No. 1937 ~ TWENTY-NINTH 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
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
Holy Rosary: 6.00 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
St Eugene's Moneyneena: 12 noon
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 17: St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr.
Tuesday 18: St Luke, evangelist.
Saturday 22: St John Paul II, pope.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
An Event to mark World Mission Sunday, organised by the Derry Mission Team, will take place via zoom on Thursday 20 October at 7.00 pm, centred around the theme of “You will be my Witnesses”.
Guest speaker will be Shauna Rose Pickering, head of Religious Studies in St Louis, Ballymena. Shauna comes from a strong background of mission, evangelisation and working with young people, both at home and overseas. She is a former vice-chairperson of Friends of Africa and has been on mission in Africa and South America with missionary congregations from Ireland.
Registration details are on the Derry Diocesan website.
DO THIS IN MEMORY PROGRAMME
Masses as part of our Parish DTIM Programme will take place in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm (Vigil Mass) on the dates below, except for the final Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 11 in St Eugene's.
DTIM Dates for 2022 - 2023
Holy Rosary ~ Saturdays 6.00 pm
1 April and
11 June ~ Feast of Corpus Christi in St Eugene's Moneyneena at 12 noon.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Susan Murray, Ranaghan Road;
Delphanine McKenna, Draperstown.
FIRST ANNIVERSARIES MASSES
Charlie (Andy) Kelly, Upper Derrynoyd on Friday October 21 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
Bridget Buckley (nee Toner) Derrynoyd on Friday October 21 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
Charlie (Andy) Kelly.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Charles John Convery, Tirruadh Court.
HALLOWE'EN CAKE SALE AND COFFEE MORINING
Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will take place in St Colm’s GAC on Saturday October 29 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Raffle will be held during this event with wonderful prizes to be won. Tickets for this raffle will also be on sale in the parish before the event as well as at the event. Everyone welcome to come along to buy some delicious bakes and enjoy a cuppa!
Offers to bake or donations of turf, sticks, potatoes etc.... are still welcome, please contact the Parish Office if willing to bake or donate. Thank you.
Meeting, re this event, will be held in the GAC Club on Wednesday 19 October at 7.30 pm.
Weekly Collection: £1775
Renovation Collection £1000
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
OMAGH CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Day of Prayer, Praise and Healing, in St Joseph's Hall, Omagh BT78 1DG, on Sunday 6 November. Speaker Fr Brendan Walsh, SAC. Registration from 9.30 am. Holy Mass in the afternoon. Booking by 27 October is essential to facilitate catering. £25 includes lunch, tea/coffee. Please indicate any dietary requirements. To book ring 2243973 or 82246582, or 07876411435 or 07596609041 or email email@example.com.
ST ANNE’S CHURCH SIXTOWNS
Harvest Service on today Sunday 16 October at 3.00 pm.
St Anne’s Church reopens after 3 years of closure. All are welcome.
ST COLUMBA’S CHURCH OF IRELAND
Harvest Praise with the Coleraine Community Choir, followed by an Apple Tart supper on Sunday 23 October at 7.00 pm.
A warm welcome is extended to all.
COMMUNITY EVENT ~ HOUSING
For anyone interested in social and affordable housing in the Draperstown area, there will be an information evening in the Community Hub, Draperstown by the Housing Executive on Wednesday 19 October 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Everyone welcome. Any queries, please contact Catherine Elattar on 07714136288.
Irish Pilgrimage Trust- Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Easter 2023 are now accepting applications from young people of all religious denominations with:
A medical condition, physical disability or illness (aged 9-18).
A learning disability (aged 11-21).
Very seriously ill children under the age of 9, accompanied by a parent or close relative.
Young adults between the age of 19 and 30 with a disability or illness. The young person travels without their family but accompanied by experienced adult carers in the group. This week is a great experience for the young person as they have the opportunity to make new friends, increase their social skills and confidence and often provides respite for parents/carers. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust covers the cost of those young people selected to travel. If there is a young person that you feel would be eligible and would benefit from a trip to Lourdes please contact Mary Dunnion on 0877962047 or Aileen Henry on 0872063183 for more details and an application form. Closing date for applications is 31 October.
Have you ever wanted to volunteer and help others? If you are interested in volunteering with The Irish Pilgrimage Trust to travel to Lourdes as a carer for a week next Easter please contact Mary on 00353877962047 for more details. All volunteers pay their own fare which is €750 for adults or €495 for students.
View www.irishpilgrimagetrust.ie for more details.
One Day Retreat by Thornhill Ministries. Monday 24 October from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at An Grianan Hotel, Burt.
A day in which to take the long view on our awareness and growing in our spiritual ‘becoming’ as we navigate the joys and challenges, the ups and downs of life’s journey.
Day includes reflection, input, contemplation, Mass. Lunch will be provided. A donation welcome.
To register: Text 077 368 32458 or email
Today is gift. Life is gift.
Let gifting be the energy that I bring to my family, my friends, my work, my home.
ST EOGHAN’S P.S.
Big Breakfast, in aid of school funds, on Sunday 23 October from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, in school Assembly Hall. Everyone welcome.
Coffee Morning held recently in the school raised £1850 for Macmillan Cancer. The school wish to thank everyone who attended the event and those who baked and helped on the day. Special thanks also to the canteen staff for organising and assisting at this event.
Christmas Craft Fair in St. Eoghan’s P.S. on Sunday 4 December. Book now to secure your place. £10.00 per table. Please contact Brigid Donnelly on 07595658380 for more details.
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 before the Wednesday of the previous week in order for them to be placed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Bishop Donal McKeown will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from February 13 until February 21 2023, visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites. This is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Cost is €1,895 / £1665 p.p.s. including taxes and tips. For more details please email email@example.com or phone 028 956 80005 or 003531 8788159.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP
Defibrillator training in Sixtowns Hall on Wednesday 19 October from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Training will be delivered by Emergency Medical Services, Supplies & Training Ltd. Cost £10 per person. To book a place please contact Emma on 07769289385.
Bowls in Sixtowns Hall every Monday from 8.00 pm. New members welcome. Pay on the night.
Coffee Morning and Christmas Market at Sixtowns Hall on Sunday 27 November. If interested in taking a table at the market the cost is £20 for one or £30 for two tables. Send a message to the Facebook page or call 07769289385 for more details.
Sympathy to the Higgins family on the death of Seamus Higgins Maghera.
Band Practice every Thursday at new starting time of 7.30 pm. New and past members welcome.
Calum Walsh Magherafelt was the winner of the October Draw.
If anyone has old photos or videos of the band they would be grateful if they could make a copy of them. All originals will be returned once copied.
Christmas Craft Fair: Sunday 13 November from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.
SPRED Group: Monday 17 October from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm, for socialising fun and games.