No. 1931 ~ TWENTY-THIRD 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: St Mary’s Church, Coolcalm 11.00 am
Holy Rosary Church ~ 7.30 pm (Padre Pio Mass)
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
PARISHES OF BALLINASCREEN AND DESERTMARTIN
The NEW weekend Mass times beginning Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September are detailed below:
SUNDAY MASS TIMES FOR 3 & 4 SEPTEMBER Vigil Masses Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm Sunday St Columba’s Straw: 9.00 am St Mary’s Coolcalm: 10.00 am St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 11.00 am St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 12 noon
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Thursday 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 9: St Ciaran, abbot.
Saturday 10: St Peter Claver, priest.
EXPOSITION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will commence at 12 noon on Monday September 5 and continue throughout the day. If you are available to sit with Jesus during the hours of Exposition please send your name and contact details to email@example.com
PADRE PIO MASS
Mass on Monday September 5 in Holy Rosary at 7.30 pm will be hosted by Ballinascreen Padre Pio Prayer Group. All are welcome to attend.
Rosary and Novena Prayers will begin at 7.10 pm.
A short film on the life of St Pio of Pietrelcina will follow this Mass and it would be a good opportunity for those who know little of this great saint to familiarise themselves with his marvellous life and his call to bear witness to the Crucified Christ by the Stigmata (the Wounds of Christ) which he bore on his body for 50 years until the moment of his death.
PLEASE NOTE: Morning Mass on Monday 5 September will be in
St Mary's Coolcalm at 11.00 am
Padre Pio also spent the greater part of his life in the confessional. Now that the Covid regulations have been relaxed in our churches, there will be confessions in Holy Rosary on Monday September 5 beginning at 6.00 pm. Thereafter, confessions will take place every Saturday in Holy Rosary before the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Sean Diamond, Bellagh;
Pat Hughes, Coalisland.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Sarah Rose Cleary, London;
Arthur Brendan Diffley, Magherafelt.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Megan McSorley and Callum Evans who were married recently in St Columba’s Church Straw.
First Collection: £1330
Renovation Collection £ 930.
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
VOCATIONS HOLY HOUR
Holy Hour for Vocations in Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty Derry, on Friday 9 September from 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm. It will be broadcast live on parish webcam and can be accessed at:
SMA NOVENA 2022
Novena in honour of St Thérèse Of the Child Jesus, Patroness of the Missions from Friday 23 September to Saturday 1 October. Daily Mass and Novena Prayers at 10.00 am and 7.30 pm in SMA Chapel Dromantine. All welcome to attend or to join in via their webcam available on www.sma.ie
LOUGH DERG ~ ONE-DAY RETREATS
One Day Retreats will be held on September: 7, 10, 13, 17, 18, 24 and 25. Booking is essential.
Admission €45 per person which includes all refreshments, lunch, return boat service, full retreat programme, free car and coach parking. Boats available from 9.15 am on the day, retreat begins at 10.30 am and finishes at 4.30 pm. For booking and for more details Tel: 00353 71 9861518 or view www.loughderg.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine. The One Day Retreat on Sunday 25 September, will have the special focus of praying for an end to the conflict in Ukraine. Guest Speaker, refugee, Halyna Tesluk, Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Ukrainian Catholic University. More information at www.loughderg.org. Special discounted rate of €25 for Ukrainian refugees (must be booked by telephone: +353 (0)71 9861518).
DRAPERSTOWN’S UNIQUE HERITAGE
As part of the European Heritage Open Day celebrations next weekend (10/11 September) Draperstown will welcome visitors and give them an opportunity to explore the ‘unique heritage’ of the settlement. The three churches surrounding the planned central triangle – Presbyterian (1843), St. Columba’s (1888) and Holy Rosary (1979) – will be open for visits on Saturday 10 September from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Visitors will also be encouraged to follow the self-guided audio trail, visit www.draperstown.wordpress.com for the link or search Draperstown audio trail. This walking route starts outside the Library and includes 20 stops along the circular route.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Bishop Donal McKeown will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from February 13 until February 21 2023, visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee and other important sites. This is an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Cost is €1,895 / £1665 p.p.s. including taxes and tips. For more details please email email@example.com or phone 028 956 80005 or 003531 8788159.
MATT TALBOT MASS
Monthly Matt Talbot freedom from addiction Mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral at 7.30 pm on Monday 5 September. Prayers will be offered for those battling addiction, their families and all those affected by addiction and for those enrolled in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society. All welcome. To enrol someone in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society please call 71262894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Ballinascreen Parish Choir has been invited to sing at the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday September 24, which will be led by Bishop McKeown.
Stations of the Cross at 2.00 pm followed by Mass at 3.00 pm with Sacrament of the Sick. Buses will travel from a variety of pick up points. For more details please contact Fr Patrick Lagan at St Eugene’s Cathedral on 028 7126 2894 or email email@example.com.
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with St 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. Applications for the autumn intake will close on Friday 30 September 2022. For more information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATHWAYS – ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Two-year, part-time course, now enrolling for 2022-2023 intake.
Have you ever thought about exploring your faith… or wished that you could broaden your understanding of your faith? Would you like to explore, discuss and reflect upon issues and questions of faith, the Church, and how to link faith to life? If the answer is “yes”, then Pathways may be for you.
The course runs one Saturday per month (10.00 am – 4.30 pm) from October to June, either in-house at Drumalis or online via Zoom. To register, please contact Drumalis on 28276455 / 28272196 (during office hours) or email email@example.com View www.drumalis.co.uk for more details.
GROWTH IN PRAYER AND REFLECTIVE LIVING
Do you feel restless, do you sense there is a deeper meaning to life, that God is out there but you feel disconnected. The Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living may be for you. This 20 session course via Zoom between September and March is based on the insights of Ignatian Spirituality. For more details, see Drumalis Facebook page or website or contact Drumalis during office hours 28276455 / 28272196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IRISH DANCING CLASSES
O’Neill Academy of Irish Dance will resume classes in An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena on Thursday 8 September at 6.30 pm. New members welcome.
GLÓR na SPEIRÍNÍ
Parent and Toddlers’ Group Lapóglann - Toddle Inn will recommence in September. Glór na Speiríní are now providing three mornings a week:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting on Monday 12 September from 9.00 am until 10.30 am. You must register your place prior to attending and cost is £2 per session with light refreshments included. Please email Conchúr at email@example.com or phone 79627703 or 07795 536682 to register. Tá fáilte roimh chách- All welcome!
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.
Lough Derg One Day Retreat: A bus will leave Coolcalm Church on Saturday 24 September fare is £15, payable on booking, admission to the island is €45, this includes refreshments and lunch. To book please contact Lawrence on 07889 810947 or Olive on 07887614094.
Coffee Morning for SPRED Group on Sunday 11 September from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm.
Dance Friday 9 September. Music by Niall Patterson. Dancing from 9.00 pm until 12.00 pm Admission £7.
Christmas Craft Fair Sunday 13 November, table £20, two tables £30. £10 deposit to paid when booking. For more details contact Monica on 07594061178 or Olive 07887614094.
Chair Exercises on Tuesday 6 September at 10.00 am. Admission £4.
Knit ‘n’ Knatter class resumes on Tuesday 13 September at 7.30 pm.