No.1923 ~ FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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, preferably by email.
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.
DAILY MASS TIMES (11 -15 JULY)
Monday: Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Tuesday: Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Wednesday: Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Thursday: St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 11.00 am
Friday - Parish Anniversary Masses: St Mary’s Coolcalm 11.00 am & Holy Rosary Church 7.30 pm
SUNDAY MASS TIMES (16 & 17 JULY)
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
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 11: Saint Benedict. Named patron of Europe in 1964.
Friday 15: Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Saturday 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
BALLINASCREEN BLESSING OF GRAVES 2022
Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place today Sunday 10 July as follows:
Sixtowns Graveyard after 11.00 am Mass in St Patrick’s Church.
Moneyneena Graveyard after 12 noon Mass in St Eugene's Church.
Straw Graveyard at 2.30 pm.
Please gather at your family grave before the Ceremony begins.
Please bring a small container of water (ONE for each grave) to the Ceremony. This water will be blessed by the priests during the Ceremony. A member of each family will be invited to sprinkle holy water on the grave after the prayers of blessing over all the graves have been recited by the priests.
At each Ceremony we will also remember by name all those who were buried in Ballinascreen since Cemetery Sunday 2019.
A gate collection will be taken up, at the end of each ceremony to help with the upkeep of the graveyards.
You may use the white envelope (at the back of each box of envelopes) marked Special Collection No 1 for this collection.
MASSES FOR JULY 8 / 9 / 10
This is the schedule for Masses next weekend:
Friday July 8:
St Mary’s Coolcalm 11.00 am
Holy Rosary Church 7.30 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm followed by Blessing of Graves.
Saturday July 9:
Holy Rosary Church 4.00 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 4.00 pm
No Vigil Mass in Moneyneena on Saturday July 9.
Sunday July 10:
St Columba’s Straw 9.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am followed by Blessing of Graves.
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 12 noon followed by Blessing of Graves.
No Mass in Holy Rosary at 12 noon on Sunday July 10.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW - 15 CHANCES TO WIN!
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 16 July to Saturday13 August.
Total Prize Fund £8,000
Week 1: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 2: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 3: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 4: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 5: First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.
Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6:15 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Tickets only £20 each - Now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters;
Heron’s Gift Shop;
Moneyneena Post Office;
Fr Madden’s and Fr McGirr’s Parochial Houses;
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices;
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices.
We thank all those who are presently selling tickets and encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends including those who live outside the parish. Thank you.
Andrew McBride. :
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Anna Williamson, Brendan Court, Magherafelt;
Michael McLaughlin Cookstown.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Aoife Rose Trainor, Mulinderg;
Senan Gerard McWilliams, Moneyneena Lane.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:
Laurina Donnelly and Seamus McFearan who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena.
Priests’ Collection: £1831
Pope’s Collection a further £260
Renovation Collection: £1135
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The latest edition is now available on the Derry Diocesan website. Articles in this month’s edition include reports on:
Fan the Flame Mass;
Remembering Sr Clare Crockett;
Ordination of Rev. Shaun Doherty as deacon in Rome;
Memories of First Holy Communion Days and
Mgr Andy Dolan gives thanks for 51 years of priesthood.
We would like to congratulate Nula Breen, the Building Supervisor at St Mary's P.S. Draperstown on recently winning the regional and national titles of UK Active School Hero 2022. This prestigious award sponsored by Nike shines a light on the amazing work primary school staff do to create an innovative and fun-filled environment for children to be active. Numerous creative projects Nula has completed over the years were recognised. However, the school garden and her flagship project, My Marathon got a special mention from Double Olympic, World and European Champion Mo Farah. Congratulations Nula, your dedication and commitment to
St. Mary's and the wider Ballinascreen community is very much appreciated.
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMANT ASSOCIATION
There will be a meeting for all members on Monday 11 July in St. Mary's Hall, Desertmartin at 8.00 pm. New members welcome, Contact Chris 0754610560
IOSAS CENTRE MUFF
Iosas Centre Café Muff is starting a Sunday Carvery starting on 3 July, serving meals from 12.30 until 3.00 pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using their own organic vegetables. Booking recommended and take away is available. Phone 00353 749384866 (1 course €12.50 ~ 2 courses €15.50 ~ 3 courses €19.50) Finish your afternoon with a walk in the beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
The Diocese of Derry recently submitted its report on its consultations to the Irish Synodal Pathway Steering Committee. This report may be viewed at: www.derrydiocese.org/synod-report
Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a diocesan priest?
LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimages continue until 15 August (Saturday 13 August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage) Cost €80. Booking advised. Concessions are available for students, seniors and groups. All booking information, including information on organised parish groups available at www.loughderg.org or email email@example.com or phone (00353) 71 9861518.
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 7135 1329.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Every day God passes by and sows a seed in the soil of our lives. Making that seed grow depends on us, on our #prayer, on the open heart with which we approach the Scriptures so that it might become for us the Living Word of God.
HIGHER DIPLOMA / DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY
The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invite applications for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on campus learning. For more details please log onto maynoothcollege.ie/courses
Closing date for applications is 9 September 2022. Course will commence on September 23 2022.
Mary’s Meals reach more than 2.2 million children in 20 countries with a nutritious school meal each day. They invite us during May to offer prayers of thanksgiving for the 20 years of little acts of love that have made their work possible and in petition for God’s continued blessing on their good work. More details and prayer resources on: www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay
PARKRUN AND PARKWALK
Parkrun and Parkwalk at Derrynoid Forest every Saturday at 9.30 am.
Come along and walk, jog or run on Saturday mornings at Parkrun Derrynoyd Forest, Derrynoyd Road.
Suited to walkers and runners of all abilities, to boost fitness for free. Children and dogs on leads welcome. Parkrun is a free community event and is a timed 5km walk or run. Walkers, runners and new volunteers all welcome. To join register online: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
For more details see: www.parkrun.org.uk/derrynoidforest/
Follow on Facebook: Derrynoid Forest Parkrun
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.
To learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland please visit:
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.
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