No.1927 ~ NINETEENTH 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: 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
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
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 8: St Dominic, priest, lived 1170 to 1221. A Spaniard who founded the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) to counteract the Albigensian heresy.
Tuesday 9: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). Born in 1891 at Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), the youngest of seven children of a Jewish family. A brilliant student, she gained her doctorate in philosophy at twenty-five. Became a Catholic in 1922 and a Carmelite nun. Both Jewish and Catholic, she fled to Holland when the Nazis came to power but she was captured and sent to Auschwitz where she died in its gas chamber on 9 August 1942.
Wednesday 10: St Lawrence, deacon and martyr. He died in 258, is seen as the cheerful giver since he was one of the seven deacons of the Roman Church in charge of the material needs of the faithful. Gifted with a sense of humour, he met his death cheerfully on a gridiron. From earliest times seen not only as a patron saint of the poor, but also of cooks.
Thursday 11: St Clare. Born at Assisi in 1193, died 1253. She followed St Francis in his life of poverty and was founder and ruler of the Poor Clares. She led an austere life, abounding in works of piety and charity. Patron of television.
ST PIO LAY COMMITTEE
The National Pilgrimage in honour of St Pio takes place at Knock Shrine on Sunday 18 September. Coach leaving Holy Rosary Church at 7.00 am returning at 10.00 pm approximately. Fare including breakfast is £30 and is payable on booking. To book please contact: 07836366949, 07732125316 or 02879628920 as soon as possible.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Kathleen McAllister, Glenelly Villas, on Friday August 12 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
John Joe Diamond, Moneyneena Road, on Friday August 12 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Mary Connolly, Moyard;
Rose Masters, Belfast and Sixtowns;
Mary Tosh, Portstewart, formerly Glengomna;
Charlie O’Hagan, Conneciticut, formerly Glengomna;
Brendan Wilson, Cookstown.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Ballinascreen Parish Choir has been invited to sing at the forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday September 24. This is a great honour for the Choir and the Parish. If you have never been to Knock, this will be a great opportunity to bring the family to Ireland’s National Shrine to Our Lady. This pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Donal 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 further information please contact
Fr Patrick Lagan at St Eugene’s Cathedral on 028 7126 2894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOCATIONS HOLY HOUR
Holy Hour for Vocations in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, from 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm on Friday 12 August. Everyone welcome to attend or to join in the devotions via the webcam which can be accessed at www.steugenescathedral.com
COME AND SEE RETREAT
Anyone interested in studying for the diocesan priesthood is invited to attend a weekend ‘Come and See’ retreat from 26 - 28 August.
Please contact the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O’Hagan, PP, Moville, at email@example.com for more details and information.
WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMAGE - LISBON 2023
The Diocese of Derry is inviting any young person who is over 18 or will be 18 by July 2023 to join their Pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day. World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. This pilgrimage will take place in August 2023. For now, they are taking expression of interest until they have more information on dates, times and prices. Spaces are limited so signing up now is essential. You can register your interest on the derrydiocese.org website or on the @derryyouth Facebook page Any questions regarding this pilgrimage, may be emailed please to Lizzie Rea, Youth Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BISHOP EDWARD DALY ~ A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Exhibition from Monday 8 August - Sunday 14 August. This exhibition celebrates the life, influence, work and legacy of the late Bishop Edward Daly. The title, A Man For All Seasons, was chosen to pay tribute to the wide and varied contribution he made to peace and reconciliation in Ireland, to Derry and its Diocese, to the search for justice and to healing the differences that divide Northern Ireland. He lived out the words of Christ in his work. It is on display in St. Eugene’s Cathedral Hall, Derry. For more details, please visit www.steugenescathedral.com
First Collection: £1755
Renovation Collection £1020
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW
Winners Week 2:
£1000 ~ Aileen O’Kane, Gortahurk;
£200 ~ Jonny Connery, Tirgan Road;
£100 ~ Claire Scullin, Rannakeran.
Next Draw: Saturday 6 August after the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
KNOCK NOVENA 2022
National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will be from August 14 to August 22. Visit their website knockshrine.ie for full details of guest speakers for the daily ceremonies.
The theme for this year’s Novena is: 'A Journey in Hope'.
July / August edition which contains interesting articles about life in different parishes in our diocese is now available on the Derry Diocesan website.
Included in this current edition is:
St Colm's Draperstown celebrates 60th anniversary and Nula Breen's 'infectious energy' highly motivating for Draperstown school community
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
Meeting in Knocknagin Hall on Monday 8 August at 8.00 pm. New and old members welcome to attend.
Dance and tea in Knocknagin Hall on Sunday 21 August at 3.00 pm. Music by Stuart Moyles. Come along and support the group.
People who ordered tickets for ‘Blood Upon the Rose’ may collect them at the meeting.Please contact Chris 07546010560 with any queries.
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: email@example.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.
LOUGH DERG 3 DAY PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimages continue until 15 August (Saturday 13 August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage) Cost €80. Booking advised. Concessions for students, seniors and groups. Booking information available at www.loughderg.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 00353 71 9861518.
Social dancing: Friday 12 August. Music by Sprig of Heather. Dancing from 9.00 pm until midnight. Admission £7, includes light supper.
Chair Exercises with Thomasina resume Tuesday 16 August at 10.00 am. Admission £4. All welcome.
Knit and Natter group donated 3 baby blankets and 250 baby hats to Causeway Hospital Coleraine. Many thanks to all the ladies who took part in the much-needed project.
Knit and Natter classes will resume in September.
IOSAS CENTRE MUFF
Iosas Centre Café Muff: Sunday Carvery from 12.30 until 3.00 pm. Delicious starters, mains and desserts, using their own organic vegetables. Booking recommended and take away is available. Phone 00353 749384866
(1 course €12.50 ~ 2 courses €15.50 ~ 3 courses €19.50)
Finish your afternoon with a walk in the beautiful Celtic Prayer Garden.
A SUMMER BLESSING
May you walk with God this summer In whatever you do Wherever you go.
Walking with God means… Walking with honesty And with courage, Walking with love And respect And concern for the feelings of others.
May you talk to God this summer And every day and In every situation.