No.1883 ~ TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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
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 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.
WEEKDAY MASSES: 4 OCTOBER - 8 OCTOBER
Holy Rosary Church
Monday and Wednesday ~ 11.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11.00 am
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 4: St Francis of Assisi.
Tuesday 5: St Faustina.
Wednesday 6: St Bruno.
Thursday 7: Our Lady of the Rosary.
Saturday 9: St John Henry Newman.
FR MADDEN ~ RETREAT
Fr Madden is on Annual Retreat this week and will remember everyone, especially the sick, in his prayers and daily Masses.
PASTORAL VISITATION OF THE SICK
Following the easing of the coronavirus restrictions, Fr Madden and Fr McGirr hope to resume the visitation of the sick beginning in October.
There will be no monthly visitations as in the past and they will not be visiting parishioners by area.
It is still not safe to go from house to house visiting the sick and the vulnerable on rote. They will make prior arrangements and over the course of the next few months hope to visit each person on the list twice. Therefore, they would greatly appreciate it if those who would like them to call would email the parish email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org giving their name, address, and contact details and the name of one delegated family member and their contact details if different. Those who would prefer no visit at this time should feel absolutely free to say so. Their wishes and those of their family will be respected.
If at any time you think a visit from the priest is needed, please contact
Fr Madden 02879628376 or
Fr McGirr 02879632196.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Rose McKenna, Tonagh;
Harry McPeake, Bradley Park;
Pauline McGillin, Omagh.
MONTH'S MIND MASS
Rose Kelly, Moneyneena Road, on Friday October 8 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Emma Louise Agnes Curran, Lisnamuck Road, Tobermore;
Aodhan James Kelly, Bancran Road.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Tracey O'Hagan and Eugene Conway who were married recently in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns.
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. e mail address is email@example.com
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.
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 Friday Anniversary Mass.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
OCTOBER - MISSION MONTH:
A series of free presentations on Mission Today - what mission means in today's society - will be available by Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday October evening. Each presentation will consist of a short talk, discussion and a chance to ask questions. For more details on the presentations, and to receive the Zoom links visit derrydiocese.org/mission-month
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.
For those involved in planning and supporting music in our parishes there is an online gathering to consider ways of developing support for this vital ministry. If interested and to receive the details of the Zoom meeting, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom meeting from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday 11 October
‘Beyond the Bruising:’ An oasis hour for those seeking serenity as they live with fractured relationships. Available on Zoom Saturday 9 October at 11.00 am. For details contact email@example.com
Thornhill Ministries Team is available for Training and Support to parishes and other groups.
Let gifting be the energy that I bring to my family, my friends, my work, my home.
BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION
September Quarterly Cash Draw Winners-
1st Prize - £10,000: Mrs Doreen Donnelly, River Road
2nd Prize - £7,000: Mrs Christine McAllister, Iniscarn Road, Desertmartin
3rd Prize - £5,000: Mrs Ann Hurst, Corrickbeg Road, Plumbridge
4th Prize - £3,000: Mr Dermot Kelly, Bancran Road.
Next Quarterly Cash Draw will be held on Saturday 18 December 2021.
Vacancies available in Ballinascreen Fold (over 55’s accommodation).
If interested please call Ciara McNally 0330 123 0888.
THE VOICE OF PADRE PIO MAGAZINE
The annual subscriptions for this bi-monthly magazine are now due and because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 subscriptions were unable to be collected. However, the Editor kindly continued to mail the magazines and therefore, the renewal subscription of £28 for 2020 and 2021 can now be paid. This will renew your magazine until August 2022.If you wish to receive this interesting and informative St Pio magazine, posted directly to your home from San Giovanni Rotondo, please enclose £14 (for new subscribers) or £28 (for renewal subscribers for 2020 + 2021) in a sealed envelope with your name and full postal address and leave into Ballinascreen Parish Office by Monday October 11.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, 2022
Although mindful of all the uncertainties we face at this time, the Pilgrimage Director and staff have begun planning for a return to Lourdes in early summer 2022. While it is still too early to provide details, it is intended that the date and duration will be as in recent years and hopefully these will be confirmed and announced by the end of 2021. We ask for the prayers of the people of the diocese so that, by the grace of God and intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes, we may return to Lourdes once more.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND
Hail Holy Queen Conference on Saturday October 9 at 2.00 pm.
