BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 5 JUNE 2022

No.1918 ~ PENTECOST SUNDAY

 

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns Road

Telephone: 79628376

Email:ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Fr Dermot McGirr CC​

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

Fr John Downey Priest In Residence

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

PARISH OFFICE

9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248

email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

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.

Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

SVP HELPLINE

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

Vigil Masses

St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm

Holy Rosary: 6.15 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

Holy Rosary: 12 noon


FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Thursday 9: St Columba (Colum Cille), abbot and missionary. Born in Gartan Co Donegal in 521. He founded monasteries in Derry, Durrow and Iona. Secondary Patron of Ireland and Patron of our parish church. He is noted for his great love for people and for all living creatures. He died on 9 June 597.

Saturday 11: St Barnabas, apostle. He was on of the first converts in Jerusalem and accompanied St Paul on his first missionary journey.


PADRE PIO MASS

The monthly Mass in honour of St Pio will be celebrated on Monday 6 June at 7.30 pm in the Holy Rosary.

Novena prayers and Rosary at 7.10 pm.

A relic of Padre Pio will be present at this 7.30 pm Mass.

A door collection will be held, all donations will be forwarded to Padre Pio Centre, San Giovanni.

Please Note: There will be NO 11.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary Curch on Monday 6 June.


UNIVERSAL SYNOD

Pentecost Sunday has been designated as a Day of Prayer in Thanksgiving for the Diocesan Phase of the Universal Synod.

A National Pre-Synodal Assembly will take place in Athlone on Saturday 18 June, when Diocesan delegates and other participating groups will gather to prepare the national synthesis. They would appreciate prayers for a day of courageous listening, meaningful sharing and a renewed commitment to being a missionary Church.

See www.synod.ie for more details.


BAPTISM

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism: Noah Quinn, Cordarragh


FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Gerard Convery, Drumderg Road on Friday 10 June in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.

Fergal Kennedy, Dunlogan Raod, on Friday 10 June in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.


ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary:

Gerard Convery.

Anniversaries:

Roseann McGuigan;

Oliver Sargent;

Patrick Kelly;

Anne McCurley;

Rosemary Church.


DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

Patricia Glackin, Derry;

Margaret Kearney, Bellaghy.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £1276

Renovation Collection: £1240.

Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.


HEALTH NOTICE

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: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

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.


VOCATIONS

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 pgoh2111@gmail.com or email info@vocations.ie


GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

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 info@loughderg.org or phone 00353 719861518


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 lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.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.


THERESA'S FUNDRAISER

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.


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 tferry@derrydiocese.org.


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.


STRESS CONTROL

Free online classes may be accessed at https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ Next round commences on Monday 20 June. For more details please email stress.control@northerntrust.hscni.net


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.


KNOCKNAGIN HALL

  • ‘Knit and Natter’ classes: Tuesdays from 7.00 pm until 8.30 pm. All welcome. Come along to knit or crochet hats for Neonatal Unit Antrim Area Hospital. Contacts Kathleen 07764277809, Anne 79642711 or Olive 07887614094.

  • Child Protection Training: A 3 hour session - cost £15. If you or any group is interested please register as soon as possible so a date can be confirmed. Contact any of the above phone numbers please.

  • Many thanks to all who supported in any way the recent Charity Dance for Air Ambulance NI. £4,180 has already been raised with more donations still to come.

  • SPRED Group Meeting: Monday 6 June at 7.30 pm.

  • Chair Exercises: Tuesdays at 10.00 am.

  • Line Dancing: Wednesday at 7.30 pm.

  • Band practice: Thursdays from 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm. New members always welcome.

  • Monthly dances have resumed on the second Friday of the month. Next dance will be on Friday 10 June from 9.00 pm until midnight. Music by Kenny Paul. All welcome.


