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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 23 June 2024

No. 2025 ~ TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

 

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns Road

Telephone: 79628376

Fr Dermot McGirr CC​

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

PARISH OFFICE

OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

9 High Street

Phone: (028)79628248


NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN

Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday, preferably by email.

SAFEGUARDING

The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Marie Gormley. To contact Marie Tel: 07596500793, or Email: mariegormley@derrydiocese.org


SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number: 07710838050


SPERRIN FOODBANK

Tel: 07543420639


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.

 
 

SUNDAY VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s, Keenaught: 7.30 pm


SUNDAY MASSES

St Columba’s, Straw: 9.00 am

St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10.00 am

St Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 11.00 a

St Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 12 noon


DAILY MASSES

Monday 24 June :

10.00 am ~ Holy Rosary Church 

Tuesday 25 June:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm  

Wednesday 26 June:

10.00  am ~ Holy Rosary Church

Thursday 27 June:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

Friday 28 June:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

7.30 pm ~ Holy Rosary Church.


CONFESSIONS

In Holy Rosary Church every Saturday at 5.30 pm before the Vigil Mass.


FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 24: The Nativity of St John the Baptist.

Thursday 27: St Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor of the Church.

Friday 28: St Irenaeus, bishop and martyr.

Saturday 29: St Peter and St Paul, apostles.  


DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY MISSION APPEAL

Sister from the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul order will visit Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parishes next weekend 29/30 June and will speak, at all Masses in both parishes, about their work in Africa.


DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

Christine Devine, Toomebridge.


ANNIVERSARIES

Annie McShane;

Peter Leyden;

Teresa Brennan;

Hugh Doherty;

Paddy O'Kane.  


SUMMER DRAW 2024

The Annual Summer Draw is upon us and this year the need for us all to make a huge effort to get as many to take part cannot be exaggerated. The work in St Eugene's Church, Moneyneena is progressing well and we are hoping that the Summer Draw will be a great success. We rely on every parishioner to take tickets into their work place and to distribute them among family members who live outside the parish. 

The total prize fund is £8,000 and the Draw will be held each Saturday from 13 July until Saturday August 10.  Winners will be announced each Saturday at the 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church.

Week 1: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 2: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 3: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 4: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 5: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Tickets only £20 each are now available to buy from:

  • Parish Draw Promoters

  • Heron’s Gift Shop

  • Moneyneena Post Office

  • Fr Madden’s and Fr McGirr’s Parochial Houses

  • Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices

  • Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices

Tickets may also be purchased online by scanning this QR Code:



PARISH COLLECTIONS

First Collection: £1615

Pope’s Collection £1205

Renovation Collection: £1417

Graveyard Collection taken up on Cemetery Sunday was £5649.

Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated. 


TRADITIONAL MUSIC FUNDRAISING EVENT

Sincere thanks to all who organised and supported the recent Irish Traditional music session in An Ráth Dubh which raised £400 in aid of the renovation work being carried out on St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena.


DIOCESE OF DERRY - THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

Lough Derg is a sacred place apart to bring burdens and leave them behind, to seek healing for wounds and to offering of prayer. The Lough Derg Pilgrimage provides a breathing space in which people can calmly explore and reflect on where they find themselves in their lives at this moment in time.  The Diocese of Derry Three Day Pilgrimage led by Bishop Donal McKeown starts on Friday 26 and concludes on Sunday  28 July.  Bus will depart after 10:00 am Mass from St Eugene's Cathedral, on Friday 26 July. Cost £80 including transport. Cost without transport £70. Prebooking required. Please email Tony Brennan tony.brennan@derrydiocese.org or phone the Diocesan Office on 028 7126 2302 for booking form.  We look forward to welcoming you!


BALLINASCREEN SVP

Ballinascreen SVP have introduced a ‘'Tap to Donate' contactless card machine as an additional method to donate towards parish families in need.  An SVP member will be available with the card machine after selected Masses. Ballinascreen SVP thank you for your continued support.


