BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 14 JANUARY 2018

January 14, 2018

No. 1689 ~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

WORLD DAY FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES     

 

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

 

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  

 

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 15: St Ita. She founded a monastery in Co Limerick, which attracted a variety of young people.She  was given the title ‘foster-mother of the saints of Ireland.’ She died in 570.

Wednesday 17: St Anthony of Egypt, died in 356.  Known as ‘Father of monasticism,’ he lived a life of solitude but also attracted many others to form communities of hermits.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will attend the sick in his care on Monday 15,  Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 January.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday January 15, will commence following the 10.00 am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. It will conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.

  • More Adorers are urgently needed in our parish for Eucharistic Adoration every Monday, particularly for the hours of 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm, 4.00 pm -5.00 pm and 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm.

If you are willing to become a regular Adorer for one of these hours please enter your name under the relevant hour in the Register for Eucharistic Adoration which will be in the Holy Rosary porch every Monday. 

It is vitally important that at least two people are present with the Blessed Sacrament during all the hours of Exposition.  

 

DEATHS

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

Patrick McEldowney, Drumard Road,

Patrick Toner, Derrynoyd Lane.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Sean O’Neill, Rose Reid,

Patrick McKenna, Josephine Brunton, Nellie Brunton, Agnes Murray,

Frank Kelly.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Monthly  Collection: £3030

Church Renovation Collection: £1441

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

FIRST COMMUNION 2018

Do This in Memory Mass will be celebrated today, 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 will also be celebrated on: 11 February,  4 and 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.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Fr Madden acknowledges a donation of £50 towards the Parish Building Fund.

 

SPECIAL DIOCESAN MASS

Annual Diocesan Mass for those with special needs and their families and friends, will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown, Derry, on Saturday 10 March at 3.00 pm.   If you have a child who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion at this Mass please contact the Catechetical Centre on 00442871264087.

 

HAVE YOUR SAY!

The former Rural College / Derrynoid Centre has been lying vacant now for 6 years.  The site is full of potential and so Workspace is keen to bring it back into use for the benefit of the wider community. 

Before they do, they want to get your views on what might be done with it.  Survey forms are available as you leave the Church today, please take one with you and bring it back next weekend.  Completed surveys may also be returned to:  Workspace, Draperstown Library, O’Kane’s Chemists, Ballinascreen Credit Union and Workspace Recreation Centre.  Alternatively the survey may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RuralCollege-DerrynoidCentre-HaveYourSay

 

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. 

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

  • Coffee Morning from 10.30 am on Tuesday 16 January.  A talk on the Famine and Workhouses will also take place. Admission £2.

  • Quiz Nights recommence on Friday 26 January at 7.45 pm. Admission £2 including supper.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

  • First session of the new year in An Scioból on Friday 19 January. Juniors 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm followed by Open House.

  • Registration for next term of classes on Tuesday 16 in St. Colm's High School from 7.30 pm - 8.3pm. It is important to register before the classes start to minimise disruption of the classes. Happy New Year!

 

AN RATH DUBH, MONEYNEENA
Annual Big Breakfast on Sunday 28 January, breakfast served 9.30am - 1.00 pm.  Everyone welcome.

 

GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ

  • Lapóglann- Toddle-Inn

Tá lapóglann ag tosú arís ar an Chéadaoin ar 9.10 am- 10.45 am in An Mheitheal.

Parent and Toddlers’ Group 'Toddle-Inn' recommences on Wednesday 17 January at 9.10 am – 10.45 am in 'An Mheitheal', (Glór na Speiríní building Straw). Cost £2. Everyone welcome!

  • Ranganna Gaeilge - Irish Classes

CLG Naomh Colm and Glór na Speiríní language classes resume this term on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in An Mheitheal (Glór na Speiríní building Straw). Cost for term is £25, to be paid on the first evening. Fáilte roimh chách! Everyone welcome!

 

GLASGOWBURY

Glasgowbury has a few spaces left for affordable 1:1 music lessons in guitar, drums, violin / fiddle, piano and bodhran. Contact 79628428 or email workshops@glasgowbury.com

 

PARISH HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Tea Dance on 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 please contact Olive 79631744 or 07887614094 or Teeni on 79679397047.  Places are limited,  so please register soon.

 

ST COLM’S GAC - BALLINASCREEN

  • 400 Club Winners:

£300 PJ Bradley, 

£50 Cara Kelly, £50 P Tohill 

  • Underage Training for 2018 has now commenced.  Please see Facebook for full training timetable. 

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

 

POPE FRANCIS @ PONTIFEX

The more we are rooted in Christ, the more we rediscover interior peace, even in the midst of daily challenges.

 

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. 

 

For more information view

  • www.worldmeeting2018.ie

     

 

 

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