No. 1690 ~ THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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
Wednesday and 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
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 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.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Margaret Mallon, Kildress,
Eddie McVey, The Loup,
Rose Cassidy, Maghera.
Peter Joe McNeill, Francis Hagan
Mary Margaret McGillian
Frances McGregor, Patrick Groogan
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.
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.
READERS AT MASS REQUIRED
If interested in becoming a reader at Mass in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns, please contact Lisa at: O7784599555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fr Neal Carlin will celebrate Mass with special healing prayer, on Thursday 25 January at 7.30 pm in Columba House, Queen Street, Derry.
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.
Free talk at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 23 January by physiotherapist Donna McNicholl on pain management.
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
£300 Jim O'Kane, £50 Eamon Murray,
£50 Pauline Hutchinson.
U6 - U10 at 6.00 pm. U12 - U16 at 7.30 pm. Special guest will be Tipperary hurling star Noel McGrath.
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,
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
Pope Francis @pontifex
The more we are rooted in Christ, the more we rediscover interior peace, even in the midst of daily challenges.
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.