No.1871 ~ FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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 (NB Townland Rota still applies)
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am (NB Townland Rota still applies)
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Church
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ 11.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Friday ~ 11.00 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 on the Desertmartin parish webcam:
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
Parish Office now open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm
Please note Parish Office my be contacted by email or phone (message may be left).
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.
WEEKDAY MASSES: 12 JULY - 16 JULY
Please note that for this week only the 11.00 am Morning Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church.
On Friday July 16 the Parish Anniversary Masses will be celebrated as usual at 11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm and at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 13: St Henry.
Wednesday 14: St Camillus de Lellis.
Thursday 15: St Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Friday 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH ~ NEW SUMMER BONANZA PARISH DRAW
We encourage all young wage earners to participate in the Parish Summer Draw which begins on Saturday July 17.
The parish needs your support and we ask you to promote this Summer Draw among your friends.
On Friday next July 2, Ballinascreen Parish Office will be opened from 11.00 am until 2.00 pm just for the sale of tickets.
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 17 July to Saturday14 August.
Total Prize Fund £8,000
15 chances to win!
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, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £300.
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.
Winners will be announced every Saturday night after 6:15 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Tickets only £20 each are now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters,
Fr Madden’s and Fr McGirr’s Parochial Houses,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices,
Heron’s Gift Shop and
Moneyneena Post Office.
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.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Philomena Toner, Desertmartin;
Collette Murphy, Dungannon.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:
Laura Bradley and Christopher McKenna who were married recently in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children.
S.T.E.P.S (Suicide. Talking. Education. Preventing. Support), Draperstown, have always been community led, so they want to hear your voices.
Please complete their survey, by accessing the link: https://forms.gle/RbnrsB5JsVGq2qzL6 before the closing date of Friday, 23 July at 12.00 pm, to help them support you.
Adults and children are welcome to now come into the library, browse and borrow books.
Summer Reading Challenge will be held again this year, and new members are very welcome. It is for children aged 4-11 years.
Library opening hours are:
Tuesdays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
Fridays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Saturdays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
Parents and children may re-register if they have lost their library cards.
KNOCK SHRINE ~ JESUIT WEEK - TIME OUT FOR THE JOURNEY IN!
Jesuit Week at Knock Shrine is always a very popular annual programme with pilgrims and visitors. This year, the 6 day retreat, will take place online only, due to current restrictions.
The programme will begin on Sunday July 25 at 8.30 pm and will conclude on Sunday August 1 at 10.30 am. There will be three 20 minute sessions each day at the times listed. You are encouraged to join us online for Mass at 12 noon each day.
The 6 day programme will be facilitated by:
Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Raphoe Diocese,
Paula McKeown (Down & Connor) and
Patricia Mc Carthy, Prayer Guides Co-ordinator at Knock Shrine.
10.30 am - Retreat Talk by Bishop Alan McGuckian 12.00 noon - Mass from Knock Shrine 4.00 pm - Guided Meditation with Patricia McCarthy 8.30 pm - The Examen (Review of the Day) with Paula McKeown
No booking / registration is necessary. This event is free of charge. Donations welcome.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE
Ballinascreen Parish Office is now reopened to the public every Monday and Tuesday from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm.
Churches open for Private Prayer, however we ask you to please observe the following advice when visiting any of our Churches.
Please sanitise your hands on arrival
Prior to leaving the Church please use the materials provided to sanitise the seat where you sat. Thank you
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.
Many thanks for many generous donations. To make a donation please place it in an envelope and mark it SVP. All donations appreciated
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. e mail address is email@example.com
We ask that only members of a family, whose loved one is being prayed for, attend the Friday Anniversary Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. This should ensure that there is sufficient space for those who are remembering a Month’s Mind or any other anniversary, as seating is limited and cannot be exceeded. The Anniversary Mass will be available on the parish webcam. Holy Communion will be distributed at the door of the Church once the congregation has left. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
LOUGH DERG 2021
Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats.
Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are’ on 3 - 5 July.
The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be on during the summer. More details from Lough Derg Office on 00353 71 9861518 or view www.loughderg.org
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE?
A 'Zoom' online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11-12 September 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. For more information and to book please email: marriageencounter.ie or phone: 028 27638512
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
We invite you to come to the Shrine of St Joseph in Holy Rosary Church and to place written petitions to St Joseph in the box provided. Please do not put money in your petition envelopes as all petitions will be burned unopened.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Like Jesus’s fellow villagers, we risk not recognising him. An abstract and distant god who doesn't get himself involved in situations is more comfortable. God incarnated Himself: humble, tender, hidden, drawing near to us, living the normality of our daily life.
REGULATIONS FOR ATTENDANCE AT RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Since Monday 12 April, regulations on the number of people attending weddings, funerals and baptisms have been relaxed, so the following arrangements are now in place in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin parishes. All churches have been risked assessed and the number of places determined for each church is as follows:
Holy Rosary: 100
St Columbna’s, Straw: 100
St Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 100
St Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 50
St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 60
St Patrick’s, Keenaught: 100
These numbers do not include priests, sacristans, or musicians as they have already designated places.
While extra places are now available, we ask that families be mindful of those who are vulnerable, even if they have been vaccinated. Social distancing and hand sanitising are necessary requirements inside the church but a lack of social distancing outside the church and elsewhere is a potential danger that should not be lightly ignored. Many outbreaks of Covid 19 have occurred when large numbers have gathered in homes and other places where the protocols have not been followed.
Track and trace is obligatory at all weddings, funerals and baptisms. Families will be provided with a template on which all names and contact details of those attending a wedding, funeral or baptism must be recorded and once completed returned to the relevant Parish Office.
As well as providing a Track and Trace contact sheet, couples will receive a plan of the church where their wedding will take place so that they can prepare their own church seating plan. This plan will then assist the church stewards to direct guests to their designated seats as they arrive. The plan must be received by the Parish Office three days before the date of the wedding. For the distribution of Holy Communion, guests will be asked to stand in their place and the priest or Eucharistic Minister will distribute Holy Communion to them. Masks must be worn by all attending the wedding. The bridal party, with the exception of the bride and groom, must wear masks when they are in their place.
Unlike a wedding where there is plenty of time to prepare a church seating plan, families will receive specially printed admittance cards and families may distribute these cards as they wish. These cards MUST be shown at the door of the church to one of the stewards. Please do not ask to be admitted into the church if you have not been given one of these cards. Families are requested to adhere to social distancing inside the church, and so sit in their ‘bubbles’ of two, three or more. Occasionally, stewards may have to respectfully request mourners to move to another seat to ensure proper social distancing is maintained. For the distribution of Holy Communion, mourners will be asked to stand in their place and the priest or Eucharistic Minister will distribute Holy Communion to them.
Face masks must be worn by everyone. A track and trace contact sheet must be completed the day before the funeral.
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