No.1903 ~ SEVENTH 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 21: St Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Tuesday 22: The Chair of St Peter.
Wednesday 23: St Polycarp.
MASS TIMES FOR WEEK AHEAD
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
DAILY MASS TIMES (MONDAY 21 - FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY)
Holy Rosary Church:
Monday: 11.00 am
Wednesday: 11.00 am
Friday: 7.30 pm
St Mary’s, Coolcalm:
Tuesday: 11.00 am
Thursday: 11.00 am
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:
DAY OF PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS OF ABUSE
On Friday next, February 25, there will be two Prayer Services to pray for and remember the victims and survivors of abuse. After morning Mass in St Mary’s, Coolcalm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place until 2.00 pm. A Prayer Service will begin at 1.30 pm. All welcome.
In Holy Rosary Church Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 5.00 pm. A Prayer Service will take place at 5.00 pm and Exposition will continue until 7.20 pm. All welcome.
Both Prayer Services can be followed on the church webcams.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Eileen McNally, Clonoe.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Jean McElhinney, Oak Park on Friday 25 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Roseanne Kelly, Bancran Road on Friday 25 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Liz McCloskey, Dungiven on Friday 25 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Tishy McCloskey, Dungiven on Friday 25 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Paul Carlin, Drumderg, on Friday 25 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Connie Mary Dunlop, Derrynoid Lane.
LENTEN MASSES 2022
From Monday 7 March it is planned to have daily Masses during Lent as follows:
Holy Rosary ~ 7.00 am from Monday to Thursday,
St Eugene’s, Moneyneena ~ 11.00 am from Monday to Thursday,
St Mary’s, Coolcalm ~ 7.30 pm from Monday to Thursday.
Readers are needed please for each of these Masses.
If you would like to read at a particular Mass on one of the days (Monday – Thursday) each week during Lent 2022 please email either the Ballinascreen or Desertmartin Parish Office as soon as possible.
STRAW CAR PARK
Fr Madden would like to make it known that Straw Car Park is for the exclusive use of those attending Mass in St Columba's Church, Straw or visiting Straw Cemetery. It is being increasingly used as a public carpark which it is not. The Staff of Gaelscoil and Naíscoil na Speiríní and parents visiting the school have permission to use it but no one else.
If you park your car there all day, please make other arrangements.
Funerals have had to be rearranged due to the unavailability of space in the parish car park and therefore action must be taken now to address this situation.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The pilgrimage will resume this year, from 3 - 8 July 2022. Cost: £689 per person sharing, with 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 can be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, will be open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, from 3 March. Tel: 028 71 260293 or email email@example.com
BRING A HYMN!
Church music leaders are invited to consider appropriate music for Lent and Holy Week and some might be willing to share a resource or two with others. Zoom session on Monday 21 February at 6.30 pm. To register and receive Zoom details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday 1 March at 8.00 pm there will be an opportunity for men to join in on a Zoom to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from a priest and from two young men who are studying for the priesthood in the National Seminary in Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office. For more details and to register please email email@example.com or visit vocations.ie/zoom
The Zoom session should end by 9.30 pm. There will be a short time spent watching YouTube videos on priesthood and vocation, and a Questions & Answers session with the seminarians and the panel.
DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE
Lenten Day of Reflection: Sunday 6 March from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm. Provides time and space to reflect and pray on Lenten themes in preparation for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. Led by Fr Damian Bresnahan SMA. Cost, including full lunch, £35.
The Wonder of Creation – the Miracle of Life: Friday 11 March, 5.00 pm – Sunday 13 March, 2.00 pm. In contemplating the wonder of our common home and current threats to its integrity, we will explore an ecological vision in responding to the cry of the poor at this time of unprecedented planetary change. Led by Sr Nellie McLaughlin RSM. Cost, including full board, £220.
For further information or to enrol, please phone 028 30821964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anam Óg is being launched at the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, Derry, this Sunday 20 February at 6.00pm. It will include a time of prayer, formation and accompaniment for boys and girls who are celebrating or have recently celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation. Those aged 10 - 14 years are invited to come to celebrate the great gift we have received through, prayer, formation, guidance and supporting each other in the adventure of faith. For further information please contact Aoife O’Neill on 028 7126 2512 or Fr Patrick Lagan on 028 7126 2894.
NO GREATER LOVE
Five-week Zoom programme, each session lasting one hour, with a time for prayer, sharing and reflection. This programme is considered a great way to prepare our hearts and minds for the holiest of seasons in the Church calendar. In a series of short films shot on location in the Holy land, No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage, taking us through the key events of Christ’s passion and revealing His amazing love for us. Best-selling author, Edward Sri, will guide us through the final hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step by step with Jesus through the Scriptures from the Garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Hosted by the Living Church Office in Down & Connor Diocese, there are six ‘starting’ options to choose from:
Tuesday 8 March at 7:.30 pm,
Wednesday 9 March at 7:30 pm,
Thursday 10 March at 11 am or 7.00 pm,
Monday 14 March at 11 am or 7.00 pm.
Please consider participating!
To book your place please click on the link: https://forms.office.com/r/TZkWYFSAHR
THE KISS OF CHRIST
Fr Séamus O’Connell, St Patrick’s University, Maynooth will resource and guide this course which will introduce the way of Lecito Divina and support those who wish to practice it during Lent 2022. For more information and to register your interest (10 euro per person) visit www.aspal.ie or email email@example.com
YOUTH 2000 LAVEY
Lavey Prayer Group meet at Lavey Parochial House every Friday at 7.30 pm for ages 16-35. Please contact Cora on 07704386248 or Declan on 07544790147.
BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Society’s major new publication on “Geordie Barnett” will be launched next Saturday February 26 in Draperstown Library from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Everyone is invited to call at any time during these 2 hours.
Rhythm and Rhyme Sessions are on again on Friday mornings at 11.30 am
Knit & Natter on Tuesday evenings. For more details please ring 79628249.
Tuesday 22 February: Exercise with Thomasina at 11.30 am. Adm. £4.
Wednesday 23 February: Line Dancing from 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.
The committee would appreciate any feedback or suggestions for activities that you would like to see organized in the hall. Please contact Kathleen: 07764277809, Anne 02879642711 or Olive 07887614094.