BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 7 JANUARY 2018

January 7, 2018

No. 1686 ~ THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD     

 

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary:                        6.00 pm  

St Eugene’s Moneyneena:   7.30 pm

 

SUNDAY

St Eugene’s Moneyneena:    9.00 am

St Patrick’s  Sixtowns:         10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw:            11.00 am

Holy Rosary:                        12 noon

 

DAILY MASS TIMES

Holy Rosary

Monday, Wednesday and Friday ~ 10.00 am.

Monday ~ 7.30 pm

 

St Eugene’s Moneyneena

Tuesday and Thursday  ~  10.00 am

 

St Columba’s Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

 

St Patrick’s Sixtowns

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

40 Derrynoyd Road

Telephone: 79628376

Email:ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr John Downey CC

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

Fr Dermot McGirr CC

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

 

PARISH OFFICE

9 High Street             Tel: 79628248

 

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Wednesday ~ Closed

 

BULLETIN NOTICES

All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number:  07710838050  

 

DERRY DIOCESAN - SPECIAL FAMILY DAY 2018

A special Celebration of Family will be held in St Mary’s College, Northland Road,  Derry from 10. 00 am – 6.00 pm on Saturday 3 February.  This celebration will be a wonderful occasion for us to gather together as a diocese to pray and talk together about issues relevant to family ministry at the present time.

This Family Day will commence with Morning Prayer at 10.00 am at which Bishop McKeown will speak.

Speakers during the day will include; Gráinne Doherty, director for Pastoral Development for Raphoe Diocese,

Fr Johnny Doherty, founder of  ‘The Movement of Continous Prayer for Marriage and Family Life’ and

Gerard Gallagher who is a Pastoral Coordinator in the Archdiocese of Dublin and an author.

The day will conclude with celebration of Mass at 6.00 pm, at which  His Excellency the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo will be the Chief Celebrant and Homolist.

Registration forms are available at the back of the Churches and should be returned to the Parish Office by Thursday 11 January in order to facilitate catering and other arrangements. Lunch will be provided. A donation of £20 is suggested.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday January 8, will commence following the 10.00 am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. It will conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

PADRE PIO MASS

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday January 8 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday January 8, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January.

 

DEATHS

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

Margaret Groogan, Disert Road,

Anne O’Kane, Mallonvillas.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Patrick Rogers, Clifford Masters,

Seamus Donnelly, Eileen Bradley,

Mary O’Connor, Phyllis Convery, Michael McCullagh, Kevin Kelly.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Sean Kelly Derrynoid on Wednesday 10 January in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns at 7.30 pm.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Tiarnán Sean McPeake, Glencloy Road,

Caris Rose Wilby, Earlsheaton,

Aoibh Rose Rogers, Breda Drive.

 

WEDDINGS

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:

Micheala McBride and James Moran,

Sinead McWilliams and Austin Concannon,

Catherine McTeague and Niall Diamond 

who were married recently in our Parish.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2125

Church Renovation Collection: £1643.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 A talk by Mark Cooper on ‘Rocks and Landscapes of the Sperrins’ on Tuesday 9 January at 8.00 pm in 50 High Street. Everyone welcome.

 

FIRST COMMUNION 2018

Do This in Memory Mass will be celebrated next Sunday 14 January at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Church.   Children are asked to each bring a bottle of water which will be blessed at this Mass.

Do This In Memory Masses for children preparing to receive their First Holy Communion in 2018 will also be celebrated on the following dates:

11 February,  4 March,  25 March,  15 April  and 3 June.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

First Sunday of the month:

Holy Rosary Church after 12 noon Mass

Second Saturday of the month:

St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm

Fourth Sunday of the month:

St Columba’s Straw  at 3.00 pm

St Patrick’s Sixtowns:

By arrangement.   

  • A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism.

