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PARISH BULLETIN - 11 FEBRUARY 2018

No. 1693 ~ SIXTH 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 ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Wednesday ~ 7.00 am and 12 noon

Thursday ~ 7.00 am

Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Eugene’s Moneyneena

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw

Wednesday and Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Patrick’s Sixtowns

Wednesday ~ 10.00 am

CONFESSIONS

Before the Vigil Masses

CONTACT DETAILS

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


FEAST OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 14: Ash Wednesday.

This feast marks the beginning of Lent and is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Fasting means that the amount of food we eat is considerably reduced. This applies to those aged 18 to 60.

Abstinence means that those aged over 14 abstain from eating meat.

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the three strands of Lenten observance.

Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on on Ash Wednesday which are as follows:

Holy Rosary ~ 7.00 am and 12 noon

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 10.00 am

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw ~ 7.30 pm.

The extra Mass at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Church is to facilitate all school going children who have no school this week.


TOWARDS PEACE

Towards Peace is a spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland. Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space, where people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context can be accompanied as they seek their own experience of spiritual peace, one step at a time. Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion. Up to nine sessions are offered and there is no cost. For more information, please visit www.towardspeace.ie phone 01 5053028 or email towardspeace@iecon.ie .


SPECIAL WORLD DAY OF PRAYER ADORATION

Friday 16 February has been chosen by Pope Francis as World Day of Prayer for the victims and survivors of Sexual Abuse, especially those abused by Catholic Church personnel.

You are invited to pray for all victims and survivors of sexual abuse before the Blessed Sacrament which will be exposed on the altar in St Columba’s Church, Straw from 3.00 pm - 7.25 pm, concluding with Mass at 7.30 pm. If you are available to spend time on Friday in St Columba’s during Exposition please sign the rota sheet available at the back of all churches.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday February 12 following the 10.00 am Mass. Adoration concludes with Mass at 7.30 pm. Come along and meet Jesus and avail of all the graces and blessings that He wants to pour out on you and your family. Talk to Him about your joys, sorrows and needs.


TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN

Trócaire Lenten Boxes will be available from Ash Wednesday in all Church porches. Please take a box home and support this annual appeal to help people living in developing countries.

Lenten Promise Cards

Cards will be available in all Churches during Lent. They are a great way of keeping Lent with a daily scratch-off activity that invites us to pray, to fast or to give. A number of the activities this year have a focus on family. Cost £1 each.


DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS

The 11.00 am Mass on Sunday February 18, in St Columba’s Straw, will be offered for all the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.