MATT TALBOT PRAYER SOCIETY

This society prays daily for those with addictions. You can enrol somebody to be prayed for each day as well as at the Mass on the First Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in St Eugene's Cathedral Derry. For more details visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via an online submission.


MARY’S MEALS

Mary’s Meals reach more than 2.2 million children in 20 countries with a nutritious school meal each day. They invite us during May to offer prayers of thanksgiving for the 20 years of little acts of love that have made their work possible and in petition for God’s continued blessing on their good work. More details and prayer resources on: www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay


PARKRUN AND PARKWALK

Parkrun and Parkwalk at Derrynoid Forest every Saturday at 9.30 am.

Come along and walk, jog or run on Saturday mornings at Parkrun Derrynoyd Forest, Derrynoyd Road.

Suited to walkers and runners of all abilities, to boost fitness for free. Children and dogs on leads welcome. Parkrun is a free community event and is a timed 5km walk or run. Walkers, runners and new volunteers all welcome. To join register online: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

For more details see: www.parkrun.org.uk/derrynoidforest/

Follow on Facebook: Derrynoid Forest Parkrun

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DROMANTINE CENTRE ~ NEW WORKSHOPS

Bookings now open for these workshops:

  • ALONE TOGETHER ~ Finding our way back to connection. Saturday 18 June 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

  • THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia. Friday 19 August 5.00 pm - Sunday 21 August 2.00 pm.

  • WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide. Saturday 24 September 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

  • CHURCH ABUSE: A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change. Friday 4 November 5.00 pm - Sunday 6 November 2.00 pm.

Workshop Facilitator is Fr Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience.

Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: Phone 3082 1964 or Email: admin@dromantineconference.com


SYNODALITY

Synodality is about seeking together to discover God’s way forward in a new time and place.

This is not just a time of change but a change of time.

It is about learning to journey in hope from the great figures of the Advent liturgy: Isaiah, John the Baptist, Mary and Joseph.

We are a pilgrim people, following the voice of God who calls us one step at a time.

We are moving beyond a Church where everything depends on ‘Father’.

Pope Francis has asked us to rediscover the Advent spirit of leaving our secure base and trusting that the Lord will guide our feet into the way of peace.

We aim to have a time of local listening to one another in January/February, building towards a diocesan submission to an Irish national response.

All national responses will be considered by the Vatican and a Working Document sent back for local reflection and comment in late 2022 – building towards the Synod of Bishops’ meeting in October 2023, and beyond.

This is the beginning of a new way of being Church. It is not just a passing initiative. It is facing the future together, open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Advent is not just a season of the year. It is a permanent part of our identity as Church.

 

PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD


We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.


With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.


We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.


Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.


All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.


THE SYNOD PRAYER ~ IRISH TRANSLATION (Paidir an tSionaid)

Seasaimid i Do láthairse, a Spioraid Naoimh,

agus muid ag teacht le chéile i D’ainm

Agus Tusa amháin mar threoraí againn

socraigh Tú féin síos inár gcroíthe;

Múin dúinn an tslí a chaithfimid dul

agus conas is féidir linn leanúint di.

Táimid lag agus claonta chun peaca;

ná lig dúinn ainriail a chur chun cinn.

Ná lig don aineolas sinn a chur amú,

ná don chlaonpháirtíocht ár ngníomhartha a mhúnlú.

Lig dúinn teacht Ort inár n-aontacht

chun go dtriallfaimid le chéile chun na beatha síoraí

gan dul ar strae ó bhealach na fírinne ná ón cheart.

Iarraimid é seo uile Ort,

Tusa a bhíonn ag obair de shíor agus i ngach uile áit,

i gcomaoin an Athar agus an Mhic,

trí shaol na saol.

Amen.


To learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland please visit:

www.catholicbishops.ie/synod

To learn more about the worldwide Synod please visit: https://www.synod.va/en.html

Please say each day in your prayers the following prayer for the success of the Synodal Process which is both old and new.

 

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.

MEMORARE

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