  • Please contact the parish office to book a baptism

CONFIRMATION 2018

Bishop McKeown will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Ballinascreen Parish on Sunday April 29 at 3.00 pm.

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

The 7.30 pm Friday Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered each week as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass please give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.

 

BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION

The December £10,000 quarterly draw winner was  Mr Michael A Toner, 50 Sixtowns Road.

O’Neill Academy of Irish Dance

Classes resume Thursday 11 January  at 6.30 pm  in Rath Dubh Centre, Moneyneany. New members welcome. Contact Damian on 07748471279.

 

LOST

Keys lost in Straw Church/Graveyard on Friday 29 December. If found please contact 79627274 or 07746379328. 

 

S.T.E.P.S.

  • Classes will commence next week:

Monday - Yoga and Zumba, 

Tuesday - Counselling, 

Wednesday - Physio led Pilates (Advanced and  Beginners) and Netball, 

Thursday - Horticulture and Yoga Friday - Counselling and Drop in.

To book a place or for further information on the classes/counselling ring Karen on 07904564218.

  • Reminder - Could completed evaluations be returned please. there are boxes in the porches of each Church for them. Please be assured that all evaluations go directly to Katrina Collins who is carrying out the survey, no-one at S.T.E.P.S. will read  them.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Free talk at 6.00 pm  on Tuesday 23 January by specialist physiotherapist Donna McNicholl on pain management.

  • Demonstration by Niall McVeigh on how to access ebooks and emagazines on Friday 16 February, at 1.30 pm.  Booking is essential. 

  • Adult Book Group meeting on Tuesday 16 January at 7.00 pm.  New members welcome. 

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions at 10.30 am on Fridays.  New members welcome. 

 

PARISH HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Tea Dance Friday 12 February. Music by Adrian Taaffe. Dancing 9.00 pm – Midnight. Admission £5.00 including light supper.

  • In association with PeoplePlus NI the following courses have been arranged: Craft Evening (1 session) on Monday 5 February. 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
    First Aid course (2 sessions) Monday 12  and Monday 19 February 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
    Sewing course (4 sessions) Fridays 9,  16, 23 February  and 2 March from 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm. 

To register for any of the above classes contact Olive 79631744 or 07887614094 or Teeni on 79679397047.  Places limited,  so please register soon.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE ~ 2018 CLASSES

  • Art classes, resume on Wednesday 10 January from 10.00 am – 12 noon and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. 11 weeks of classes cost £33.

  • Drawing classes resume on Monday 22 January, from 10.00 am – 12 noon.

8 weeks of classes cost £40.

  • Craft classes with McCracken Crafts, from Tuesday 9 January – Tuesday 6 February, from 10.00 am – 12 noon. 5 weeks of classes for £22 or £5 per week.

 

SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY HALL

Auld Time Dance Classes start on Tuesday 9 January at 8.30 pm.  Tutor Chris Bradley Beginners welcome.

 

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSSOCIATION

Meeting on Monday 8 January at 7.30 pm in St Mary's Parish Hall, Desertmartin.  Final details for holiday in Westport now available. New Members welcome. Contact Chris 07546010560.

 

ST COLM’S GAC, BALLINASCREEN

  • 400 Club Winners

£300 Cathy Mc Guigan, 

£50 Eamon Murray,

£50 Austin Mc Killion.

  • Thanks to everyone who supported our annual charity game, which raised £1200 for S.T.E.P.S.

  • Club shop will be open again on Friday 19 January from 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

  • Camogie AGM will be held on Sunday 7 January at 3.00 pm in Club. All camogs, managers,  existing committee members and anyone interested in camogie in Ballinascreen are asked to please attend. 

 

POPE FRANCIS @ PONTIFEX

In the name of Jesus, with our witness, we can prove that peace is possible.

 

Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families ~ August 2018

God, our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,

One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

Especially those for whom we now pray:

(We pause and remember family members and others by name.)

Increase our faith, strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.   

 

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  • www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

 

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