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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 16 June 2024

No. 2024 ~ ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - DAY FOR LIFE

 

 

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns Road

Telephone: 79628376

Fr Dermot McGirr CC​

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

PARISH OFFICE

OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

9 High Street

Phone: (028)79628248


NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN

Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday, preferably by email.

SAFEGUARDING

The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Marie Gormley. To contact Marie Tel: 07596500793, or Email: mariegormley@derrydiocese.org


SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number: 07710838050


SPERRIN FOODBANK

Tel: 07543420639


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.

 
 

SUNDAY VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s, Keenaught: 7.30 pm


SUNDAY MASSES

St Columba’s, Straw: 9.00 am

St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10.00 am

St Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 11.00 a

St Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 12 noon


DAILY MASSES

Monday 17 June :

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm (N.B. No 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary Church today.)

Tuesday 18 June :

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm  

Wednesday 19 June:

10.00  am ~ Holy Rosary Church

Thursday 20 Juney:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

Friday 21 June:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

7.30 pm ~ Holy Rosary Church.


CONFESSIONS

In Holy Rosary Church every Saturday at 5.30 pm before the Vigil Mass.


FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Thursday 20: The Irish Martyrs. 17 Irish martyrs, men and women, cleric and lay, put to death for the Catholic faith between 1579 and 1654 were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992.

Friday 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga, religious. He was born in Lombardy in 1568, joined the Jesuits in Rome. As a novice he worked in the plague hospital and caught the fever, dying in 1591 aged 23.  Patron of youth.


FORTY HOURS ADORATION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Mary’s Church Coolcalm will be on today, Sunday 16 and tomorrow Monday 17 June. Forty Hours will start after 10.00 am Mass each day and conclude on both evenings with Benediction at 7.30 pm.  


DEATHS

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

Fianna Grace Harkin, Tirruadh Road;

Declan McGuigan, Dungiven;

Francis Lagan, Maghera.


ANNIVERSARIES

Rose Devlin;

Margaret Kelly;

David Hegarty;

Dessie Manning;      

Bernard McGuigan;

Sophia Conway;

Charles O'Hagan;

Michael Kelly;

Brendan O'Kane.             


WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:  

Louise Murray and Matthew McKenna who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.


SUMMER DRAW 2024

The Annual Summer Draw is upon us and this year the need for us all to make a huge effort to get as many to take part cannot be exaggerated. The work in St Eugene's Church, Moneyneena is progressing well and we are hoping that the Summer Draw will be a great success. We rely on every parishioner to take tickets into their work place and to distribute them among family members who live outside the parish. 

The total prize fund is £8,000 and the Draw will be held each Saturday from 13 July until Saturday August 10.  Winners will be announced each Saturday at the 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

Week 1: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 2: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 3: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 4: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 5: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Tickets only £20 each are now available to buy from:

  • 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

Tickets may also be purchased online by scanning this QR Code:



PARISH COLLECTIONS

First Collection: £3025

Renovation Collection: £1554

Diocesan Purposes a further £56.

Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated. 


TRADITIONAL MUSIC FUNDRAISING EVENT

Irish Traditional music session in An Ráth Dubh on Saturday 15 June. Junior session from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Senior Session 8.30 pm to late. Admission £10.  All proceeds from this event are in aid of renovation work on St Eugene's Church Moneyneena. All welcome. 


BALLINASCREEN SVP

Ballinascreen SVP have introduced a ‘'Tap to Donate' contactless card machine as an additional method to donate towards parish families in need.  An SVP member will be available with the card machine after selected Masses. Ballinascreen SVP thank you for your continued support.


WARM WELCOME WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON CLUB

Final lunch before the summer break takes place on Wednesday 19 June, offering a FREE lunch for over 60s and the chance to meet and chat to others. This event will be held in Workspace Community Hub from 11.00 am to 1.30 pm. Food will be served about 12.15pm.  Places limited so booking is essential.  To confirm your place, please contact Workspace on 028 7962 8113 by 12 noon on Monday 17 June.


ST EUGENE’S CHURCH

Fr Madden is grateful for the donations already received towards the renovation work on St Eugene’s Church. Further donations gratefully accepted.

Donations may be given directly to Fr Madden or left in the Parish Office or made online via the Donate Button on our Parish website. If using this button please select the ‘Restoration Fund.

You may also contribute directly to Ballinascreen Church Renovation Fund account, using these bank account details:

Ballinascreen Parish Premium Business Reserve account number: 10585922. Sort code: 98-05-50. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and for your support of the various fund-raising events.


DRAPERSTOWN HEALTH MATTERS PROJECT

The last session of this project will be held on Wednesday 26 June in Workspace Community Hub from 11.00 am. To mark Deaf Blind Awareness Week, a representative from Deafblind UK will be giving a talk at 11.30 am and O’Kane’s Pharmacy will be carrying out ear checks.   Everyone welcome, no booking required.  Refreshments served.


DIOCESE OF DERRY THREE-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown from Friday 26 July to Sunday, 28 July.  A bus will leave from St Eugene's Cathedral Derry, on Friday 26 at 11.00 am. Cost £80 includes transport. The cost for those making their own way to Lough Derg is £70.  Pre-booking required for those travelling by bus. 

For a booking form please  email tony.brennan@derrydiocese.org or phone the Diocesan Office on 02871262302.  Lough Derg is a sacred place a place to bring burdens and leave them behind, to seek healing for wounds and to ask for them to be healed. The Lough Derg Pilgrimage provides a kind of breathing space in which people can calmly explore and reflect on where they find themselves in their lives at that moment in time. 

We look forward to welcoming you!


PARISH BAPTISMS 2024

Baptisms on Sundays at 3.00 pm and bookings are to be made via the Parish Office, by phone 028 79628248 or Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

June 30 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

July 7 ~ Holy Rosary Church

July 14 ~ St Columba’s Straw

July 28 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns

August 4 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

August 18 ~ Holy Rosary Church

August 25 ~ St Columba’s Straw

September 1 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

September 22 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena 

September 29 ~ Holy Rosary Church

October 13 ~ St Columba’s Straw

October 20 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

November 3 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

November 10 ~ Holy Rosary Church

November 24 ~ St Columba’s Straw

December 1 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

December 15 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

December 22 ~ Holy Rosary Church


KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Annual Art Exhibition & Creamed Tea Fundraiser, on Saturday 22 June from 12 noon to 4.00 pm. Proceeds in aid of Parkinsons.

  • Annual Vintage Rally, Family Fun Day & Craft Fair on Saturday 28 September.


MACMILLAN CANCER WALK

Annual Walk on Saturday July 27 - will start and finish at An Ráth Dubh . More details later. 


PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH’S MIND MASSES

If you wish to have a deceased loved one prayed for at any Anniversary Friday Mass, you MUST please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by noon on Thursday of the relevant week. Notices for First Anniversary and Month's Mind Masses should be received before the Wednesday of the previous week so that they may be printed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass 


KNOCKNAGIN HALL

  • Convery School of Irish Dancing, for boys and girls aged 3+: Tuesdays at 6.00 pm. To register call Nicola 07518207458.

  • Chair Exercises: Tuesdays at 10.00 am followed by a short walk. Admission £4.00.

  • Line dancing: Wednesdays 7.30 pm

  • Yoga classes and Knit & Natter will resume again in September.

  • Sarsfield’s Accordion Band Practice: Thursdays 7.30 pm.  New and past members welcome.

 

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