No.1899 ~ THIRD 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 email@example.com
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 24: St Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Tuesday 24: The Conversion of St Paul, apostle.
Wednesday 26: Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops.
Friday 28: St Thomas Aquinas, bishop and doctor of the Church.
MASS TIMES FOR WEEK AHEAD
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 24 - FRIDAY 31 JANUARY)
Holy Rosary Church:
Monday: 11.00 am
Wednesday: 11.00 am
Friday: 7.30 pm
St Mary’s, Coolcalm:
Tuesday: 11.00 am
Thursday: 11.00 am
Friday: 11.00 am
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live on the Desertmartin parish webcam:
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK
Catholic Schools’ Week 2022 begins today Sunday 23 January and continues until Sunday 30 January. The theme for this year is; ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. During this week families, parishes and schools are asked to reflect on the contribution that Catholic schools make to the common good of society.
There is a national resource pack with ideas to help schools and parishes celebrate this week and this is available online at https://www.catholicschools.ie/catholicschoolsweek2022/
Wednesday 2 February will be Candlemas Day. Please contact the Parish Office before 3.00 pm on Tuesday January 25 if you wish to order a candle. All candles ordered will be blessed at the Mass on Candlemas Day and the candles you have ordered may then be collected from the Parish Office.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Bernedette Duffy, Cloane Road;
Therese Woods, Ardglass.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Michael Kelly, Cahore Road on Friday 28 January at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Alice Conville (nee McNamee), Philadelphia, originally Sixtowns on Friday 28 January at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Francis McSorley, Moykeeran Crescent on Friday 28 January at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Baby Oisin Graham, on Friday 28 January at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Francis McSorley, Moykeeran Crescent;
Baby Oisin Graham.
Peter Jo O'Neill;
Mary Margaret McGillian;
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Barney David Chapman, Maidstone;
Christy Joseph McKenna, Derrynoyd Lane;
Eabha Anne Glass, Moneyneena Road.
CONFIRMATION DATES 2022
Proposed dates for Confirmation Ceremonies in Ballinascreen Parish are:
St Columba’s P.S. on Friday 25 February at 5.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
St Eoghan’s P.S. on Friday 4 March at 5.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
St Mary’s P.S. on Friday 11 March at 5.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Gaelscoil na Speiríní on Friday 1 April at 5.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
COMMUNION DATES 2022
Proposed dates for First Holy Communion Masses in Ballinascreen Parish are:
St Mary’s P.S. on Saturday 7 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
St Eoghan’s P.S. on Saturday 14 May at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
St Columba’s P.S. on Saturday 21 May at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
Gaelscoil na Speirini on Saturday 4 June at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church.
OMAGH CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Omagh Prayer Group invites you to join their weekly Zoom meeting on Thursday evenings at 6.30 pm for hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, Scripture and prayers of intercession. The meeting credentials are:
Meeting ID: 753 1929 5586 Passcode: Prayer1
(This meeting ID and passcode is the same every week)
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE ~ CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER
A Marriage Preparation course is planned for 9/10 April 2022 in The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Co. Derry.
This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship.
For more details and to book please email marriageencounter.ie or phone 028 27638512.
MUSIC FOR MASS ~ WHY SING, WHAT TO SING, WHEN TO SING.
Workshop hosted by Rev Brendan Dowd, Permanent Deacon, ministering and living in Holy Family Parish Belfast on Saturday 26 February.
Registration starts at 10.30 am;
Workshop starts at 11.00 am sharp;
Break 1.00 pm - 1.30 pm, with light refreshments served;
Finishes by 3.00 pm.
Venue: Waterfoot Hotel, 14 Clooney Road, Derry.
As the event will be held close to the start of Lent, the pieces taught on the day will have a Lenten theme. Information and discussion will also be on:
The role of music in the liturgy, in the context of Church teaching
Roles of singers / musicians within groups/choirs
Principles for selecting music
Singing the Psalm (and learning a Psalm tone)
THE NET – JANUARY 2022
Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese, the January edition of ‘The Net’ is now available on the Diocesan website – https://www.derrydiocese.org/publications/the-net/the-net-january-2022.pdf
For coverage of faith stories just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of articles in this month’s Net are:
A New Year message from Bishop Donal
Francis Lagan – A man of faith who lived the ethos of Catholic Education
Fr Liam Donnelly reflects on priesthood
Synodal Pathway challenges and hopes
Behold Your Mother – A Lenten Retreat
Reflections on 2021
Children’s Catechism Club – C3
Irish Section by Fr Oliver Crilly Banagher & Claudy welcome first faith formation coordinator
The birth of Children’s Rosary
Young writers share thoughts on various issues.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE 2022