No.1868 ~ TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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
Parish Office now open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm
Please note Parish Office my 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 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga. He 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 twenty-three.
He is the patron of youth.
Thursday 24: The Nativity of St John the Baptist. We rejoice at the coming of St John the Baptist, a man of self-denial, integrity of life and purpose, and an uncompromising prophetic voice. John means, ‘The Lord has shown favour.’
BALLINASCREEN PARISH ~ NEW SUMMER BONANZA PARISH DRAW
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 17 July to Saturday14 August.
Total Prize Fund £8,000
15 chances to win!
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, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £300.
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.
Winners will be announced every Saturday night after 6:15 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Tickets only £20 each are now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters,
Fr Madden’s and Fr McGirr’s Parochial Houses,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices,
Heron’s Gift Shop and
Moneyneena Post Office.
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.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021
First Holy Communion Masses will take place next Saturday June 26 in Holy Rosary Church at the following times:
Gaelscoil na Speiriní at 11.00 am,
St Mary's P.S., Draperstown at 3.00 pm
St Eoghan' s P. S.: Friday June 25 at 5.00 pm in St Eugene’s, Moneyneena.
FAN THE FLAME MASS 2021
Bishop McKeown will celebrate the annual Fan the Flame Mass for all Primary 7 pupils in Derry Diocese on Monday 21 June at 11.00 am via the webcam at Saint Eugene’s Cathedral.
All families, friends and parish communities are invited to join in praying with and for the young people, as they finish their time in primary school and prepare for the next stage of their education.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Michael Kelly, Drumard Road;
Fergal Kennedy, Dunlogan;
Lena McBride, Surrey;
Rosie Martin, Armagh;
Joe Martin, Cookstown.
The June edition of The Net is now available only online on: https://www.derrydiocese.org/images/the-net/the-net-june-2021.pdf
As always, it features a wide variety of news, interesting and inspiring interviews, articles and photos from parishes across the diocese.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE
Ballinascreen Parish Office is now reopened to the public every Monday and Tuesday from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm.
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
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. e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
LOUGH DERG 2021
Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats.
Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are’ on 3 - 5 July.
The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be on during the summer. More details from Lough Derg Office on 00353 71 9861518 or view www.loughderg.org
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY
Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St Patrick's Pontifical College, Maynooth, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will run on the basis of 6 in-house days and 18 evening sessions per year for two years. The main aim of this course is to equip people for skilled and supervised active lay ministry within a parish or church community. The course is knowledge and skill-based and grounded in experiential learning.
During the course, participants will:
study and reflect on Christian life and ministry,
combine pastoral theology and the acquisition of skills with supervised experience in pastoral placements,
develop the skills of theological reflection, so as to enable them to relate theology and ministry to everyday life,
engage in ongoing formation of social, organisational, communication and leadership skills.
Closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 30 June 2021. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/diploma-in-pastoral-theology
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE?
A 'Zoom' online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11-12 September 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. For more information and to book please email: marriageencounter.ie or phone: 028 27638512
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.
A PRAYER FOR FATHERS
Heavenly Father, you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary, to the care of Joseph, an earthly father. We give you thanks and praise for all fathers, young and old, bless them as they care for their families. We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; may they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide others with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.