BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 4 FEBRUARY 2018

February 4, 2018

No. 1692 ~ FIFTH 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 & 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 5: St Agatha, virgin and martyr.

Tuesday 6: Saints Paul Miki and Companions were martyred at Nagasaki, Japan in 1597.

Saturday 10: St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict, died 543. 

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 5, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February.

 

PADRE PIO MASS

The Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday 5 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.  Novena prayers and rosary at 7.10 pm.  A First Class Relic will be available for veneration at this Mass

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday February 5 following the 10.00 am Mass.  Adoration will conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.  

 

BAPTISMS

We welcome into God’s family through the sacrament of baptism :

Oonagh Teresa Kelly, Drumderg Road,

Harry Thomas Kelly, Glengomna Road.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY ~ CANDLES

Candles that were ordered may  be collected from the Parish Office during this week.

 

DEATHS

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

Margaret McCallion, Moykeeran,

Michael McKenna, Doon.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Una Devlin, Mairead McCullagh,

Helen Gray, Philip Donnelly.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Patrick McEldowney, Drumard Wednesday 7 February in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

Patrick Toner, Derrynoyd,  in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena Saturday 10 February at 7.30 pm.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection: £2337

Church Renovation Collection: £1505

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

FIRST COMMUNION 2018

Do This in Memory Mass will be celebrated next Sunday 11 February at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Church.  Do This In Memory Masses will also be celebrated on

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

 

ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

On Thursday January 25 St Mary’s Primary School Choir sang at the Diocesan Mass to mark the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2018.  We congratulate the chidren on their excellent performance which may be viewed on St Eugene’s Cathedral Facebook page.

 

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

 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

Bishop Donal McKeown will lead the diocesan pilgrimage from 1 – 6 July 2018.  Fare £669, inclusive of flights, full board hotel, insurance, airport taxes  and coach transfers in Lourdes.  Fares may be paid in instalements.  Application forms available from Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop St Derry. Opening hours: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Phone 71260293 email derrypilgrim@outlook.com.

 

CURSILLO

‘3-Day Residential Weekends’ at Retreat Centre in Termonbacca, Derry.

Men: Thursday 22  - Sunday 25 February. 

Women: Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 March. For further information please ring 07708066939 or 07841100174.

 

TRÓCAIRE ROMERO - FAMILY AWARD

This award will provide your family with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trócaire works, and it compliments the ‘Amoris’ preparation programme for the World Meeting of  Families. Closing date Thursday 31 May. To register email  romeroaward@trocaire.org or view www.trocaire.org/romeroaward. 

 

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Presentation of ‘Paddy’s Photos’ (Part 2) by John Heron on Tuesday 6 February at 8.00 pm in 50 High Street.  The Society’s AGM will follow this meeting.

WORKSPACE.

Free marketing workshop on Monday 12 February from 6.00 pm  - 8.00 pm at  Network Personnel, Rainey Street, Magherafelt. To book a place, phone Emma on 79628113 or email emma@theworkspacegroup.org

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

  • Congratulations to Joan and Bridie winners of the January quiz.  Next quiz will on Friday 23 February at 7.45pm.

  • Coffee Morning Tuesday 20 February at 10. 30 am, interactive discussion on the Famine and Workhouses will take place.

  • Evening of music and song featuring TP Hickson Wednesday 21 February at 7.45 pm. Admission £4 including supper.

 

OWENKILLEW PLAY ACTORS

Play postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Creative Writing with Maura Johnston begins Tuesday 6 February, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm for 5 weeks, £10.

  • Make-Up Workshops, Saturday 10 February 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (adults) and 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm (12-17 years)

  • Mother & Daughter Cupcake Decorating Workshop Friday 9 March, 7.00  pm – 9.00  pm. Saturday 10 March, Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating Workshop, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

To book any activity, ring 79627826.

 

GLASGOWBURY

Glasgowbury FUNdraiser ‘Laughs in the Loft’ with Paddy McDonnell, Ruairi Woods and Conor Keys. Saturday 10 February 8.30 pm. Tickets £10 available from Glasgowbury 79628428 or online www.glasgowbury.com. 

 

OVER 60’s GROUP

Meeting Thursday 8 February, 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm in Unit B1 (STEPS) at front of  Workspace.  This session will be facilitated by Teresa and  Raisa, Mid Ulster District Council who will update participants on the 'Make a Change Programme' , which offers support and advice on eating and exercise habits, helping to improve health and wellbeing. Booking not required, for information contact Adele on 79628113 or email adele@theworkspacegroup.org

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Tea Dance Friday 9 February.  Music by Out Bound Express. Dancing 9.00 pm – midnight. Admission £5 with  light supper.

  • Craft Evening Monday 5 February 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Phone Olive 07887614094.

SlIeve Gallion Active Retirement Association

Meeting  Monday 5 February at 7.30 pm in Knocknagin Primary School. AR Ireland registration fee of £12 is now due.

 

STRESS CONTROL PROGRAMME

Free 6-week Stress Management Programme on Wednesdays 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm from 21 February - 21 March at O’Donovan Rossa GAC Castledawson Road, Magherafelt.  To register call 7930 2974 or email: stress.control@northerntrust.hscni.net

 

ST COLM’S GAC

400 Club Winners: £300 Kerry Archibald £50 Pearse McKenna

£50 Stephen McGlone.

 

CHOOSE LIFE 2018

Church Teaching

Why is cherishing human life so important?

The Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and value of every human person is very special. Every human life is precious and beautiful.

Some people feel the right to life of the unborn should be a matter of personal choice for the mother.

Others maintain, while they are opposed to abortion as a general principle, there are some children to whom the right to life does not apply because they have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition or because they have been conceived as a result of rape.

The Church’s belief, based on reason as well as faith, is that there is no such thing as a human life without value.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE PASTORAL MESSAGE FOR 2018 BY ARCHBISHOP EAMON MARTIN

For the full message see Chooselife2018.ie

 

“Brothers and sisters I encourage you to be missionaries for the cause of life. Remember those words of Pope Francis: ‘To serve human life is to serve God’.

Speak to your families, your children and grandchildren, friends and colleagues about cherishing the precious gift of life at all times from conception to natural death.

Speak the truth about life, and speak it with love.”

Visit www.chooselife2018.ie

We may not have a vote but we can pray!

Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families

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:

(Pause to remember family members and others)

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

 

 

 

 

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