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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 7 July 2024

No. 2027 ~ FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

 

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns Road

Telephone: 79628376

Fr Dermot McGirr CC​

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

PARISH OFFICE

OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

9 High Street

Phone: (028)79628248


NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN

Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday, preferably by email.

SAFEGUARDING

The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Marie Gormley. To contact Marie Tel: 07596500793, or Email: mariegormley@derrydiocese.org


SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number: 07710838050


SPERRIN FOODBANK

Tel: 07543420639


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.

 
 

SUNDAY VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s, Keenaught: 7.30 pm


SUNDAY MASSES

St Columba’s, Straw: 9.00 am

St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10.00 am

St Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 11.00 a

St Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 12 noon


DAILY MASSES

Monday 8 July :

10.00 am ~ Holy Rosary Church 

Tuesday 9 July:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm  

Wednesday 10 July:

10.00  am ~ Holy Rosary Church

Thursday 11 July:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

Friday 12 July:

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

7.30 pm ~ Holy Rosary Church.


CONFESSIONS

In Holy Rosary Church every Saturday at 5.30 pm before the Vigil Mass.


FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Tuesday 9: Saints AugustineZhao Rong, priest and Companions, martyrs.

Thursday 11: St Benedict, Abbot. Named patron of Europe in 1964.

Saturday 13:  St Henry.


FR McGIRR ~ SILVER JUBILEE OF ORDINATION

As Fr Dermot McGirr celebrates the 25th anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood this weekend, we offer him our best wishes and thank him for his years of service as a priest in the Diocese of Derry and particularly among us in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen.

DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL

Sr Geraldine and Sr Christina were delighted with the warm welcome they received when they visited both parishes last weekend. Please leave any outstanding donations for their work in Africa in the sacristy or Parish Office or with one of the priests of the parish as soon as possible. Thank you.


DEATHS

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

Johnny McCormick, White Water Court;

Mary McCloskey, Dungiven;

Patrick Mulgrew, Cookstown.


ANNIVERSARIES

James McNally;

Patrick McKenna;      

Cyril Harkin;

Irene Magee; 

Kathleen McCloskey;

Andrew McBride.


BAPTISMS

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Ella McKernan, Bancran Road;

Eadaoin Mary Trainor, Glengomna Lane;

Eirinn Lucia Kearns, Sixtowns Road.


DIOCESAN VOCATIONS

Vocations Day, for those considering diocesan priesthood, in Buncrana on Sunday 8 September, from 12 noon to 6.00 pm.   Anyone interested should please contact the diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Pat O'Hagan by Email: pgoh2111@gmail.com 


SUMMER DRAW 2024

Parish Summer Draw was due to begin next Saturday has been put back two weeks to give everyone the opportunity to participate. We ask you to invite extended members of your family and work colleagues to buy a ticket, which they can also do online. The first draw will now take place on Saturday July 27, and will end on Saturday August 24. The draw will take place at the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary and may be viewed on Holy Rosary webcam.

Week 1: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 2: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 3: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 4: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Week 5: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100.

Tickets only £20 each are now available to buy from:

  • Parish Draw Promoters

  • Heron’s Gift Shop

  • Moneyneena Post Office

  • Fr Madden’s and Fr McGirr’s Parochial Houses

  • Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices

  • Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices

Tickets may also be purchased online by scanning this QR Code:



PARISH COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £1758

Renovation Collection: £1874

Pope’s Collection an additional £48.50.

Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated. 


DIOCESE OF DERRY - THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG 

Lough Derg is a sacred place apart to bring burdens and leave them behind, to seek healing for wounds and to offering of prayer. The Lough Derg Pilgrimage provides a breathing space in which people can calmly explore and reflect on where they find themselves in their lives at this moment in time.  The Diocesan Pilgrimage led by Bishop McKeown starts on Friday 26 and concludes on Sunday  28 July.  Bus will depart after 10. 00am Mass from St Eugene's Cathedral, on 26 July. Cost £80 including transport. Cost without transport £70. Pre booking required. Please email Tony Brennan at tony.brennan@derrydiocese.org 

or phone the Diocesan Office on 028 71262302 for booking form. 


PIONEER KNOCK PILGRIMAGE

The Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 21 July.  Mass at 3.00 pm will be followed by Eucharistic Blessing and Procession to the Shrine.

Pioneers along with friends and relations of people who are living ‘one day at a time’ with addiction are very welcome.


NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday 28 July.  Led by Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio to Ireland. 

The theme this year is: ‘Do Not Cast Me Off in My Old Age’ (Psalm 71:9). 

2.30 pm: Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica. 

