No.1905 ~ FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
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.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 7: St Perpetua and St Felicity.
Tuesday 8: St John of God.
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
DAILY MASS TIMES (MONDAY 7 MARCH - FRIDAY 11 MARCH)
Holy Rosary Church
Monday - Thursday ~ 7.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Tuesday - Thursday ~ 7.30 pm
Friday ~ 11.00 am
St Eugene's, Moneyneena
Monday - Thursday ~ 11.00 am
EASING OF RESTRICTIONS
All seats at church services are now available though we ask that overcrowding in any seat be avoided. We would also appreciate the continued use of face masks and hand sanitising as you enter and leave the church. Holy Communion will continue to be distributed at the end of Mass. As people become more confident more easing of restrictions will take place.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Johnnie Feeney, Feeny;
Joseph McGuigan Limavady.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Francis Costello, Cahore on Friday 11 March at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Margaret Heron, Cahore Road, on Friday 11 March at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Cassie Toner, Straw, on Friday 11 March at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Anna Mulligan, Drumderg Road on Friday 11 March at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Pat Joe Bradley;
SYNOD ~ PARISH CONVERSATIONS
Listening Conversations for Ballinascreen Parish will be held in An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena on Wednesday 9, Wednesday 23 and Wednesday 30 March.
Adult parishioners are invited to come along to one of these events at which the following three questions will be discussed:
1. What is it like to be a catholic today and has your experience of being a catholic changed over your own life time?
2. What in the church has caused you pain or hurt, either for yourself or for others?
3. How has the church helped your faith in God to grow and how can we make the church a better place for everyone?
The GAA Clubs in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin have kindly agreed to facilitate a conversation for the young people of each parish. More details later.
PARISH VIDEO ON THE SYNOD
A short locally produced video explaining what Synod means and why we should all be part of it may be viewed below:
SYNOD~ A CHANGE OF TIME
In the February edition of The Net there is an informative article written by Fr Madden on the backgroud to the Synod which Pope Francis wishes us all to be part of. To read the full article please click on the link below: https://www.derrydiocese.org/publications/the-net/the-net-february-2022.pdf
Trócaire boxes are now available in all Church porches. Please take one home with you.
ANNUAL TRÓCAIRE LECTURE
Online lecture on Tuesday 8 March at 7.00 pm, titled ‘How women of faith are responding to the ecological crisis’. Dr. Carmody Grey, Durham University & Laudato Si Institute. Lucy Vokhiwa, Malawi will deliver this lecture .
To register please contact Frances.Harnan@trocaire.org
NATIONAL YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Are you between the age of 16 and 18?
You are invited to join the Pope John Paul II Award Youth Pilgrimage to Knock on Tuesday, 22 March. Join youth from all over Ireland in a day of prayer, talks and music. Guest speaker will be Fr Peter McVerry of the Peter McVerry Trust. Music by Elation Ministries. The pilgrimage will start at 11.00am and will conclude after 2.30pm Mass, celebrated by Award patron, Bishop Donal McKeown. For transport information contact your local secondary school or the Derry Youth Ministry office on 7126 4087 or email: email@example.com.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
In St Mary's Church, Creggan, on Friday 11 March, from 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm, led by Fr Patrick Lagan. Everyone is welcome to attend, or to follow the Holy Hour on the Creggan Parish webcam at www.cregganparish.com
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 emailtheir name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. e mail 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 Friday Anniversary Mass.
At Bishop McKeown’s request, those attending any mass or service in our churches must wear a face mask.
Thank you for your cooperation on these important matters.
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.
NOVENA OF HOPE 2022
The Novena continues until Monday 14 March. Everyone is welcome to join in online. For full details of times and speakers for each day of the Novena please visit the Graan’s website: www.thegraan.com
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022
The pilgrimage will resume this year, from 3 - 8 July 2022. Cost: £689 per person sharing, with single room supplement £150. Price includes flights, transfers and full board. The pilgrimage will be suitable for pilgrims who do not require medical, nursing or personal assistance as, unfortunately, this cannot be provided this year. The intentions of the sick of the diocese can be taken to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, will be open for enquires and application forms on Thursdays and Saturdays, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, from 3 March. Tel: 028 71 260293 or email email@example.com
Painting for Pleasure, 5 week set of classes commencing Wednesday 9 March, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Suitable for all levels including beginners.
Watercolour Painting Masterclass with George Gourley, 4 week set of classes commencing Monday 9 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon. Suitable for all abilities, all materials supplied.
Numbers are restricted and places MUST be pre booked. Class fees must be paid on week 1. All enquiries and to book your place Text: 07821963749 OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE
The Wonder of Creation – the Miracle of Life: Friday 11 March, 5.00 pm – Sunday 13 March, 2.00 pm. In contemplating the wonder of our common home and current threats to its integrity, we will explore an ecological vision in responding to the cry of the poor at this time of unprecedented planetary change. Led by Sr Nellie McLaughlin RSM. Cost, including full board, £220.
For further information or to enrol, please phone 028 30821964 or email email@example.com
NO GREATER LOVE
Five-week Zoom programme, each session lasting one hour, with a time for prayer, sharing and reflection. This programme is considered a great way to prepare our hearts and minds for the holiest of seasons in the Church calendar. In a series of short films shot on location in the Holy land, No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage, taking us through the key events of Christ’s passion and revealing His amazing love for us. Best-selling author, Edward Sri, will guide us through the final hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step by step with Jesus through the Scriptures from the Garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Hosted by the Living Church Office in Down & Connor Diocese, there are six ‘starting’ options to choose from:
Tuesday 8 March at 7:.30 pm,
Wednesday 9 March at 7:30 pm,
Thursday 10 March at 11 am or 7.00 pm,
Monday 14 March at 11 am or 7.00 pm.