No.1864 ~ SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST
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 (NB Townland Rota still applies)
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am (NB Townland Rota still applies)
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Church
Monday and Wednesday ~ 11.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Coolcalm
Tuesday, Thursday and 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:
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
Please note that due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic the Parish Office may only be contacted by email or phone (message may be left)
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
Tuesday 18: St John I pope and martyr.
Thursday 20: St Bernadine of Siena.
Friday 21: Saints Christopher Magallánes, priest and Companions, martyrs.
Saturday 22: St Rita of Cascia.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021
First Holy Communion Masses will take place on the following dates in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm:
June 5 Gaelscoil na Speiríní,
June 12 St Columba's P.S. Straw,
June 19 St Eoghan's P.S.Moneyneena,
June 26 St Mary's P.S. Draperstown.
St Mary's P.S. Thursday June 10 at 6.00 pm, in Holy Rosary Church.
Gaeil Scoil na Speirini Friday June 11 at 5.00 pm, in Holy Rosary Church
St Columba's P. S. Thursday June 17 at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
St Eoghan' s P. S. Friday June 25 at 5.00 pm in St Eugene’s, Moneyneena.
Churches open for Private Prayer, however we ask you to please observe the following advice when visiting any of our Churches.
Please sanitise your hands on arrival
Prior to leaving the Church please use the materials provided to sanitise the seat where you sat. Thank you
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Zander Joseph Campbell, Tirruadh Square,
Fiachra James O'Connor-Byrne, Tonaght Road.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
John Paul Wilson, Manchester;
Brendan Kyne, Desertmartin;
Baby Anna Rose Martin, Carnacose;
Eileen O’Kane, London and Moneyneena.
Patrick Joseph McGuigan,
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.
Many thanks for many generous donations. To make a donation please place it in an envelope and mark it SVP. All donations appreciated
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. e mail address is email@example.com
We ask that only members of a family, whose loved one is being prayed for, attend the Friday Anniversary Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. This should ensure that there is sufficient space for those who are remembering a Month’s Mind or any other anniversary, as seating is limited and cannot be exceeded. The Anniversary Mass will be available on the parish webcam. Holy Communion will be distributed at the door of the Church once the congregation has left. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
CELEBRATING PENTECOST - RECEIVE! BELIEVE! LIVE!
As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on 23 May, the Diocesan Catechetical Centre has created a variety of resources, including prayers, reflections and craft activities, suitable for use in parishes, at home and in schools. These resources are online at https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/celebrating-the-feast-of-pentecost/
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH
We invite you to come to the Shrine of St Joseph in Holy Rosary Church and to place written petitions to St Joseph in the box provided. Please do not put money in your petition envelopes as all petitions will be burned unopened.
ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NOTICE
From 8.30 am to 3.30 pm on school days, no one is permitted to use school grounds.
Dog walkers are also reminded to keep dogs on a leash and to bag and remove dog poop! This is a health and safety issue for students and the Board of Governors respectfully ask that dog walkers comply with this request.
BALLINASCREEN MEN’S SHED
The Annual General Meeting of Ballinascreen Men’s Shed on June 1 at 11.00 am in the Workspace Boardroom, Tobermore Road, Draperstown. New and returning members are very welcome. All those attending the AGM should be aware of current Covid restrictions and the meeting will be subject to these. Everyone attending should wear a face covering.
SHARING THE GOOD NEWS
The May 2021 issue features on Accord's new online counselling service, Archbishop Eamon Martin's on the Holy Father's message for World Communications Day, Archbishop Dermot Farrell's on the role of Catholic Schools during the pandemic, the official prayer and hashtag for World Meeting of Families 2022, Bishop Noel Treanor's response to the Ballymurphy inquest, a final call for submissions to the first phase of the Synodal Pathway and the Digital Hub resource. Current issue can be downloaded from the home page of www.catholicbishops.ie.
CELEBRATING MARY IN MAY
May is a very special month for the Church as we remember Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. A full month is given over to Mary and during this month we are encouraged to honour Mary in different ways. To help parishes, families and schools to do this, the Diocesan Catechetical Centre has created a number of resources including prayers, Gospel reflections, colouring and craft activities, examples of May Altars and ideas on how to pray the Rosary. These resources are available online at catecheticalcentre.org/category/celebrating-mary-in-the-month-of-may-2021/
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS
Seminars continue for 6 more Thursdays in conjunction with the 7.30 pm Mass in Sacred Heart Church Omagh. All are welcome to join via Drumragh Parish webcam at 7.30pm.
27 May: Growth - Fr Colum Curry;
3 June: Transformation – Fr Kevin McElhennon.
MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
St Angela’s College, Sligo, is offering this online part-time MA, starting September 2021. Closing date for applications is 16 June. For more details please visit www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie or contact Mary Kearns on 0035371 9195550. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARY'S MEALS - PRAY IN MAY
Mary’s Meals is now reaching more than 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day. This May we are invited to join in their prayer campaign in thanksgiving for each little act of love that makes this work possible and also for God’s continued blessing on their mission, that through His providence it will always flourish enabling them to reach more hungry children.
Prayer resources and more details at at: www.marysmeals.org.uk/prayinmay
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, in partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This post graduate degree is dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. The next intake will be Autumn 2021. An information session via ZOOM will be held on Monday 7 June at 3.30 pm. If interested in attending this session or require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email email@example.com
THE NET ~ MAY 2021
Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the May edition of ‘The Net’ is only available on the Diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-may-2021
For coverage of faith stories just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coverage this month’s includes:
Sr Clare Crockett.
Sr Clare still touching lives
Sr Clare’s story gives hope
Her family and friends reminisce
Sr Clare shows joy comes from following Divine dream
Sr Clare’s Face.
ACCORD recruiting for couples counselling training
Diocesan Environmental Strategy
Derry Youth Ministry update
Young writers share their thoughts on a variety of topics
St Benedict and Miraculous Medals & prayers leading to many conversions