No.1860 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
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
Please note that due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic the Parish Office may only be contacted by email or phone (message may be left)
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Thursday 29: St Catherine of Siena: Lived from 1347 – 1380. Proclaimed a doctor of the Church in 1970 and patron of Europe in 2000.
Friday 30: St Pius V. Lived 1507- 1572.
Saturday 1 May: St Joseph the Worker. This feast, instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1955, proposes the example and intercession of St Joseph as worker and patron of workers.
DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK - MONDAY 26 - FRIDAY 30 APRIL
Monday 26 April
11.00 am in Holy Rosary Draperstown
Tuesday 27 April
11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm
Wednesday 28 April
11.00 am in Holy Rosary Draperstown
Thursday 29 April
11.00am in St Mary’s Coolcalm
Friday 30 April
Parish Anniversary Mass at 11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm
Parish Anniversary Mass at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Lorna Wilson, Draperstown;
Joy McCluskey, The Moy and Draperstown;
Meta Quinn, Magherafelt;
Declan Hegarty, Moneymore;
Úna Henry, Glenullin.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Kathleen Burns, Derrynoyd Road on Friday April 30 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
First Anniversary: Kathleen Burns.
Baby Dara Jude Kennedy,
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism
Annie Rose Fullerton, Rannakeeran.
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
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: email@example.com
Health and Safety Notice re Friday Anniversary Masses
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.
Holy Communion will be distributed at the door of the Church once the congregation has left.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS
Seminars continue for 6 more Thursdays in conjunction with the 7.30 pm Mass in Sacred Heart Church Omagh. All are welcome to join via Drumragh Parish webcam at 7.30pm.
29 April: Salvation - Fr Joe Gormley;
6 May: The New Life – BishopMcKeown
13 May: Receiving God’s Gift – Fr Christopher McDermott;
20 May: Baptism in the Spirit – Fr Eddie Magee;
27 May: Growth - Fr Colum Curry;
3 June: Transformation – Fr Kevin McElhennon.
YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON VOCATIONS
Popular American priest, Fr Mike Schmitz asks the question:’ What should I do with my life?’ https://youtu.be/vJz9PbakIzY
Sisters who have entered religious life. .https://youtu.be/eTw5xg37QF0 I Will Follow, vocation story of two priests. https://youtu.be/Cbj-b49hyJ4
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.
Churches open for Private Prayer, however we ask you to please observe the following advice when visiting any of our Churches.
Please sanitise your hands on arrival
Prior to leaving the Church please use the materials provided to sanitise the seat where you sat. Thank you.
CELEBRATING MARY IN MAY
May is a very special month for the Church as we remember Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. A full month is given over to Mary and during this month we are encouraged to honour Mary in different ways. To help parishes, families and schools to do this, the Diocesan Catechetical Centre has created a number of resources including prayers, Gospel reflections, colouring and craft activities, examples of May Altars and ideas on how to pray the Rosary.
These resources are available online at: catecheticalcentre.org/category/celebrating-mary-in-the-month-of-may-2021/
MARY'S MEALS - PRAY IN MAY
Mary’s Meals is now reaching more than 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day. This May we are invited to join in their prayer campaign in thanksgiving for each little act of love that makes this work possible and also for God’s continued blessing on their mission, that through His providence it will always flourish enabling them to reach more hungry children.
Prayer resources and more details at at: www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay
STRESS CONTROL ONLINE
If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some ways to deal with stress related problems then ‘Stress Control’ may be for you. The next six cognitive-behavioural therapy sessions, start on Monday 3 May at 9.00 am are free and more details may be found at: https://ni.stresscontrol.org/
Each session which is 90 minutes long will be available on the YouTube channel from 9am and will be 62 hours after the start time. Sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist.
You can also follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCfzKgmXbB30baWLv6L5-g
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, fun