No.1886 ~ THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
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
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 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.
WEEKDAY MASSES: 25 OCTOBER - 29 OCTOBER
Holy Rosary Church
Monday and Wednesday ~ 11.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11.00 am
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Thursday 28: Saint Simon and Saint Jude.
OCTOBER - MISSION MONTH
A series of free presentations on Mission Today - what mission means in today's society - will be available by Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday in October. For more details on the presentations, and to receive the Zoom links visit derrydiocese.org/mission-month
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the families and relatives of:
Charlie Kelly, Derrynoid;
Margaret McBride, Luney Road;
Patricia Larmour, Cookstown;
Charlie McDaid, Waterside, Derry;
Brigid Buckley, Ferbane Co Offaly, formerly Brigid Toner from Derrynoid.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Teresa Kelly, Magherafelt Road, on Friday October 29 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
First Anniversary: Teresa Kelly, Magherafelt Road.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Brogain James Devlin, Moneyneena Road;
Caden Francis Ryan, Mulinderg.
COP26 : HEALTHY PLANET/ HEALTHY PEOPLE PETITION
Advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable, whose lives are devastated by the climate emergency. Join with Pope Francis in appealing for urgent action on climate change. Please sign the online petition before 28 October at thecatholicpetition.org
POPE JOHN PAUL AWARDS
Any past pupil of St Mary's Grammar School who have yet to receive their award from last academic year is asked to contact Fr Madden on 02879628376 to arrange collection of their award.
ST COLM'S HIGH SCHOOL DRAW 2021
The school’s 10 Week Draw is back on again. Please sign up with any pupil for a chance to win. All support would be greatly 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.
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 Friday Anniversary Mass.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
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.
GLENSHANE HOUSE DUNGIVEN
Names now being taken for OCN L3 Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs. Course will be on Tuesdays 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm (12 weeks). Registration fee is £30 / £34 for Accreditation Certificate. Please phone 028 77742494 for more details.
ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE
The Western Health and Social Care Trust Adoption Team is holding an Information Session on Monday 25 October at 3.30 pm, via Zoom. To participate please email email@example.com
Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 6 November 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Free admission. Variety of unique homemade crafts - ideal Christmas presents! For more details phone 79627826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SLIEVEGALLION COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL
As this charity organisation it is reaching out to their local and wider community for help and support in a number of areas.
Management Committee, in particular Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary, or joining their fundraising committee (voluntary positions).
Maintenance work in building and gardening duties in Sensory Garden (Voluntary and paid positions).
If interested in any of these positions please phone 79301854 or email: slievegallioncommunityplaygroup.com or come to their next meeting in the Pre-School on Thursday 11 November
STRESS CONTROL ONLINE
Stress Control is a free six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS and across the world. For more details and instructions on how to access the free online classes please see
https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ The next round of classes will commence at 9.00 am on Monday 1 November.
Desertmartin Walk for Health Group will meet on Monday 25 at 6.45 pm to plan morning or afternoon walks.
SPRED Group Meeting Monday 25 0ctober from 7.00 pm until 8.30 pm .
Making Life Better, Supported by the Public Health Agency
Exercise with Thomasina Tuesdays at 11.30am.
Line-Dancing Wednesday 27 October at 7.30 pm.
Mental Health Talk (Coming out of Covid) by Hugo MacOscar on Monday 25 October and Monday 8 November at 7.30 pm.
Crochet with Celine Bleeks on Tuesday 26 October from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm. £5 per session.
Come along to any of the sessions for chat, fun, exercise and friendship.
10th Anniversary of the Here & Now Older People’s Arts & Well-being Festival. The theme this year is Life’s Road Trip ~ Living Well With a Tale to Tell.
8-weeks of Dance and Movement starts on Fridays at 7.00 pm with Charmaine, dance artist with Artscare. Dance. Movement will be used to tell stories, and to make participants feel good in body and mind. Relax with a cuppa and cake at end of session. Places available.
Due to Covid Restrictions, it is important to register as numbers are limited.
To register please contact either Kathleen: 07764277809 or Anne: 02879642711 or Olive: 07887614094.
SYNODAL PROCESS - WALKING TOGETHER
The Catholic Church throughout the world and in Ireland is beginning a series of conversations about what God wants of his people at this time. These conversations are often referred to as a Synodal Process.
‘Synodal’ comes from a Greek word which means ‘walking together’. Please say the following prayer for the success of the Synodal Process
To learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland please visit:
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.
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.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Prayer is like the oxygen of life. Prayer draws down upon us the presence of the Holy Spirit who always leads us forward.
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.
REGULATIONS FOR ATTENDANCE AT RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Since Monday 12 April, regulations on the number of people attending weddings, funerals and baptisms have been relaxed, so the following arrangements are now in place in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin parishes. All churches have been risked assessed and the number of places determined for each church is as follows:
Holy Rosary: 100
St Columbna’s, Straw: 100
St Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 100
St Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 50
St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 60
St Patrick’s, Keenaught: 100
These numbers do not include priests, sacristans, or musicians as they have already designated places.
While extra places are now available, we ask that families be mindful of those who are vulnerable, even if they have been vaccinated. Social distancing and hand sanitising are necessary requirements inside the church but a lack of social distancing outside the church and elsewhere is a potential danger that should not be lightly ignored. Many outbreaks of Covid 19 have occurred when large numbers have gathered in homes and other places where the protocols have not been followed.
Track and trace is obligatory at all weddings, funerals and baptisms. Families will be provided with a template on which all names and contact details of those attending a wedding, funeral or baptism must be recorded and once completed returned to the relevant Parish Office.
As well as providing a Track and Trace contact sheet, couples will receive a plan of the church where their wedding will take place so that they can prepare their own church seating plan. This plan will then assist the church stewards to direct guests to their designated seats as they arrive. The plan must be received by the Parish Office three days before the date of the wedding. For the distribution of Holy Communion, guests will be asked to stand in their place and the priest or Eucharistic Minister will distribute Holy Communion to them. Masks must be worn by all attending the wedding. The bridal party, with the exception of the bride and groom, must wear masks when they are in their place.
Unlike a wedding where there is plenty of time to prepare a church seating plan, families will receive specially printed admittance cards and families may distribute these cards as they wish. These cards MUST be shown at the door of the church to one of the stewards. Please do not ask to be admitted into the church if you have not been given one of these cards. Families are requested to adhere to social distancing inside the church, and so sit in their ‘bubbles’ of two, three or more. Occasionally, stewards may have to respectfully request mourners to move to another seat to ensure proper social distancing is maintained. For the distribution of Holy Communion, mourners will be asked to stand in their place and the priest or Eucharistic Minister will distribute Holy Communion to them.
Face masks must be worn by everyone. A track and trace contact sheet must be completed the day before the funeral.
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.
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