Coastal Rosary on Sunday October 10 at 2.30 pm.
For all details please click this link: www. coastalrosaryireland.ie
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND
From 5 - 7 November, hosted by Catholic Marriage Encounter: Restore Communication, Renew Commitment and Rekindle Romance. This online experience (using Zoom), starts Friday at 8.00 pm and ends on Sunday at 2.30 pm. Full details on: https://www.marriageencounter.ie
Thanks to your prayers and generosity, Mary’s Meals now feed over 2 million children every school day. To find out more join one of their Zoom talks on Tuesday 5 October and Thursday 14 October at 11.00 am or 7.00 pm on both days. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07394564065.
THE NET – SEPTEMBER 2021
Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese. September 2021 edition is now available on Diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-september-2021
Monday 4 October:
Walk for Health Group meet at Union Road Car Park Magherafelt at 7.00 pm.
SPRED Group returns Monday 4 0ctober 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm. If willing to volunteer please contact a group member.
Making Life Better supported by Public Health Agency
Exercise with Thomasina on Tuesdays at 11.30 am - Admission £4.
Line-Dancing: Wednesday at 7.30 pm.
Mental Health Talk - coming out of Covid by Hugo MacOscar: Monday 25 October and Monday 8 November at 7.30 pm
Crochet with Ceiline Bleeks: Tuesday 12 October from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm. £5 per session.
Come along to any of the sessions for chat, fun, exercise and friendship.
Due to Covid Restrictions, it is important to register for sessions, as numbers are limited.
To register please contact either Kathleen 07764277809, Anne: 02879642711 or Olive: 07887614094
ONLINE STRESS CONTROL CLASSES
Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, will lead these FREE online classes. Instructions on how to access them is available at https://ni.stresscontrol.org/.
Next round commences on Monday 4 October. Each class begins at 9.00 am and will be available online for 2 ½ days (62 hours) after the start time.
To facilitate necessary repair work from Monday 11 October it will be necessary to fully close the C524 Moydamlaght Road and Birren Road to through traffic, between Moneyneaney and Dungiven.
It is envisaged that the works will take a significant period of time to complete
During the road closure a two-way traffic diversion will be in operation via the A6 Glenshane Road, C552 Five Mile Straight and vice versa.
Advanced warning signage for the closure will be provided and diversion routes will be signed as necessary. The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. The public are asked to avoid the area whenever possible and to allow extra time for their journey.
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.
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, funeral or baptism must be recorded and once completed returned to the relevant Parish Office.
As well as providing a Track and Trace contact sheet, couples will receive a plan of the church where their wedding will take place so that they can prepare their own church seating plan. This plan will then assist the church stewards to direct guests to their designated seats as they arrive. The plan must be received by the Parish Office three days before the date of the wedding. For the distribution of Holy Communion, guests will be asked to stand in their place and the priest or Eucharistic Minister will distribute Holy Communion to them. Masks must be worn by all attending the wedding. The bridal party, with the exception of the bride and groom, must wear masks when they are in their place.
Unlike a wedding where there is plenty of time to prepare a church seating plan, families will receive specially printed admittance cards and families may distribute these cards as they wish. These cards MUST be shown at the door of the church to one of the stewards. Please do not ask to be admitted into the church if you have not been given one of these cards. Families are requested to adhere to social distancing inside the church, and so sit in their ‘bubbles’ of two, three or more. Occasionally, stewards may have to respectfully request mourners to move to another seat to ensure proper social distancing is maintained. For the distribution of Holy Communion, mourners will be asked to stand in their place and the priest or Eucharistic Minister will distribute Holy Communion to them.
Face masks must be worn by everyone. A track and trace contact sheet must be completed the day before the funeral.
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