No.1917 ~ THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
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: St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 11.00 am
Wednesday: Holy Rosary Church 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
Tuesday 31 May: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Wednesday 1 June: St Justin, martyr.
Friday 3 June: St Kevin, abbot
Saturday 4 June: Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs.
FIRST COMMUNION 2022
First Holy Communion will continue to be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following date:
Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Pearly Burns, Magherafelt Road;
Baby Henry, Gray Cahore Heights;
Elizabeth Quigley, Lissan;
Martin Murray, Ardboe.
Baby Jimmy Bonnie McSorley;
Baby Lucia Crossett.
Weekly Collection: £1320
Renovation Collection: £920
Further £70 for Diocesan Purposes.
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.
Youth 2000 Prayer Group meet at Lavey Parochial House (opposite Lavey Church) every Friday evening at 7.30 pm.
This Prayer Group Meeting is for those aged 16 - 35.
Please contact Cora on 07704386248 or Declan on 07544790147 for more details.
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
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 7135 1329.
LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2022
Lough Derg welcomes pilgrims with a full Pilgrimage programme:
Three Day Pilgrimage: from1 June until 15 August. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.
One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience dates in May and late August and September. Booking essential. All booking information at www.loughderg.org or email email@example.com or phone 00353 719861518
LIFE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT SEMINARS
The final Seminar will be at 7.30 pm in Sacred Heart Church Omagh on Thursday 2 June. Mass with Homily.
Celebrant will be Fr Declan Boland PP Camus (Strabane). He will preach on Transformation. All welcome to attend or you may view it on: www.churchsetvices.tv/drumraghparish
LOUGH DERG DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 2022
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June. Bishop McKeown will lead the pilgrimage and invites you to join him. Booking essential. Please contact Diocesan Catechetical Centre if aged over 16 Tel:71264087 or email email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost £80, this includes return transport from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.
HIGHER DIPLOMA / DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY
The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invite applications for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on campus learning. For more details please log onto maynoothcollege.ie/courses
Closing date for applications is 9 September 2022.
SCRIPTURE SUMMER SCHOOL
Walking the Synodal Pathway together Knock Shrine in conjunction with Tarsus Scripture School will host a Scripture Summer School from Thursday 16 June until Saturday 18 June. Facilitators: Mr. Sean Goan and Fr Kieran O’Mahony OSA. Participants may take part online or in-person at St John's Welcome Centre, Knock All bookings must be completed online at www.knockshrine.ie/scripture_summer_school. Booking fee €40.
Please note you will need to select either to attend online or in-person at the time of booking.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
Pre-Pre school places are available from September at Ballinascreen Early years in their Sunshine Room.
If your child will be 3 years old between 2 July 2022 and 1 July 2023, please ring 07840595382 or message their Facebook page to discuss the options they have available for your child.
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. An Information Session on the Masters Programme will take place via ZOOM on Monday 13 June at 3.30 pm. If you would like to attend this session, please email email@example.com.
MID-ULSTER TRUCK FESTIVAL
Festival and Family Fun Day continues on Sunday 29 May at Lavey Football Club.
Truck Convoy will be passing through Draperstown on Sunday May 29 at approximately 4.30 pm.
For more information please view Mid Ulster Truckers Facebook page.
DROMANTINE SUNDAY ~ OPEN DAY & FAMILY FUN DAY
Open Day and Family Fun Day on Sunday 12 June from 1.00pm until 5.30 pm. £5.00 admission for each car (regardless of the number of occupants in the car). Tel: 30821964 for more information. Everyone welcome.
Fundraiser will take place on Friday 24 June at 8.00 pm in The Shepherd's Rest. Music by D.J. Bosco. Buffet will be served. Raffle and Disco. All proceeds will be in aid of Antrim Hospital ICU and the Emergency Department. Tickets now on sale please contact Cherisse on 07547361948.
DUBLIN FLOWER SHOW
Next Saturday, 4 June, a bus will leave Draperstown for the Bord Bia Flower Show in Dublin. Cost £15, this does not include admission to the Flower Show. Passengers must book their own Flower Show tickets online. Please contact Fiona 07597260262 to book and for more details.
Thank you to everyone who attended the annual plant sale, your continued support is much appreciated!
Jiving Classes with Conor and Mairead McEldowney begin Thursday 2 June for 5 weeks from 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm. Cost £25 to be paid on the first night. Book with Conor on 07871210585.
Painting classes continue every Wednesday from 10.00 am until 12 noon and from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm. Suitable for all abilities and beginners, everyone welcome. Text/ring 07821963749 for more details and to book your place
Free online classes may be accessed at https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ Next round commences on Monday 20 June. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP
Registration meeting on 13 June at 8.00pm.in St Mary's Hall Knocknagin Desertmartin for anyone wishing to join the group. All members must be registered to take part in any trips or activities. Contact Chris on 07546010560 for more details.