No. 1942 ~ OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE
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 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
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
Saturday in Holy Rosary Church before the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 21: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Tuesday 22: St Cecilia, virgin and martyr.
Wednesday 23: St Columban, abbot and missionary.
Thursday 24: Saints Andrew Dung-Lac, priest, and Companions, martyrs.
BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE
Books of Remembrance are in each of the churches in the parish for parishioners to enrol the names of their deceased loved ones. These books will remain in place during November.
we extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Josie Trainor, Moneyneena;
Thomas McFlynn, Swatragh;
Anna Sweeney, Birmingham.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Peggy Conway, High Street, on Friday November 25 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Peter McAllister, Straw, on Friday November 25 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Charlie James McKenna, Ballynagilly Lane Cookstown;
Conlaith Sean Kelly, Derrynoyd Lane.
Weekly Collection: £1715
Renovation Collection £830
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
PLEDGE FOR NOVEMBER
Many people offer spiritual support to a relation who is struggling because of alcohol or an addiction problem. Parishioners who wish to take a short-term Pioneer pledge during the month of the Holy Souls are invited to visit www.pioneers.ie/pray.
At Dromantine Retreat Centre, from 4.00 pm on Tuesday 13 December to 5.00 pm on Wednesday 14 December,
in preparation for Christmas. Hosted by the SMA Community, it includes Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Anointing of Sick. Cost £120. To book, phone 028 3082 1224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in serving the diocese of Derry as a priest should contact their local priest(s) and/or the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Bellaghy, at email@example.com
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE 2022
Seven Nights Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 24 May to 31 May 2023. Spiritual director will be Fr. Séamus Kelly. Bed/Breakfast and dinner, price is £799.
Offer of special price for early booking: £699 – if paid before 5 December 2022. Money must be paid in full. Contact Martina for further information. Phone 77741219 or 07715490880.
ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL ~ DIAMOND JUBILEE
The Board of Governors of St. Mary’s P.S. Draperstown would like to invite everyone to a Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 12 December at 6.00 pm to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the school. A special effort is being made to reunite the first P1 and P7 classes from 1962. Please pass this invitation on to any past pupils and community members who would like to attend.
Refreshments will be served at the school after the Mass.
ST EOGHAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Open Night in St Eoghan's P. S. on Thursday 1 December at 7.30 pm.
Christmas Craft Fair in St. Eoghan’s P.S. on Sunday 4 December. Book now to secure your place. £10 per table. Please contact Brigid Donnelly on 07595658380 for more information
Used toys in good condition are being sought please! These will be sold to raise money for SVP. Anyone wishing to donate toys are asked to leave them please in the GAC Club Shop next Friday 25 November between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm. The toys will be on display and available to purchase at the Christmas Fair on Friday 2 December in GAC Hall from 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP
Christmas Craft Fair and Coffee Morning in Sixtowns Hall on Sunday 27 November from 12 noon to 3.00 pm.
Donations of baked goods would be gratefully received. Please contact Emma on 077692989385 if you can assist.
A raffle will take place at the Craft Fair and prizes will include a £200 car service / tyre voucher from Cleary Car Sales, £100 oil voucher from McLean Fuels, £60 bouncy castle hire voucher from Bounceabouts, £50 car valet voucher from Straw Car Wash, £25 Apparo voucher, Sperrin Bakery Christmas cake and many more prizes. Tickets may be bought in Heron’s Gift Shop or on the day of the event.
£1 a ticket or £5 for 6 tickets.
ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK
Al-Anon groups provide family support to anyone whose life is, or has been affected by someone else’s drinking. All meetings are listed on the website or call Confidential Helpline on 028 90682368 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm or from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm Monday to Friday.
LONG TOWER NOVENA
Annual Solemn Novena in St Columba’s Church Long Tower, Derry today Sunday 20th November at 6.00pm. The theme this year is 'What do I believe? Exploring our faith in the Creed'. This week’s speaker is Michael Kelly, Managing Editor of The Irish Catholic. He will speak on 'The Communion of Saints.’ All welcome.
MARY’S MEALS - DOUBLE THE LOVE
Mary’s Meals is keeping the promise of a daily school meal to 2.2 million children in 20 countries. Their Double the Love Campaign means that all donations made to Mary’s Meals until 31 January 2023 will be doubled by a group of generous supporters, up to £1.5 million. With Double the Love, your donation will be matched, and your kindness will go even further, providing children with hope of a better future through education and helping them to reach the next child waiting.
To learn more or to browse their range of Christmas cards and gifts, visit www.marysmeals.org.uk or contact Caoimhe McCann on 07394564065
CATHOLIC MOTHERS’ GROUP
Retreat in Termonbacca on Saturday 26 November. This all-day Retreat will offer a day away from the busyness of motherhood and take time for prayer, restoration and encouragement. Contact Sinead for more details and to register on 07523104760 or 0860528282
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Bishop Donal McKeown will lead this pilgrimage from 13 February 13 to 21 February, visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites. Price is £1655 per person sharing includes taxes and tips.
For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 028 956 80005 or 003531 8788159.
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 before the Wednesday of the previous week in order for them to be placed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass.
KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE CHRISTMAS EVENTS
Porcelain Christmas Tree Decorations Workshop: Monday 28 November from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Cost £5. Includes all materials and festive refreshments.
Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly: Monday 5 December. Cost £3. Includes festive refreshments. Choose from 10.00 am to 12 noon OR from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Enjoy a demonstration filled with ideas for you to decorate your home naturally. Learn how to create simple and cost effective decorations / door wreaths / garlands with greenery and foliage from your garden or local countryside.
Christmas Gift Wrapping With a Difference: Monday 12 December. Cost £3. Includes festive refreshments. Choose from 10.00 am to 12 noon OR from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. You will be shown how to wrap even the most awkward shaped present. Use materials you have in your home, watch how to make your own gift paper and even get gift ideas for those hardest to buy for!
Places MUST be booked for all these events. To book ring / text or WhatsApp 07821963749 or PM KilcronaghanFacebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRED Group: Monday 21 November from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm for socializing, fun and games.
Chair Exercises: Tuesdays 10.00 am. Admission £4.00. All welcome.
Knit & Natter: Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.
Indoor Bowls: Tuesdays at 8.00 pm.
Line Dancing: Wednesdays from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Admission £4.
Here and Now ~ Older People & Well-Being: Fridays at 7.00 pm. Come along and enjoy the craic. Open to all aged over 55. This is a free programme
To register for any of the above please contact Olive 07887614094, Kathleen 07764277809 or Anne 79642711.
A PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE FOR NOVEMBER