ST EUGENE’S CHURCH

Fr Madden is grateful for the donations already received towards the renovation work on St Eugene’s Church. Further donations gratefully accepted.

Donations may be given directly to Fr Madden or left in the Parish Office or made on-line via the Donate Button on our Parish website. If using this button please select the ‘Restoration Fund.

You may also contribute directly to Ballinascreen Church Renovation Fund account, using these bank account details:

Ballinascreen Parish Premium Business Reserve account number: 10585922. Sort code: 98-05-50. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and for your support of the various fund-raising events.


DRAPERSTOWN HEALTH MATTERS PROJECT 

The last session of this project will be held on Wednesday 26 June in Workspace Community Hub from 11.00 am. To mark Deaf Blind Awareness Week, a representative from Deafblind UK will give a talk at 11.30 am and O’Kane’s Pharmacy will be carrying out ear checks. Everyone welcome, no booking required.  Refreshments served. 


BRACKAGH QUARRY WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND

The 2024-2025 Community Fund is now open for applications. The Fund offers grants up to £2,000 to community and voluntary groups within a four-mile radius of the wind farm site.  Groups outside this area may also apply provided all or the majority of the recipients of their services are based within the four-mile radius.  For more information or to request an application pack call Workspace on 028 79628113. Closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Wednesday 10 July.


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY FORUM 

Launch of BALGEN Project on Monday 24 June in Workspace Community Hub at 6.30 pm.  The BALGLEN project is an exciting new cross-border initiative between Ballinascreen and Glenties, Co Donegal (supported by IFI).  All  welcome. For more details please contact Rosemary on 07748645007 or


SIXTOWNS DANCE

Monthly Social Dance in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre on Friday 28 June at 9.30 pm. Music by Larry & Co. Everyone welcome.


MACMILLAN CANCER WALK

Annual Walk on Saturday July 27, will start and finish at An Ráth Dubh. Registration open from 8.30 am.  Long walk (7 miles) starts at 9.00 am, short walk (3 miles) starts at 11.00am.  Lunch served from 12 noon. Buckets on day for donations or online at www.justgiving.com/page/walkhudysway2024 For more details contact Joseph McCullagh 07841820228 or email josephmccullagh@hotmail.co.uk 


MARY’S MEALS

Mary’s Meals, is a charity that presently feeds 2,429,182 children in their place of education each school day.  For the past eleven years walks to Knock Shrine have taken place, to raise awareness of, and funds for Mary's Meals. They are now launching Step by Step to Feed the Next Child 2024 and have walks originating in many counties from 7 to 15 August. They are seeking people to help create new walks, join them for a day or half day or a few hours, collect, take a sponsor card or promote the walk.  For more details or to get involved, please contact: Rev Eamonn Kelly, Convoy, Co Donegal, F93HX2R phone 0035387 9077985


FATIMA PILGRIMAGES 2025

From Dublin, Easter: 13 May, Feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, 13 June for Feast of Saint Anthony, 13 October.  Contact James Treacy 0035361921470, or Email: jamestreacyphotography@gmail.com


PARISH BAPTISMS 2024

Baptisms on Sundays at 3.00 pm and bookings are to be made via the Parish Office, by phone 028 79628248 or Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

June 30 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

July 7 ~ Holy Rosary Church

July 14 ~ St Columba’s Straw

July 28 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns

August 4 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

August 18 ~ Holy Rosary Church

August 25 ~ St Columba’s Straw

September 1 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

September 22 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena 

September 29 ~ Holy Rosary Church

October 13 ~ St Columba’s Straw

October 20 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

November 3 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

November 10 ~ Holy Rosary Church

November 24 ~ St Columba’s Straw

December 1 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

December 15 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

December 22 ~ Holy Rosary Church


PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH’S MIND MASSES

If you wish to have a deceased loved one prayed for at any Anniversary Friday Mass, you MUST please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by noon on Thursday of the relevant week. Notices for First Anniversary and Month's Mind Masses should be received before the Wednesday of the previous week so that they may be printed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass. 

 

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