BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 21 JANUARY 2018

January 21, 2018

No. 1690 ~ THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME     

 

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

Wednesday and 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

Wednesday 24: St Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church.

Thursday 25: The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle.

Friday 26: Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday January 22, will commence following the 10.00 am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. It will conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.

As it is vitally important that at least two people are present with the Blessed Sacrament during all the hours of Exposition, please let the Parish Office or any of the priests of the parish know if you are available.  

 

DEATHS

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

Margaret Mallon, Kildress,

Eddie McVey, The Loup,

Rose Cassidy, Maghera.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Peter Joe McNeill,  Francis Hagan

Mary Margaret McGillian

Frances McGregor, Patrick Groogan

Breige Rogers.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

John McEldowney Magherafelt Road Wednesday 24 January at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw.

Margaret Groogan Sunday 28 January 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Francis Hagan Ranaghan Road Friday 26 January in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.

Mary Margaret McGillian Ranaghan Road Saturday 27 January in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena 7.30 pm.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection: £2145

Church Renovation Collection: £1626

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

FIRST COMMUNION 2018

Do This in Memory Masses will be celebrated at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Church on the following dates:

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

 

Children in Crossfire Advent boxes

Advent Boxes may be returned to the Parish Office during this week or to any of the schools in the parish.  All donations are greatly appreciated and will help to provide lifesaving sustainable projects to children In Tanzania and Ethiopia.  

 

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.

 

READERS AT MASS REQUIRED

If interested in becoming a reader at Mass in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns, please contact Lisa at: O7784599555 or lisa_kelly_1996@live.co.uk.

 

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 PARISH DRAW

January Draw will take place on Monday 29 January. All returns to Parish Office please before 12 noon on Friday 26.

 

SPECIAL DIOCESAN MASS

The 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 contact the Catechetical Centre at 71264087.

 

HAVE YOUR SAY!

Please return your completed surveys to the boxes provided in the Church porches and so Have you Say on what could be done with the former Rural College /Derrynoid Centre site.  Completed surveys may also be left in Workspace, Draperstown Library, O’Kane’s Chemists, Draperstown Surgery, Credit Union or Workspace Recreation Centre.  

Alternatively the survey may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RuralCollege-DerrynoidCentre-HaveYourSay.

 

DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION

Fr Neal Carlin and the Columba Community will host a day of renewal and contemplation at St Anthony's Retreat Centre, Burnfoot, Co Donegal on Sunday 4 February from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.  Mass at 5.00 pm. Prayer ministry and confession available all day. Places limited and must be prebooked. Cost £20 includes lunch. To book or for more information please contact St Anthony's Retreat Centre 00353749368370.

 

HEALING MASS

Fr Neal Carlin will celebrate Mass with special healing prayer, on Thursday 25 January at 7.30 pm  in Columba House, Queen Street, Derry.  

 

SIXTOWNS HALL

Free Emergency First Aid Training course on Saturday 27 January, 9.30 am -1.30 pm. A certificate will be issued on completion of the course. Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over. To book please contact 07769289385.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

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

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

Quiz Night Friday 26 January at 7.45 pm. Admission £2 includes supper.

 

AN RATH DUBH, MONEYNEENA

Annual Big Breakfast on Sunday 28 January, from 9.30 am - 1.00 pm.

 

ST COLM'S GAC, BALLINASCREEN

  • 400 Club Winners:

£300 Jim O'Kane, £50 Eamon Murray, 

£50 Pauline Hutchinson.  

  • Underage Presentations for all codes on Monday 29  January. 

U6 - U10 at 6.00 pm. U12 - U16 at 7.30 pm. Special guest will be Tipperary hurling star Noel McGrath.

  • Ióga /Yoga - Rang Ióga do dhaoine fásta, ag tosú oíche Dé Máirt 23ú ar 7:30 - 8:30 pm ar feadh 8 seachtaine.

Adult Yoga Classes start Tuesday 23 January in  GAA Complex from 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm. £25 for 8 weeks, payment and registration on the night. Please bring your own mat! 

 

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.worldmeeting2108.ie

 

Pope Francis @pontifex

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

 

INDONESIAN CREED

I believe in God, who is love and who has given the earth to all people.

I believe in Jesus Christ, who came to heal us and free us from all forms of oppression.

I believe in the Spirit of God, who works in and through all who are turned towards the truth.

I believe in the community of faith, which is called to be at the service of all people.

I believe in God’s promise to destroy the power of sin in all people and establish the reign of justice and peace for all humankind.

I do not believe in the right of the strongest, nor the force of arms, or the power of oppression.

I believe in human rights, in the solidarity of all people, in the power of non-violence.

I do not believe in racism, in the power that comes from wealth and privilege, or in any established order that enslaves.

I believe that all men and women are equally human and that order based on violence and injustice is not order.

I do not believe that we can ignore things that happen far away.

I believe that the whole world is my home and that the field I plough and the harvest I reap belong to every person.

I do not believe that I can fight oppression far away if I tolerate injustice here.

I believe that there is but one right everywhere and that I am not free if one person remains enslaved.

I do not believe that war and hunger are inevitable and peace unattainable.

I believe in the beauty of simplicity, in love with open hands, in peace on earth.

I do not believe that suffering need be in vain, that death is the end, that the disfigurement of our world is what God intended.

But I dare to believe always and in spite of everything, in God’s power to transform and transfigure, fulfilling the promise of a new heaven and a new earth where justice and peace will flourish.      Unknown.

 

 

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