No.1919 ~ THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
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
Monday: Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Tuesday: St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 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
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
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Monday 13: St Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the Church.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW
Ballinascreen Five Week Summer Parish Draw, with a total prize fund of £8,000, will be held again this year from Saturday 16 July to Saturday 13 August. Further details will be in next week’s Bulletin. We encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends who live outside the parish. A special gathering of all our Parish Draw Promoters will take place in Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday 14 June at 8.30 pm. Anyone else interested in becoming a promoter for their area or corner of the parish is most welcome to also come along to this gathering. Thank you.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022
Congratulations and blessings on the children from our parish who all recently received their First Holy Communion. Many thanks to their parents and teachers who helped to prepare the children for this Sacrament.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Pearly Burns, Magherafelt Road on Friday 17 June in Holy Rosary Church 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Michael Kelly, Drumard, on Friday 17 June in Holy Rosary Church 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Michael O’Hagan, Melbourne, formerly High Street.
Priests’ Collection: £1850
Renovation Collection: £1160.
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: 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 Anniversary Mass.
Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a diocesan priest?
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 7135 1329.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (00353) 71 9861518.
LOUGH DERG DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 2022
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June. Bishop McKeown will lead the pilgrimage and invites you to join him. Booking essential. Please contact Diocesan Catechetical Centre if aged over 16 Tel:71264087 or email email email@example.com Cost £80, this includes return transport from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.
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.
SCRIPTURE SUMMER SCHOOL
Walking the Synodal Pathway together: Knock Shrine in conjunction with Tarsus Scripture School will host a Scripture Summer School from Thursday 16 June – Saturday 18 June. Facilitators: Mr. Sean Goan and
Fr Kieran O’Mahony OSA. Participants may take part online or in-person at St John's Welcome Centre, Knock All bookings online at www.knockshrine.ie/scripture_summer_school. Booking fee is €40.
Please note you will need to select either to attend online or in-person at the time of booking.
Fundraiser will take place on Friday 24 June at 8.00 pm in The Shepherd's Rest. Music by D.J. Bosco. Buffet will be served. Raffle and Disco.
All proceeds will be in aid of Antrim Hospital ICU and the Emergency Department.
Tickets now on sale please contact Cherisse on 07547361948.
DROMANTINE SUNDAY ~ OPEN DAY & FAMILY FUN DAY
Open Day and Family Fun Day on Sunday 12 June from 1.00pm until 5.30 pm. £5.00 admission for each car (regardless of the number of occupants in the car). Tel: 30821964 for more information. Everyone welcome.
The May 2022 edition of 'The Net', the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in our parish communities within the Diocese of Derry is now freely available on the Derry diocesan website.
STRAW’S STEPPING STONES CLUB
For children aged 3 and 4, getting ready for school, on Friday 17 June and Friday 24 June, 2.00 pm - 2.45 pm at
St Columba’s Primary School Straw. These sessions should help your child with important early skills for school. Please ring 79628685 or message Straw P.S. on Facebook to book a free space for your child.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
Pre-Pre school places are available from September at Ballinascreen Early years in their Sunshine Room.
If your child will be 3 years old between 2 July 2022 and 1 July 2023, please ring 07840595382 or message their Facebook page to discuss the options they have available for your child.
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. An Information Session on the Masters Programme will take place via ZOOM on Monday 13 June at 3.30 pm. If you would like to attend this session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP
Registration meeting on 13 June at 8.00pm.in St Mary's Hall Knocknagin Desertmartin for anyone wishing to join the group. All members must be registered to take part in any trips or activities. Contact Chris on 07546010560 for more details.
KNOCKNAGIN HALL COMMITTEE
Knit & Natter classes: Tuesdays from 7. 00 pm until 8.30 pm, anyone who has knitted or crochet baby hats for Neonatal Unit Antrim Area Hospital please bring them to the hall on Tuesday 14 June.
Safe Guarding Training: 3 hour session costs £15. Any person of group interested are invited to please register as soon as possible so a date can be confirmed. Contact: Kathleen: 07764277809: Anne: 79642711: Olive: 07887614094
SPRED Group Meeting on Monday 20 June at 7.30 pm.
Chair Exercises continue every Tuesday at 10.00 am.
Line Dancing classes continue on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm.
Band practice every Thursday from 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm. New members welcome.
Winner of £50 in the May Draw was Laurence Carmichael Magherafelt. The draw takes place every month, cost £1 per month or £12 for the year. Tickets may be purchased from any Band or Division member.
Sarsfield’s Band and Division 30 offer their sincere sympathy to the Devlin family on the death of Celine Devlin, Magherafelt.
MATT TALBOT PRAYER SOCIETY
This society prays daily for those with addictions. You can enrol somebody to be prayed for each day as well as at the Mass on the First Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in St Eugene's Cathedral Derry. For more details visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via an online submission.
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
DROMANTINE CENTRE ~ NEW WORKSHOPS
Bookings now open for these workshops:
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: email@example.com
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