No. 1834 ~ THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm
Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)
St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Straw: 9.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm: 10.00 am (Also on Desertmartin Webcam)
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church: Monday and Wednesday ~ 10.00 am Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 10.00 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 via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
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
A printed copy is displayed in front porch of Holy Rosary Church.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 28: St Simon and St Jude.
PARISH OCTOBER DEVOTIONS
Devotions in Holy Rosary Church today, Sunday October 25, at 5.00 pm. Parishioners welcome. Devotions will also be broadcast on our parish webcam.
MONTH OF THE ROSARY
October is the month of the Rosary and during this month we are invited to recite the Rosary as a family prayer in the home. Click HERE to view the Mysteries of the Rosary and how to pray it on the Ballinascreen Parish Website.
Also on the parish website home page is the recording of the priests of the parish reciting the Rosary.
Adoration and Rosary every evening at 8.00 pm in St Eugene’s Cathedral, which you may join in with via their webcam. https://www.churchservices.tv/derrysteugenes
NOVEMBER REMEMBERING OUR DEARLY DEPARTED
At the recent general meeting of the Irish bishops it was agreed that the beginning of the month of November should be marked with a short Service to dedicate the month of November as a month of Prayer and Remembrance for the Dead and for the Comfort of the Bereaved.
This Service is to take place on
Sunday 1 November at 3.00pm in cathedrals and churches throughout the country, and people will be invited to participate via webcam and other online media from their homes.
In Ballinascreen and Desertmartin parishes the services will be broadcast on the parish webcams simultaneously at 3.00 pm from Holy Rosary Church and St Mary’s Coolcalm Church. Due to the huge number of people who would usually attend these services, they will only be available on the webcams.
Monday 2 November is All Souls Day and a day when people visit family graves and churches. More details will be available next weekend as we hope to have all churches opened on this special day, except during Mass times in Holy Rosary and St Mary's Coolcalm, when Mass will be available only on the webcam due to the high numbers that cannot be accommodated at this time.
A short booklet for families has been created to highlight the month of November as a time to remember and pray for our dearly departed. It marks out the feast days, provides a family prayer service, instructions to prepare a sacred space in the home and some prayers for November.
We hope it may bring comfort, solace and the light of Christ to many people during the coming days and weeks.
The booklet can be downloaded here: LINK TO BOOKLET
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Aiden Quinn, Longfield,
Joe McNamee, Dungiven.
Daniel Doherty (1st Anniversary)
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Anna Teresa McDevitt, Mulinderg,
Blaithin Mairead McKenna-McKeown, The Orchard
PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES
Holy Rosary Church will open for private prayer at the following times:
Monday to Thursday: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday: 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Parishioners are asked to please sanitize their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitize the candle lighter if used. Upon entering the church for Private Prayer please lift one of the yellow cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated. Thank you.
FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH'S MIND MASSES
Parish Anniversary Masses will be held every Friday at 10.00 am in St Mary's Coolcalm and at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
If parishioners wish to have their loved one prayed for at these Anniversary Friday Masses, please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week.
Email address: 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 will ensure that there is sufficient space for those who are remembering a Month’s Mind, First Anniversary and other anniversaries.
These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
Sincere thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders, have made online payments or used the ‘Donate’ button on the Parish Website. You can also access the Parish Donation web page by clicking here: DONATE
Envelopes may be returned to the Parish Office or Parochial Houses or when attending any Parish Mass
Thanks also for several donations received for St Vincent de Paul.
Thank you very much for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
ROTA FOR VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES
The current ‘townland rota’ for the above Masses covers up to Saturday October 31. The new ‘Townland Rota’ will be posted on the Parish Website and displayed on all Church doors and Parish Office window next week.
DIOCESAN MASS FOR DECEASED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The Annual Mass for deceased children and young people will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Sunday 8 November, at 7.00 pm. You can join this Mass live on the St Eugene’s Cathedral webcam. If you would like to have a child or young person remembered at this Mass, please email their name to: email@example.com or telephone 7126 4087.
Many thanks to all who have already volunteered to assist as stewards in all our Churches at each Mass. More stewards, who are free to attend each week, not necessarily every morning, but who can commit to a particular morning are needed for Holy Rosary Church. If willing to volunteer please email Ballinascreen Parish Office or contact Fr Madden. Parish Office Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVANGELISING IRISH CULTURE
Brought to you by ‘The Hook of Faith’ A Zoom Conference that shines the light of the Gospel on modern Irish culture. Expert input for 25 mins. Q and A for 10 minutes. Each conference begins at 8.00 pm. Open to all. To take part, just send an email to email@example.com to receive details for the Zoom call. For details on dates and speakers please google- Hook of Faith Evangelising Irish Culture Today.
‘It is imperative to evangelise cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel. In countries of Catholic tradition, this means encouraging, fostering and reinforcing a richness which already exists’
(Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel)
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
HOPE IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC
Lecture by Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ, theologian and spiritual director. Hosted by Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, via Zoom, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, 22 October. This is the first Lecture in the Elizabeth Prout (Foundress of the Cross & Passion) Bicentenary Series. Suggested donation: £10. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis – 028 28276455/8272196(during office hours Monday -Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October edition is now available online on www.derrydiocese.org. As always, it features a wide variety of news, interesting and inspiring interviews, articles and photos from parishes across the diocese.
DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE
Dromantine Centre intends to host the following events in November. Offering a safe welcome back, numbers will be restricted, with social distancing and all Northern Health and Executive directives being adhered to:
‘Broken Open’: How difficult times can help us grow - a Workshop that will explore the potential for discovering courage, compassion and wisdom even in the most painful of life circumstances. Presented by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA: Monday 2 November, 9.30am – Tuesday 3 November, 5.00pm. Full cost £115.
‘Loss and Recovery’: This seminar will explore loss in its many facets and how it is also an invitation to wholeness. "While the heart grieves for what it has lost, the Spirit dances for that which it has found." Presented by Fr Jim Cogley: Saturday 14 November, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Full cost £35. To book, or for further enquiries, Tel 028 30821964 or email email@example.com
October edition of The Net is now available online on www.derrydiocese.org. As always, it features a wide variety of news, interesting and inspiring interviews, articles and photos from parishes across the diocese. You are invited to read The Net, on the diocesan website, at your convenience.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Prayer is the centre of life. If there is prayer, even a brother, a sister, becomes important. Those who adore God, love His children. Those who respect God, respect human beings.
VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday Vigils and Sunday Masses for different areas of the parish will be held as follows
5.00 pm Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
6.15 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church
9.00 am Sunday Mass in St Columba’s Church, Straw
11.00 am Sunday Mass in St Patrick’s Sixtowns
12 noon Sunday Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Because of the guidelines re social distancing the number of parishioners that may attend each Mass is limited. Full details of the two week cycle for September and October are detailed in this Bulletin (below) and on all Church doors, the Parish Office window and on the parish website and Facebook page. Parish Mass will still be available via the webcam from Holy Rosary Church on Saturday at 6.15 pm and Sunday at 12.00 noon. It is very important to note that the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended.
For up-to-date information view :
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
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)
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050