No. 1975 ~ FOURTEENTH 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 Moneyneena
OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
9 High Street
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday, preferably by email.
The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Marie Gormley. To contact Marie Tel: 07596500793, or Email: email@example.com
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.
SUNDAY VIGIL MASSES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 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
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Monday July 10: Holy Rosary Church ~ 10.00 am
Tuesday July 11: St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am
Wednesday July 12: Holy Rosary Church ~ 10.00 am
Thursday July 13: St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am
Friday July 14: St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am & Holy Rosary Church ~ 7.30 pm.
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 11: St Benedict.
Thursday 13: St Henry.
Friday 14: St Camillus de Lellis, priest.
Saturday 15: St Bonaventure. .
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW
As happened last year, the first draw due to take place next Saturday, July 15, will be deferred by another few weeks in order to allow parishioners more time to buy a ticket.
We encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends who live outside the parish.
Week 1: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 2: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 3: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 4: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100.
Week 5: First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.
Winners will be announced every Saturday at the 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
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.
Fr Madden would like to thank the parishioners of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin for their generosity and the good wishes extended to him on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Thanks also to St Colm's GAC and Knocknagin Hall Committee for hosting the parish celebrations and making the anniversary weekend so memorable.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of
Mona Quinn Bellaghy;
Mairead Mulholland Lavey.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Matthew Wilson, Cookstown and Desertmartin, on Friday July 14 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
John Joe Diamond, Moneyneena Road, on Friday July 14 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm
John Joe Diamond.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to;
Megan Watson and Oisin McLaughlin who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena and to
Caroline Rafferty and Shay Gormley who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena.
Priests’ Collection: £2190
Renovation Collection: £1465.
Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
Fr Madden wishes to acknowledge an anonymous donation of £260 for Trócaire.
Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock on next Sunday 16 July. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm followed by Mass at 3.00 pm. Newsletters and emblems available at PTAA stand in St John’s Care Centre or via www.pioneers.ie
VOCATIONS ~ HOLY HOUR
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will be broadcast from the Sacred Heart Church, Omagh, at 8.00 pm, on Friday 14 July, and will be led by Fr Michael McCaul, CC, Drumragh. The webcam can be accessed at www.drumraghparish.com/media.htm
SVP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed to help with weekly collections after each Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses. If you can help please contact 07710 838050.
SACRED MUSIC CONCERT
As part of the BBC Proms 2023, a concert of the music of William Byrd is taking place in the Guildhall Derry, at 2.00 pm on Saturday 15 July. All welcome!
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR GRANDPARENTS
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, on Sunday 23 July. Rosary at 2.00 pm, Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm, Mass 3.00 pm followed by Benediction and Rosary Procession. Dana will sing Lady of Knock, as well as her new hymn, Light the Flame.
Children's Prayer Appeal:
All children are invited to write a prayer for their grandparents and send it to Knock Shrine Museum. If you are unable to join the pilgrimage in person you can participate online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch
LOUGH DERG ~ Three Day Pilgrimage
Continues until Monday 15 August (Saturday 13 August is the final day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage). Admission €80 Concessions available. See www.lough.org for all details.
WORKSPACE RECREATION CENTRE
Nuala’s Keep Fit Circuit Classes - £3.50 per class. Classes on Mondays at 7.15 pm and Thursdays at 6.45 pm
Beginner Exercise Classes on Tuesdays from 8.00 pm. Cost £3.50. A great class for those starting or not sure where to start.
Birthday parties are half price at weekends - now only £15 per hour.
3G slots still available to book.
For more information please call Workspace on 028 7962 8113
Is gambling affecting your life? Perhaps Gamblers Anonymous can help. Phone 028 71351329.
ST PATRICK’S MAYNOOTH
Courses in Pastoral Liturgy and Theology on offer. Postgraduate Programme application deadline at the Pontifical University is August 14. Summer Open Day on June 24. Visit sppu.ie for further details.
Sperrin Foodbank open on Fridays from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm for drop-ins. No appointment needed.
If you require assistance outside this time, please call 07543 420639 to arrange collection. No questions asked or criteria to meet.
Facebook page Sperrinfoodbank or email
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 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 they may be printed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass.
Social Dance: Friday 14 July. Music by Colin Harney, Dancing from 9.00 pm until Midnight Admission £7; light supper included.
Read Yourself Well: An initiative by Northern Health and Social Care Trust. Books by wellness experts, doctors and bestselling authors are available to borrow for free at the Parish Hall. All books to be returned please within one month of borrowing.
Sarsfield’s Band & Div. 30: Sincere sympathy to the McKay family on the death of Jim McKay Maghera, uncle to band members, Anna, Siobhan and Nicole and to the O’Connor family on the death of Fr Paddy O’Connor.
NO band practice on Thursday 13 July, band practice recommences on Thursday 20 July at 7.30pm. All members are asked to attend in preparation for Feast of the Assumption celebrations in Carnlough on Sunday 13 August.
Winner of July Draw: Rebeca McKenna, Bellaghy.
It is only by following the Lord that we come to know him each day, only by becoming his disciples and listening to his words that we become his friends and experience his transforming love.
NATIONAL SYNTHESIS OF THE SYNODAL PROCESS
The Irish Bishops' Conference has published the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process conducted across the Church in Ireland from Autumn 2021. The National Synthesis is the fruit of a wide-ranging process of listening and consultation and is based on the syntheses produced by the 26 dioceses in Ireland, as well as those submitted by religious congregations and other interested groups. The National Synthesis will be forwarded to Rome as part of the worldwide synodal process of listening and discernment launched by Pope Francis in October 2021 and which will culminate in the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome in 2023.
To view this document click HERE
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.
To learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland please visit:
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.
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