BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 10 APRIL 2022

No.1910 ~ PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION

 

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns Road

Telephone: 79628376

Email:ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Fr Dermot McGirr CC​

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

Fr John Downey Priest In Residence

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

PARISH OFFICE

9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248

email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

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 ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

SVP HELPLINE

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.

 
 

HOLY WEEK 2022 BALLINASCREEN AND DESERTMARTIN

Monday April 11:

Mass at 7.00 in am in Holy Rosary.

Mass at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Moneyneena.

Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary, rosary and prayers from 7.10 pm.

Confessions in Holy Rosary from 6.30pm.

Tuesday April 12

Mass at 7.00 am in Holy Rosary.

Mass at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Moneyneena.

Mass at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Coolcalm.

Confessions from 6.30 pm.

Wednesday April 13

Mass at 7.00 am in Holy Rosary.

Mass at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Moneyneena.

Mass at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Coolcalm.


Holy Thursday April 14

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5.00 pm in St Eugene’s Moneyneena.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5.00 pm in St Patrick’s Sixtowns.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary.

Adoration at the Altar of Repose in Holy Rosary until 9.30 pm.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Coolcalm.

Adoration at the Altar of Repose in St Mary’s until 9.30 pm.

Good Friday April 15

Morning Prayer St Mary’s Coolcalm at 10.00 am.

Confessions after Morning Prayer until 11.30 am.

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 pm in Holy Rosary, followed by Confessions.

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 pm in St Patrick’s Keenaught.

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Coolcalm.

Stations of the Cross at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Straw.

Holy Saturday April 16

Morning Prayer in St Mary’s Coolcalm at 10.00 am.

Confessions after Morning Prayer until 11.30 am.

Confessions in Holy Rosary from 12 noon to 1.00 pm.

Easter Vigil at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary.

Easter Vigil at 8.00 pm in St Patrick’s Keenaught.

Easter Sunday April 17

Mass 9.00 am in St Columba’s Straw.

Mass 10.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm.

Mass 11.00 am in St Patrick’s Sixtowns.

Mass 12 noon in Holy Rosary.


HEALTH NOTICE

While all church seats are now available we ask please when attending any church service that:

  • You wear a face mask

  • You sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the Church

  • Overcrowding in any seat be avoided.

Thank you for your continued cooperation on these matters.


CONFIRMATION 2022

We congratulate all the Primary 7 children from our parish who recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you to their teachers, parents and sponsors who all played an important role in preparing the children for receiving this sacrament.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide and inspire these children.


DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

Paddy Bradley, Cahore;

Michael Connolly, Moyard;

Michael Diamond, Dungiven;

Danny Magill, Randalstown.


ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary:

Baby Bonnie Elizabeth McSorley.

Anniversaries:

Clare O'Kane;

Garry Manning;

Kieran McCullagh;

Joseph Conway;

Mary Kelly;

Brian McCloskey;

Susan Kennedy.


MONTH’S MIND MASS

Margaret Quinn, Drumderg Cottages on Friday April 8 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.


BAPTISM

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Niamh Rose Campbell, Shanmullagh Park.


NEW PARISH ENVELOPES

Thank you to all those who helped in the distribution of the new boxes of envelopes. Use of the new envelopes is this weekend 9 and 10 April. If you didn’t receive a box and would like to receive one please contact the Parish Office.


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 email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. Email address is: ballinascreenparish@gmail.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 Anniversary Mass.


VOCATIONS

It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a diocesan priest? If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP Moville at pgoh2111@gmail.com or email the National Vocations Office info@vocations.ie


DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

From Good Friday until Saturday 23 April, leading into Divine Mercy Sunday on 24 April. Novena Prayer Cards are available online at https://divinemercy.life/the-divine-mercy-novena/


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Sincere thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders, made online payments or used the ‘Donate’ button on Parish Website. Envelopes may be returned at any parish Mass, to Parish Office or any Parochial House. Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.


LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2022. Bishop McKeown will lead the pilgrimage and invites you to join him. Booking is essential so please contact Diocesan Catechetical Centre If aged over 16 Tel:71264087 or email: lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org

Cost £80, this includes return transport from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry


ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS

The Rosary will be prayed for peace in the world each day during May at hundreds of grottos around Ireland.

For more details including the list of grottos please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie


TIRGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

  • Sunday 29 May. Tirgan Hall - Big Breakfast and Hill Walk. Breakfast served from 9.00 am. Registration for hill walk from 8.45 am. £10 breakfast and hill walk. Breakfast £7.50.

  • Sunday 5 June: Kids mini tractor / bike run. 11.00 am. £5 per child.

  • Saturday 25 June. Adrain Knight, Comedy Hypnotist. More details later.


MONEY FOUND

A sum of money was found on the Back Lane near Bradley Park please contact the Parish Office.


