No.1921 ~ THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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, preferably by email.
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: Holy Rosary Church 11.00 am
Tuesday: Holy Rosary (Memorial Mass for Francis Lagan) 11.00 am
Wednesday: Holy Rosary Church ~ St Colm’s Diamond Jubilee Mass ~ 11.00 am
Thursday: St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 11.00 am
Friday - Parish Anniversary Masses: St Mary’s Coolcalm 11.00 am & Holy Rosary Church 7.30 pm
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
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
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 27: St Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Tuesday 28: St Irenaeus, bishop and martyr.
Wednesday 29: Saint Peter and Saint Paul, apostles.
Thursday 30: The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church.
Friday 1: St Oliver Plunkett, bishop and martyr.
On Tuesday morning June 28 in Holy Rosary Church at 11.00 am a Memorial Mass will be celebrated to remember the life of Mr Francis Lagan who taught in St Mary's P.S. and who died last November. Members of his family will be present as will past teachers of the school who taught with Francis.
All are welcome, especially past pupils of the school.
The Mass will be available via the Holy Rosary Webcam.
Please note: No 11.00 am Mass in St Mary’s Coolcalm on Tuesday 28.
DIAMOND JUBILEE MASS
On Wednesday next Feast of St Peter and St Paul, Bishop Donal McKeown will be the Chief Celebrant at the 11.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the opening of St Colm's High School. St Colm's opened in September 1961 and as the Jubilee Academic Year draws to a close, the Principal Ms Sinead McAllister and the Board of Governors extend a warm welcome to join in the Mass either in person or via Holy Rosary webcam
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW - 15 CHANCES TO WIN!
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 16 July to Saturday13 August.
Total Prize Fund £8,000
Week 1: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 2: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 3: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 4: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 5: First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.
Winners will be announced every Saturday night at the 6:15 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Tickets only £20 each - Now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen 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.
We thank all those who are presently selling tickets and encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends including those who live outside the parish. Thank you.
SYNOD REPORT ~ WHAT HAS BEEN HEARD
The people of the Diocese of Derry along with other Catholics all around the world have taken part in parish consultations in recent months in response to the call from Pope Francis to give their views on the type of church they want. It's the first time such a process has ever taken place. As you know, it is all leading up to the global Synod which will take place in Rome next year. The Diocese of Derry submitted its report on its consultations to the Irish Synodal Pathway Steering Committee on May 29.
This report may be viewed at
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Brendan O’Kane, Glenshane Gardens;
Henry McCann, Iniscarn Road Desertmartin.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Cillian Campbell, Moneymore Road, Magherafelt.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Jolene Kelly and Joseph McAuley who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena.
Weekly Collection: £1382
Pope’s Collection: £845.
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
IOSAS CENTRE MUFF
Iosas Centre Café Muff is starting a Sunday Carvery starting on 3 July, serving meals from 12.30 until 3.00 pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using their own organic vegetables. Booking recommended and take away is available. Phone 00353 749384866 (1 course €12.50 ~ 2 courses €15.50 ~ 3 courses €19.50) Finish your afternoon with a walk in the beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
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 Derry Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’ Hagan, PP Moville at email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WALK FOR GLENOCK
Sponsored drive and walk for renovation of St Eugene’s Church, Glenock, Newtownstewart.
Route: River Derg to Lough Derg.
Destination: Pilgrim-walk on the shore of Lough Derg.
Start: Milltown Petrol Station, BT78 4JZ (A5 road), 1.15 pm, Sunday 26 June.
Drive and walk or just drive and enjoy the scenery! Donation £20 per person or £30 per family.
A ring has been found in St Patrick’s Street. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.
LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimages continue until 15 August (Saturday 13 August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage) Cost €80. Booking advised. Concessions are available for students, seniors and groups. All booking information, including information on organised parish groups available at www.loughderg.org or email email@example.com or phone (00353) 71 9861518.
Public Meeting / Presentation on Exposing the Hidden Agendas on Wednesday June 29 at 7.30 pm in
An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena. Presenter Patrick Haughgey.
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 7135 1329.
Kilcronaghan Painting class invite you to their Creamed Tea Fundraiser and Art Exhibition in aid of Air Ambulance N.I. on Saturday 2 July from 12 noon until 4.00 pm. £4 entry includes Tea / Coffee, creamed scone and traybakes.
Homemade cake stall & plant sale also available. All proceeds on the day to Air Ambulance N.I.
SPRED Group: Last meeting on Monday 27 June. Will resume again in September.
Knit & Natter: Last class on Tuesday 28 June. Will resume again in September.
Chair Exercises: Last class on Tuesday 28 June. Will resume again in August.
Line Dancing: Last class on Wednesday 29 June. Will resume again in S