No. 1972 ~ ELEVENTH 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 Moneyneena
OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
9 High Street
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday, preferably by email.
The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Marie Gormley. To contact Marie Tel: 07596500793, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SUNDAY VIGIL MASSES
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
DAILY MASS TIMES
Monday June 19: Holy Rosary Church ~ 10.00 am
Tuesday June 20: St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am
Wednesday June 21: Holy Rosary Church ~ 10.00 am
Thursday June 22: St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am
Friday June 23: St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am & Holy Rosary Church ~ 7.30 pm.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 20: The Irish Martyrs.
Wednesday 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga, religious.
Saturday 24: The Nativity of St John the Baptist.
ST COLM’S GAC ~ 90th ANNIVERSARY MASS
To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the GAA Club in Ballinascreen, there will be an Open Air Mass on next Saturday June 24 at 6.00 pm in the Club Grounds. Please arrive early and follow the directions of the stewards at all times. If anyone needs special car parking arrangements please contact the Club as soon as possible.Please keep an eye on Club and Parish Facebook Pages for further updates. NO 6.00 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary on Saturday June 24.
Forty Hours Adoration in St Mary’s Coolcalm today Sunday June 18 and tomorrow Monday June 19.
Exposition will begin after 10.00 Mass on Sunday and will continue until 7.30 pm. It will resume after 10.00 am Mass on Monday. Forty Hours will conclude on both evenings with Benediction at 7.30 pm. .
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
Many thanks to all who made last Saturday’s procession so memorable, especially, DTIM Parents Group, Ballinascreen Parish Choir, St Colm's GAC and John Toner for arranging the live streaming. The Mass and the Procession may be viewed on Parish Facebook Page HERE.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Adele Eithne McCloskey, Coolnasillagh Road
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Marie Donnelly, Shanmullagh Park;
Kate Bradley, Maghera;
Bernadette Taylor, Bangor;
Matthew Wilson, Cookstown;
Roisin McCloskey, Dungiven.
Fr Madden will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on the weekend of the
1st and 2nd July with a Mass of Thanksgiving in Holy Rosary Church on Saturday July 1 at 6.00 pm and on Sunday July 2 at 10.00 am in St Mary's Church, Coolcalm. He was ordained on 3 July 1983.
SVP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed to help with weekly collections after each Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses. If you can help please contact 07710 838050.
Weekly Collection: £1645
Renovation Collection: £1165
Graveyard Collection: £4070.
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
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 15 July to Saturday 12 August. We encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends who live outside the parish.
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, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.
Winners will be announced every Saturday at the 6.00 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
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.
ST EOGHAN'S P. S.
St Eoghan’s P.S. presents 'The Wizard of Oz' in An Ráth Dubh at 7.30 pm on
Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June. Tickets are now available from the School Office Tel: 79628008. Adults £5, children under 16 are free.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING FAIR
On Wednesday 28 June, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm in Community Hub 50 High Street, Pop in for a chat with up to 20 charities and organisations, learn what help, advice and support is available in the local area and how they can help you. O’Kane’s Pharmacy will also be providing free drop in health checks. Admission is free and everyone is very welcome.
KILCRONAGHAN PAINTING CLASS
Creamed Tea Fundraiser and Exhibition in aid of STEPS on Saturday 1 July, from 12 noon until 4.00 pm. Guests will be treated to T/C, creamed scone and traybakes for only £5. Homemade cake stall on day. For more details text 07821963749.
RALLY FOR LIFE 2023
Saturday 1 July. Join thousands of pro-life supporters at the biggest annual pro-life event. Gather at 1.00 pm at Parnell Square, Dublin 1. For more details www.thelifeinstitute.net, or call (003531) 873 0465.
AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB ASSISTANTS
Draperstown After School Club is recruiting After School Club Assistants. For more details please ring Workspace on 028 796 28113 or email email@example.com
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Congratulations to the Ballinascreen musicians who won their Grúpaí Ceoil 15-18 Competition at the Derry Fleadh and are now Derry Champions for first time ever! Congratulations also to all the young musicians who competed in solo competitions. Lots of hard work, commitment and practice has paid off. Best of luck to the Grúpaí Ceoil and the solo competitors who will now represent Ballinascreen at the Ulster Fleadh in July. Sincere thanks to all the tutors who prepared the young musicians and to their parents for their support and commitment all year.
WORKSPACE RECREATION CENTRE
Nuala’s Keep Fit Circuit Classes are still running - spaces available. Cost £3.50 per class. Classes on Mondays at 7.15 pm and Thursdays at 6.45 pm
Beginner Exercise Classes on Tuesdays from 8.00 pm. Cost £3.50. A great class for those starting or not sure where to start.
Birthday parties are half price at weekends, now only £15 per hour.
3G slots still available to book
For more information please call Workspace on 028 7962 8113
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 71351329.
ST PATRICK’S MAYNOOTH
Courses in Pastoral Liturgy and Theology on offer. New Postgraduate Programme application deadline at
St Patrick's Pontifical University is August 14. Summer Open Day on June 24. Visit sppu.ie
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP
Volunteers welcome to join the monthly indoor cleaning rota, please contact Emma on 07769289385.
ST. PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
6 Days, including Pietrelcina, Shrine of St. Michael the Archangel, St. Matthew’s Monastery, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Incoronata etc. Depart 3 October 2023 from Dublin £770. Limited places. For more details please contact: Anita on 07769744836
Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock from 14 August. Cost £599 per person sharing. Price includes return bus transfer from Northern Ireland, 4 nights full board in Knock House Hotel, all entertainment and excursions. Avail of Novena Ceremonies. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre and National Museum. Single supplement £150. Contact Patricia on 01268762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAÍSCOIL MHACHAIRE RÁTHA
Safari Hunt & Summer Family Fun Day at Drumnaph Nature Reserve 15 Halfgayne Road, Maghera on Sunday 18 June from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Tickets available from Naíscoil Facebook or at www.naiscoil.org/events
Sperrin Foodbank open on Fridays from 11.00 am until 1.00 pm for drop-ins. No appointment needed. If you require assistance outside this time, please call 07543 420639 to arrange collection. No questions asked or criteria to meet. Facebook page Sperrinfoodbank or email email@example.com
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.
NATIONAL SYNTHESIS OF THE SYNODAL PROCESS
The Irish Bishops' Conference has published the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process conducted across the Church in Ireland from Autumn 2021. The National Synthesis is the fruit of a wide-ranging process of listening and consultation and is based on the syntheses produced by the 26 dioceses in Ireland, as well as those submitted by religious congregations and other interested groups. The National Synthesis will be forwarded to Rome as part of the worldwide synodal process of listening and discernment launched by Pope Francis in October 2021 and which will culminate in the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome in 2023.
To view this document click HERE
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