No.1904 ~ EIGHTH 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 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.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 1: St David, bishop.
Wednesday 2: Ash Wednesday ~ Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Friday 4: St Casmir.
Saturday 5: St Kieran bishop.
MASS TIMES FOR WEEK AHEAD
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
ASH WEDNESDAY & DAILY MASS TIMES (MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY - FRIDAY 4 MARCH)
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 11.00 am
Ash Wednesday ~ 7.00 am
Thursday ~ 7.00am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Tuesday & Ash Wednesday ~ 11.00 am
Thursday ~ 7.30 pm
Friday ~ 11.00 am
St Eugene's, Moneyneena
Ash Wednesday ~ 11.00 am
Thursday ~ 11.00 am
St Patrick's, Sixtowns
Ash Wednesday~ 10.00 am
St Columba's, Straw
Ash Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Patrick's, Keenaught
Ash Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
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:
LENTEN WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday to Thursday - Starting Thursday 3 March:
Holy Rosary~ 7.00 am
St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 11.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 7.30 pm
Friday Anniversary Masses
St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 11.00 am
Holy Rosary Church ~ 7.30 pm
EASING OF RESTRICTIONS
All seats at church services are now available though we ask that overcrowding in any seat be avoided. We would also appreciate the continued use of face masks and hand sanitising as you enter and leave the church. Holy Communion will continue to be distributed at the end of Mass. As people become more confident more easing of restrictions will take place.
DAY OF FASTING FOR PEACE
This year Pope Francis has invited everyone to make Ash Wednesday, March 2, a Day of Fasting for Peace.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Vera McGuigan, Drumard;
Eric Irwin, Derry;
Brian Starrs, Fintona.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Joe Crilly, Sixtowns Road on Friday 4 March at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Paul Carlin Drumderg.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Miley Murray, Rannakeeran;
Cadhla Aisling McKeown, Carhill Road, Garvagh;
Senan Michael McCullagh, Mulinderg.
SYNOD ~ A CHANGE OF TIME
In the February edition of The Net there is an informative article written by Fr Madden on the background to the Synod which Pope Francis wishes us all to be part of. The full article can be downloaded by clicking on this link:
SYNOD ~ PARISH CONVERSATIONS
Listening Conversations for Ballinascreen Parish will be held in An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena on Wednesday 9, Wednesday 23 and Wednesday 30 March.
Adult parishioners are invited to come along to one of these events at which the following three questions will be discussed:
1. What is it like to be a catholic today and has your experience of being a catholic changed over your own life time?
2. What in the church has caused you pain or hurt, either for yourself or for others?
3. How has the church helped your faith in God to grow and how can we make the church a better place for everyone?
The GAA Clubs in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin have kindly agreed to facilitate a conversation for the young people of each parish. More details later.
NOVENA OF HOPE 2022 ~ THE GRAAN WEBCAM
The Novena begins Saturday 5 March. All Novena services will be broadcast on their webcam. The Novena continues until Monday 14 March. Everyone is welcome to join in. Visit the website www.thegraan.com for full details of times and speakers for each day of the Novena.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The pilgrimage will resume this year, from 3 - 8 July 2022. Cost: £689 per person sharing, with 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 can be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, will be open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, from 3 March. Tel: 028 71 260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday 1 March at 8.00 pm there will be an opportunity for men to join in on a Zoom to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from a priest and from two young men who are studying for the priesthood in the National Seminary in Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office. For more details and to register please email email@example.com or visit vocations.ie/zoom
The Zoom session should end by 9.30 pm. There will be a short time spent watching YouTube videos on priesthood and vocation, and a Questions & Answers session with the seminarians and the panel.
DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE
Lenten Day of Reflection: Sunday 6 March from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm. Provides time and space to reflect and pray on Lenten themes in preparation for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. Led by Fr Damian Bresnahan SMA. Cost, including full lunch, £35.
The Wonder of Creation – the Miracle of Life: Friday 11 March, 5.00 pm – Sunday 13 March, 2.00 pm. In contemplating the wonder of our common home and current threats to its integrity, we will explore an ecological vision in responding to the cry of the poor at this time of unprecedented planetary change. Led by Sr Nellie McLaughlin RSM. Cost, including full board, £220.
For further information or to enrol, please phone 028 30821964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NO GREATER LOVE
Five-week Zoom programme, each session lasting one hour, with a time for prayer, sharing and reflection. This programme is considered a great way to prepare our hearts and minds for the holiest of seasons in the Church calendar. In a series of short films shot on location in the Holy land, No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage, taking us through the key events of Christ’s passion and revealing His amazing love for us. Best-selling author, Edward Sri, will guide us through the final hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step by step with Jesus through the Scriptures from the Garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Hosted by the Living Church Office in Down & Connor Diocese, there are six ‘starting’ options to choose from:
Tuesday 8 March at 7:.30 pm,
Wednesday 9 March at 7:30 pm,
Thursday 10 March at 11 am or 7.00 pm,
Monday 14 March at 11 am or 7.00 pm.
Please consider participating!
To book your place please click on the link: https://forms.office.com/r/TZkWYFSAHR
THE KISS OF CHRIST
Fr Séamus O’Connell, St Patrick’s University, Maynooth will resource and guide this course which will introduce the way of Lecito Divina and support those who wish to practice it during Lent 2022. For more information and to register your interest (10 euro per person) visit www.aspal.ie or email email@example.com
L2 course in Mindfulness starts on Tuesday 1 March in Glenshane House, Dungiven, from 6.30-9.30 pm (4 weeks). This is a free course with accredited certification on completion.
CONFIRMATION DATES 2022
Proposed dates for Confirmation Ceremonies in Ballinascreen Parish are: