No. 1689 ~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
WORLD DAY FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
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
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
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 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.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Patrick McEldowney, Drumard Road,
Patrick Toner, Derrynoyd Lane.
Sean O’Neill, Rose Reid,
Patrick McKenna, Josephine Brunton, Nellie Brunton, Agnes Murray,
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.
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:
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism.
Please contact the parish office to book a baptism
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.
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
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.
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
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 has a few spaces left for affordable 1:1 music lessons in guitar, drums, violin / fiddle, piano and bodhran. Contact 79628428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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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