Anniversary and Month's Mind notices should be received the previous week in order for them to be placed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Friday Anniversary Mass.
HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE
Due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions and the very great need for us to maintain social distance insi