No.1911 ~ EASTER DAY OF THE LORD’S RESSURECTION
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.
EASTER WEEK 2022 ~ DAILY MASS TIMES
Easter Monday April 18:
Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Easter Tuesday April 19:
Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Easter Wednesday April 20:
Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Easter Thursday April 21:
Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Easter Friday April 22 - 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
The priests of the parish wish everyone the Blessings of Easter.
This Easter may we live as people deeply touched by the hope and spirit of the Risen Jesus as we proclaim:
Christ is risen,
He is truly risen!
TRÓCAIRE ~ LENT 2022
Please return your donation for this year’s Trócaire Lenten Appeal at any of the weekend Masses. Thank you.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Patsy McGuigan, Dunmurry Road, on Friday 22 April at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church,
Oliver Gormley, Drumard on Friday 22 April at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Laurence Rooney, Moykeeran;
Rory O’Kane, St Patrick’s Street;
Dan McDonald, Magherafelt Road;
Ignatius O’Kane, Craigavole.
John P Bradley;
Sean Patrick O'Hagan;
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Molly Sarah McLaughlin, Australia;
Caragh Kathleen Toner, River Road.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:
Laura McDaid and Karl O'Neill who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena;
Roisin Bradley and Eliott Connelly who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
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.
“It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a diocesan priest? If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP Moville at firstname.lastname@example.org or email the National Vocations Office email@example.com
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
From Good Friday until Saturday 23 April, leading into Divine Mercy Sunday on 24 April. Novena Prayer Cards are available online at https://divinemercy.life/the-divine-mercy-novena/
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.
LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE
Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2022. Bishop McKeown will lead the pilgrimage and invites you to join him. Booking is essential so please contact Diocesan Catechetical Centre If aged over 16 Tel:71264087 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost £80, this includes return transport from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry
MATT TALBOT ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
Do you or somebody you know suffer from an addiction? Yes?
Pilgrimage to Shrine of Matt Talbot in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermot Street, Dublin on Sunday 12 June from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm, when prayers for freedom from addiction through Jesus will be offered. For more details phone 003534871262894 see www.matttalbotprayersociety.com or email: email@example.com
The Matt Talbot Prayer 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 7.30pm in St Eugene's Cathedral Derry. For more details visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via an online submission.
ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS
The Rosary will be prayed for peace in the world each day during May at hundreds of grottos around Ireland.
For more details including the list of grottos please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie
ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE
This service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Registration of interest from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage are being sought. Successful applicants will receive professional training and be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally. Contact Deirdre 07980898399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of registration of interest forms for this year is Friday May 27. Forms and further details about becoming a facilitator are on www.accordni.com
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT
The group is resuming activities shortly and would like to hear from all previous members and anyone who would be interested in joining the group. Membership is open to anyone over 55 and members can participate in various activities, day trips and holidays.
Please contact Chris on 07546010560
TIRGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Sunday 29 May. Tirgan Hall - Big Breakfast and Hill Walk. Breakfast served from 9.00 am. Registration for hill walk from 8.45 am. £10 breakfast and hill walk. Breakfast £7.50.
Sunday 5 June: Kids mini tractor / bike run. 11.00 am. £5 per child.
Saturday 25 June. Adrain Knight, Comedy Hypnotist. More details later.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022
Pilgrimage from 3 - 8 July. Cost is £689 per person sharing, single room supplement £150. Price includes flights, transfers and full board. The pilgrimage will be suitable for pilgrims who do not require medical, nursing or personal assistance as, unfortunately, this cannot be provided this year. The intentions of the sick of the diocese will be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, is open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. Tel: 71260293 or email email@example.com
DROMANTINE CENTRE ~ NEW WORKSHOPS
Bookings now open for these workshops:
NO VISIBLE SCAR ~ Comfort for those bereaved during the pandemic. Friday 20 May 5.00 pm – Sunday 22 May 2.00 pm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOSTER CARERS NEEDED
HSC NI Foster Care is urgently appealing for more foster carers and supported lodgings hosts who can provide homes to young refugees who arrive in Northern Ireland without a parent or carer. For more information on becoming a foster carer or supported lodgings host, contact HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net/young-refugees/
Bingo resumes in Glen Centre Maghera on Tuesday 26 April at 8.30 pm. Everyone welcome.
GLENSHANE HOUSE DUNGIVEN
Level 2 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions course starting on Tuesday 26 April 6.30 pm. Few spaces available. To register phone 7774249.
Easter Monday 18 April: Social Dance from 9.00 pm until midnight. Music by Michael Mawhinney. Adm £7.
Monday 25 April: SPRED Group meeting at 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 26 April: Chair Exercises (no classes on Easter Tuesday). Classes will recommence on 26 April at 10.00 am.
Bowling Club will recommence in September.
DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC ~ 48 HOUR CYCLE & BIG BREAKFAST
Draperstown Celtic are holding a 48 hour cycle outside Delicious to raise funds for the club. The event starts at midday on Friday 22 April and finishes at midday on Sunday 24 April, all support would be greatly appreciated
Draperstown Celtic are hosting a Big Breakfast on Sunday 24 April in Delicious between 9.00 am and 12 noon. All welcome.
All proceeds to club funds
COMMUNION DATES 2022
Proposed dates for First Holy Communion Masses in Ballinascreen Parish are:
St Mary’s P.S. on Saturday 7 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
St Eoghan’s P.S. on Saturday 14 May at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
St Columba’s P.S. on Saturday 21 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
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