3.00 pm: Pilgrimage Mass followed by Rosary Procession.  Those unable to join in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch.


MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE

Pilgrimages April - October 2024.

7 nights apartment, B&B, from €273 per person sharing. Airport transfer available on request. For more details and to book the dates that suit you phone 01 4434510 or visit www.med-irishcentre.com


IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS STATEMENT ON END OF LIFE

To address the sensitive issue of compassionate care at the end of life, and in response to the need to inform the faithful of Catholic teaching on this important life issue that affects so many families, the Bishops of Ireland have published the pastoral letterFreedom to Live Fully, Until Death Comes.  You are invited to read this letter and view the accompanying video Through the Valley, which offers personal testimonies by carers and people with terminal illness. The key message of both letter and video asserts that every person possesses infinite dignity that remains intact regardless of their circumstances. To read Freedom to Live Fully, Until Death Comes and to watch Through the Valley, visit the following link: https://www.catholicbishops.ie/2024/06/24/bishops-statement-on-end-of-life-care-freedom-to-live-fully-until-death-comes/

or scan this QR Code:


ST EUGENE’S CHURCH

Fr Madden is grateful for the donations already received towards the renovation work on St Eugene’s Church. Further donations gratefully accepted.

Donations may be given directly to Fr Madden or left in the Parish Office or made on-line via the Donate Button on our Parish website. If using this button please select the ‘Restoration Fund.

You may also contribute directly to Ballinascreen Church Renovation Fund account, using these bank account details:

Ballinascreen Parish Premium Business Reserve account number: 10585922.

Sort code: 98-05-50. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and for your support of the various fund-raising events.

 

BRACKAGH QUARRY WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND

The 2024 -2025 Community Fund is now open for applications. The Fund offers grants up to £2,000 to community and voluntary groups within a four-mile radius of the wind farm site.  Groups outside this area may also apply provided all or the majority of the recipients of their services are based within the four-mile radius.  For more information or to request an application pack call Workspace on 028 79628113. Please Note: Closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Wednesday 10 July.


MACMILLAN CANCER WALK

For walkers of all abilities and those folk who just fancy a cup of tea’ 

Annual Walk on Saturday July 27, will start and finish at An Ráth Dubh. Registration open from 8.30 am.  Long walk (7 miles) starts at 9.00 am, short walk (3 miles) starts at 11.00am.  Lunch served from 12 noon. Buckets on day for donations or online at www.justgiving.com/page/walkhudysway2024 . For more details contact Joseph McCullagh 07841820228 or email josephmccullagh@hotmail.co.uk 


WORKSPACE RECREATION CENTRE SUMMER CAMP 2024

Camp from Tuesday 30 July until Friday 9 August. Registration costs £10 for registration and £2 per day. Contact Workspace on 028 796 28113 for more details or to request a registration form.


HORTICULTURE CLASSES

Classes in the polytunnel on Back Road, behind the Soup Kitchen, on Thursdays, 6.30 pm -8.30 pm. Everyone welcome, for more details please ring STEPS on 07821119367.


STRESS CONTROL

Free online stress control classes begin on Monday 29 July at 9.00 am with session two on 5 August 2024 at 9.00 am at https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ 

For more details please email stress.control@northerntrust.hscni.net


PARISH BAPTISMS 2024

Baptisms on Sundays at 3.00 pm and bookings are to be made via the Parish Office, by phone 028 79628248 or Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

July 14 ~ St Columba’s Straw

July 28 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns

August 4 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

August 18 ~ Holy Rosary Church

August 25 ~ St Columba’s Straw

September 1 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

September 22 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena 

September 29 ~ Holy Rosary Church

October 13 ~ St Columba’s Straw

October 20 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

November 3 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

November 10 ~ Holy Rosary Church

November 24 ~ St Columba’s Straw

December 1 ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns 

December 15 ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

December 22 ~ Holy Rosary Church


PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH’S MIND MASSES

If you wish to have a deceased loved one prayed for at any Anniversary Friday Mass, you MUST please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by noon on Thursday of the relevant week. Notices for First Anniversary and Month's Mind Masses should be received before the Wednesday of the previous week so that they may be printed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass


KNOCKNAGIN HALL

  • Monthly Social Tea Dance on Friday 12 July at  9.00 pm. Music by Peter McCloskey & Hugh Turner.

  • Irish languages classes starting shortly. To register an interest, stating preference of day and time, contact Olive 07887614094, Kathleen 07764277809 or Anne 02879 642711.

  • Convery School of Irish Dancing continues on Tuesdays at 6.00 pm. To register Contact Nicola on 07518207458.

 

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