No. 1686 ~ THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 7.30 pm
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
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.
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
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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 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.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Margaret Groogan, Disert Road,
Anne O’Kane, Mallonvillas.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Keys lost in Straw Church/Graveyard on Friday 29 December. If found please contact 79627274 or 07746379328.
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.
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.
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
£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,
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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