No.1865 ~ THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
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
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)
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.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 31 May: The Visitation of the Blesssed Virgin Mary.
Tuesday 1 June: St Justin, martyr.
Thursday 3 June: St Kevin, abbot.
Friday 4 June: Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs. Twenty-two Ugandan youths martyred in
Saturday 5 June: St Boniface, bishop and martyr.
On Monday 31 May at 11.00 am the Mass for the Feast of the Visitation in Holy Rosary Church will be celebrated for and led by Year 14 Students from St Colm’s High School as their second level education comes to an end. All welcome to attend or to follow it on the parish webcam.
Social distancing will be in place.
On Sunday 5 June 1921, Michael Collins was ordained a priest in the chapel of the Nazareth House Convent in Derry by Bishop Charles McHugh Bishop of Derry.
He first came to Ballinascreen in 1939 and for the next 40 consecutive years he celebrated Midnight Mass in
St Columba's Church, Straw and he died on the 6 February 1979 aged 81. His commitment to the church, to the parish and its people over all these years was second to none.
He loved the people of Ballinascreen and is fondly remembered to this day.
On the occasion of his Golden Jubilee, his nephew Monsignor Andy Dolan, PP Bellaghy was ordained a priest in his home parish of Aghyarn, at Fr Collins’s request. He could think of no other greater way of celebrating this important milestone in his own priestly life. Monsignor Dolan was therefore ordained a couple of weeks before his classmates on June 5, 1971.
One of his other classmates ordained two weeks later was Fr Colum Clerkin, former Parish Priest of Ballinascreen. Monsignor Dolan, Fr Clerkin and Fr Michael Collins Pastor Emeritus (another nephew) will concelebrate Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Sunday next 6 June at 12 noon to remember the centenary of Fr Collins’s ordination. All are welcome to attend or to follow it on the parish webcam.
Social distancing and limited numbers will be in place.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021
First Holy Communion Masses will take place on the following dates in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm:
June 5: Gaelscoil na Speiríní,
June 12: St Columba's P.S., Straw,
June 19: St Eoghan's, Moneyneena,
June 26: St Mary's P.S., Draperstown.
St Mary's P.S. Thursday June 10 at 6.00 pm, in Holy Rosary Church.
Gaeil Scoil na Speirini Friday June 11 at 5.00 pm, in Holy Rosary Church
St Columba's P. S. Thursday June 17 at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
St Eoghan' s P. S. Friday June 25 at 5.00 pm in St Eugene’s, Moneyneena.
Churches open for Private Prayer, however we ask you to please observe the following advice when visiting any of our Churches.
Please sanitise your hands on arrival
Prior to leaving the Church please use the materials provided to sanitise the seat where you sat. Thank you
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Rev Fr Brian O’Donnell, retired parish priest of Lavey.
First Anniversary: Baby Lucia Crossett.
Baby Jimmy Bonnie McSorley,
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
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. Holy Communion will be distributed at the door of the Church once the congregation has left. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE?
CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER
A 'Zoom' online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11-12 September 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. For more information and to book please email
marriageencounter.ie or phone 028 27638512
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.
ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NOTICE
From 8.30 am to 3.30 pm on school days, no one is permitted to use school grounds.
Dog walkers are also reminded to keep dogs on a leash and to bag and remove dog poop! This is a health and safety issue for students and the Board of Governors respectfully ask that dog walkers comply with this request.
BALLINASCREEN MEN’S SHED
The Annual General Meeting of Ballinascreen Men’s Shed on June 1 at 11.00 am in the Workspace Boardroom, Tobermore Road, Draperstown. New and returning members are very welcome. All those attending the AGM should be aware of current Covid restrictions and the meeting will be subject to these. Everyone attending should wear a face covering.
SHARING THE GOOD NEWS
The May 2021 issue features on Accord's new online counselling service, Archbishop Eamon Martin's on the Holy Father's message for World Communications Day, Archbishop Dermot Farrell's on the role of Catholic Schools during the pandemic, the official prayer and hashtag for World Meeting of Families 2022, Bishop Noel Treanor's response to the Ballymurphy inquest, a final call for submissions to the first phase of the Synodal Pathway and the Digital Hub resource. Current issue can be downloaded from the home page of www.catholicbishops.ie.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS
Seminars in conjunction with the Thursday 7.30 pm Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Omagh conclude on 3 June. Welcome to join via Drumragh Parish webcam.
3 June: Transformation – Fr Kevin McElhennon.
MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
St Angela’s College, Sligo, is offering this online part-time MA, starting September 2021. Closing date for applications is 16 June. More details at www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie or contact Mary Kearns on 0035371 9195550 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, in partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This post graduate degree is dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. The next intake will be Autumn 2021. <