No.1920 ~ THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
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
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 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 in 1992.
Tuesday 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga, joined the Jesuits and as a model novice he worked in the plague hospital and caught the fever, dying in 1591 at the age of 23. Patron of youth.
Wednesday 22: Saints John Fisher, bishop and Thomas More, martyrs.
Thursday 23: The Nativity of St John the Baptist, son of Zachary and Elizabeth. John means ‘the Lord has shown favour’.
Friday 24: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Saturday 25: The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW - 15 CHANCES TO WIN!
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 16 July to Saturday13 August.
Total Prize Fund £8,000
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.
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.
Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6:15 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Tickets only £20 each - Now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen 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.
We thank all those who are presently selling tickets and encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends including those who live outside the parish. Thank you.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Jack John Mc Kenna, Glenelly Villas;
Aoibheann Bernadette Clerkin, Sixtowns Road.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Hugh McNamee, Australia, formerly Sixtowns, on Friday 24 June in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Patricia Crompton, Chippenham, England, nee Boyle, Strawmore Road.
Weekly Collection: £1465
Priests’ Collection a further £560
Renovation Collection: £1410.
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?
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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. Course will commence on September 23 2022.
Fundraiser will take place next 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.
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.
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.
SPRED Group Meeting on Monday 20 June at 7.30 pm.
Knit & Natter classes on every Tuesday from 7.00 pm until 8.30 pm.
Chair Exercises on every Tuesday at 10.00 am.
Line Dancing classes on every Wednesday at 7.30 pm.
Band practice on every Thursday from 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm. New members are always welcome.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Let us not forget the people of Ukraine battered by war. Let us not become accustomed to live as though the war is something far off. Let us #PrayTogether for these people who are suffering so much and who are living a true martyrdom.
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
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