No.1861 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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 (NB Townland Rota still applies)
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am (NB Townland Rota still applies)
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Church
Monday and Wednesday ~ 11.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11.00 am
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live on the Desertmartin parish webcam:
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
Please note that due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic the Parish Office may only be contacted by email or phone (message may be left)
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday email@example.com
Bulletins are presently only available:
Online at www.parishofballinascreen.com
On the noticeboard inside the front porch of Holy Rosary Church.
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.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 3: St Philip and St James, apostles.
Wednesday 5: Blessed Edmund Rice.
Saturday 8: Blessed John Sullivan.
DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK - MONDAY 3 - FRIDAY 7 MAY
Monday 3 May
11.00 am in Holy Rosary Draperstown
Tuesday 4 May
11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm
Wednesday 5 May
11.00 am in Holy Rosary Draperstown
Thursday 6 May
11.00am in St Mary’s Coolcalm
Friday 7 May
Parish Anniversary Mass at 11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm
Parish Anniversary Mass at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021
In the light of some easing of Covid 19 restrictions, Bishop McKeown has now decided that parishes may arrange First Holy Communion and Confirmation Ceremonies to be celebrated in the coming weeks. Following a meeting with all primary school principals in Ballinascreen, First Holy Communion Masses will take place on the following dates in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm:
June 5: Gaelscoil na Speiríní,
June 12: St Columba's P.S., Straw,
June 19: St Eoghan's P.S., Moneyneena,
June 26: St Mary's P.S., Draperstown.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Jamie Anthony McKee; Drumard Lane;
Tadhg Oisin Parick Graham, Magherafelt.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Rachel Ward and Steven Stokes who were married recently in Holy Rosary Church.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Bridget Gordon, Draperstown;
Billy McLaughlin, Limavady.
Mary Frances McWilliams,
John Joe Trainor,
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.
Many thanks for many generous donations. To make a donation please place it in an envelope and mark it SVP. All donations appreciated
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety Notice re Friday Anniversary Masses
We ask that ONLY members of a family, whose loved one is being prayed for, attend the Friday Anniversary Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
This should ensure that there is sufficient space for those who are remembering a Month’s Mind or any other anniversary, as seating is limited and cannot be exceeded. The Anniversary Mass will be available on the parish webcam.
Holy Communion will be distributed at the door of the Church once the congregation has left.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Churches open for Private Prayer, however we ask you to please observe the following advice when visiting any of our Churches.
Please sanitise your hands on arrival
Prior to leaving the Church please use the materials provided to sanitise the seat where you sat. Thank you
CELEBRATING MARY IN MAY
May is a very special month for the Church as we remember Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. A full month is given over to Mary and during this month we are encouraged to honour Mary in different ways. To help parishes, families and schools to do this, the Diocesan Catechetical Centre has created a number of resources including prayers, Gospel reflections, colouring and craft activities, examples of May Altars and ideas on how to pray the Rosary. These resources are available online at catecheticalcentre.org/category/celebrating-mary-in-the-month-of-may-2021/
POPE FRANCIS ~ MAY 2021
In response to the Holy Father's wish, May will be dedicated to a "marathon" of prayer, to ask for an end to the Covid pandemic, and to ask for the resumption of social and work activities. Pope Francis wishes to involve Shrines around the world in this initiative so 30 representative Shrines, have been chosen to lead the Marian prayer during one day of the month.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Knock has been selected and will lead the prayers on Vatican News on Monday May 10 at 5.00 pm.
Together with the Rosary, each day there will be a prayer intention for the various categories of people most affected by the pandemic:
for those who have not been able to say goodbye to their loved ones,
for all health care personnel,
for the poor, the homeless and those in economic difficulty and
for all the deceased.
The initiative is being conducted in the light of the biblical expression: "Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God" (Acts 12:5).
The Holy Father will open and close this prayer marathon, along with the faithful around the world, from two locations within the Vatican City State. On May 1, he will pray at an icon of Our Lady of Succour, venerated in a fresco above the altar of Saint Leo in the Basilica. On May 31 he will conclude this prayer marathon from the Vatican Gardens and will bless special Rosaries which will be sent to the 30 Shrines that were directly involved.
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
We invite you to come to the Shrine of St Joseph in Holy Rosary Church and to place written petitions to St Joseph in the box provided. Please do not put money in your petition envelopes as all petitions will be burned unopened.
MARY'S MEALS - PRAY IN MAY
Mary’s Meals is now reaching more than 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day. This May we are invited to join in their prayer campaign in thanksgiving for each little act of love that makes this work possible and also for God’s continued blessing on their mission, that through His providence it will always flourish enabling them to reach more hungry children.
Prayer resources and more details at at: www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS
Seminars continue for 6 more Thursdays in conjunction with the 7.30 pm Mass in Sacred Heart Church Omagh. All are welcome to join via Drumragh Parish webcam at 7.30pm.
6 May: The New Life – BishopMcKeown
13 May: Receiving God’s Gift – Fr Christopher McDermott;
20 May: Baptism in the Spirit – Fr Eddie Magee;
27 May: Growth - Fr Colum Curry;
3 June: Transformation – Fr Kevin McElhennon.
Books may be ordered by phone and collected from the foyer. Books may also be returned to the foyer. Phone 79628249
New junior and teenage fiction books in.
Computers available for public use, printing facilities also available.
Tuesday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm. (No late opening)
Friday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm.
Free Scamwise booklets in foyer.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND
This Catholic Radio Station directed by Fr Eamonn McCarthy offers commercial-free broadcasting of prayer, music and talks. To tune in please use one of the following: