BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 24 APRIL 2022

No.1912 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns Road

Telephone: 79628376

Email:ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Fr Dermot McGirr CC​

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

Fr John Downey Priest In Residence

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

PARISH OFFICE

9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248

email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

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.

Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

SVP HELPLINE

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 April 25:

Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am

Tuesday April 26:

St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 11.00 am

Wednesday April 27:

Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am

Thursday April 28:

St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 11.00 am

Friday April 29 - Parish Anniversary Masses:

St Mary’s Coolcalm 11.00 am & Holy Rosary Church 7.30 pm


SUNDAY MASS TIMES

Vigil Masses

St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm

Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm

St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm

Sunday

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


FEAST OF THE WEEK

Friday 29: St Catherine of Siena.


TRÓCAIRE ~ LENT 2022

Thanks to those who have already returned their generous donations for this year’s Lenten Trócaire Appeal.

To date £6,333 has been received.

If you wish to make a donation please do so at any of next weekend Masses or during the week at the Parish Office. Your generous donations will enable Trócaire to continue their vital work and we would like to soon forward to them our final parish donation. Thank you.


DEATH

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

Fr John Cargan, PP Kilrea.


ANNIVERSARIES

Philip Doherty;

Breige McGuickin;

Danny McCloskey;

Baby Dara Jude Kennedy;

Charlie Kearney;

Joe McEldowney;

Rita McDonald;

Ellen Doyle;

Hugh Mills;

Josie McNally;

Kathleen Burns.


WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Seanin Hegarty and Vivek Laddha who were married recently in

St Columba’s Church, Straw.


HEALTH NOTICE

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: ballinascreenparish@gmail.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.


VOCATIONS

It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.” 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 Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP Moville at pgoh2111@gmail.com or email the National Vocations Office info@vocations.ie


PARISH COLLECTIONS

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.


FIRST COMMUNION 2022

Proposed dates for First Holy Communion Masses in Ballinascreen Parish will be celebrated as follows:

  • St Mary’s P.S. on Saturday 7 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.

  • St Eoghan’s P.S. on Saturday 14 May at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

  • St Columba’s P.S. on Saturday 21 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.

  • Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.


LOUGH DERG RE-OPENS

Lough Derg welcomes Pilgrims again with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer

  • Three Day Pilgrimage: 1 June - 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 through September. Booking essential.

All booking information at www.loughderg.org or email info@loughderg.org or phone 0(0353) 71 9861518..


LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2022

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2022. Bishop McKeown will lead the pilgrimage and invites you to join him. Booking is essential so please contact Diocesan Catechetical Centre If aged over 16 Tel:71264087 or email: lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org

Cost £80, this includes return transport from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry


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 this week will be Fr Eddie McGee, St Mary’s University College and he will preach on Salvation. www.churchsetvices.tv/drumraghparish


MATT TALBOT ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE

Do you or somebody you know suffer from an addiction? Yes?

Pilgrimage to Shrine of Matt Talbot in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermot Street, Dublin on Sunday 12 June from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm, when prayers for freedom from addiction through Jesus will be offered. For more details phone 003534871262894 see www.matttalbotprayersociety.com or email: vita@matttalbotprayersociety.com

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society prays daily for those with addictions. You can enrol somebody to be prayed for each day as well as at the Mass on the First Monday of each month at 7.30pm in St Eugene's Cathedral Derry. For more details visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via an online submission.


ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS

The Rosary will be prayed for peace in the world each day during May at hundreds of grottos around Ireland.

For more details including the list of grottos please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie


ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE

This service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Registration of interest from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage are being sought. Successful applicants will receive professional training and be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally. Contact Deirdre 07980898399 or email info@accordni.com

Closing date for receipt of registration of interest forms for this year is Friday May 27. Forms and further details about becoming a facilitator are on www.accordni.com


DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022

Pilgrimage from 3 - 8 July. Cost is £689 per person sharing, 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 will be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, is open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. Tel: 71260293 or email derrypilgrim@outlook.com


SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY CENTRE

Monthly Dance in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre on Friday 29 April at 9.30 pm. Music by Chris Dallat. Everyone welcome


PARKRUN AND PARKWALK

Parkrun and Parkwalk at Derrynoid Forest every Saturday at 9.30 am.

Come along and walk, jog or run on Saturday mornings at Parkrun Derrynoyd Forest, Derrynoyd Road.

Suited to walkers and runners of all abilities, to boost fitness for free. Children and dogs on leads welcome. Parkrun is a free community event and is a timed 5km walk or run. Walkers, runners and new volunteers all welcome. To join register online: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

For more details see: www.parkrun.org.uk/derrynoidforest/

Follow on Facebook: Derrynoid Forest Parkrun


SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT

The group is resuming activities shortly and would like to hear from all previous members and anyone who would be interested in joining the group. Membership is open to anyone over 55 and members can participate in various activities, day trips and holidays.

Please contact Chris on 07546010560


TIRGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

  • Sunday 29 May. Tirgan Hall - Big Breakfast and Hill Walk. Breakfast served from 9.00 am. Registration for hill walk from 8.45 am. £10 breakfast and hill walk. Breakfast £7.50.

  • Sunday 5 June: Kids mini tractor / bike run. 11.00 am. £5 per child.

  • Saturday 25 June. Adrain Knight, Comedy Hypnotist. More details later.


MAGHERA BINGO

Bingo resumes in Glen Centre Maghera on Tuesday 26 April at 8.30 pm. Everyone welcome.


KNOCKNAGIN HALL

  • Anyone interested in a ‘knit and natter’ class to knit or crochet baby hats for Antrim Area Hospital neonatal unit, wool can be provided, please contact Kathleen: 07764277809: Anne: 02879642711 or Olive: 07887614094 stating preference of time either a Tuesday evening or a Wednesday afternoon.

  • SPRED Group meeting on Monday 25 April at 7.30 pm.

  • Chair Exercises recommence on Tuesday 26 April at 10.00 am.

  • Line Dancing classes recommence Wednesday 27 April at 7.30 pm

  • Band practice recommences on Thursday 28 April at 8.00 pm, new members welcome.

  • Bowling Club will recommence first Tuesday in September.

DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC ~ THE BIG BREAKFAST

Draperstown Celtic are hosting a Big Breakfast today, Sunday 24 April in Delicious between 9.00 am and 12 noon. All proceeds to club funds. All welcome.


DROMANTINE CENTRE ~ NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:

  • NO VISIBLE SCAR ~ Comfort for those bereaved during the pandemic. Friday 20 May 5.00 pm – Sunday 22 May 2.00 pm.

  • ALONE TOGETHER ~ Finding our way back to connection. Saturday 18 June 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

  • THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia. Friday 19 August 5.00 pm - Sunday 21 August 2.00 pm.

  • WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide. Saturday 24 September 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

  • CHURCH ABUSE: A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change. Friday 4 November 5.00 pm - Sunday 6 November 2.00 pm.

Workshop Facilitator is Fr Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.

Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: Phone 3082 1964 or Email: admin@dromantineconference.com


COMMUNION DATES 2022

Proposed dates for First Holy Communion Masses in Ballinascreen Parish are:

  • St Mary’s P.S. on Saturday 7 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.

  • St Eoghan’s P.S. on Saturday 14 May at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

  • St Columba’s P.S. on Saturday 21 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.

  • Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.



SYNODALITY

Synodality is about seeking together to discover God’s way forward in a new time and place.

This is not just a time of change but a change of time.

It is about learning to journey in hope from the great figures of the Advent liturgy: Isaiah, John the Baptist, Mary and Joseph.

We are a pilgrim people, following the voice of God who calls us one step at a time.

We are moving beyond a Church where everything depends on ‘Father’.

Pope Francis has asked us to rediscover the Advent spirit of leaving our secure base and trusting that the Lord will guide our feet into the way of peace.

We aim to have a time of local listening to one another in January/February, building towards a diocesan submission to an Irish national response.

All national responses will be considered by the Vatican and a Working Document sent back for local reflection and comment in late 2022 – building towards the Synod of Bishops’ meeting in October 2023, and beyond.

This is the beginning of a new way of being Church. It is not just a passing initiative. It is facing the future together, open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Advent is not just a season of the year. It is a permanent part of our identity as Church.

 

PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD


We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.


With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.


We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.


Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.


All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


THE SYNOD PRAYER ~ IRISH TRANSLATION (Paidir an tSionaid)

Seasaimid i Do láthairse, a Spioraid Naoimh,

agus muid ag teacht le chéile i D’ainm

Agus Tusa amháin mar threoraí againn

socraigh Tú féin síos inár gcroíthe;

Múin dúinn an tslí a chaithfimid dul

agus conas is féidir linn leanúint di.

Táimid lag agus claonta chun peaca;

ná lig dúinn ainriail a chur chun cinn.

Ná lig don aineolas sinn a chur amú,

ná don chlaonpháirtíocht ár ngníomhartha a mhúnlú.

Lig dúinn teacht Ort inár n-aontacht

chun go dtriallfaimid le chéile chun na beatha síoraí

gan dul ar strae ó bhealach na fírinne ná ón cheart.

Iarraimid é seo uile Ort,

Tusa a bhíonn ag obair de shíor agus i ngach uile áit,

i gcomaoin an Athar agus an Mhic,

trí shaol na saol.

Amen.


To learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland please visit:

www.catholicbishops.ie/synod

To learn more about the worldwide Synod please visit: https://www.synod.va/en.html

Please say each day in your prayers the following prayer for the success of the Synodal Process which is both old and new.

 

PRAYERS FOR OUR PROTECTION

The Irish Catholic Bishops have asked for prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus. Placing all our trust in the Lord, and asking Our Lady to intercede for us, the bishops invite everyone to pray these prayers:

EXTRACT FROM SAINT PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,​

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you,

O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer. Amen