EASTER RETREAT ~ SMA DROMANTINE CENTRE

Retreat from Wednesday 13 April (5.00 pm) – Easter Sunday 17 April (9.00am)

This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection during which the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum will be celebrated. It begins with the Seder Meal on the Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass and Easter breakfast. Cost (including accommodation and meals) £340. To book or for more details please phone 30821964 or email

admin@dromantineconference.com


DROMANTINE CENTRE ~ NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:

  • NO VISIBLE SCAR ~ Comfort for those bereaved during the pandemic. Friday 20 May 5.00 pm – Sunday 22 May 2.00 pm.

  • ALONE TOGETHER ~ Finding our way back to connection. Saturday 18 June 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

  • THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia. Friday 19 August 5.00 pm - Sunday 21 August 2.00 pm.

  • WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide. Saturday 24 September 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

  • CHURCH ABUSE: A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change. Friday 4 November 5.00 pm - Sunday 6 November 2.00 pm.

Workshop Facilitator is Fr Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.

Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: Phone 3082 1964 or Email: admin@dromantineconference.com


DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022

Pilgrimage from 3 - 8 July. Cost is £689 per person sharing, single room supplement £150. Price includes flights, transfers and full board. The pilgrimage will be suitable for pilgrims who do not require medical, nursing or personal assistance as, unfortunately, this cannot be provided this year. The intentions of the sick of the diocese will be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, is open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. Tel: 71260293 or email derrypilgrim@outlook.com


FOSTER CARERS NEEDED

HSC NI Foster Care is urgently appealing for more foster carers and supported lodgings hosts who can provide homes to young refugees who arrive in Northern Ireland without a parent or carer. For more information on becoming a foster carer or supported lodgings host, contact HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net/young-refugees/


MAGHERA BINGO

Bingo resumes in Glen Centre Maghera on Tuesday 26 April at 8.30 pm. Everyone welcome.


KNOCKNAGIN HALL

SPRED Group meeting Monday 11 April at 7.30 pm.

Chair Exercises with Thomasina on Tuesday 12 April at 10.00 am.

Bowling Club has recommenced on Tuesdays 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm. New members welcome.

Line Dancing with Thomasina on Wednesday 13 April at 7.30 pm.

Easter Monday Social Dance 9.00 pm to midnight. Music by Michael Mawhinney. Admission £7.


KILCRONAGHAN ACTIVITY CENTRE

  • Watercolour Painting Masterclass with George Gourley - 4 week set of classes commencing Monday 9 May 10.00 am – 12 noon. Suitable for all abilities, all materials supplied. Numbers restricted so must be pre- booked.

All enquiries and to book text: 07821963749 or email manager@kilcronaghan.co.uk


COMMUNION DATES 2022

Proposed dates for First Holy Communion Masses in Ballinascreen Parish are:

  • St Mary’s P.S. on Saturday 7 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.

  • St Eoghan’s P.S. on Saturday 14 May at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

  • St Columba’s P.S. on Saturday 21 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.

  • Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.



SYNODALITY

Synodality is about seeking together to discover God’s way forward in a new time and place.

This is not just a time of change but a change of time.

It is about learning to journey in hope from the great figures of the Advent liturgy: Isaiah, John the Baptist, Mary and Joseph.

We are a pilgrim people, following the voice of God who calls us one step at a time.

We are moving beyond a Church where everything depends on ‘Father’.

Pope Francis has asked us to rediscover the Advent spirit of leaving our secure base and trusting that the Lord will guide our feet into the way of peace.

We aim to have a time of local listening to one another in January/February, building towards a diocesan submission to an Irish national response.

All national responses will be considered by the Vatican and a Working Document sent back for local reflection and comment in late 2022 – building towards the Synod of Bishops’ meeting in October 2023, and beyond.

This is the beginning of a new way of being Church. It is not just a passing initiative. It is facing the future together, open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Advent is not just a season of the year. It is a permanent part of our identity as Church.

 

PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD


We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.


With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.


We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.


Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.


All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


THE SYNOD PRAYER ~ IRISH TRANSLATION (Paidir an tSionaid)

Seasaimid i Do láthairse, a Spioraid Naoimh,

agus muid ag teacht le chéile i D’ainm

Agus Tusa amháin mar threoraí againn

socraigh Tú féin síos inár gcroíthe;

Múin dúinn an tslí a chaithfimid dul

agus conas is féidir linn leanúint di.

Táimid lag agus claonta chun peaca;

ná lig dúinn ainriail a chur chun cinn.

Ná lig don aineolas sinn a chur amú,

ná don chlaonpháirtíocht ár ngníomhartha a mhúnlú.

Lig dúinn teacht Ort inár n-aontacht

chun go dtriallfaimid le chéile chun na beatha síoraí

gan dul ar strae ó bhealach na fírinne ná ón cheart.

Iarraimid é seo uile Ort,

Tusa a bhíonn ag obair de shíor agus i ngach uile áit,

i gcomaoin an Athar agus an Mhic,

trí shaol na saol.

Amen.


To learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland please visit:

www.catholicbishops.ie/synod

To learn more about the worldwide Synod please visit: https://www.synod.va/en.html

Please say each day in your prayers the following prayer for the success of the Synodal Process which is both old and new.

 

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.

MEMORARE

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