No.1916 ~ SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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
Tuesday 24: Day of Prayer for the Church in China. Our Lady of Sheshan.
Thursday 26: St Philip Neri, priest.
Friday 27: St Augustine of Canterbury, bishop.
FIRST COMMUNION 2022
First Holy Communion will continue to be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following date:
Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Bronwyn Grace O'Kane, Glengomna Road;
Xavier Archibald, Mulinderg.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Francis Quinn Craigavole.
Patrick Joseph McGuigan;
Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed so generously to this year’s Lenten Trócaire Appeal.
In total a sum of £10. 356.50 was donated in Ballinascreen Parish and this has now been sent to Trócaire, who will use this wonderful contribution to support their many vital projects in developing nations.
Weekly Collection: £1370
Diocesan Purposes Collection: £815.
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.
Youth 2000 Prayer Group meet at Lavey Parochial House (opposite Lavey Church) every Friday evening at 7.30 pm.
This Prayer Group Meeting is for those aged 16 - 35.
Please contact Cora on 07704386248 or Declan on 07544790147 for more details.
Are you being called to love the Lord and His people as a diocesan priest?
If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Derry Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’ Hagan, PP Moville at firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 7135 1329.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022
Pilgrimage from 3 - 8 July 2022 (ex Belfast) Cost is £689 per person sharing. Places are still available: contact the Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, Tel: 71260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All intending pilgrims are asked to return application forms and full payment by Saturday 28 May.
LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2022
Lough Derg welcomes pilgrims with a full Pilgrimage programme:
Three Day Pilgrimage: from1 June until 15 August. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.
One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience dates in May and late August and September. Booking essential. All booking information at www.loughderg.org or email email@example.com or phone 00353 719861518
LIFE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT SEMINARS
Seminars on Thursday evenings until Thursday 2 June at 7.30 pm in Sacred Heart Church, Omagh. Mass with Homily. Celebrant on Thursday 26 May will be Fr Gabriel Kelly, Diocese of Kilmore. He will preach on Growth. All welcome to attend the seminar or you may follow it on: www.churchsetvices.tv/drumraghparish
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Cost £80, this includes return transport from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.
A labelled black wheelie bin is missing from Straw Graveyard. It would be appreciated if it could be returned as soon as possible please.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Glór na Speiríní are holding a basic 5 week computer course for adults starting on Monday 23 May from 7.30 pm until 8.30 pm in Glór na Speiríní Centre Straw. Cost for the course is only £20. Booking is essential, as numbers are limited. To book your place or for further information please email email@example.com or phone 79627703. Tá fáilte roimh chách- Everyone welcome!
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
Pre-Pre school places are available from September at Ballinascreen Early years in their Sunshine Room.
If your child will be 3 years old between 2 July 2022 and 1 July 2023, please ring 07840595382 or message their Facebook page to discuss the options they have available for your child.
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. An Information Session on the Masters Programme will take place via ZOOM on Monday 13 June at 3.30 pm. If you would like to attend this session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY HALL
Monthly Dance in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre on Friday 27 May at 9.30 pm. Music By Glenshane Country. Everyone welcome
DUBLIN FLOWER SHOW
On Saturday 4 June a bus will leave Draperstown for the Bord Bia Flower Show in Dublin. Cost £15, this does not include admission to the Flower Show. Passengers must book their own Flower Show tickets online. Please contact Fiona 07597260262 to book and for more details.
ST COLUMB’S COLLEGE FORMAL GALA DINNER
St Columb’s College invite you to attend a Formal Gala Dinner in the City Hotel Derry on Friday 10 June. The night will be an opportunity to celebrate our faith, our island and the talents of their pupils past and present. Special guest Mickey Harte will deliver a speech on his own witness and faith journey. Tickets cost £40 per head, drinks reception and 3 course meal is included. Booking of tables can be arranged. For any enquiries